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 have time to do. So far, we have found a chrysalis and a black racer snake. We have read tons of Let's … [Read more...]

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 to move around at a fixed point. Levers are frequently used to lift things, i.e. using a flat piece of metal to pry … [Read more...]

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 force of gravity pulling it down to the floor and the force of the table … [Read more...]

A Week With Physics for the Grammar Stage: Wrap-Up

Now that I have shared with you all our routine for the week with Physics for the Grammar Stage, I thought I'd share with you some of my thoughts. If you missed the first two posts in the series about how we use Physics for the Grammar Stage in our homeschool, here's where you can read about Day 1 and Day 2. A Week With Physics for the Grammar Stage: Wrap-up My Thoughts It's kinda hard to … [Read more...]

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 in my last post. A Week With Physics for the Grammar Stage: Day 2   Here's what day two looks like in our house. Vocabulary Words We started the day with princess looking up the … [Read more...]