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Homeschooling with MEL Science: Green Sparklers

Each Tuesday afternoon, I get to spend time with my precious Abigail. Usually we do some chemistry from MEL Chemistry. Abigail wants to be a missionary doctor when she is older and has always had a fascination with anything scientific. MEL Science is a GREAT way for Abs to do some real grown up science.…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit 12 – Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Pluto and the Kuiper Belt: Reading and Writing The girls read the chapter on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt out between them in some excellent partnership reading: They did lots of copywork: Some vocabulary puzzles and a couple of mini books: Filled in their own arguments for 'Pluto: A Planet or Not?': Pluto and the…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit Eleven – Uranus and Neptune

We fitting the unit on Uranus and Neptune into one week, but still managed to cram it full to the brim of fun, hands-on activities. Uranus and Neptune: Partnership Reading Usually I rad the lesson out loud to the girls, but some monster head aches this week rendered that impossible. I decided the girls should…

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Homeschooling With MEL Chemistry: Soap Boat

Each Tuesday afternoon I get to spend time with my precious Abigail. We usually do some chemistry together from MEL Science. Abigail has a monthly subscription (her Christmas present this year). This week we created a soap boat from her second MEL Chemistry box, all about rocket science. Soap Boat: The Box Abigail is sent…

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Homeschooling with MEL Chemistry: Making a Tin Hedgehog

Once a week, on a Tuesday afternoon, Abigail and I get together and do some science together. Usually it is from a company called MEL Science, with whom we have a monthly subscription (Abigail's Christmas present this year). The first activity we did was to grow a tin hedgehog. Making a Tin Hedgehog: The Box…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit Six – The Moon

Welcome to unit five of our astronomy studies! Lately, we have been learning all about The Moon. As before, we have been using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy. Also, I have access to Everyday Astronomy from School House Teachers, as well as lots of bits and pieces I used with my older ones that I…

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An Activity to Illustrate the Flight Path Trajectory to the Moon

Learning About the Flight Path Trajectory to the Moon In order to send a spacecraft up to the moon one does not actually send it towards the moon.  If one did, said spacecraft would very definitely miss the moon altogether and be lost at space forever.  Instead, the Flight Path Trajectory to the Moon needs…

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A Simulation of Working in Zero-Gravity

This post explores what it might be like Working in Zero-Gravity conditions. Introduction to Working in Zero-Gravity On earth we are used to working with a gravitational force which keeps us centred and steady.  It also makes for fairly predictable results when carrying out every day activities.  Up in space is a different matter all…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit Three – Mercury

We are on unit three of our astronomy studies and have been learning all about Mercury.  We have been using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy. I also have access to Everyday Astronomy from School House Teachers, as well as lots of bits and pieces I used with my older ones that I have collected over…

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Astronomy: Unit One – The Solar System

For our study into the solar system, we used the Apologia Text Book and accompanying Notebook.  I also have access to Everyday Astronomy from School House Teachers, as well as lots of bits and pieces I used with my older ones that I have collected over the years. Goals for Studying the Solar System Learn…

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Chemistry 101 {Review}

This is my last review for the Homeschool Review Crew and what a product to end on!  As you all know, Thomas is taking an IGCSE in Chemistry next June, so I begged to be on this review.  I kind of had a feeling it would be a good fit, and boy was I right!…

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Review of Science Shepherd

As you all know, my seven-year old daughter wants to be a scientist when she grows up.  She really does love all things science, so when we were given the opportunity to review the Introductory Science program from Science Shepherd, I jumped at the chance!  A7 and I have been enjoying their daily lessons ever…

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EdTechLens’ Rainforest Journey: One of the Best Educational Programs Ever!

Over the past few weeks my littlest two girls and I have been blessed to review the kindergarten and grade three level of  Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens: I practically begged to be given a chance to review this product because the little girls and I  (with help from Granny next door) spent last summer learning…

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Science using Literature: Andrew Lost Series

Do you have a child who, for whatever reason, is not ready for a formal science curriculum?  I do.  A7 has struggled to both read and write, and whilst her reading is now fairly good, writing is still a chore for her.  Her mind, however, is like a sponge and she soaks up anything science…

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