Ultimate Middle School Homeschool Bundle


The Middle School Bundle at the “Build
Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition
sale is almost to good to believe!
Hurry though, because the sale ends 7-28-14!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
$361.77 ONLY $59.00 Save: 84%Your middle school students will tour the classical world and develop academic
excellence using our Middle School Bundle. This bundle features Learning
Language Arts Through Literature
, a Cathy Duffy Top 100 Pick, and two
science curricula, one of which is also a Cathy Duffy Top 100 Pick, as well
as your choice of a popular geography curriculum, a history timeline/book
of centuries, Renaissance and Reformation notebooking pages, a classical
music curriculum and famous composers notebooking pages, and a creative
writing collection that even “non-writers” will love!

There are 2 products in Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 Pics in this bundle!

Buy more & save more! Purchase 2 pre-assembled bundles
and get the 3rd one 50% off! See site
for details.

Checkout the items in the Middle School Bundle:

 

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

Learning Language Arts Through Literature (Student
& Teacher for One Grade) – Retail: $59.99

Learning Language Arts Through Literature is a fully integrated language
arts program that teaches grammar, reading, spelling, vocabulary, writing
mechanics, creative writing, thinking skills and more. Real books are used
in the reading lessons, complete with vocabulary words, discussion questions
and a variety of activities. Reading real books instead of basal stories
makes reading a joy and the beginning of a lifelong adventure for your student.

Includes teacher book, review activities and assessments.

Click here to learn more!

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A Child’s Geography: Your Choice of Volumes- Retail
$24.95

A Child’s Geography 3 Volume Series is a “living” geography curriculum.
Includes reproducibles in the form of copywork passages, copywork
templates, postcard templates, quizzes, world and continent maps,
recipes, and more.

Each volume in this series is a complete, stand-alone
Geography and History Curriculum!

Volume 1: A Child’s Geography: Exploring His Earth is
about getting to know what’s under our feet, over our heads and in
the world around us-the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere-and
then how to get around this world-maps, latitude and longitude.

Volume 2: A Child’s Geography: Explore the Holy Land
- Jump on a magic carpet and glide through the countries of the Middle
East, learning about the distinct cultures in the region known as
“The Holy Land.” As you explore the Holy Land you and your family
will delight in incredible, mysterious landscapes, hidden wonders
and beautiful peoples – all created in God’s image.

Volume 3: A Child’s Geography: Explore the Classical World
- Learn about the countries surrounding the sparkling Mediterranean
Sea, the birthplace of western civilization and the region known as
the “Classical World.” Study ancient civilizations and great empires
from what has been left behind and carefully preserved.

Click here to learn more!

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Creation Astronomy: Study Guide to the Constellations – Retail $18.95

Want to refute the big bang theory? Here is the book that will help you
do it! This book is a valuable teaching resource. Includes easy to
follow lesson plans, a teaching outline for K-12, star chart of the
original 48 constellations, over 250 activities and experiments, vocabulary
list, recommended reading (not necessary to complete this study),
math activities, book reviews, reproducible sheets and much more!

Click here to learn more!

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Cells; An Introduction to the Anatomy and Physiology of Animal Cells – Retail $14.95

This is a complete curriculum designed for ages 10-15. Includes both student
text and teacher’s activity guide, along with an activity section.

Topics include: The history of the discovery of cells, amino acids,
proteins, DNA discovery, translation, transcription, mRNA, tRNA, ribosomes,
chaperone proteins, lysosomes, enzymes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi
bodies, docking proteins and protein synthesis inside endoplasmic
reticulum, the structure of the nucleus, and MUCH more!

Click here to learn more!

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Heroines of the Past – Retail $17.00

An Inspiring Thirteen-Week Virtue Study Celebrating the Noble Deeds of Women
and Girls from History. This book is both a Bible study and a collection
of stories about historical women and girls. Each chapter has a story
about a righteous lady from the past, and then a study that digs into
God’s Word concerning the virtues demonstrated in the story.

Click here to learn more!

