One of the best things about homeschooling for us is teaching our children Creation science. We are using a curriculum called Apologia. The curriculum has different study topics, and this year we are studying astronomy. Several other moms and I get together every other week for group experiments and lessons using this curriculum. I want to make certain though, my daughter is also meeting science goals set for the public school, so we are also studying weather, and have explored other science topics as well. We also take advantage of resources and classes at the local parks and museums. Hands-on learning is the best.
I found some helpful free resources for studying weather. We are using these free weather lapbook materials, and use this very helpful and fun website on all-things weather. The Weather Channel Kids website has information, games, and video clips. We use these resources, trips to various museums with interactive weather exhibits, library books, videos, and do experiments and art projects related to weather. We are learning a lot, and enjoying meeting this science goal.
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Haven’t been there. We will have to go. Thanks for sharing!
Have you ever been to the free Sky viewing at Jordan Lake? The Morehead planetarium sets up telescopes (and anyone can bring one for that matter) at Jordan Lake once a month. If you go to http://www.moreheadplanetarium.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&filename=skywatch_calendar.html
Anyway, I thought it might be a fun addition to your school. We’ve been before and want to go again but it just hasn’t worked into the calendar lately.