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I'm Not Afraid to Teach High School Geology!

I'm Not Afraid to Teach High School Geology!
High school geology and earth science: learn about the rock types, different layers of the atmosphere, throw in some volcanoes and earthquakes…I think...
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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 in...
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Lee Binz
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
Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:48
Guest — roxy
I clicked on the dissection kit and only fit and coral came up... Does it actually have tools?
Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:15
Guest — Cynthia Lazo
I home school. My 7 and 9 year old daughters love Marine Biology. I am trying to find a way to do their science curriculum for nex... Read More
Thursday, 07 March 2019 16:28
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5 Reasons to Teach High School Science

5 Reasons to Teach High School Science
5 Reasons to Teach High School Science Parents sometimes look to me to reassure them it’s OK not to teach science in high school. The bad news for them is, it really is important! The good news is, I will show you how to make it as painless and enjoyable as possible!When pressed, I give five strong reasons to face the situation and teach science. Reason 1: Science is required for high school graduation Almost all...
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Guest — Lee
Unfortunately, that's how it works with Amazon - however we do try to keep our prices very low, and it's only $2.99 in Kindle vers... Read More
Thursday, 14 July 2016 14:38
Guest — Yvonne
I follow you facebook page and was really excited to see you giving away this book on kindle, unfortunately though this offer is o... Read More
Thursday, 14 July 2016 13:53
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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 in...
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Guest — Jennifer
My daughter completed Apologia Biology and Chemistry in 9th and 10th grades. In 11th grade, she took Athletic Training/Exercise P... Read More
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11:32
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Way to go, Jennifer! Like Lee says, "It’s always a good idea to check with your child’s favorite colleges." but you saw an interes... Read More
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 15:37
Guest — KC
Look at the state requirements then go from there.
Friday, 14 November 2014 21:42
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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 Science - Choosing Curriculum

Homeschool Science - Choosing Curriculum
Not everyone loves Apologia.  I always encourage parents to use what works for their student, because not all children learn the same way.  It's more important that a curriculum WORKS than if it is popular, inexpensive, or highly rated. I'm hoping you can help me.......this is my first year to homeschool a high school student. My daughter is now in "9th grade" and I am completely lost with regards to science. I am not into science,...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Ann! I wrote a blog post about putting weak areas first, as you suggested, and I even used science as an example. I wonder i... Read More
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:06
Guest — Ann
hi Lee! I was just telling my husband--I SO appreciate your advice--it is so down-to-earth, practical, and wise! My youngest and I... Read More
Monday, 04 October 2010 18:52
Guest — Margaret
Answers in Genesis has some great science curriculum. We are doing Geology this year, and adding in some extra stuff to make it a ... Read More
Friday, 01 October 2010 22:18
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