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STEM Students Need Literature, Too

My second son is a junior this year. STEM subjects come naturally to him. For example, he is currently holding a solid A in calculus, and given the choice between spending an afternoon testing physics laws or digging into Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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A Literature-Based Approach to Homeschooling Science

Sonlight for history, literature, and Bible—sure. But Sonlight for science? Absolutely! A literature-based approach introduces a feast of discovery, allowing elementary- and middle-school students to uncover a wide range of wild and wondrous scientific concepts. Each Science level from A … Continue reading

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Sonlight's New History of Science Curriculum: HBL J

HBL J is designed for students ages 13-15. Through Sonlight's all new History / Bible / Literature and Language Arts J: History of Science, you'll follow the path of scientific inquiry over the last 4,000 years.  This fantastic new program shows you physicists, … Continue reading

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8 Homeschool Science Tips from a Mom Who Skips the Experiments

I have to admit that at first I was hesitant about Sonlight Science. I have a background in science, and I wanted a program that would inspire my kids to love it as much as I do.  Now that I've … Continue reading

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Help for the Homeschool Mom Who Hates Science Experiments

It is 3:15 pm. School should be wrapping up, and yet I am covered in the contents of the junk drawer—not the little one that has pencils and vitamins. No, I am in the Drawer of Lost Causes.  (I am … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 3 (The Sonlight Microscope)

  Back before I even had children, I read the description of the Sonlight microscope, thought it sounded cool, and asked for that for Christmas.  It is still cool. And with my oldest now studying biology, it's definitely put to … Continue reading

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The Coriolis Fountain Blew My Mind

Physics. I did well in that class in high school. I've long loved centripetal force, spinning buckets of water around without spilling a drop. Even today I discover things about the world that just make me stop and stare. The … Continue reading

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