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.

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.

Spring STEM Holidays to Celebrate

I have to admit, I am not happy it is spring. I am a winter and fall girl. I already miss my sweaters, footie pajamas, and thick scarves. But spring is definitely loaded with amazing STEM holidays to thrill the science lovers in your family. Here is a list of more than 20 spring STEM holidays and events you can celebrate this season. I’ve included specific ideas to get your gears rolling too.

High School Electives for STEM

One of the most exciting aspects of homeschooling high school is the vast range of high school electives for STEM. Are you raising a budding engineer, architect, or carpenter? All states require a minimum of general education credits to graduate high school. These include such subjects as math, language arts, history, …