We all know that homeschooling is harder on some days than on others. When tears are flowing and the kids are slow as molasses, just getting through the three R’s can be a huge feat. We find ourselves letting everything else slide—you know, like science and history, or art and literature. It’s okay. It happens… Continue reading Apologia Science Audio Books
Sadly, many educators avoid teaching science in the early years. Believing scientific concepts and vocabulary are too advanced and therefore out of reach for young children, they neglect science education during the most critical years when a child’s sense of wonder is most heightened. I know this from experience. It was my own childhood and… Continue reading How to Teach Science in the Early Years
My best selling, award-winning science series published by Apologia is consistently rated the #1 elementary science curriculum. Why? Because my Young Explorer Series is Unique Written by an ACTUAL homechooling mother I wrote my science books as I was homeschooling, testing the concepts, methods, experiments and activities while using them to teach my own children.… Continue reading Jeannie’s Science
As homeschool moms, we want our science to come to life. Why give our children a substandard science education when we can make it awesome? Let’s explore six ways to spark your science and set your children on the path to a love for learning! Capitalize on Your Children’s Interests “The curriculum will always be… Continue reading 6 Ways to Spark Your Science!
Because Excellence in a Science Education Matters My best selling, award-winning Apologia science series is the number one science curriculum for kindergarten through middle school. Not only are my books the number one rated science curricula on the market, chosen as a Cathy Duffy top pick, they will give your children a genuine love for science… Continue reading Why Choose Jeannie’s Charlotte Mason Science Books?
Why Choose My Science Books to Educate Your Children? Not only are they the number one rated science curricula on the market, they will give your children a genuine love for science and a love for learning. My Apologia Science Story In the beginning, as I frantically thrust myself into the world of homeschooling, my… Continue reading Homeschool Science
The philosophy behind my elementary science series was born out of my early experiences with science and God’s amazing creation. Here’s how it all began. My father was a geologist who owned an oil company. When I was a child, he would take my brothers and me to the lease. I was always fascinated by… Continue reading Elementary Science
Many educators promote the spiral or survey approach to education, wherein a child is exposed over and over again to minute amounts of a variety of science topics. Those supporting these approaches aim to “expose” the child to science each year giving a bit more information than was given the year before. This method has… Continue reading Immersion Science
Our children have heard us say that evolution isn’t true, yet we often aren’t sure how to explain why or in what way it isn’t true. The simple concept of microevolution versus macroevolution is a great to place to begin helping our children understand this important and foundational topic. If you aren’t sure what the difference… Continue reading Micro vs. Macro Evolution
Notebooks are living books—creative expressions of a child’s learning. When our children engage in notebooking, they are uniquely authoring their own book filled with authentic ideas and expressions they will treasure forever. Some people mistakenly believe notebooking is all about writing, but that’s not true at all. While notebooking can and often does include writing,… Continue reading 7 Ways to Develop Writers Through Notebooking