Birds are beautiful, amazing creatures. They stop and feed in our backyards and they fill the trees with song. By teaching kids about birds we can help them appreciate nature and learn about the habitat we live in. We can include studies of birds in our science, geography, art lessons, and more. Here are some of our favorite bird learning activities for kids - ENJOY! Learn to identify … [Read more...] about 10 Bird Learning Activities for Kids
Math & Science
Does your child dread doing math lessons? Maybe each lesson ends with frustration (or tears)? Does your child begin math assignments confidently and end up getting many problems wrong? My son tried very hard to understand math concepts and complete his assignments, but regardless of which curriculum or teaching method I tried (including math games for middle school), I still had a child … [Read more...] about Is Your Middle School Child Struggling with Math?
This year, I’m teaching chemistry in our science co-op, so my family is becoming very familiar with the periodic table. Our study of the elements has been interesting, but the review required to master the material can get, well, boring. That’s one reason I was excited to be introduced to Atomidoodle, a fun chemistry app from Hero Factor Games. Rote review often drives me insane, so if there's … [Read more...] about Discover the Periodic Table with the Atomidoodle Game App
One of the best parts of teaching middle school science is all of the hands-on activities and experiments you get to complete. When science is interactive, kids have an easier time understanding the material. While studying chemistry, we spent some time learning about chemical reactions. When we hear the term, chemical reaction, we usually visualize something exploding, don't we? But not all … [Read more...] about Middle School Chemistry: Chemical Reactions
Over the past few years we have tried a number of different math curriculum including workbooks, manipulative, online lessons, math games for middle school, math songs, and more. Nothing seemed to help! Although my kids enjoyed math when they were younger, somewhere along the line things just didn’t “click” any longer and they began struggling with math in our home … [Read more...] about Our Kids Were Struggling With Math So We Started OVER!
There is an old adage “you reap what you sow”. What this essentially means is that if you want your children to harness their inner scientist, you have to create a home-sized lab. Foster a healthy passion for learning and understanding our world at home. It isn’t really time consuming or money heavy to raise a science-minded child. Here are a few things you could do: Science Games for … [Read more...] about How to Raise a Science-Minded Child