Educational Christmas Gifting: Smithsonian Science Kits

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Am I the only mom who dreads the onslaught of new toys that appear at Christmas time? Don’t get me wrong. I totally appreciate the gifts my children receive, and I love giving them gifts. But too many toys creates clutter. I much prefer gifts that can be used up. Or at least educational gifts…. Read More

DIY Pizza Box Solar Oven

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Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean we stop learning. Some projects are best done during the summer, and making a solar oven is one such project. The idea for a solar oven came from my fellow American Heritage Girl leader at AHG camp over the weekend. We never got around to making a solar oven… Read More

Having Fun With Science

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I hated science when I was in school. By the time I got to college, I couldn’t even pass Biology 101 for non-science majors, though I managed to do well in Chemistry and Physics. Stargirl seems to have my (lack of) science genes. But we’re homeschooling, so I can compensate. After Christmas it was clear… Read More

Project: Halloween “Tweets”

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Halloween just went to the birds. In a good way, of course. Pennington, The Bird Food People, sent us the supplies to make some really cool Halloween treats for the birds outside! Its a cheap, fast, easy project that you can do to celebrate any season! And even the youngest kids can help. What You’ll… Read More

Take Good Care of Your Teeth! – An Experiment

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One of the things I love about homeschooling is the ability to take the time to do lots of hands on experiments. To make sure we hit the state standards, we need to include “health” as a subject. Now, I don’t have a set curriculum for health, so we try to hit various health topics… Read More

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