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How Do I Teach Chemistry?

How Do I Teach Chemistry?
How Do I Teach Chemistry? Are you wondering how on earth you can cover chemistry in your homeschool high school? Click on Lee's video below for tips on how to teach chemistry!How do you teach high school chemistry? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!For planning your chemistry class and any high school courses, check out my online training class: Planning High...
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Guest — Julieanne
Do you have any other chemistry suggestions besides Apologia? I know several homeschool families whose children are really struggl... Read More
Monday, 18 August 2014 00:02
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Julieanne, In her article You CAN Teach High School Science Labs! Lee says "...use what works for [your] student, because not... Read More
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 23:25
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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 had such...
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Guest — Wanda
We used Apologia science throughout our son's highschool homeschool years. After the first year or two he said something much lik... Read More
Monday, 12 January 2015 20:01
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you for sharing your story, Wanda! We love Apologia at our house too! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Monday, 12 January 2015 21:51
Guest — Penny Turpin
I have used several of the Exploring Creation Zoology Books and the Anatomy & Phys books. In high school, we have used Apologi... Read More
Friday, 01 August 2014 11:54
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Stinky, Slimy, Senseless Science

Stinky, Slimy, Senseless Science
A wise homeschooler once said, "If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it's slimy, it's biology. And if it doesn't work, it's physics." For children interested in medical or science careers, it's important to cover the stinky, slimy, and non-working topics of science.  For children considering a general college degree, cover a couple of the "regular" sciences, but then branch out if you want to.  There  are some great science options out there.  May favorite, by far,...
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[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Lee Binz, Lee Binz. Lee Binz said: #homeschool parents can concentrate on the subjects... Read More
Monday, 13 December 2010 08:07
Guest — Luke Holzmann
"If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it's slimy, it's biology. And if it doesn't work, it's physics." [smile] I like that.... Read More
Monday, 13 December 2010 06:32
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The 13 Commandments?

The 13 Commandments?
Christy sent me a question on facebook:"Why do high school students do biology first? Is there a scientific reason? Is it traditional? Does it have to do with testing?~Christy"Hi Christy,They do biology first because it doesn't require much math!!!Some science folk will tell you that physics should go first (because it's the tiniest particles) and that chemistry should go second (bigger particles and combinations) and biology should go LAST (because of the complex organisms.)  But biology...
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Guest — J W
Yup, it helps, thanks!
Saturday, 17 January 2009 17:23
Guest — Lee
Joelle, Colleges WILL accept non-traditional labs (at least most of them.) The also prefer to see at least one TRADITIONAL lab. ... Read More
Friday, 16 January 2009 12:48
Guest — J W
So, will colleges accept non-traditional "Labs?" How about if you dissect something you found somewhere (think roadkill), or do a... Read More
Friday, 16 January 2009 10:11
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Is Your Science Curriculum Working?

Is Your Science Curriculum Working?
If you have decided on science for this year, and it's just not working out, what should you do?It's always hard to decide when to stick with a subject and when to stop and try something else.  Jay Wile of Apologia says that since biology, chemistry, and physics are such different sciences, it's possible for a kid to like one and hate the other two.  Dr. Wile said that it's our job as parents to make...
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Guest — Becky
Hi- I agree...my son has been frustrated with our "group science"..he wants chemistry and is in 6th grade...sooo he is getting a c... Read More
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 05:47
Guest — J W
Note: I don't recommend the following as the SOLE source of science instruction, but it's something to keep in mind. This is onl... Read More
Monday, 01 December 2008 18:51
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