Category Archives: Science and Nature Study

Learning Geography with Gardening

Learning Geography with Gardening

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine.

Integrating multiple subjects is a great way to get the most bang for your homeschooling time. Some topics naturally seem to go together – science and math, history and geography, and reading and writing. If I asked you what you could integrate with gardening, I’m sure your first thought would be science and then probably math.

What about integrating gardening and geography? That’s what we’re doing as we continue to work on our Gro-ables Project.

Hardiness Zones in the United States

Understanding … Read more »

Beyond Anything We’ve Ever Seen – Window Frost

Beyond Anything We've Ever Seen - Window Frost

“Sometimes I am completely perplexed by God’s willingness to humor man…When He wanted to lead the Magi to the Christ Child, He did not lead them by a mark in the sand. He led them through a star because they were star-gazers – then He went beyond anything they had ever seen… (W)hen God wanted to lead the Ephesians to the Savior, He did not lead them through a cloudy pillar. He got their attention through supernatural phenomena, because that’s where they were looking. God wants to be found…He is so gracious to show up right where we are … Read more »

Enjoying and Feeding Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks

Enjoying and Feeding Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks

While we were preparing lunch today, I remarked that I thought the rose-breasted grosbeaks should be returning soon. It’s usually the second week of May we start to see them at the feeders in our part of West Michigan. Five minutes later I looked out and there he was! The first grosbeak of the season.

Many people choose not to put out birdseed in the spring and summer since the birds have an abundance of food around them. We feed year round for two reasons. One, the birds are like my pets. Two, if we didn’t feed all year we … Read more »

The Importance of Creation and the Impact of Green Space

The Importance of Creation and the Impact of Green Space

Shortly after we moved to the Cute Little Town, I saw this article online: A rural life is better: Living in a concrete jungle is stressful and makes you more prone to depression. From the article:

Scientists have confirmed what every urbanite has long suspected – life in the city is more stressful.

Researchers have shown that the parts of the brain dealing with stress and emotion are affected by living among the crowds.

Our new house has so much more green space, trees and sky than our old house. Behind our house is another cul-de-sac, but the houses behind … Read more »

Building a Amplifier with EEME – Part 1

Build an Amplifier - Part 1

We are all about real life, hands-on learning in our home and the opportunity to learn about electronics with EEME was a great one for us! David and Caroline are in the process of building an amplifier from scratch.  It is a six step process and today I’m going to share a bit from their first step.

EEME offers a number of different online lessons and hands-on project kids. This is the first part of the amplifier.

There are excellent videos that walk you through each step of the process. They are clear and well-done.

Caroline said … Read more »