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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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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 recommend...
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Guest — Annette
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Veterinary Medicine offers a Homeschool Vet Certification Program that can be used as Animal Scie... Read More
Saturday, 23 January 2016 19:06
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Good info, Annette! Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Monday, 25 January 2016 15:50
Guest — Penny Bowser
Great article. I just wanted to mention that you don't need a telescope for Signs & Seasons & it will still be considered... Read More
Saturday, 23 January 2016 17:08
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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 read...
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Guest — Renee
I have been using FREE Donna Young schedules for Apologia science the past three years. http://donnayoung.org/apologia/index.html ... Read More
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 21:41
Guest — Ann
For those out there (like me!) who are not good at schedules, yearly schedules for Apologia Biology can be purchased through Sonli... Read More
Saturday, 02 November 2013 04:19
Guest — Yvonne
Excellent advice, Lee. Spot on!
Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:23
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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 science,...
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Guest — brandy
The advice our good counselors (local homeschooling moms, whose kids have transitions into college, & some college admins) gav... Read More
Friday, 26 December 2014 13:52
Guest — Kathy G in WA
When your child is a junior, please check out the Washington Aerospace Scholars program! It is hosted by the Museum of Flight and... Read More
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 19:47
Guest — Lee
Wow, Kathy! That sounds like an awesome program. Hopefully they still have it when my son is a junior (he's 3!). The Museum of Fli... Read More
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:14
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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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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 and think it was...
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Guest — Angela
We dissected a mouse today that was killed by our dog yesterday. It was great & low cost! We did pay for the dissection kit, b... Read More
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 20:42
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Angela, I think it must be only homeschoolers who think that's a good idea! I'm impressed! I have never used an animal that died... Read More
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 21:14
Guest — Ariana
Knowing which college to look at for specific science requirements made me wonder if there is a flow chart of sorts that helps you... Read More
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 15:22
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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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What is Your High School Graduation Rate?

What is Your High School Graduation Rate?
Great news!  In The Great State of Washington, 24 kids out of 100 don't graduate high school!  Oh, wait... that's not good news!  When you really think of it, a 24% drop out rate is amazingly high! What is YOUR graduation rate?  What is the rate for your local high school?  What is the rate for your own homeschool?I know a LOT of homeschoolers, representing a huge variety of kids and educational styles, and I haven’t...
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"The state with the highest on-time graduation rate was Iowa, with 88 percent. The lowest was Nevada, with 62 percent. All of tho... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:51
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The Great Courses: Honors, or Just High School Credit?

The Great Courses: Honors, or Just High School Credit?
Homeschoolers use lots of different resources, and one of the ones I’ve recommended in the past are The Great Courses.  With choices in science, mathematics, business and economics (just to name a few), many homeschoolers are utilizing these classes.  Parents have asked me whether the Great Courses should be considered AP Honor’s classes or high school level, but it really depends on how you utilize them. Obviously, the high school courses they offer are high school...
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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.) - SallyDear 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 might call it honors. (AP or CLEP exam...
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Guest — J W
How about calling it "honors" if the course is better than what I had in high school? But then again, with my alma mater, that's ... Read More
Thursday, 10 November 2011 21:39
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Can we get real?

Can we get real?
I really appreciate when other real parents allow me to share their stories.  Recently Lois contacted me about this blog post: Our Community College Stories.  Here is the story that Lois has allowed me to share about her daughter. Interesting Lee. One area my daughter did well in was in our local Community College.Our successful method was — talking to students about the professors; getting recommendations about them in conjunction with RateMyProfessor.com. I found the latter to...
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Guest — J W
OK - just tried out a French "little kid" book by Edouard Manceau. These are great once you get used to the cursive writing. Tin... Read More
Friday, 14 October 2011 14:12
Guest — J W
Actually four ideas, but two of them we've implemented for quite some time. The first idea is when we learn a rule of grammar, I ... Read More
Friday, 14 October 2011 11:16
Guest — Lee
Joelle! Don't leave us hanging! What are your great ideas for French? I've got to know! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:47
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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 that...
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Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science
There are more girls going to college than there are boys.  Girls are in the majority, so they are less likely to receive admission and financial aid.....  except in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  In those areas, girls are still in the minority.   You can encourage your young women to pursue a college major in STEM, and it might improve their chances of admission and financial aid.  One of my clients recommended Expanding Your Horizons conferences...
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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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STEM Scholarships for Homeschoolers

STEM Scholarships for Homeschoolers
Scholarships abound for STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Tracie wrote on Facebook: "Lee, When is the best time to start applying for scholarships, of any kind? What about the essays, any tips/hints? How many should you apply for?"Tracie, many private scholarships like this are available junior year, but most are for senior year in high school, starting the summer before senior year. Scholarships from colleges are something you apply to when you apply to the...
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