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The Picture Smart Bible: Old Testament – $39.00 Value

Picture-Smart Bible is a comprehensive overview of Biblical history, geography,
doctrine, important verses and major themes of each Bible book. In this
innovative Bible study program, an overview of an entire book is illustrated
on a single page. For every book of the Old Testament you study, you will
have a script to follow, a Master Drawing, and a Student Sheet.

Click here to learn more!

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Beethoven Who – Retail $29.99

Take the mystery out of music. Beethoven Who will guide you and your family
into the wonders of music reading, music listening, and music making. Topics
include: The Elements of Music, Classical Music Your Child Will Love, Activities
to teach pitch, rhythm, form, dynamics, tempo, musical terms, etc., Heritage
Music Every Child Should Know – folk, patriotic, sacred, & more, Making
Music Together, Sharing Music with Others plus hundreds of external and
internal links and a glossary of Musical Terms.

Click here to learn more!

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Creative Freewriting Adventure – Retail $18.95

Writing can be hard work. Good writing most often results from rewriting,
and much rewriting can make a writer weary. Since Philosophy
Adventure™
students create and refine one primary writing
assignment over the course of several weeks (supported by clear step-by-step
instructions and seven writing checklists), we created freewriting
exercises to offset their hard work with play. Using these exercises,
we discovered that even students who considered themselves “non-writers”
produced surprisingly creative work. No prep required.

Click here to learn more!

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Jim Hodges Audio Books – Retail $90.00

Download the top 5 G.A. Henty Audio Books of all time! These exciting, historically
accurate, uplifting stories in complete, unabridged recordings by Jim Hodges
Productions will have your children begging for more! The titles include:
With Lee in Virginia, In Freedom’s Cause, Beric
the Briton
, For the Temple, and Winning His
Spurs
.

Click here to learn more!

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Famous Composers Notebooking Pages – Retail $5.95

This ebook of 286 notebooking pages contains 10 notebooking layouts in primary
and regular-lined formats for 28 famous composers. Type of images used varies.
Notebook cover, listening guide pages, and continuation pages included.

Click here to learn more!

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Renaissance & Reformation Notebooking & Coloring Pages – Retail 9.95

Our growing e-collection of Renaissance & Reformation topical notebooking
pages (for people, events, places, discoveries/inventions, etc.) are bordered
with our themed Book of Centuries timeline/history borders and come in both
primary and regular-lined styles. Each topic has 11-15+ layouts.

Click here to learn more!

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History Timeline / Book of Centuries Notebooking
System – Retail 6.95

Make notebooking your history studies simple, quick, and fun! The themed
borders will give your child’s notebook an elegant, organized flair
giving him a great place to start recording his study through the
centuries. As your student adds their own timeline figures, maps, illustrations,
narrations, copywork, etc, the book will come to life.

Click here to learn more!

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Math Mammoth Percent – Retail $3.20

Math Mammoth Percent teaches students to understand the concept of percent,
to calculate the percentage of a number, to figure discounts and sales tax,
to draw circle graphs, to differentiate between a percent of change and
a percent of comparison, and to know how to calculate both. The text is
suitable for grades 6 through 8, in what is often termed middle school.

Click here to learn more!

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Teach Your Family to Play the Soprano Recorder – Retail $5.99

Looking for a great first instrument for your child? Soprano recorders are
inexpensive and easy to play. Marcia shows you how with “Teach Your Family
to Play the Soprano Recorder”, even if you don’t read music.

Click here to learn more!

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Keyboarding for the Christian School, Revised Edition (Grades 6 and up) – Retail $15.95

This book will help your middle school through high school student learn
touch typing through typing drills, timings, letters, envelopes, APA and
MLA reports (the ONLY book that features both), centering, proofreader’s
marks, and creating tables with a Biblical perspective, and more! Includes
textbook and resources for grading and assessment.

Click here to learn more!

Recommended for you and found at this price only at the
Build Your Bundle – Homeschool Edition Sale
in the Premium Products Section:

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
*Not included in the Middle School Bundle, available for purchase individually at 60% off.

