Category Archives: Science

November Nature Walk

Since there are so many trees in Hollywood Cemetery I thought we would spend our walk this month trying to identify as many of them as we can. I found a great printable on Pinterest for identifying leaves which you … Continue reading

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October Nature Walk: Decomposers

This month we’ll be looking at the ways in which the cemetery is preparing for next spring’s growth. We’ll be looking at small things so if you have a magnifying glass bring it along. We’ll also be collecting and releasing … Continue reading

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We’re Going On A Nature Walk!

Our first nature walk of the 2013-2014 school year was last week. We have a very large old cemetery in our neighborhood, with hills, mature trees, lots of cover for birds, and paved paths for walking! Taking a group of … Continue reading

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Raising Engineers On A Rainy Day

So what do you do when it’s muddy out? Small inside, and brains and hands need occupation? Break out the play-dough and the blocks and have a little lesson on the importance of mortar when building!

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Signs of Spring!

Right about this time of year, I am ready to start planting things. Generally the weather tantalizes me with a few nice days and then returns to winter grey and cold. When that happened this year I decided to do … Continue reading

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Egg Drop!

Last Sunday I took the two big children to the Science Museum for the annual Egg Drop Contest. There were about 40 kids participating in middle and high school with judges from the local Engineering school some of whom also … Continue reading

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Butterflies

The other week the children came in in great excitement with several “mellow worms” they had captured on the parsley plants. We put them into a large jar with some sticks and fed them quantities of parsley. I actually bought … Continue reading

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Tree Frog

F and Su had their first overnight visit with Grandma and Grandaddy (my parents) this week. They had a great time and behaved themselves (not always the same thing). Su came home and told S that she had seen a … Continue reading

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Clarifying: Thoughts on Science

Yesterday I wrote my mother an email asking about some ideas she’d mentioned to me about a science course for elementary school. I wrote: “I think that the science that is available is either too focused on “Evolution is bad” … Continue reading

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Planning, Planning….

Well! It’s been over a month since the homeschool convention and yesterday I finally got all the new materials unpacked and put away. In the process I discovered that I had already forgotten about some of the things I had … Continue reading

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