The Great Lego Balloon Car Race

Every summer we like to add a bit of science every week. We take some extra time on a walk to observe nature. We check out at least one science-related book each week from the library. And take to test out different ideas and projects that caught our eyes throughout the year, but we didn’t… Continue reading The Great Lego Balloon Car Race

Ideas for Building Simple Machines at Home

A simple machine is a tool that you can use to help you to do work. In other words, simple machines make the task of lifting or moving an object easier. Types of Simple Machines There are seven main types of simple machines. 1. The Lever The lever is a rigid bar that is free… Continue reading Ideas for Building Simple Machines at Home

Science Corner ~ Activities on Balance

In today’s Science Corner, I wanted to share a few activities on balance. What is Balance? Balance exists when there is an even distribution of weight which allows someone or something to remain upright or steady. Every object has forces, or energies of motion, acting upon it. A book sitting on a table has the… Continue reading Science Corner ~ Activities on Balance

A Week With Physics for the Grammar Stage: Day 2

This is the second post in the “A Week with Physics for the Grammar Stage” series, where I am detailing how Physics for the Grammar Stage looks in our homeschool. You can read about our routine for Day 1┬áin my last post. A Week With Physics for the Grammar Stage: Day 2   Here’s what… Continue reading A Week With Physics for the Grammar Stage: Day 2

A Week with Physics for the Grammar Stage: Day 1

Physics for the Grammar Stage was a natural choice for us this year. We were scheduled to do physics with our four-year cycle and I’ve written the program, so it was a no-brainer. In the past, we’ve used the five-days-a-week schedule, but halfway through last year we switched to using the two-days-a-week schedule and have… Continue reading A Week with Physics for the Grammar Stage: Day 1