BUY MORE & SAVE MORE!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 “build your own” bundles you will get
    the 3rd “build your own” bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own
Bundles only.
Discount taken off the lowes priced bundle. See site for complete details and FAQ.

Prefer to pick and choose what you want?
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

The Science of Cooking


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Last Weeks Link Up Favorite Benoit Academy Mini Animal Block

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There are so many reasons why you should start cooking with your kids; to me the best part is the quality time you get to spend with one another.  Cooking teaches math, reading, safety and my personal favorite creativity.  Now, if you’re one of those moms that kitchen messes drive you nuts might I suggest having a glass wine while cooking with your kids because it is going to get messy.  If your child is reluctant to place on chef hat or apron; start off with one of their favorites or with something simple like pancakes. Logan, was hesitant when he began cooking but once he felt the accomplishment of creating the perfect pancake he was hooked.  Sophia, on the other hand loved to cook from the moment she stepped into the kitchen; she has even started cooking on our BBQ grill. Also, think of the benefits when you’re not feeling up to preparing dinner you can always ask your kids to whip something up.(hey, there is nothing wrong with cupcakes for dinner:)

 

Here are some fun science inspired recipes!

For the Geologist in the home try this simple Rock Candy recipe.

 

Create your own molten lava with this easy to follow recipe!

 

Teaching the effects temperatures have on solidity of ingredients? Homemade Ice Cream is great way to show this concept.

 

Playing with Our Food science printable included

 

 Kid Friendly Cookbooks

 

I encourage you to pass the drive-thru this week and get in the kitchen with your kids!!!

 

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My esteemed co-hosts

Meagan from More Than A Coupon Queen

Dawnita from Fogelman Forerunner

Jess from Benoit Academy

Jodi from NY Homeschool

Adelien from Blessed Learners

Marie-Claire from Quick Start Homeschool

 

Affiliate Disclosure: This post contains “affiliate links.”  That means if you click on some of the above links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission.  I  only recommend products or services I use personally or believe valuable to my readers.  We are disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

Charlotte Mason Ultimate Bundle


The “Build Your Bundle”
- Homeschool Edition
sale is going on for one week only (July
21-28)! There are so many wonderful products and amazing deals! We are highlighting the Charlotte Mason Bundle below.
Take a look at the Charlotte Mason Bundle:
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
$377.35 ONLY $49.00 Save: 87%Amazing things await you in our Charlotte Mason Bundle! This bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason Methods for language arts, handwriting, and reading, a full geography curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature, artists, poetry, and a variety of “extras” just for mom! Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value all by itself)—the top 5 best selling G.A. Henty audio books from Jim Hodges Productions. This bundle is jam packed full of amazing resources your family will love!Buy more & save more! Purchase 2 pre-assembled bundles
and get the 3rd one 50% off! See site
for details.

Checkout the items in the Charlotte Mason Bundle:

 

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Write from History – Retail $22.95

With modern writing programs, children’s weaknesses often overshadow their
strengths, but with the Charlotte Mason Method of teaching your children
to write all those frustrations will fly out the window. The Write from
History
series teaches children to write via the Charlotte Mason Method,
children find writing to be easy and even fun. And when they are asked to
put the various writing skills together, they do so easily and naturally.

Write from History is an easy and effective way to teach writing,
supplement history, and reinforce proper handwriting.

Click here to learn more!

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Sheldon’s NEW Primary Language Lessons – Retail
$14.95

Sheldon’s New Primary Language Lessons is a beginning grammar workbook
for students learning the 8 parts of speech and the fundamentals of
sentence and paragraph writing. This language arts curriculum is a
gentle introduction to grammar and composition for students in the
elementary grades. Writing exercises are in cursive and print.

Click here to learn more!

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50 States and Where to Find Them – Retail $30.00

50 States and Where to Find Them teaches children the states and
capitals region by region through mapping exercises and quality literature.
Children fill out a map of the region as they learn about each state.
State lessons include historical information about the state and coloring
pages of the state flower, state bird, and state flag. Each region
wraps up with a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a bonus lesson
pertaining to the region.

