Category Archives: Education

The Animal School

The animals got together in the forest one day and decided to start a school. There was a rabbit, a bird, a squirrel, a fish and an eel, and they formed a Board of Education. The rabbit insisted that running … Continue reading

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All things are connected

“All things by immortal power Near and far, Hiddenly, To each other linked are, That thou canst not stir a flower Without the troubling of a star.” – Francis Thompson,“The Mistress of Vision,” Poems (1913) Arabian Star Flower Scale of … Continue reading

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An ancient chemist on teaching

“Nor do I fail to understand that it is difficult to make clear the dark discoveries of the Greeks in Latin verses, especially since we have often to employ new words because of the poverty of the language and the … Continue reading

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Water cycle – globe model

Nearly 3/4ths of the surface of our Earth, “the blue planet,” is covered with water. Water is characteristic of biological life in the universe as we know it. To more clearly see how much water there is in the Earth, … Continue reading

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Living books

In a recent post, Laura lists some of the books and resources they’ve been using this year. She mentions that they have been reading My Side of the Mountain and some other books this year. Check out her post here; … Continue reading

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Even to the least of these

Take time to read Blessed Are the Dung Beetles by John Halford. God is extraordinarily fond of beetles. Sometimes God shows his divine nature, with great eloquence, through the small things in his creation.

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Nature journal advice for perfectionists

“If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.” – G.K. Chesterton

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Getting started with bird identification

Use your copy of Peterson’s Field Guide to Birds (see previous introduction) to identify the bird described in each numbered question below. This exercise will help you become more familiar with the contents and layout of Peterson’s Guide. Tip: Look … Continue reading

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Biology – Sample weekly schedule

Lesson plan:Plan your typical weekly schedule: A sample schedule would be 4 periods a week, in addition to our joint meetings on Monday nights: Monday night class, 7-8:30 pm Tuesday, 1 hr: Begin learning Lyrical Life Science song; begin reading … Continue reading

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Anna Comstock

Unit 1: Getting our bearings. Length: 3 days (not necessarily in a row). Anna Botsford Comstock played a prominent role in the nature study movement to reform science education in the early 20th century, particularly through her book, Handbook of … Continue reading

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