So, what are you most looking forward to this school year? Is it a new curriculum? Field trips? Unschooling with no curriculum?
Leave a comment and let us know!
One of my plans for today (other than getting some orders out) includes learning. I am a lifelong learner...homeschool mom... who is showing my kids how to be lifelong learners as well.
On the agenda for today is: The Power of The Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf. I've already watched part of this video. (Oh yeah, and I will watch it while I fold laundry! LOL)
Dr. Caroline Leaf is:
*An amazingly smart woman
*A captivating speaker
*A beautiful, amazingly smart woman!
This video isn't just for adults. I recommend it for teens as well. My 17 year old was enjoying it as well. She offers amazing insights that all can learn from.
Let me know if you decide to watch and learn!
The Power of The Brain
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Kitchen Lab: Edible Experiments and Other Mad Scientist Recipes ~ Guest Post By Tamara Christine Van Hooser
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Brrrrrrrr.....!! Baby it's cold outside!
Here in Chicago-land it is -2* and with the windchill it is -22*.
Yesterday, my boys thought it would be great to do a science experiment that they found online. The temp with windchill yesterday was -54* !!! No kidding! We have NEVER experienced this before. The boys were greatly intrigued to say the least.
Of course, a warning is issued because boiling water is involved.
WARNING! Children should NOT do this experiment without a parent or guardian!
MaterialsYou only need two things:
- freshly boiled water
- really cold outdoor temperature
"When it's cold outside, there's hardly any water vapor present in the air, whereas boiling water emits vapor very readily that's why it's steaming," Seeley says. "When you throw the water up in the air, it breaks into much smaller droplets, so there's even more surface for water vapor to come off of.
"Now, cold air is very dense, and this makes its capacity to hold water vapor molecules very low. There's just fundamentally less space for the vapor molecules," Seeley explains. "So when you throw the boiling water up, suddenly the minus 22 air has more water vapor than it has room for. So the vapor precipitates out by clinging to microscopic particles in the air, such as sodium or calcium, and forming crystals. This is just what goes into the formation of snowflakes."
Here is Weather.com's version found on YouTube:
Let me know if you try it and link back so we can watch your experiment!
Public Schooled: 15%
(Stat quoted from: Christian Home Education)
Look at it this way:
One hundred Christian kids go to public school
Twenty of them continue in "the faith" or going to church after they graduate.
This stat is astounding! Over and over I hear on Christian TV and radio, "Why are our children leaving the faith/church?"
Well, lets look at the facts. Most of them are being sent to the public school. What do they learn in public school? A lot more than educational stuff! I know this first hand because "I were one!" LOL.
Sadly, parents actually think that they are sending their kids to school to get an education... to get book smart. If they think that teachers are only teaching what is in the text book (which can't be trusted these days... times have changed sista!) they are fooling themselves.
How is it even possible for a teacher to teach and not give their opinion. I wonder if teachers announce that something is their "opinion" every time that they give it so that the child can easily sift through what is said and toss the junk?
I will conclude... for now... with a verse out of Scripture (highlight mine).
Luke 6:39-40And He also spoke a parable to them: “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.
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