Science

Dinosaurs for Kids!

Dinosaurs for Kids!

Learn about dinosaurs with KidsDinos.com. Find out which dinosaur was the largest, which was the smallest, which had the most horns, the longest neck, or which ate the most food. Dinosaur-related games, activities, and other fun and educational tools, including a map of which dinosaurs lived where in the world 227,000,000 years ago!
Read More »

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010. It will be visible after midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 in North and South America. It will be the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Winter Solstice since Dec. 21, 1638. A lunar eclipse occurs when...
Read More »

Clothespin Button Racers

Clothespin Button Racers

These fun do-it-yourself Clothespin Button Racers from the Almost Unschooling blog are a delight for kids who love creating their own fun! A handful of items you probably have laying around, some simple instructions, clear photos, and an invitation to hours of learning and adventure!
Read More »

Biology 4 Kids

Biology 4 Kids

If you are looking for basic biology information, check out Rader’s Biology 4 Kids. It’s not just biology for kids, it’s for everyone; information on cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and other life science topics. Biology is the study of LIFE and the changes that take place with and around...
Read More »

Kinetic Contraptions

Kinetic Contraptions

Curt Gabrielson’s new book “Kinetic Contraptions” made me want to sit down and start tinkering! We recently mentioned his previous book on our front page, along with some other engineering resources, and this one looks equally interesting. It’s full of cool projects powered by hobby motors that any handy 10 or 11 year old...
Read More »

Atmospheric Optics

Atmospheric Optics

The site description at Atmospheric Optics reads: “Light playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles – rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and many more. Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once in a lifetime sights. Find out where to see...
Read More »

Archaeology Resources

Archaeology Resources

Time Travel with a Teaspoon: Archaeology For Kids by Rebecca Rupp was featured in the September-October 1998 issue of Home Education Magazine. Rebecca opened the column by writing: Caleb, our youngest son, wants (just now) to be an archaeologist when he grows up. Accordingly, he reads everything he can find on archaeological topics, surfs...
Read More »

Edmund Scientific

Edmund Scientific

Got geeks? If so, you’ll want to check out a premier resource for those who dabble in the explorative sciences: Edmund Scientific – an outstanding source for robotics, electronics, magnetism, optics, solar, astronomy, alternative energy, chemistry, engines, motors, gears, pumps, microscopes and so much more! They offer a free catalog/Wish Book, and highlight new...
Read More »

Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children

From a wonderful resource-and-idea-filled site, Gardening with Children: “There are few things children enjoy more than digging in the dirt and making mud pies. They are fascinated by looking for worms and bugs and love to water the garden and anything else in the near vicinity. Children also enjoy planting seeds, watching them grow...
Read More »

NSTA – National Science Teachers Association Press

NSTA – National Science Teachers Association Press

NSTA Press publishes huge numbers of science related books. All are designed for teachers, but many would be useful for homeschoolers. My favorites that I’ve seen recently are Even More Everyday Science Mysteries by Richard Konicek-Moran and Outdoor Science by Steve Rich. I’d skip right over the “Correlation to National Science Education Standards” –...
Read More »

Do you have a question?
We have several answers!

Search HEM's 10,000+ page knowledge base.

Home Education Magazine

subscriptions available in either print, digital, or a combined format.
(Preview a digital sample.)

Subscribe Today

Print - One Year Sub $26.00
Print - Two Year Sub $48.00
Digital - One Year Sub $13.00
Digital & Print - One Year Sub $36.00
Print US domestic only. HEM is no longer accepting print subs to foreign addresses.

Since 1983 Home Education Magazine has been a trusted name in homeschooling.


RSS Home Education Magazine

  • Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside the Classroom
    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]

RSS HEM Notes

RSS News & Commentary

  • Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements
    Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements Over the years, there has been intentional word mixing by some officials in order to draw independent homeschoolers back into the public schools.  Across the board, confusion often reigns as to who or who is not a homeschooler.  It usually lies on the homeschool community’s back […]

RSS HEM Resources

  • Hands On Science Kits
    Hands On Science Kits Tumblehome Learning, helps kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourages them to experience science through adventure and self-guided discovery. Exciting mystery Adventure Fun experiments Hands On Science Kits All carefully designed to engage students. Learn more about how to engage and satisfy your kids scientific curiosity GO to […]

RSS HEM Closer Look

  • Unschooling, what is it?
    Unschooling, what is it? Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s […]