Homeschool Science Corner ~ DNA Activities

In this week's Homeschool Science Corner, we are sharing all about DNA! What is DNA?  DNA is the material that carries all the information about how a living thing will look and function. It is found in the nucleus of each of our cells and is unique to every individual. Its full name is deoxyribonucleic acid, which can be complicated to say, so we usually refer to it as DNA for short. DNA is … [Read more...]

Homeschool Science Corner ~ Inside the Cone

The fruit of the conifer tree, also known as a cone, can open and close on its own. This incredible ability makes it quite an entertaining study! In this homeschool science corner, I'm sharing more these amazing cones along with a FREE printable and several activities. What is a cone? A cone is the dry fruit produces by a conifer. In other words, it is a reproductive structure of that type … [Read more...]

Homeschool Science Corner: Teaching about the Solar System

Welcome back to the bi-weekly homeschool Science Corner! This week I want to share with you some activities to help you as you teach your students about the solar system. What is the Solar System? Our solar system is the collection of planets and other objects that orbit around the sun. It includes the eight major planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. It … [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...]

Science Corner: How To Write a Research Paper

Several months ago I shared with you the differences between a report and a research paper.  In a nutshell, the student writing a report does some research and churns out facts, while the student writing the research paper analyzes a topic and does some research before forming an opinion and writing a paper on a subject. In today's Science Corner, I want to share with you more about how to … [Read more...]

How to make a Seed Board

I love it when fall hits in earnest, the weather turns cooler and the colors turn warmer. Fall is also a great time of year to collect seeds for next year. In today's Science Corner, I want to share with you how to make a seed board to display what you have collected. How to make a seed board Step 1: Collect the Seeds The first step in making a seed board is to collect the seeds. Where to … [Read more...]