Tag Archives : Science

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2015 Castlewood Canyon Hike


Hi everyone! This past summer we took a hike along the Castlewood Canyon near Franktown, CO. This is really close for us, and a beautiful area for hiking as well as nature walking. There are several loops you can take depending on what fits your family best, including a paved trail as well.   I also find this is a…

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2015 Denver Aquarium Field Trip


One of the things I love about homeschooling is that we get the opportunity to go out and experience things first hand. That’s why I try to schedule in a few field trips each year. It’s always a nice change to our normal school days. I try to plan them according to what we’re studying so that they fit naturally…

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2015 Butterfly Pavilion Field Trip


Hi everyone! We haven’t been to the Butterfly Pavilion in a few years, so the kids were excited to take a tour again this past year. This time Jason was able to come with us, and the kids are always excited when Daddy joins in on the fun! The Butterfly Pavilion is really fun, but doesn’t take that long to…

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Total Lunar Eclipse September 2015


Hi everyone! I just realized that I posted this on my Instagram, but I forgot to put it on my blog for all of you too! This year we had the opportunity to view a Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse which was super exciting. I know some of you weren’t able to see it from where you were due to poor…

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LEGO Education: Weight Bearing Crane


Good morning everyone! For our LEGO Education experiment this week, we applied our knowledge of pulleys, gears, and forces to create some cool cranes. The objective for this project was to create a crane capable of lifting a specified weight, as well as performing a valuable task.   The boys created a crane that could retrieve dropped keys for their…

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LEGO Education Letter Balance


Good morning everyone! Today I’m sharing one of our LEGO Education Co-op activities. The kiddos made a really cool balancing mechanism using levers, gears, and a combination of materials and components to make a machine to measure weight and balance load. They built the scale, but then were challenged to build something that could handle heavier objects as well. They…

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LEGO Education Go Carts & Sleds


We’ve been using the LEGO Education Simple & Motorized Mechanisms for our Co-op group for awhile now. Since we only meet once a month this kit is lasting us about 2 academic years which is nice. So far we’ve had a great time, and today we learned all about go carts and sleds. The lesson included changing out tires to…

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LEGO Education Simple Machines Giveaway


Hi readers! I’m so excited about today’s giveaway! As many of you know we’ve been absolutely loving the LEGO Education products lately. And my kiddos are super excited that we’ve added them into our curriculum this year. We’re going to be doing a co-op with the  LEGO Education Simple & Motorized Mechanisms Base Set this year, but I’ll have more…

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Summer Boredom Buster: Science & Math


Welcome to another semi-educational summer boredom buster! Today we’re experimenting with mystery potions and color mixing! I will start off by saying that I highly recommend you do the science lab color mixing activity O U T S I D E. Outside. Do it outside. Are you outside? Okay, we can begin… Supplies: Plastic measuring containers, bowls etc Safety glasses,…

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Homeschool Science Curriculum Forum


    Hi readers! Welcome to today’s homeschool curriculum forum on science! As most of you know, I am currently using Abeka science in our homeschool. I have to say that this has been a wonderful addition to our homeschool this year. Not only does it require very little planning on my part, but it does include some hands on…

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Flower Dyeing Science Experiment


Hi everyone! So a few months ago we did a fun science experiment using food coloring and daisies to show how plants absorb water up through their stems.   Normally, plants have roots which absorb water from the soil. The water travels through the roots and up the stem and into the leaves. The leaves gather sunlight, then use the…

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Animal Classification Unit


Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a fun animal classification unit I created. Although my Expedition Earth and Road Trip USA curricula include quite extensive animal units, I needed something that included a little more detail on the classification of animals along with something hands-on for my younger students.     –> Click here to download the Animal Classification…

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