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Boats and Ships STEM Activities

We have just finished a huge Edwardian Era study covering lots of different subjects. Last term our focus was on the Wright Brothers and flight; this term it has been the Polar Explorers (who sailed to the Antarctic in ships) and the Sinking of the Titanic (which, of course was a ship!). Handily, this led…

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Learning About Flight Efforts in the 1900s

It was during the early 1900's that flight took off (pardon the punūüėĀ), with the very realistic possibility that man would take to the skies. I have to be honest and say that teaching flight wasn't necessarily something that filled me with excitement. Choosing it as our science study for our 1900-1910 learning was maybe…

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Homeschooling with MEL Science: Burning Magnesium

Welcome to our latest post on MEL Science: Burning Magnesium. It has been a long time since this was done back in April, and I am only just getting round to writing about it! Yay me! As usual, I had Abigail prepare for this experiment by reading the lesson on the MEL Science website. Some…

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Homeschooling with MEL Science: Green Sparklers

Each Tuesday afternoon, I get to spend time with my precious Abigail. Usually we do some chemistry from MEL Chemistry. Abigail wants to be a missionary doctor when she is older and has always had a fascination with anything scientific. MEL Science is a GREAT way for Abs to do some real grown up science.…

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Homeschooling with the Curiosity Box

Abigail was given two science subscriptions for her Christmas present this year. The first was for MEL Chemistry, the other was for the Curiosity Box. Fortunately, these have been a great addition to her studies. She really enjoys Homeschooling Science and Engineering with Curiosity Box. I do the MEL Chemistry with her, and intend to…

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Homeschooling with MEL Chemistry: Growing Tin Dendrite

Once a week, on a Tuesday afternoon, Abigail and I get together and do some science together. Usually it is from a company called MEL Science, with whom we have a monthly subscription (Abigail's Christmas present this year). Last week we began with growing a tin hedgehog. The second activity we did was to grow…

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Homeschooling with MEL Chemistry: Making a Tin Hedgehog

Once a week, on a Tuesday afternoon, Abigail and I get together and do some science together. Usually it is from a company called MEL Science, with whom we have a monthly subscription (Abigail's Christmas present this year). The first activity we did was to grow a tin hedgehog. Making a Tin Hedgehog: The Box…

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Nothing Much Changes…

My younger girls have been doing some science experiments lately. We bought Abigail a subscription to two science boxes for Christmas. Each month she will receive one box from Curiosity Box and another from MEL Science. The Curiosity Box contains about four experiments in it, with instructions and everything one needs to carry them out.…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit Four – Planet Venus

Welcome to unit four of our astronomy studies!¬† Lately, we have been learning all about Planet Venus. As before, we have been using Apologia‚Äôs Exploring Creation with Astronomy. Also, I have access to Everyday Astronomy from School House Teachers, as well as lots of bits and pieces I used with my older ones that I…

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Astronomy: Unit One – The Solar System

For our study into the solar system, we used the Apologia Text Book and accompanying Notebook.¬† I also have access to Everyday Astronomy from School House Teachers, as well as lots of bits and pieces I used with my older ones that I have collected over the years. Goals for Studying the Solar System Learn…

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Review of Science Shepherd

As you all know, my seven-year old daughter wants to be a scientist when she grows up. ¬†She really does love all things science, so when we were given the opportunity to review the Introductory Science program from Science Shepherd, I jumped at the chance! ¬†A7 and I have been enjoying their daily lessons ever…

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An Experiment to Demonstrate how Gastroliths Help a Dinosaur Digest its Food

Last week in our dinosaur unit we learnt that Stegosaurus, our dinosaur of the week, was a herbivore and ingested stones known as gastroliths (a bit like hens ingesting gravel), which helped to break down the tough plant material. ¬†This was a glaring opportunity to experiment and investigate a bit further. Equipment for each child…

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Science using Literature: Andrew Lost Series

Do you have a child who, for whatever reason, is not ready for a formal science curriculum? ¬†I do. ¬†A7 has struggled to both read and write, and whilst her reading is now fairly good, writing is still a chore for her. ¬†Her mind, however, is like a sponge and she soaks up anything science…

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IGCSE: Biological Science: Revision Session for Bones

The following is the specification for the Edexcel Human Biology IGCSE. ¬†Part Four is all to do with Form and Movement and requires the student to learn all about bones, muscles and joints. ¬†We have done a fairly in depth study of bones previously and covered waaay more than is required we know. ¬†Never the…

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Incr-Edible Science: Cereal Lab

We have a new student joining us on a Friday for homeschooling. ¬†Usually Friday is chore day and we do very little book work, but having another student gave me the momentum to do a bit of Incr-Edible Science and carry out a cereal lab. Goals To look at the food pyramid and be aware…

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