Click here to learn more!

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The Charlotte Mason Way Explained – Retail $6.99

The Charlotte Mason Way Explained ebook consist of 30 chapters, 53
pages written by a veteran home educating mother of four, who has used the
Charlotte Mason way to teach her children from preschool through high school.
Practical insights of how to simply implement each of Charlotte Mason methods
into today’s homeschool, a reader will gain inspiration, clarity and focus
on their own homeschooling journey.

Click here to learn more!

Recommended for you and found at this price only at the
Build Your Bundle – Homeschool Edition Sale
in the Premium Products Section:

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
*Not included in the Charlotte Mason Bundle, available for purchase individually at 60% off.

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Handwriting – Webster’s Syllabary with Phonics
- Retail $15.00

 

This first book in the Handwriting Lessons Through Literature program
teaches cursive handwriting through Webster’s syllabary and seventy-five
phonograms. Students also learn capital letters and numbers 1-100. Included
in this file are both a vertical and a slant cursive workbook, each with
its own unique set of writing instructions.

Click here to learn more!

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Fine Art Pages Collection 1 – Retail $14.95

This fabulous artist study program that will aid you in studying famous
paintings plus information about each work and the artist.In addition
to the art pages, you will also receive some practical tips and suggestions
about how to utilize the Fine Art Pages and get the most out of them
for both you and your students.

Click here to learn more!

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Reading Lessons through Literature – Retail $25.00

Reading Lessons through Literature is a pick-up and go Orton phonogram
reading program organized around the stories in The Elson Readers. Like
other Orton phonogram programs, it focuses on teaching reading through spelling.
First children learn the basic phonograms. Then they begin writing their
spelling words, analyzing them, and reading them for practice. And finally,
they begin to read stories which include the words they’ve learned. RLTL
teaches 75 basic phonograms.

Click here to learn more!

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Level 3 Old Testament Overview Part 1 – Retail
$28.00

On this trail Bible students will learn about the Creation, the Promises
God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and much more. Along the path
they will also learn basic Bible geography through mapping exercises.

Students will draw the timeline, identify biblical locations on a
map, and recite memory verses and important facts from the Bible.
Students who take this trail will be able to identify the people and
places of the Bible!

Click here to learn more!

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Jim Hodges Audio Books – Retail $90.00

Download the top 5 G.A. Henty Audio Books of all time! These exciting, historically
accurate, uplifting stories in complete, unabridged recordings by Jim Hodges
Productions will have your children begging for more! The titles include:
With Lee in Virginia, In Freedom’s Cause, Beric
the Briton
, For the Temple, and Winning His
Spurs
.

Click here to learn more!

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Notebooking Pages: Trees & Plants – Retail
$11.90

The Plants & Trees Basic Study contains 49 notebooking pages includes diagrams
and pages designed to complement your child’s basic study of plants
and trees. Also included is Trees of North America, 344+ notebooking
pages covers 43 of North America’s trees. Wonderful coloring pages,
choice of primary or regular lines, and a variety of layouts are included
for each tree in this set.

Click here to learn more!

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Notebooking Pages: Complete Birds Set – Retail
$23.80

This is the entire collection of nature study birds notebooking sets! You
will be amazed at all of the pages you will get in this bundle! This
bundled purchase includes:
All About Birds Basic Study Notebooking
Pages, Birds of the World Notebooking Pages, North American Birds
Notebooking Pages, and Tropical Birds Notebooking Pages.

Click here to learn more!

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Notebooking Pages: Wildflowers, Weeds, and Garden
Flowers – Retail $12.95

This set was created to compliment a nature study of flowers using the Handbook
of Nature Study, by Anna Botsford Comstock. There are 8 designed notebooking
pages for each Wildflower, Weed, & Garden Flower named in this study
(over 45 plants in all!). Included are both regular-lined and primary-lined
so they will work for all ages.

Click here to learn more!

