What Is Nature Study?

Nature study is a style of educating that searches for the principles of science in nature. It became a popular educational movement in the early 20th century and it is currently regaining popularity once again among homeschoolers. Anna Botsford Comstock, one of the pioneers of the movement, shares the following about nature study in her book: “Nature… Continue reading What Is Nature Study?

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

2 YouTube Channels & a Podcast you can use for homeschool science

We live in a digital world. Smartphones and social media abound. The great thing is that as homeschoolers we can use technology to our advantage. These days we can be mesmerized by the eagle as she tends to her nest in real-time. We can listen to the classics with the touch of a button. And… Continue reading 2 YouTube Channels & a Podcast you can use for homeschool science

Types of Pollination

The Joshua tree has a unique insect-pollinator, the yucca moth. The bumble bee pollinates the morning glory in the cool beginnings of a new day. And a gentle breeze is responsible for spreading the pollen of the spruce tree. The moth, bee, and wind all act as pollinators for these plants. They are responsible for… Continue reading Types of Pollination

Homeschool Science Corner – Day and Night

In today’s homeschool science corner, I wanted to share with you all the basic science behind day and night. We’ll start by discussing the concept a bit, watching a video, and working on a few activities. Then, we’ll wrap it all up with some books and free printables! Let’s get started . . . Day and… Continue reading Homeschool Science Corner – Day and Night

Theory vs. Fact at the Homeschool Science Corner

I love science. I love watching a reaction unfold. I love the feel of holding an Erlenmeyer flask in my hand. I love using pipettes – especially the ones you can dial in to a specific measurement which is so much more fun than a teaspoon measurement. I also secretly enjoy putting on safety glasses.… Continue reading Theory vs. Fact at the Homeschool Science Corner