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 fingertips can find out in seconds what used to take … [Read more...]

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 questions: What are your goals for science? How old are your students? These two questions will … [Read more...]

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 wanted to share with you all 5 ways you may have never … [Read more...]

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 science education in the elementary years is beneficial in so many ways! I know that it takes a bit of … [Read more...]