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NaturExplorers Fruit & Nuts – Retail $8.95

This unit will not only have you observing and examining fruits and nuts,
you will learn to observe insect and animal behavior, watch for the effects
of disease or weather on plants and be challenged to create meals, make
models, create history reports and so much more!

Also included is a slight focus on the Fruits of the Spirit in the
Bible section with additional book, music and activity ideas to follow
through with Biblical character training. This is a well-rounded unit
chock-full of lessons to fit every academic area!

Click here to learn more!

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Words With Wings – Retail $39

Introducing Words With Wings, an exciting new poetry curriculum and
contest for kids. Each monthly lesson includes the simple explanation
of a fun poetry form and poetic devices, a writing prompt, examples
from the Words With Wings poets, easy ‘how-to’ tips, and samples from
famous poets.

Bible verses are woven through each lesson in a relevant way that
inspires a love of language, as well an understanding of the language
of His love.

Click here to learn more!

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Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scriptures
- Retail $14.95

Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scripture is a one, two
or three year curriculum geared toward children who are learning to
write and all the way to a high school curriculum. Each year curriculum
has assignments for a 5 day week, however if you desire to take longer
with this curriculum, just turn it into whatever year curriculum works
for your own family!

Click here to learn more!

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Because I Said So – a Biblical Study of Obedience
- Retail $4.99

This is a brand new 26 page Bible
study that teaches HOW and WHY we should obey through scripture and study
of biblical people who struggled with the issue of obedience. Also included
is a bonus hymn study on the beloved hymn, Trust and Obey. The study
is perfect for family devotions, quiet time or homeschool Bible class!

Click here to learn more!

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When I Survey – a Hymnological Journey to the
Cross – Retail $4.99

When I Survey is a 12-day hymnological journey to the cross. Students
and families will dig into the Bible and then support their learning with
the study of a hymn. This study will empower you to set truth deep into
the hearts of your children in a simple and easy way!

Click here to learn more!

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Breakfast Stations Pack – Retail $2.99

This pack is just what every
busy mom needs. You’ll find 60+ days of breakfasts that your kids can make
themselves in less than 3 minutes. They are healthy, fast, easy, and best
of all…FRUGAL!

Click here to learn more!

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How to Build a Strong Christian Home – Retail
$4.99

 

Most of us love our families
very much but we struggle in so many different ways, and sometimes we just
need a little help and guidance to become the family we know the Lord wants
us to become. Our families are a blessing and worth the patience, love,
and time to invest in building a strong Christian home for God’s glory and
we can do this one step at a time.

Click here to learn more!

BUY MORE & SAVE MORE!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 “build your own” bundles you will get
    the 3rd “build your own” bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own
Bundles only.
Discount taken off the lowes priced bundle. See site for complete details and FAQ.

Prefer to pick and choose what you want?
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

TGIF Giveaway!!


My friend April over at Faith n’ Pixie dust asked me to share this fabulous giveaway with my readers today.(Thanks April)  Good luck to all of you who enter!

persecuted book review

Have you ever felt Persecuted for your faith? Persecuted is a fiction book that deals with that very subject. The story line of the book is about a popular evangelist that stands for his belief that there is only one way to heaven and will not endorse a bill that will make all religions equal. Check out the full book review HERE.

Enter to win a copy of Persecuted, based on a Daniel Lusko Film opening July 18th in theaters.

Be sure to check out PERSECUTED the movie at a theatre near you, July 18th!

Visit the official movie website: http://www.persecutedmovie.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/persecutedmovie

About The Author:

Robin Parrish is a journalist who’s written about the intersection of faith and pop culture for more than a decade. He’s also the author of Offworld and The Dominion Trilogy . Robin and his wife and children live in North Carolina. Visit Robin’s website. www.robinparrish.com

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Faith n’ Pixie Dust and any participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions please email April at admin@faithnpixiedust.com.

Geeky Educational Link Up.. Homeschool Style


I know many of you are in throes of planning your 2014 homeschool year or maybe you’re done but still looking for more resources.  This week I figured I would share some of my favorites and few I plan to use in the coming year and super easy experiment. Enjoy!!

