Homeschool mama's have a superpower...or two...or three!
I think mine was multitasking. I say 'was' because mine are graduated and nearly graduated. YAY!!
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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
This is from Owl & Mouse at YourChildLearns.com Print Large Maps Homeschool
"Print maps large or small; from 1 page to almost 7 feet across; PC or Mac. For classroom and student use. MegaMaps requires Adobe Flash. Free online software - no downloading or installation."
You can even print mega maps! Super huge! So big you can walk on them.
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!
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