What do you get when Google and Charlotte Mason collide? Digital Nature Study!

OK Google, meet Ms. Charlotte Mason’s ideas on learning science through nature. Then, let’s modernize them for today’s world. And now we have . . . {cue drumroll} . . . digital nature study. Seriously, we live in an age where information is available at the touch of a button. We literally carry mini-computers in our pockets! Our… Continue reading What do you get when Google and Charlotte Mason collide? Digital Nature Study!

Is nature study enough for homeschool science? Your {not so} definitive answer

I am often asked – is nature study enough for our homeschool science plans or do we need to add more hands-on science? And I typically answer: Yes, nature study is enough. And, no, nature study is not enough. To which I get a confused look as a response! So I’ll ask a few follow-up… Continue reading Is nature study enough for homeschool science? Your {not so} definitive answer

5 Ways you never thought you could use to study science

When you say the word science, half the population involuntarily shudders at the memory of cracking open their high school chemistry textbooks! People often assume that to teach science effectively, we must have a boring, dry textbook, which is just not true. I have already shared the three keys for teaching science, but today I… Continue reading 5 Ways you never thought you could use to study science

3 Reasons to make time for science

Science is awesome! It is passion of mine which has easily spilled over to my kids. I understand, though, that not everyone shares my passion for science. In fact, it is usually one of the subjects that is passed over in favor of the 3 R’s during the elementary years. I’m here to say that… Continue reading 3 Reasons to make time for science