Science

Student Atlas of Oregon – FREE Homeschool Geography Resource

At a recent STEAM training, we got the most amazing FREE geography resource – Student Atlas of Oregon. How come we didn’t know about it before?  It is perfect for all us Oregon (and even non-Oregon) homeschoolers.  And even after I searched about the atlas, there really isn’t much about it.  It is a hidden …

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EASY Autumn Leaf Activities and Tracing Page

Autumn!  Don’t you just love those brilliant leaf colors?  I sure do!  It is definitely my favorite season. Plus it is the perfect time for outdoor activities with the cooler weather.  Bring on the fuzzy sweaters and hot chocolate I say! So we’ve put together a page of common leaves for YOU to color.  Now …

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Act Like an Insect – Action Dice

Flutter like a butterfly. Buzz like a bee. Kids are endlessly fascinated by insects so lets be a little more buggy! This die is the perfect game for littles. Play it with them or allow them to use the pictures to decide their own actions. You can also use it as a conversation started about …

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iNaturalist – easy Citizen Science for Kids

Imagine you are out and about on a family adventure.  Suddenly one of the kids finds a crazy cool bug.  Never seen one like that before!  What is it?  Do they usually live around here?  Wow, I sure wish there was a website where I could record that I saw this amazing insect and maybe …

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What is Citizen Science – and Why You Should Get Out and Do It!

Yay Yay for Citizen Science Day! Coming up on April 14th is Citizen Science Day!  I just know you have had it marked down on your calendar for MONTHS and MONTHS! Wait… you haven’t?  You’ve never even heard of it before??!  Well, we will fix that right up. What is citizen science? Let’s back up …

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Teaching Kids the Scientific Method

Have you ever put together a piece of furniture using instructions that were translated into English by someone who learned to speak English by reading a Sports Illustrated magazine from the 70’s?  Talk about confusing!  To many people, this is what they feel like when trying to read and use science. In a previous article, …

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