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    Using the Scientific Method with Simple Experiments

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    Using the scientific method is essential for kids to learn about the world around them.  Kids love playing. Most kinds of play involve making guesses, trying to see if those guesses are right and trying again if you fail.  Playing is science.  Try 2 ea...
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    21 Online and Subscription Resources to Get Your Child into Science

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    It is important to find great resources to get your child into science. Online education is booming. Check out these great science resources. There are affiliate links in this post but are resources I highly recommend.  I may receive compensation if yo...
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    An Introduction to Science Journaling for Those Who Hate to Write

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    Science journaling, for those science junkies who teach or just love anything related to science is a rewarding activity.  Its great for adults but it is also a rewarding activity for kids.  Both adults and kids can improve their science literacy skill...
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    Why Mental Development is so Crucial for Teaching Life Science

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    Mental development is important when teaching any science including life sciences.  Science, particularly human science, is unlike any other subject. An understanding of the fundamentals and facts is important.  For this to happen, you must ensure that...
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    Whole Peanut Bird and Squirrel Wreath Feeder

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    A bird and squirrel wreath feeder is a unique way to feed some harder to attract birds like woodpeckers.  Many people feel that adding a whole peanut feeder is a great distraction for the squirrels.  I highly recommend this feeder if you don't mind feeding some of the local squirrel population. Disclosure:  there are Amazon links in this post.  If you click I may make some coffee money but at absolutely no cost to you.

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    Who is Chemist Robert Boyle?

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    Robert Boyle was an important guy in the 17th C and he is considered one of the founders of modern chemistry.  He was responsible for making chemistry a respected science.  Because of him, it became a real science not a study of alchemy and mysticism.  He introduced the idea of careful measurements and repeated experiments.

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    Scientific Developments in Human History is Vital Learning

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    Scientific developments in human history are a fantastic teaching tool.  History has a huge impact on what we do today.  Learning about our scientific past improves our scientific literacy skills, makes us appreciate how far we have come and it is fun for everyone to learn that our ancient ancestors were totally inventive and smarter than we might have thought.

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    Easy Water Experiments: How to Learn the Value of Water

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    Water experiments are a fantastic way of teaching kids the value of our Earth's most important resource.  At home or in the classroom, they are easy to perform and most can be completed with common household materials.  Try some easy water experiments in your home school or classroom today!

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    How in the World Do Animals Keep a Stable Temperature?

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    Thermoregulation looks at the way different animals keep a stable temperature.  Animals, including humans, fall into one of two categories when it comes to how they keep their bodies temperature where it needs to be - endotherms or ectotherms.  There are some finer distinctions within these categories and as always, there are exceptions to the rule!

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    8 Steps of the Scientific Method You Need to Know

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    The 8 steps of the scientific method are a step-by-step method of inquiry.  They provide a logical blueprint for scientists to test their questions in a structured way. Valid and logical conclusions are the result. Scientists are looking for cause and effect relationships.  Their educated guess or hypothesis  can be supported, partly supported or rejected by their experiment.  So what are these 8 steps of the scientific method?

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