Literature based education is my jam. I try to fit in as many books as we can throughout our school year. Forget the text books, I want real, living books! Picture books, novels, you name it. All of our Rabbit Trails through Science curriculum is filled with amazing pictures books and is a great fit for both elementary and middle school learners. I always add novels to my middle schooler’s lessons, but that leaves the rest of the families using Rabbit Trails saying, “What novels should my child read along with these lessons?” Never fear, the ultimate list of middle grade science books is here!Read more
I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about nature journals lately. I decided to look into it myself to see what all the hype was about and now I totally get it! The amazing nature lessons that come along with journaling are quite extraordinary. Nature journals are the perfect addition to our homeschool, and here’s why.Read more
Some of my most fond childhood memories are from when I was out in my backyard, old jar in hand with holes poked through the top. We would wait for twilight and jump for joy at the first twinkling of the fireflies in our yard! Lightning bugs, fireflies… no matter what you call them, these little bugs are one of the few that most people are excited to see!! So, let’s explore them further with this free science lesson about fireflies!Read more
Spring is here and it is a season of new life. A season that brings sprouts up from the ground and where all of the beautiful green will be coming back to the earth. When thinking of spring, I started thinking of starting our garden and decided that that’s just the topic I wanted to make a new lesson about! That brings us to the NEWEST Rabbit Trails through Science lesson- a free nature study about spring!Read more
Nature studies are a fantastic addition to your homeschool. Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean this can’t continue! Whether you’re heading out to explore the outdoors this winter, or wanting to study this season from the comfort of your own home, this free winter unit study will have everything you need to learn about this season in a way your kids are sure to love!Read more
We traveled to space last month and learned all about the stars during our constellation study. Constellations have always been something I wanted to learn about, so I was thrilled to take this journey along with my kids! Here are the books, crafts, and exploration we did about constellations (and a free printable, too!)Read more
Why is having an online homeschool science class for high schoolers so important to me? When it comes to teaching high school, I don’t know about you, but I become a pile of nerves. This stuff actually counts! These grades will be on our kids transcripts and I want to help them succeed.
When it comes to language arts and history, I’m your girl. I will read through all the classic literature, research all the history events and find the most amazing field trips to battle fields, museums, and more.
But math and science? That’s where I’m lost. Outside of observing nature, I’m not a great science teacher. I didn’t do well in chemistry and cannot begin to tell you what’s on the periodic table We can of elements. This is when I’m so thankful for amazing online resources for my kids. The amount of online math options are numerous, but what about online science classes? Here are three reasons why online homeschool science classes for high schoolers can help save your sanity!
The 50th Anniversary for the Apollo 11 moon landing is coming up, so it was the perfect excuse to create a moon study. The moon is no longer a mystery to us since space exploration has given us an inside look. Here are some books, a STEM project, and moon phases activities to add to your moon study lessons!Read more
Spring is in the air! Do you feel it? All around I see the signs of spring, from the trees turning green to the butterflies fluttering by. I knew it was time to incorporate some lessons about spring into our homeschool, so I put together some spring activities for early elementary homeschoolers so you can do them right along with us.
STEM science is one of our favorite things to study in our homeschool. Except, we don’t typically study it, per se. And my kids don’t usually even realize they’re learning. Here’s how we use STEM science projects in our homeschool and how you can make STEM science fun for your kids.Read more