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Science Projects

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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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Connect

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Connect

Synergy Learning International’s Connect magazine, subtitled “Teachers’ Innovations in K-8 Science, Math, and Technology,” looks like a terrific resource for homeschoolers, too. Published five times a year, each 25-page issue focuses on a single scientific, mathematical, or technological topic. Past topics, for example, have included the scientific method, oceans, geometry, light and color, early...
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Dinosaurs for Kids!

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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!
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Lunar Eclipse

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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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Boomerang! Audio for Kids

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Boomerang! Audio for Kids

Boomerang! is an audio program for kids 6-12. In each hour-long episode, the Boomerang! kids present stories about big ideas: science, current events, history, economics, poetry, geography, jokes, mysteries and more. The ‘About Us’ page explains: “We believe that the curiosity and wonder of a child is a gift to the world. We honor...
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Arts Recipes

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Arts Recipes

Here’s a fun source for all those delightfully messy recipes for things like Play Dough, Goop, Macaroni Coloring, Peanut Butter Playdough, Non-Messy Fingerpaint, Puffy Paint, Soap Crayons, Silly Putty, Slime and all that other ooey-gooey stuff kids love! Click on over and see what fun you can have with a little flour, food coloring,...
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Fifty Dangerous Things

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Fifty Dangerous Things

“Gever Tulley’s Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) (Tinkering Unlimited, 2009) is a lot less terrifying than it sounds. (In fact, a lot of it, compared to some of the dangerous things my kids decided to do, is positively mild.) In just over 100 pages, Tulley describes fifty temptingly risky and...
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Atmospheric Optics

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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...
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Farm Goods for Kids

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Farm Goods for Kids

Established in 1994, Farm Goods for Kids offer sone of the largest selections of farm toys and old-fashioned, classic play sets that today’s adults remember from their childhood, offered at competitive pricing while offering the toy industry’s best quality brands. From the Farm Goods for Kids blog: “We believe that children should indulge in...
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Edmund Scientific

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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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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