My All Time Favorite Science Link-Up Posts


Since, we are starting school this week and I am a little overwhelmed (mostly with excitement) I thought I would share some of my “All Time Favorite Science” link up posts. Enjoy!

 

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 My Favorites:

New York Homeschool’s post on Making Ice from Scratch was tried several times this weekend.

I have always been fascinated with butterflies. Fran’s post about the butterfly lifecycle was very informative, read more about it here

Jess’s post is for all of us Mom’s looking for educational games while on our 10 hour car trips to see family this summer. Grab some great free Andriod apps here

Christianity Cove’s Pollution in a Fish Tank

We just LOVE cat’s so Fran’s post on Domesticated Cats had to make the list.

Still Learning Something New post on aviation was very informative.

Making Flubber a Tribute to Robin Williams

Free Science Lapbooks

Doctor Who Lunch Box Notes

Getting Down with Gravity

Science of Firecrackers

Our entire family thoroughly enjoyed Fran’s post on Fireflies

Please share some of your favorites below

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

2014 Great Labor Day Deals


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Katie Ann at Wise Wife Soaps is offering 15% off all items. Check out her Etsy Store here

 

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To start shopping at our gorgeous online boutique click here

 

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Back to the Books Celebration {giveaway #4: Jamberry Prize Package} To Enter Click here

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Great Giveaway from Future.Flying.Saucers Click pic below to ENTER

 

 Labor Day Sale from Family Christian/Godly Glimpses. Click pic below to find out more…

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My Pinterventures is hosting an amazing giveaway. Find out more here

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Here is a fun way to get your Labor Day Party Started here

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Amazon is offering a free audiobook. Click on the pic below!

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Check out another great list of Labor Day Deals over at Divas Who Save. Click pic below to find out more!

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Alison & Jean when does the book club start?  I am stockpiling the wine!

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Homeschoolers Online Guide to Science


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When I started homeschooling I was so excited to teach science but as our children got older I realized I needed some assistance explaining scientific methods and theories.  I have found several exceptional online resources; I have shared my top 10 below.

1. One of my go to resources is NOVA I just love their teacher videos.

2. The next obvious choice is NASA’s it has specific categories for both student and teacher.

3. We spend a lengthy amount of time at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology; the bird cams are addictive.

4. Sophia just loves National Geographic Kids it is overflowing with interactive quizzes and animal videos.

5. This past Christmas we gave the kids a subscription to Muse Magazine their website offers monthly fun facts and interactive games.

6. Need advice on finding the right science project? click here

7. For the younger scientist PBS Kids offers a fun way to approach the basics.

8. Science Kids is the place for science & technology on the Internet for children.

9. High School students interested in the latest and greatest in technology can find resources here.

10. YouTube & Netflix are chock-full of documentaries for every science lover!

Last weeks  favorites:

Christianity Cove’s Pollution in a Fish Tank

We just LOVE cat’s so Fran’s post on Domesticated Cats had to make the list.

Still Learning Something New post on aviation was very informative.

 

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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

Saturday Shout Out & Giveaway!!!


  Good Saturday Mi’ Amigos & Amigas I was so delighted when Jess over at  Benoit Academy asked Waldorf Salad and Cottage Fries to share her EXCELENTE Giveaway!!! Good Luck Everyone..

*I was given a 3 month subscription to Speekee – Spanish For Kids free in exchange for an open & honest review.-Jess Benoit

Speekee – Spanish for Kids Review + Giveaway

Speekee - Spanish for Kids Review + Giveaway {ends 8/25} >> Benoit Academy

Speekee is a comprehensive online Spanish program for children ages 2-11. I know personally that my kids learn better when they are having fun & lessons are game-based. This is what Speekee is all about! It is tailor made for homeschoolers!

The program consists of 40 videos divided into 2 age groups that star real Spanish speaking children:

  • 2 – 6 years old – includes songs, puppets, & animation
  • 7 – 11 years old – themed videos, such as Shopping, Superheroes, & Day Out.

Speekee FastTrack Program – a 40 week plan for 2-8 year olds. It focuses on the first 10 videos in the series & includes activities, corresponding videos, flashcards, & worksheets. Each week Speekee will suggest 4 activities for you to complete. Just a few minutes a day can make a difference!

Speekee Spanish Challenge: Structured Learning for 8-11 year olds – consists of 295 missions across 25 levels!! Missions may involve watching a video, visiting a place on the map, quizzes, & even communicating in Spanish!

Membership

  • A Basic Speekee account is free & gives you a limited amount of videos, locations, & other features.
  • Paid Membership gives access to everything – 40 videos, 25 locations, all games & quizzes, & 100% safe social networking features!!
    • Monthly – $7.50
    • 6 month subscription – $35.94
    • 1 year subscription – $53.88

Speekee has been gracious enough to provide a 3 month subscription for a giveaway! If you would like a chance to win this awesome resource then enter below. Giveaway ends 8/25 at 11:59 pm. Winner has 48 hours to respond or I will move on the next. Good Luck!

 

 

**Benoit Academy is not responsible for complete prize fulfillment. Winner must set up a free account on Speekee.com and I will provide the email to the Speekee representative for subscription upgrade for 3 months.**

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Where I Spend My Time


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Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ~M. Scott Peck

On Monday my post asked to you to choose your 3 to 4 pillars; these are the BIG Rocks where you plan to spend majority of your time.

Below I have listed my four pillars; please feel free to share your pillars below.

Pillar 1: Family/Relationships

Pillar 2: Spiritual/Daily Meditation/Journaling

Pillar 3: Creative Ventures/ Blog/Photography

Pillar 4: Health/Fitness/Nutrition

Now, that you have determined where we want to spend our time; you need to fit these pillars into our daily rhythm. So,here is the next task: rewrite your daily agenda and include your four pillars. See where each one can be placed into your daily routines; you do not have to allot time for each pillar everyday.  I suggest you schedule time each Friday for next weeks planning. Make sure to proactively include each of your pillars when planning your next week.

Saturday Shout-Out Barefoot Spirit Giveaway


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“The Barefoot Spirit” book tells the story of how an unknown novelty wine became an American icon. It chronicles the unlikely events that made it possible, and it lays out the cornerstone business and lifestyle philosophies that made it, ultimately, an enduring success. This book is perfect for entrepreneurs, wine lovers, or even those that just love a story written by real people sharing real success. You can read more…

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