My homeschool journals are stuffed with photographs. There are pictures of our three boys building toothpick bridges, inflating hot-air balloons, weaving Navajo-style headbands, making papier-mache Viking helmets, painting birdfeeders, planting beans, firing rockets, making clay models of the Parthenon, raising butterflies. And – a fat lump in the middle of Journal #3 – there’s a whole stack of snapshots of the kids dissecting frogs. There they all are, engrossed, solemn – this is, after all, serious science – leaning over their homemade dissecting pans, scalpels and forceps in hand.
Continue reading Becky Rupp’s To Dissect or Not to Dissect from the January-February 1999 issue of Home Education Magazine. If you like articles that explore the world of homeschooling ideas you’ll love the magazine which arrives in your mailbox with a subscription at our low-priced web special!