Category Archives: Science

World Unit : France : scientists

In our World Unit we started studying France.  We looked at the geography, and have a map that we look at when a new place is named. We are reading this encyclopedia, and reading about France in choronological order with all the … Continue reading

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Our Body : nutrition : fats + grease

Fats.  The smallest portion of the food pyramid and why it should be like that.  This is what we did to study this. You put water in a glass and then few drops of vegetable oil.  We made observations on … Continue reading

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Our Body : nutrition

Together with studying the digestive system we learned about nutrition.  We talked about the food pyramid and what it means. We talked about favorite foods, and where in the pyramid they stand, and why we need to eat healthy, as their growing … Continue reading

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machines with an intention

The other day, the kids spent most of the day creating, changing and tweaking this machine to make it do what they wanted it to do.  It had started the evening before. It first started with one chair and one … Continue reading

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Our Body : the digestive system

The first activity we did, from this book, was to measure out our digestive system. For each organ, it gives you to measure something else of your body that is very close to the real measurement.  For example, the size … Continue reading

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Our Body : the muscular system

After studying the senses, we began the body’s system.  We started with the Skeletal System that I’ve already posted here.  Then we continue studying the Muscular System, and then the Digestive System. These are some of the activities we did … Continue reading

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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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