Homeschool Gardening Unit Study For some, gardening is a sort of escape from every day life. And that’s ok! I'm one of those people. I love digging into the dirt, pruning, tending, and simply enjoying my gardens as a way to clear my head and refresh my soul. Homeschool plants many seeds in our children's minds and hearts. We can also teach them … [Read more...]
STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
What is STEAM?
STEAM is STEM with Art added in. I come from a creative background and so does my husband. We feel that art is the thread that pulls all the other hard sciences together.
Science - We love learning about many branches of science. We include nature study, tinkering, electricity studies, astronomy, and whatever else catches our fancy.
Technology - In this digital age we are learning about electronics, coding, and technology time management during our elementary studies.
Engineering - Building, creating, learning how electrical systems work, and project based exploration for young scholars.
Art - Art is mathematical and mathematics are lovely in their intricacies. We celebrate our creativity with many art studies that tie into our science, technology, engineering, and math studies, too.
Math - We enjoy learning math through manipulatives and living books currently. This part of our studies is always evolving because both boys love math, and well, I don't.
Did you know around 40% of the mammals on earth are in the Rodentia (or rodent) order? Chipmunks, beavers, hamsters, gophers, and mice are all among the 1,500 plus species of rodents. There are so many different kinds of these incredible small mammals! We are delighted to be joining in with The Nature Book Club linkup this month! Down toward the … [Read more...]
While chemistry is not quite wizardry, this activity is so much fun and makes a great party favor, gift, or treat for excellent marks in herbology! A lot of important events in the Harry Potter franchise take place in various bathrooms. The most memorable for me is the bath in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This fun bath bomb will have … [Read more...]
We love studying about space! Astronomy is a favorite subject of kids of all ages, so why not make it a theme for an epic space party? We've included all kinds of fun party ideas from around the interwebs, a gift list guide for space-loving kiddos, and an awesome art project idea to include in your space studies! Join us for an intergalactic … [Read more...]
Homeschool Astronomy I never had the opportunity to take astronomy classes in school and I don't think I ever contemplated it much. Then I became a mom to two boys who love everything about space and rockets and one of whom is enamored with history and navigation, which was done through the study of what? Astronomy. Disclosure: I received the … [Read more...]
Art lessons can be expensive or hard to fit into your busy homeschool schedule. Most kids love doing art projects and they are a fantastic way to round out academics so the question is how to fit them in successfully. What if there was a way to have simple and short art lessons right from home? Disclosure: We received a Sparketh membership for … [Read more...]
Astronomy is a fantastic science for young learners. Almost every child is enamored with space, exploration, the moon, shooting stars, and the glamorous dreams of being an astronaut. The Bible tells us that God knows every star by name (Psalm 147:4). One of my favorite videos is this one, a song made by combining the sounds of stars and whales. … [Read more...]
You know what always goes over well here? Anything having to do with superheroes and anything that involves electricity. When you combine the two it's like magic! Quick FAQ: What's the deal with STEM and STEAM? Many schools focus on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. There is a movement to include Art, making the acronym STEAM. … [Read more...]
Living Science books add in-depth studies of scientific discoveries, scientists, and the inspiration and history surrounding them to your homeschool. Here is a list of books to add to your living science home studies. We love science! And while we use textbooks as our science "spine", we love using living books to supplement and learn and … [Read more...]
STEM is a big part of our homeschool. The science part I love, I can handle the technology, but you lose me on engineering and math. The boys, on the other hand, love it all! Finding STEM activities they can do together is a big plus. I was excited to be offered the opportunity review the Focus Lessons in Paper Engineering from Pitsco … [Read more...]