homeschooling science

How to Memorize the Periodic Table Using Visual Memory

How to Memorize the Periodic Table Using Visual Memory

Memorize the Periodic Table from Memorize Academy is a fabulously cool website that will have you and your children on your way to memorizing the periodic table of elements in no time. The program uses a method of visualization that has viewers associating certain elements with pictures. The pictures tell a story in a specific sequence. All you need to do is remember the story to remember the elements.

Believe me, it's much easier to remember a silly tale about a general rowing at night (nitrogen) than a list of confusing element names!



Favorite Science Books for Kids

Favorite Science Books for Kids

I have lots of great suggestions for read aloud books for kids but I realized I haven't shared many of our favorite nonfiction books. And, with a kid who actually prefers piles of books about animals and other science topics, it only makes sense that I should share our favorite science books for kids.



Interest-Led Science: Tips & Guidelines for Independent Learning

Interest-Led Science: Tips & Guidelines for Independent Learning

This year we made a slight deviation from the usual recommendations in The Well-Trained Mind. We've followed the science sequence laid out for the last 4 years and I thought it was time for a little change. TJ will begin the upper-level science sequence in 7th grade so I thought that two years of interest-led science would be a nice break from the routine. If you're intrigued by the idea, here are my interest led science tips.



Homeschool Favorites: Science & Nature Study

Homeschool Favorites: Science & Nature Study

Curriculum can be fun (or not!) but most of the time, the fun bits come from the memorable resources and games that we add to our homeschool day. The books full of colorful photographs, the fun videos, or that neat science experiment can be the highlight of the week. So, let's talk about those fun things that we like to add to our homeschool day!