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Adventures for Junior Paleontologists

I took my dino-loving kids to the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology. They have monthly Discovery Days and this month’s theme was Making Monsters: Science in Art. It was our first time to the museum and we instantly fell in love. For $3 per person we received admission to the museum and got to […]

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New Pterosaur Exhibit at the Natural History Museum

Like most kids, my children have interests that pass. I thought dinosaurs and woolly mammoths would pass. I nurtured the interest like any good parent and expected the next year to bring a new love. And it did. We have added many new loves to our list, but one thing that has not passed is […]

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Exploring Route 395

We recently went to Mammoth for a long weekend to see the snow. But some of the best parts of the trip were the places we stopped along the way. And the best part was that each of our stops was a mini science lesson. Fossil Falls Located on the east side of the 395 […]

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Our Book List: Reference Books We Love

One of the things that we have an abundance of is reference books. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and subject specific reference guides are some of our most used books. And the benefits extend beyond homeschool. Every student should have access to reference books that are easy to read and understand. Our reference books help us fully understand concepts […]

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The Quest for Curriculum

So the search is on. I am on a mission for the next two months to pin down the products I want to use to kick off our school year in September. I say kick off because we used a significant amount of our first grade curriculum by winter break last year. Now I have […]

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Studying the Sky

Our science unit right now is Objects in the Sky. We use the Science Fusion program by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. I included the link for visual reference. The book is an interactive work text that the student can write in and is functional on its own. However, if you want to get the most from this program, I […]

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Learning with Graphic Biographies

Affiliate links are included in this post for your convenience. Any compensation received goes toward supporting the bookworm homeschool website. We found a set of comic-style nonfiction books that are really cool. The Graphic Library books are published by Capstone Press and they have topics on everything ranging from the Vikings, to Colonial America, to […]

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Wonderful Weather

We just started our science unit about weather. I love learning about weather so I’m looking forward to this unit. Our Science Fusion program only dedicates 3 or 4 lessons to the topic though, so I’m using a few additional materials to go along with our learning. To kick off the unit, we used a science […]

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Sand, Snow, and Soil: A Day of Science and Sensory Fun

Sometimes I plan out a day of homeschool and it doesn’t go as expected. Sometimes it may be because emotions spiral out of control, but once in a while it’s because we find a new path that is so much more fun. We started our Friday with our usual plans, but my youngest needed something […]

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Science Saturday: What We’re Reading

We love science! In my Studying Habitats post I talked about the Science Fusion program we are using. And we love it, but we like to mix things up so we have some other books we like to throw into the mix now and then. Last year at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival we […]

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