One of the “learning kicks” we’ve been on this year has been chemistry, specifically its history (from alchemy to the present) and the periodic table. Here are some of the coolest books, movies, trips and more we’ve incorporated into our learning!
Using a new math and science online tutoring program, Uzinggo, has been a good way to expand our resource library, especially in chemistry, so that we can dig deeper into the topics Sarah’s passionate about (more than we could on our own) and also get quick explanations of the things that she’d rather not spend much time on!
We don’t do grade levels. We don’t do textbooks. Here’s our unschooling plan for what we might do in what is something like our “eighth-grade” year.
Neil Armstrong would have celebrated his 83rd birthday on Aug. 5, 2013. He passed away in 2012, but his legacy still teaches us much about exploration.
Our family’s reading for June 2013 included Master Books’ Chronicles of Dinosauria; the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series; and a DK Lego Minifigures encyclopedia.
In honor of his 52nd birthday later this month, I’m celebrating the life of Michael J. Fox, and sharing how his Back to the Future movies have inspired learning in our family!
Sarah’s got a new TV obsession: MythBusters. She’s having a great time watching them blow things up, but she’s learned a ton as well!
Sarah’s Lego Tyrannosaurus rex model sparked some fun conversations about dinosaurs.
Our Tuesday series of quotes by great mathematicians and scientists continues with a reminder about knowledge.
Our Tuesday series of quotes by great mathematicians and scientists continues with a reminder to observe carefully from Nicholas Flamel.