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Science Options Outside the Box

Science Options Outside the Box
This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Your child has already taken biology and chemistry classes in your homeschool. What kind of science options outside the box can you come up with next? Unless your child has excelled in math, physics may not be a good option. High school physics is very math-based, and unless your child has completed pre-calculus, I don't...
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Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology

Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology
Science classes don't have to be restricted to biology, chemistry, and physics. Does your child have a fascination with the creatures of the sea? Why not let them study Marine Biology in your homeschool? This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Science is definitely important in high school. Let me teach you the 9 other critical courses to study before graduation...
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The reviews are very strong on that kit so I would think it is complete. It is always best to ask the publisher if you have any qu... Read More
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Hi Cynthia, I would have suggested what Lee posted here, in addition to perhaps Easy Peasy. I'll send you an email too. I hope th... Read More
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The Road to Independent Learning: Homeschool Science

The Road to Independent Learning: Homeschool Science
The Road to Independent Learning: Homeschool Science Independent learning is a process, and being able to work independently on biology usually comes along early in that process. I've seen children successfully learn biology on their own, my own two sons included. I am happy to share how we did it - just remember that every child and family is unique. We used Apologia Biology. I had a list of assignments that told my children what pages to...
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Is Physics a Required Subject?

Is Physics a Required Subject?
Do the kids have to have Physics or could they take Advanced Chemistry instead? My daughter doesn't have any desire at all to take  Physics and would rather take Advanced Chemistry instead. She is planning on going to college for Pre-Law so I didn't see any problem with that, but wasn't sure what colleges expect. Should I call her top 4 choices for school before getting her book to get her going on it? ~ Anita...
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Homeschool Introduction to Engineering Class

Homeschool Introduction to Engineering Class
Homeschool parents of budding engineers, listen up! Engineering is a LOT of fun, but a future in engineering requires some math and science. My 14 year old will be participating in the First Lego League in which he will 1) Build and program a small robot to accomplish challenges and 2) investigate a research topic then prepare a presentation. Both activities culminate in a competition with other teams at a regional tournament. This is to build...
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Homeschool High School Lab Science

Homeschool High School Lab Science
Why would anyone skip Biology Lab? What could possibly be more fun than dissecting critters and peeping through a microscope, and what is a lab science anyway? Biology lab can be a lot of fun, but it's also fairly expensive, which is something I discuss in my Special Report, 7 Secrets to Homeschooling Though a Financial Storm . Holly read the report and had a follow up question. Dear Lee, I just read your special report...
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Apologia Science is Great College Preparation

Apologia Science is Great College Preparation
Apologia Science is Great College Preparation This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. img class="aligncenter wp-image-14863" alt="Apologia Science" src="https://hhhblogs.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/08/apologia.png" width="553" height="414" Apologia Science is a very rigorous college preparation series. I don't usually recommend specific curriculum because I know it's more about how it fits your child than the textbook or curriculum itself. When it comes to science, though, we...
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How to Teach a Homeschool Geek

How to Teach a Homeschool Geek
Strategies for teaching your geeky homeschool student. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Teaching the Difficult Classes

Teaching the Difficult Classes
What do you do if your student needs to take a class that is way out of your comfort zone. We all have that subject, don't we? This video shares how I "taught" physics. Whether you teach the classes or not, learn how to translate all those great homeschool high school classes into the words and numbers that colleges will understand.  Get the Total Transcript Solution .
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Honors Science

Honors Science
What is honors?  When do you put honors on a title?  Is Apologia Science an honors curriculum? Is Apologia Science courses, plus labs considered honors on a high school transcript. ( Biology , Chemistry , etc.) - Sally Dear Sally, If the authors/publishers of your curriculum, Apologia Science, say it is a honors course , then you can call it honors. If your child passes a honors level test after taking taking the course, then you...
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13 Commandments of Homeschool Science

13 Commandments of Homeschool Science
Homeschoolers tend to think that there are actually 13 commandments, and that biology, chemistry, and physics are the extra three.  It’s not true! You can branch out when you teach science!  There is astronomy, geology, botany, robotics, astronomy, ornithology… you name it!  Now probably colleges would like to see at least one of the standard sciences. If your child wants to go into a scientific profession then biology, chemistry, and physics might be important.  But for...
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Homeschool High School Video Tips & More on Our Fan Page!

Homeschool High School Video Tips & More on Our Fan Page!
Technology in today's world allows us to connect in ways that we couldn't imagine when we were growing up! Now we have cell phones, video conferencing, webinars, and social media! One way that I use the wonderful technology available to us is through my Video Tip of the Week. Each Wednesday a new tip is posted exclusively for fans of The HomeScholar Facebook page . They are quick, bite-size answers to your questions and concerns. So,...
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Homeschool Science - High School Curriculum Choices

Homeschool Science - High School Curriculum Choices
A simple comment from a well-meaning friend can make you question your own judgment.  With science curriculum, as with all curriculum, it's more about what fits your child that what others are using or recommend. Mary wrote on Facebook: "I am struggling with choosing a high school science curriculum.  My problem is that I hear things from just a few people that make me doubt my choices. Is there some source that homeschoolers can check out...
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Summer Fun with Camp

Summer Fun with Camp
I saw an article in the newspaper about a spectacular summer camp for computer-loving techie kids. Summer camps have long been part of the American experience for children and teenagers, and for the last 30 years or so, computers and technology have added to the equation. "What we're trying to do is to take a child's hobby and show how to turn it into a potential career," Safran said. "This summer, Karen Katzenberger, 13, of Fall...
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Ideas for Budding Engineers

Ideas for Budding Engineers
Fun resources for kids who are interested in becoming engineers. High School Classes at MIT College Level Classes at MIT (My son Kevin said "I would recommend this for bright homeschoolers") Stanford Engineering Everywhere Tryengineering.org Tryengineering.org is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors. This is a portal about engineering and engineering careers Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Intel has an international pre-college science competition for students in grades 9–12....
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