Apologia Science, Homeschooling

Apologia Science Audio Books

We all know that homeschooling is harder on some days than on others. When tears are flowing and the kids are slow as molasses, just getting through the three R’s can be a huge feat. We find ourselves letting everything else slide—you know, like science and history, or art and literature. It’s okay. It happens… Continue reading Apologia Science Audio Books

Apologia Science

Elementary Science

The philosophy behind my elementary science series was born out of my early experiences with science and God's amazing creation. Here's how it all began.  My father was a geologist who owned an oil company. When I was a child, he would take my brothers and me to the lease. I was always fascinated by… Continue reading Elementary Science

Homeschooling

How to Homeschool Part 2: Homeschool Methods

There are various homeschool methods and philosophies people use when educating their children. Some choose one and follow it all the way through, while others mix and match depending on what they want to accomplish. Still, some homeschoolers begin with one then change their methodologies as the years wear on and they begin to understand… Continue reading How to Homeschool Part 2: Homeschool Methods

Apologia Science, Charlotte Mason

Immersion Science

Many educators promote the spiral or survey approach to education, wherein a child is exposed over and over again to minute amounts of a variety of science topics. Those supporting these approaches aim to “expose” the child to science each year giving a bit more information than was given the year before. This method has… Continue reading Immersion Science

Apologia Science

Micro vs. Macro Evolution

Our children have heard us say that evolution isn't true, yet we often aren't sure how to explain why or in what way it isn't true. The simple concept of microevolution versus macroevolution is a great to place to begin helping our children understand this important and foundational topic. If you aren't sure what the difference… Continue reading Micro vs. Macro Evolution

Charlotte Mason

Nature Study

We’ve all heard this and that about how children need to get out in nature. Charlotte Mason advocated for nature study ruthlessly—demanding we gather our kids and a book and go sit outside somewhere natural, even if we have to take a twenty minute train ride every day to get there. She was passionate about… Continue reading Nature Study

Charlotte Mason

Nature Walks That Work!

So we were all told that nature walks were part of Charlotte Mason's education. Upon reading this, many of us promptly bought Comstock's Handbook of Nature Study, packed our pencils and nature journals—one set for each child—and drove to some lovely nature spot to explore and enjoy the beauty of God's creation. We hoped to… Continue reading Nature Walks That Work!

Apologia Science

Young Earth Creationism

Were animals created thousands, even millions of years before man, hunting, devouring and destroying one another as they do now? Was there death on this earth before the fall of mankind? What is death? Death is when something with life dies. Does that mean plant death? No. God tells us in Leviticus and many other… Continue reading Young Earth Creationism