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Hand Held Microscope: Take Homeschool Science Everywhere

hand held microscope take homeschool science everywhere

Before we started homeschooling my mom gifted Hanna a microscope one year. As I was researching homeschooling, and putting together all the curriculum we were going to use I found this awesome unit study for the microscope. My kiddo LOVES the microscope. I thought we’d be golden. <3 HA. Not so much. The first day of … Continue reading

Bottle Flip Challenge (and the science behind it)

My kiddo is all about the Youtube challenges these days. She’s having a blast recreating all the challenges she can find. She is quickly adding videos to her Youtube channel. One of her latest videos was about the Bottle Flip Challenge. It goes a little like this. Grab a few water bottles, fill them up … Continue reading

20 Picture Books for 5th Graders

I never would have thought of picture books for 5th graders. I thought they were just for little kids. Luckily I was wrong. When we started this homeschool journey my daughter was a very reluctant reader. Years of AR tests and forced reading had created a lot of reading resistance in her. My main goal … Continue reading

NEW! Picture Book Extension Packs: Grammar, Comprehension, and Writing With Picture Books!

5th grade Grammar, comprehension, and writing lessons from picture books

To say the last couple of weeks have been crazy would be an understatement. I decided to paint the living room for Thanksgiving, and it turned into a huge snowball, and now we’re basically doing an entire kitchen renovation. (Which is AWESOME. YAY!! and a nightmare. Ugh.) We took the week of Thanksgiving off from … Continue reading

Kitchen Science: Making Bagels

Kitchen Science Making Bagels

My kiddo is in love with science, and she loves baking. She was intrigued when I told her baking is all about chemistry. I’m not sure she actually believed me. 🙂 We’d been talking about making bagels for a while, so it was a perfect time to show her baking is more than fun, it’s … Continue reading

Stem Challenge ~ Natural Disaster Edition

STEM Challenge Natural disaster edition

Last week we tried something new. An impromptu stem challenge. 🙂 Hanna wanted to do more science, so I looked through our STEAM Kids book and found a project she could work on independently. (Have I mentioned how much I love our STEAM Kids book, and now there’s another STEAM Powered Kids book all about the … Continue reading