homeschool, STEM

Rocks & Minerals Lesson: A Geology Unit for Elementary

What is the difference between rocks & minerals anyway?  This lesson will not only explore the difference but will lay the foundation of the child's fluency with the Periodic Table. This lesson covers many objectives, and depending on your child's prior knowledge, it can easily be divided into two days for greater focus and mastery.  … Continue reading Rocks & Minerals Lesson: A Geology Unit for Elementary

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The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Our Solar System is everything we have learned about this week all rolled up into a single synchronized set of orbits.  That being said, today's lesson may be a bit more involved then the previous ones, by using art and a tactile manipulative in order to assess our student's understanding of our planets, sun, and… Continue reading The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Themed Units

The Art of Engineering Unit

Is there anything more inspiring then studying the inspirations of the greatest innovators of all time?  I think this every year, but this year was definitely the best summer of learning fun yet, and so many of these lessons were so incredibly simple, considering we had spent the majority of our summer living out of… Continue reading The Art of Engineering Unit

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Sea Life Day Four: The Walrus

If I haven't made my disinterest in sea life before this unit more clear than now, you will know that the most torturous memory of my seventh-grade life science career was being forced to sit through an hour-long documentary on Walruses and their blubber.  I was actually going to skip over Walruses all together, assuming… Continue reading Sea Life Day Four: The Walrus