Nature Study

How to Preserve Fall Leaves

How to Preserve Fall Leaves

The fall leaves in Minnesota are beautiful! Autumn afternoon walks are full of ooh’s and ahh’s, and we don’t want to see it end. To capture some of that fall beauty, the kids and I like to use a glycerine solution to preserve fall leaves. The process was simple, but it takes several days, so…

Animal Track Investigation

Animal Track Investigation

Written by Marci Goodwin of The Homeschool Scientist. One of my favorite things to do outside is to walk along the creek near our house. It winds through woods and grassy areas and attracts wildlife of all kinds. We have seen minnow, frogs, crayfish, turtles, the occasional great blue heron, beaver, mink, raccoon, opossum, whitetail…

50 Things to Study this Winter

50 Things to Study this Winter

Don’t let the cold and dreary weather stifle your creativity when it comes to homeschooling ideas this winter. There’s so much you can study to help you embrace the season. Just because the weather outside is frightful, you can embrace the season and get your kids (and yourself) excited about winter and all the great…