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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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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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Homeschooling Middle School - Making Science Fun

Homeschooling Middle School - Making Science Fun
The goal of middle school science is to make it a fun topic that children will want to continue when they get into high school.  There are so many ways to make learning fun, it's almost hard to list them all! My 7th grade daughter is looking for some FUN science - not just busy work. I wondered what you would suggest to whet her appetite more than I am doing now. We have been using...
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Guest — Amber
Jennifer, I'm so glad you brought up 4-H, especially in science! There are so many great programs and projects focused on science... Read More
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 07:45
Guest — Jenifer
Lee, You touched on 4-H as a resource. I would like to add to that. I am a huge proponent of using 4-H in homeschooling. You might... Read More
Monday, 25 October 2010 08:24
Guest — Kriss Trent The first sentence on their web site is "Make science your children's favorite subject." Even t... Read More
Monday, 25 October 2010 06:40
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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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Homeschool High School - Math is Fundamental

Homeschool High School - Math is Fundamental
Math is a fundamental skill required for college and to attract employers. My friend Don is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Seattle Pacific University.   He shares some great insights about the importance of teaching math in high school.“Math requirements vary by school. You don’t necessarily have to have extra math to get into a college, but you do need it to be well educated. Upper level math can train your mind. Math is a...
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What Should I Use for Homeschool High School Science?

What Should I Use for Homeschool High School Science?
I'm a huge fan of Apologia sciences!  I believe it's wonderful college preparation, and that their Biology, Chemistry, and Physics can provide the highest quality college prep education. On the other hand, I have heard mixed results from their General Science and Physical Science curriculum.  These are recent additions to Apologia, actually.  Years ago, they only provided Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Prior to that, the author Jay Wile recommended using unit studies to encourage the love...
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Guest — Lee
Lois, if your state wants four years of science, why don't you branch out a bit? Go for geology, astronomy, ornithology, or somet... Read More
Saturday, 22 May 2010 16:23
Guest — Lois
At a recent home school conference/book fair, the lady working the Apologia booth told me you can count 8th grade physical science... Read More
Saturday, 22 May 2010 16:13
Guest — Lee
Right - and there are different levels of science classes in other schools, from AP to remedial. As homeschoolers, we can also pr... Read More
Saturday, 22 May 2010 07:19
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