- A Day of Extremes
- Preventing the Habit of Procrastination
- Working From Home AND Homeschooling: Figuring Out How to Make It Work
- Update to the Curriculum page!
- From here to the moon…
- STEM Lego Minifigs! For girls!
- Hey, Stranger! Long time, no see!
- Fireworks of a different sort: Higgs Boson!
- Do Creationist curricula meet the National Standards?
- The last eight weeks…
Category Archives: science
Cultivating wonder is one of my major jobs as a science educator, so you’d think that I’d have pushed for my kids to see LADEE launch last night. Nope. *I* saw LADEE blaze across the southern skies last night, an … Continue reading
This question was just brought up on a list I belong to by a person wishing to homeschool with a Christian worldview, and I thought I’d try to address it. Here’s what I wrote in response:
… have been our usual Spring Rush. Here are some highlights: We’ve celebrated five birthdays, including my mom’s 75th, and my 40th. The girls are now six, which completely blows my mind. (Turning 40 was cake compared to dealing with … Continue reading
Yeah, I’m a geek. We celebrated the first day of December by (finally!) pulling out the kids’ telescope and taking a peak at Venus, about 30* up in the Eastern sky. Not quite the star over Bethlehem, but it still … Continue reading
Paul Krugman, in this article in the New York Times, says “Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, recently made headlines by dismissing evolution as “just a theory,” one that has “got some gaps in it” — an observation that will come … Continue reading
I’m not a big fan of competition, but I do love challenging myself, and there are very few computer games that are really both challenging and non-competitive, but I found four this week, for a choose-your-own donation to a pair … Continue reading
If folks in the deep (read: hot and muggy) South want to ‘take the summer off’ from homeschooling, I can understand, but for those of us in Vermont, summer is the only time we can actually get out and about … Continue reading
NASA is holding a contest for a wake-up song for the astronauts of Endeavor STS-134. You can listen to the ten finalists (and vote for your favorite) here. Boogie Woogie Shuttle and Rocket Scientist are very catchy, but Dreams You … Continue reading
When we walked out our door on our way to book club this morning, there was still 2′ of snow in *our* yard, but two blocks away I pointed out the van window and said “see that green stuff, kids? That’s … Continue reading