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Happy Mother's Day

A Tribute to Moms: With Fun Facts and Free Resources

If there’s one day of the year worthy of loud applause and raising a glass, it’s Mother’s Day, an annual celebration paying homage to the world’s greatest nurturers, multi-taskers, and wisdom-distributors. Sure, mom may have driven you a bit nutty with her maxims, mandates, and strong opinions on just about everything. But her heart was […]

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Kids reading, writing, speaking and listening

Read Stories For Learning & Avoid Dull Textbooks

During our family’s time homeschooling, regular trips to the library were among our favorite activities. The kiddos would each return home with an armful of books spanning topics from A to Z. While some were purely for entertainment, others helped to build knowledge about the world. They learned content in all the major subjects without

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Science Concepts - Related Experiments

Exploring Science Concepts With Fun, Related Experiments

Spark interest in learning basic science concepts by organizing experiments around a central theme. Here are some creative ways to structure and present related sets of science experiments. These are all free to access and are designed with everyday materials so you can do them at home. Book-Themed Experiments Turns out there’s lots o’ science

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Buggin’ Out

For budding entomologists and nature detectives, these free insect lesson plans and investigations help take the learning outside:  Field Guides: Essential for comparing illustrations with actual crawlies and flying beasties discovered, and for learning fast facts. Here are a couple you can download for free: Orkin Guide: Has color photos and basic information on common

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Electricity and Magnetism

These free resources for learning about electricity and magnetism combine visual lessons with hands-on activities:  Energy Kids: Provides information on how electricity is generated and measured, and how it relates to magnetism. Includes experiments and games. Free Online Tutorials: Electric Circuits: Learn about how electricity flows to power everyday objects. Electrical to Thermal Energy: Learn

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