 

science 2014

I divided up my favorites in categories so they’re easier to navigate through.

  •      Online Resources

1. Experiments galore over at Science Bob

2. Easy to follow Homeschool Science

3. New a video to help you create a fun experiment check this out

4. Nova Science Now has tons of great information.

5. NASA for students is fun for all ages.

 

  • Books & more Books

1. This year we are delving more into the world of Physics the name says it all Physics is FUN

2. One of my favorite books to use for fourth grade Science

3. Science in Seconds quick and easy science experiments.

4. One of favorite books about Albert Einstein

5. Your kids will just love this one Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes

 

  • Science Kits

1. Anatomy

2. Electronic & Tech

3. Robotics

4. Alternative Energy

 

Fun experiment courtesy of Science Bob

The Magic Ketchup Experiment!

What You Will Need

* A 1 liter plastic bottle
* Ketchup pack from a fast food restaurant
* Salt (using Kosher salt helps keep the water from becoming foggy)

What To Do

  1. Remove any labels from the bottle and fill it all the way to the top with water.
  2. Add a ketchup pack to the bottle.
  3. If the ketchup floats, you’re all set – go to step 4. If the ketchup sinks in the bottle, go to step 5.
  4. For the floating ketchup pack simply screw the cap on the bottle and squeeze the sides of the bottle hard. If the ketchup sinks when you squeeze it, and floats when you release it, congratulations, you’re ready to show it off. If it does not sink when you squeeze it, try a different kind of ketchup pack or try a mustard or soy sauce pack.
  5. If the ketchup pack sinks, add about 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of salt to the bottle. Cap it and shake it up until the salt dissolves. (Kosher salt will keep the water from getting too cloudy, although it will usually clear up over time if using regular table salt.)
  6. Continue adding salt, a few tablespoons at a time until the ketchup is just barely floating to the top of the bottle.
  7. Once it is consistently floating, make sure the bottle is filled to the top with water, and then cap it tightly.
  8. Now squeeze the bottle. The magic ketchup should sink when you squeeze the bottle and float up when you release it. With some practice you can get it to stop in the middle of the bottle.

How Does It Work

This experiment is all about buoyancy and density. Buoyancy describes whether objects float or sink. This usually describes how things float in liquids, but it can also describe how things float or sink in and various gasses.

Density deals with the amount of mass an object has. Adding salt to the water adjusted the water’s density to get the ketchup to float. Sound complicated? It is, but here’s the basics on the ketchup demo…there is a little bubble inside of the ketchup packet. As we know bubbles float, and the bubble in the ketchup sometimes keeps the heavy packet from sinking. When you squeeze the bottle hard enough, you put pressure on the packet. That causes the bubble to get smaller and the entire packet to become MORE DENSE than the water around it and the packet sinks. When you release the pressure, the bubble expands, making the packet less dense (and more buoyant) and, alas, it floats back up. This demonstration is sometimes known as a CARTESIAN DIVER.

 

Make It An Experiment

The project above is a DEMONSTRATION. To make it a true experiment, you can try to answer these questions:

1. Do different food packs (ketchup, mustard, soy sauce) have the same density?

2. Does the temperature of the water affect the density of the ketchup packet?

3. Does the size of the bottle affect how much you have to squeeze to get the packet to sink?

 

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Saturday Shout Outs


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I have finally returned from a much needed vacation and ready to get back at it

So, without further ado here is this weeks Shout-Outs!

 

Looking for something to do tonight? Tonight is one of three nights that the Supermoon can be seen(no telescope needed) find out more here

I am so loving Joshua Becker’s blog, Life Changing stuff! Read more about it

Sheila’s From Wholeness seriesis exceptional.

 

Sewing School 101: Simple Tips to Get You Stitching I have finally decided to try my hand at sewing. Wish me luck:)

 

My new favorite bread!

 

Reading More habit I would like to pass on to our children.

 

Glad to be back in this space!  Have a super weekend everyone:)

 

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