100 Ways to Teach With Science Fiction

Sparking a love of learning can be difficult. Not all of us love math. Many people loath science. Others don’t see the relevance of learning about history. As parents and teachers, how can we help kids cultivate a love of learning? Sometimes all it takes is the right book, movie, or TV show. That little spark of interest can develop into a full-blown obsession and before you know it, you are considered a member of a “fandom”. The love of a fandom usually lasts a lifetime and this love can open up an immense world of learning opportunities.

Minecraft Freebies

Minecraft Calendar & Planner Pages For Kids August 2016 – December 2017  …  34 pages of Minecraft planning fun! For each month, there is a blank calendar and a blank check sheet where you can list all your subjects on the left. Download Minecraft Story Cubes The story cubes will provide hours of entertainment …

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.

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.