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18 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

How to Teach About Electricity Review

Here is my review of How to Teach Electricity for Ages 8-13 by Susan Kilbride. I have reviewed her books in the past and this is her newest book now on Kindle. I read the book on my computer but people can also read it on their phones, ipods, ipads, etc as long as they […]

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18 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Bright Ideas Press

I received several books from Bright Ideas Press. Some of them I have seen before and some I had not. You can tell that they work hard at providing quality materials for students. The first book (set of books) that I want to mention is The Mystery of History

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06 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Rock Around the World

Did you know that scientists can tell what kind of rock you send to them? Follow this site and find out how you can send a rock to a scientist. They will test the rock with the same technology they use on the mars exploration rover and then tell you what the rock is made […]

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31 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

What’s Bugging You?

Check out this neat educational site all about summer bugs. They have a list of activities for insect study and lots of websites listed where you can get even more information. There is a cool section about how to make a book of bug riddles and jokes. They even give you quite a few to […]

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24 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Summer Facts

Here you can find all kinds of facts about summer, like where the “dog days of summer” originated, or a history of fireworks, plus tons more information. http://www.factmonster.com/spot/summer.html

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21 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection

Someone sent me this Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection. It’s pretty cool!  You take apart an owl pellet and then it tells you the names of the bones and where it fits for reconstruction. This is a lot better than me trying to figure out what part it is and where it fits.  I’m going to […]

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15 August 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Super Star Speech

Recently I had the opportunity to become familiar with Super Star Speech. If my children had speech problems, I would strongly consider getting it because I love to be able to do things at home on my own.

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28 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Lesson Planet Review

I found yet another website that I had not discovered before called Lesson Planet. I received a free membership for a couple of months for review and boy was I surprised….

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12 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Lapbooks from Journey Through Learning

Did you know that Journey Through Learning provides lapbook resources for those of us that are just not creative enough to put together a lapbook?  I have always loved the thought of lapbooks, but wouldn’t even know where to begin to put one together. That’s where Journey Through Learning comes in.

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15 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Panama Canal Virtual Tour

Here’s another great virtual tour. You’ll need to click on Multimedia at the top right to see all the pictures and videos. I learned a ton just by browsing for a few minutes. I’m looking forward to showing this to my kids. I didn’t realize how involved this process was or how beautiful the land […]

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12 June 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Simple Science

Have you ever tried putting drops of water on a piece of wax paper? Boy, this was a real hit at my house for all my children from teens on down. We put drops of water on wax paper and tried to make them come together, then we separated them and put them together again. […]

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12 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Picture Books to Use for Homeschool Science

For the elementary grades I always recommend using picture books for homeschool Science. You can use boring textbooks if you want,

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06 May 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Apologia Science Review

I have looked at and used many homeschool Science books and materials, but none compare with Apologia Science. When my daughters were younger we used

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07 February 2012 ~ Comments Off

Summer Garden

On this first day of summer, you may be thinking that it is too late to put in a garden if you haven’t already. Truth is, there is still lots of time to plant a garden. You might even get some great deals on plants at your local nursery or garden center. You can plant […]

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07 January 2012 ~ Comments Off

3D Papercrafts you Can Make

I just found this cool site called 3D Papercraft by Creative Park.  You should see some of the creatures and crafts they have created just from paper! They cover many different categories too like: Toys Science Architecture Circus Seasons and Holidays Origami and MUCH more! This looks like SO much fun.  Everything is done for […]

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11 December 2011 ~ Comments Off

Nature Friend Magazine Review

I received two review copies of Nature Friend Magazine a couple of months ago, so I am going to share my review with you today.  I knew Nature Friend Magazine had been around for a while, but didn’t realize that they have been in existence for 27 years! Don’t let that amount of years lead […]

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23 November 2011 ~ Comments Off

Geography for Kids

Here’s a great site you and your children will enjoy.  There are some fun quizzes you can take that tell you how much (or little) you know about geography. This site covers earth structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, BGC cycles, and climates. Send your children an email with this site and tell them to take a […]

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14 November 2011 ~ Comments Off

Moon Sand Review

Here’s my moon sand review. My son has been wanting Moon Sand for a very long time. I finally broke down and let him get some. He got the Moon Sand Castle Play although we debated getting the Moon Sand Adventure Island.  It’s fun to touch and squeeze and I must say that they have […]

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05 October 2011 ~ Comments Off

Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory Virtual Tour

I just found this cool online tour of the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. This first week of summer always makes me think of ice cream. Watching this virtual tour will definitely make you want some ice cream. You can even look up where you can find a Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shop or […]

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04 September 2011 ~ Comments Off

More Picture Books to Use for Homeschool Science

I have found more picture books to use for Homeschool Science, so I thought I would share them with you. So many moms think they have to teach a ton of Science or get a curriculum to be able to teach effectively. For the younger grades, I believe

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01 September 2011 ~ Comments Off

Moon Facts

With the beginning of summer and talk of the Summer Solstice, it gives you a good opportunity to talk about the moon. Here’s a great website with pictures and simple explanations about the moon and it’s features.http://www.nineplanets.org/luna.html Moon dot to dot – http://www.coloring.ws/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.coloring.ws/ctd/cdmoon.gif

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26 July 2011 ~ Comments Off

All About Spelling Beehive Reader

As part of the TOS homeschool crew, I was able to review the book Beehive Reader. We loved the All About Spelling program, so I figured I was getting another high quality product. Little did I know

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10 July 2011 ~ Comments Off

How Great Is Our God DVD

Have you seen this movie yet?  It is AWESOME!  I thought I would take today to give you a How Great is Our God DVD review. We watched it at church last Sunday.  I’ve heard a lot about this movie.  One Sunday School teacher showed it this past summer in his class.  Many people bought […]

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03 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

Lots of Virtual Field Trips

I found a great site that lists lots of virtual field trips. I didn’t know that there was one site that had so many of these!  It looks like a lot of fun.  They have everything from geysers, volcanoes, how products are made, and lots more.  I emailed this site to my children to look […]

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27 November 2010 ~ Comments Off

Guardian Angel Publishing

I received several review copies of ebooks published by Guardian Angel Publishing. The titles I reviewed were Rainbow Sheep, Hamster Holidays, Earthquake, Gifts from God and No Bones About It. These were engaging books that can be viewed on your computer or printed off. They are mainly for ages 0-12. I printed off

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