Category Archives: Science

total lunar eclipse + the blood moon

I’m up late tonight.  I wanted to stay up to watch the total moon eclipse.  I love watching the moon.  I enjoy knowing its cycle, it amazes me every time how nature does its thing and it has done it for thousands of … Continue reading

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Our Body : Smell

Studying the sense of smell was a fun one, because I can’t smell.  I’ve never had the sense of smell, so it’s always intrigued me how this sense relates to someone.  There is so much to it.  Taste is related to … Continue reading

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the experiments

We had our Fifth Homeschool Science Fair a couple of weeks ago, and I’d like to share the experiments Lucas and Siena did. Lucas’s experiment this year: Question: How long can you stay in the air when you jump? Hypothesis: … Continue reading

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Our Body : the skeletal system

The Skeletal System was the first body system we studied.  We made a skeleton from this book, but I made copies in card stock, so it would be sturdier and last longer.  And instead of taping the bones together (with … Continue reading

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Our Science Fair

Last week we had our Fifth Homeschool Science Fair.  I’ve organized it every year, because my kids want to participate and do an experiment. It all started 6 years ago or more, when Siena wanted to have a science fair she … Continue reading

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Our Body : Taste

To study the sense of taste, we first mapped the taste buds in our tongue.  For that, we had to try some flavors to see where they were tasted the strongest. Siena and Lucas didn’t know what the tastes they … Continue reading

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Our Body : Touch

While studying the sense of touch, we talked about our skin. Who doesn’t want a crown of our epidermis? Right? And  of course, we made some experimenting in the kitchen.  Some kneading of bread dough and a batch of flubber … Continue reading

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Our Body : Hearing + Sight

With our new unit study (of The Body), we started studying the senses, and we started with hearing. We read The Listening Walk and gave us an idea of doing our own walk.  So we went around the block, quietly and we … Continue reading

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Our Body Unit

This year (I know, two months ago), we started off with a new unit.  We want to learn a little more about our body. We first drew an outline of their bodies, helping each other to do that. We added … Continue reading

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salmon watching

While my parents were here, and my aunt was visiting from back East, we went to see the salmon.  Again this year, as we go every autumn. We went to Eagle Creek. We like going there to see the salmon. … Continue reading

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