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Eclectic Homeschool Online

Eclectic Homeschool Online

Eclectic Homeschool Online is an outsdtanding web site which provides resources and assistance that allows homeschoolers to homeschool their children in a manner that suits each individual child’s needs and gifts. Their resource collection lists close to 3,000 reviews which you can search or browse by category. Eclectic Homeschool Lite is a companion site...
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Best Homeschooling

Best Homeschooling

Lillian Jones’ Best Homeschooling and Homeschooling Gateway to the Internet is a treasure trove of information, great reading, and almost limitless resources for homeschooling – a one-stop cornucopia with no pesky ads or affiliate links to clutter up your reading. Hundreds of favorite links to free homeschooling resources and information about learning and teaching,...
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Science Projects

Science Projects

This school-oriented but homeschool-helpful site offers a listing of ideas for elementary, middle, and high school Science Fair Projects – experiments involving everything from plants to X-ray machines – with useful links and hot tips on how to prepare science experiments. They have hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology,...
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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...
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Kidipede

Kidipede

Kidipede is a kids’ encyclopedia, online since 1996. A lot of kids use Kidipede for homeschooling. You can find out about Ancient Greece, or how to make yogurt, or about why fires need air to burn. Kidipede will tell you who invented algebra, and what happens in the Iliad, and what Confucius said. Kidipede...
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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

Your parents probably kept a copy of the venerable Old Farmer’s Almanac around the house – filled with wit and wisdom and surprisingly accurate forecasts, it was a staple of rural life, and a favorite everywhere. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids – a free online interactive website – offers the same mix of...
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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...
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Sky Watchers

Sky Watchers

Stacy, Home Education Magazine’s Office Manager, originally sent me information about The Talbert and Leota Abrams Planetarium. They are in Michigan and they offer a number of interesting night sky resources. Their Sky Calendar offers an easy to follow illustrated guide to sky events has received national recognition. The Talbert and Leota Abrams Planetarium...
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Wikisky

Wikisky.org is an awesome astronomy site that you will want to bookmark and explore. Here is a description of the site: The brilliant work of mathematicians and programmers from SKY-MAP.ORG has enabled that company to achieve a breakthrough in the field of visualization of astrophysical information. The new version of DSS2 at WikiSky demonstrates...
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