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{Travel} Planning for Home Educators

{Travel} Planning for Home Educators

In my 15 years of home educating, we have invariably taken at least one trip per year that includes Field Experience. We always plan it on “off months” when most school kids are in school during the day, making the most of time without crowds. First, what is Field Experience? For most professions, Field Experience is practical application of what a student has learned in the classroom. For us, Field Experience is similar: we study something in the classroom, and…

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{Science} Intro to Virology College Course

{Science} Intro to Virology College Course

When I was working on my undergrad, my focus was chemistry and biology. Those courses included the standard Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry, but they also included Virology, Immunology, Mycology, and Biology of the Cancer cell. I remember my employer—a private physician and psychiatrist for whom I organized charts, transcribed notes, and did general clerical work while in college—telling me that he was impressed at just how much specialized education I am receiving in my…

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{Art and Performance} 100 Great Paintings

{Art and Performance} 100 Great Paintings

I love the impressionists, and Van Gogh and Monet are my favorites. I also adore DaVinci, but not for his paintings, but rather for his inventions. But I’m not really an “art person.” I don’t have a creative art bone in my body. I have a good eye for photography, and I love photos, but I couldn’t create a drawing or painting to save my life. However, I still believe in the value of art. This month, to study more…

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[Science] Chemistry

[Science] Chemistry

One of our favorite chemistry resources is the channel on YouTube called Periodic Videos. Here’s the supporting website with a clickable periodic table to view the videos: http://www.periodicvideos.com During the pandemic, there has been a new discovery of “black nitrogen”. We all thoroughly enjoyed this new discovery and feeling up to date on research. You can view that video here: Most of all, my children love how exciting he makes chemistry, demonstrating burning and melting points, freezing points, and even…

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[Science] Virology

[Science] Virology

With the panic and propaganda supporting the Covid tyranny, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. As someone that studied virology, immunology, mycology and microbiology in College, it’s a little easier for me to sort out the noise of the news propaganda. We found a great college course called “Introduction to Virology” from a professor at Columbia University. This is the 2019 lecture series, before the pressure and politics of covid. Watch here: I don’t agree with his position on…

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