Tag Archives: Biology

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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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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Classification

Animals and plants are classified in hierarchical groups, similar to nesting Matryoshka dolls placed within each other. The biggest Matryoshka doll we’ll consider for now is “Kingdom.” Plants, animals and protists comprise different biological kingdoms. The smallest Matryoshka doll we’ll … Continue reading

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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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