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A Lesson on Stars- Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy is perhaps THE all around favorite science for kids of ALL ages.  Who isn't inspired to wonder when following along the milky way just at their zenith.  For me, there was no more magical memory then when dad invited me to gaze at the kaleidoscopic technicolor ball of wonder we call a star through… Continue reading A Lesson on Stars- Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy
STEM, Themed Units

Astronomy & Physics: A Week Long Themed Unit for Young Minds

What better way to introduce early physics to your young ones than through Astronomy?  I mean after all, what child doesn't possess an instilled fascination with those shiny wonders upon which Jiminy Cricket lulls us to wish upon?  This is perhaps the lowest maintenance yet most learning and fun me and my littles have fit… Continue reading Astronomy & Physics: A Week Long Themed Unit for Young Minds

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Galileo Activities & Resources For Kids

This is day three in a summer long series entitled The Art of Engineering.   Our family has had quite the lifelong relation to space, whether wanted or not, considering all three homes we have had were either near Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Center, and now Kennedy Space Center.  The kids take their generational pictures… Continue reading Galileo Activities & Resources For Kids

life science, STEM

How Beetles Help the Earth, a Lesson for Kids of All Ages.

"Mom!  Look Out," Baby K cried as we made our way past the garage to set off on our walk to pick up sissy from school.  On the ground beside me is a wooden palette which has sat so long beside our garage that the grass and weeds have found its small crevices a comforting… Continue reading How Beetles Help the Earth, a Lesson for Kids of All Ages.

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Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Literature: A Lesson for Kids of All Ages.

This summer was full of exciting changes.  The most important being we had moved finally into our (hopefully) forever home.  To celebrate, Mr. R ordered a Butterfly kit, the National Geographic Special on Butterflies, and about 30 Caterpillars.  The cups covered the fireplace mantle, side tables, coffee table, and all other living room furniture for… Continue reading Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Literature: A Lesson for Kids of All Ages.

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When All Else Falls…A Day of Fall Activities

Am I crazy?!  I keep thinking to myself when I consider my choice for this week.  Covering an entire season in a day??  Then there is the prioritizing what is most important for them to understand.  What exactly do I want the girls to take away from this? When it comes down to it though… Continue reading When All Else Falls…A Day of Fall Activities

STEM, Themed Units

Sea Life: A One Week Homeschool Unit

It was one of our final weeks of summer as we made our final bi-weekly trip to the bookstore.  Once each of the kiddos picked out a book they wanted to take home, and I chose a book from the Ordinary People Change the World collection, we made our way to the section with education… Continue reading Sea Life: A One Week Homeschool Unit

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Sea Life Day Six: Oil & Water

I don't possess many fond memories of my fifth-grade experience.  My teachers were strict, the school was cold, my father had died, and the counselor was threatening to hold me back if I missed any more classes.  Not to mention that the curriculum was horrible to boot.  If I had to look up the textile… Continue reading Sea Life Day Six: Oil & Water

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Sea Life Day 5: Whales

Other kids are die hard for shark week while my kids' shout "forget the shark, we want to Whales and Walruses!"  I sat the kids down to watch Free Willy the Friday before this lesson.  A movie that I, myself found downright torturous to sit through when my Grandmother took me to see it when… Continue reading Sea Life Day 5: Whales