Posts Tagged ‘ Curriculum ’

Hands-On Learning

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Hands-On Learning

In these tough economic times, Kathy Ceceri’s wonderful collection of archived Hands-On Learning columns are just one more jewel that can be found within Home Education Magazine. In each column, Kathy offers easy to find resources and combines them with projects that are sure to inspire many hours of engaged and active learning with...
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Wolfram/Alpha

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Wolfram/Alpha

Wolfram/Alpha’s long-term goal is “to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and...
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Learn to Draw

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Learn to Draw

Learn to Draw: from About.com offers beginner’s drawing lessons for kids or anyone interested in learning to sketch, from the beginning steps of selecting the best art materials, to how to hold a pencil properly, to perspective and pencil shading with advice about values and tone, all the way through to lessons in portraiture...
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Gardening with Children

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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...
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Oil Spill!

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Oil Spill!

“The Deepwater Horizon oil spill recently created by a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico – now a blob of goo three times the size of Rhode Island that threatens Gulf fisheries, the Florida Keys, and the Louisiana coast – is hardly special in any positive sense of the world, but its prominence...
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NSTA – National Science Teachers Association Press

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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” –...
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Haiku

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This is beautiful site  offers haiku verses and illustrations from children. If you or your child would like to share some verses, click on Ryo’s Message to find out how. Children’s Haiku Garden —Mary Nix
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Day of Birth

Day of Birth

Do you ever wonder what was happening the day you were born? dayofbirth.co.uk/ will help you to find out. –Mary Nix
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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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Free online AP Courses

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FREE online AP courses: Advanced Placement Calculus AB Advanced Placement Calculus BC Advanced Placement Environmental Science Advanced Placement Physics B Advanced Placement Physics C Advanced Placement United States Government Advanced Placement United StatesHistory –Mary Nix
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