How to Estimate the Speed of Earth’s Rotation

This project investigates how to determine the speed of Earth’s rotation. Using simple protractors and meter sticks, the goal for this experiment is to measure the rate of angular change as the earth rotates around the sun and to extrapolate the data to deduce the speed of earth’s rotation.

The 4 Best Ways to Create Personalized Mugs

I am not a coffee drinker. I just don’t like the taste of it. But tea, on the other hand, I adore it. I could drink it all day long. When I was a teenager, my mom and I had this very weird sixth sense that kicked in late at night, around midnight. At the same time, we’d emerge from our bedrooms and meet in the kitchen for potato chips and tea. Those are some of my fondest memories and I always wanted to share this strange sixth sense with my own child. I think I do. Maybe not with tea, but I have been working on it.

Our April Bookshelf

Here is a list of some of our favorite recent reads. A few from me, although I am still on an Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers mystery novel kick so I didn’t list those. A few more from my teenage son, and a few from our homeschool reading list.

High School Project for Math and History

Every chance I get, I incorporate our family history into my son’s lessons. I wholeheartedly believe that family history should be taught in every homeschool. Through the study of genealogy, you can develop and enhance skills such as researching, story-telling, cataloging and documenting, fact-checking, and more.

Why Smart Kids Still Need SAT Test Prep

Just because a person is smart, does not mean they will end up with good grades. Along those lines of thinking, good homework grades do not automatically mean the student will get good test scores. One of the many reasons a lot of parents choose to homeschool is because they don’t want their children equating intelligence or mastery with good grades. Intelligent kids are often the ones who end up with terrible overall class grades, simply because they are not good test takers. This is especially true with timed tests.