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  • Make a Kite and Learn the History of Kites



  • Kites Kids Can Make, from National Geographic: Kites to Make.

    Easy Kites for Kids to Make: Easy Kites for Kids.

    Kites for Big Kids or Adults: Kites for Big Kids.

    Kite Activities and Fun Pages: Kite Word Search and Kite Activities.

    History of Kites: History of Kites and Kite History.

    Kite Unit Study: For our Unit Study on Kites, including the Science of Kite Flying, Science Observation Sheets, and Unit Study Log Sheets, see our Unit Studies page: Unit Study.

    Homeschool Forms: Remember to jot down your lessons and homeschool activities on our blank Weekly Planner Logs, available for printing on our Homeschool Forms page: Homeschool Forms.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • Presidents Unit Study



  • Try some of the activities on our Presidents Unit Study page, such as a Clay Model of Mount Rushmore, a Virtual Field Trip of the Presidency, Drawing Portraits of Presidents, Fun Facts, and more: Click Presidents Unit Study.

    Other activities on our Presidents Unit Study page include dramatizing events surrounding the presidents; reading biographies; learning about their families, pets, and hometowns; writing activities; trying recipes; and more.

    To get started with the Presidents Unit Study, click Presidents Unit Study and have fun with the activities!

    Homeschool Forms: Remember to jot down your lessons and homeschool activities on our blank Weekly Planner Logs, available for printing on our Homeschool Forms page: Click here.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • Geography Lessons - Making a Globe



  • Where is Sochi? Locate Sochi, the location of the 2014 Winter Olympics, on a map and learn more about it. Click Sochi and Olympics.

    Make a balloon globe and label Sochi on the globe. Then label your state and town on the balloon globe. How far away is Sochi from your hometown? See how to make a balloon globe by clicking here: Balloon Globe Instructions.

    Or, make a papier mache globe, by following these instructions: Papier Mache Globe Instructions.

    Use your homemade globe to learn more about your world!

    Homeschool Forms: Remember to jot down your lessons and homeschool activities on our blank Weekly Planner Logs, available for printing on our Homeschool Forms page: Click here.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • Groundhog Day - Winter or Spring?



  • It's Groundhog Day! Did the groundhog see his shadow today? Will we have six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Click Groundhog Day.

    Learn the history of Groundhog Day by clicking here History of Groundhog Day.

    Activities for Groundhog Day are here: Activities for Groundhog Day.

    Homeschool Forms: Remember to jot down your lessons and homeschool activities on our blank Weekly Planner Logs, available for printing on our Homeschool Forms page: Click here.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • Martin Luther King Day



  • Today celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., who was born on January 15, 1929. Read more about him by clicking the Martin Luther King Center.

    Read about Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech by clicking I Have a Dream Speech.

    Write your own "I Have a Dream" ideas. See hopes and dreams written by others by clicking here: Dreams.

    Homeschool Forms: Remember to jot down your lessons and homeschool activities on our blank Weekly Planner Logs, available for printing on our Homeschool Forms page: Click here.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • Sun Dogs and Refracting Light



  • Sun dogs are a result of light refracting through ice crystals in the form of hexagonal plates. Sun dogs are also known as "mock suns" or "parhelia." Learn more about sun dogs and the Greek meaning of parhelia by clicking Sun Dogs.

    See an illustration of light refracting and creating a sun dog, and learn the difference between sun dogs and halos: Click Light Refracting.

    Try some of these experiments on refracting light, bending light, reflecting light, rainbow colors, and more: Click Experiments with Light.

    Homeschool Forms: Remember to jot down your lessons and homeschool activities on our blank Weekly Planner Logs, available for printing on our Homeschool Forms page: Click here.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • Snow Globes - Create Your Own and Learn History



  • Who invented the first snow globes? Click Snow Globe History and More Snow Globe History to find out!

    Create your own snow globes: Click Homemade Snow Globes and Christmas Snow Globe.

    As a result of your snowglobe reading and research, what did you learn about early 19th century France, the Paris Expo of 1878, the Eiffel Tower, Erwin Perzy, the French Revolution, and the first snow globes in America? Describe what you learned in your Weekly Logs from our Homeschool Forms page.

    Homeschool Forms: Remember to jot down your lessons and homeschool activities on our blank Weekly Planner Logs, available for printing on our Homeschool Forms page: Click here.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • Litmus Paper Experiment


  • Test for Acids and Bases

    Test a variety of items to see if they have acidic traits, alkaline traits, or are neutral. Record your findings on our Science Experiment log sheets or in your Science Journal. Make your own litmus paper with red cabbage and paper strips: Click Litmus Paper Experiment. Then test various items for their acidic or alkaline properties. Print our Science Experiment log sheets for recording your experiments and results: Print Science Logs. Learn more about acids and bases here: Click Acids and Bases. Have fun!





  • Foucault Pendulum and Earth's Rotation


  • Lesson Activity on Foucault's Pendulum

    Jean Foucault created his pendulum to help understand the earth's rotation. Experiment with this online interactive pendulum on the PBS Kids' website: Click Pendulum (uses Shockwave). Make your own pendulum: Click Make Pendulum and Click Pendulum Challenge. Try the activity sheet on the Foucault Pendulum at this Science link: Click Pendulum Lessons.

    Homeschool Forms: Remember to jot down your daily lessons on our blank Weekly Planner Logs, available for printing on our Homeschool Forms page: Click here.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • Origami and Math


  • Origami Helps Strengthen Math Skills

    Children can learn and practice certain math skills, while creating animals, people, vehicles, and other objects. Through origami (paper folding), children gain hands-on experience with geometric shapes, planes, angles, area, symmetry, and fractions -- plus strengthen critical thinking and reasoning skills. For a brief history of origami, see this article, History of Origami.

    Fun with Origami: For 24 colorful sheets of origami paper and 17 easy-to-do projects, you can order the Fun with Origami book from our online store for $3.00 (shipping is free). Click here to order Fun with Origami.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • World Geography


  • Continents and Areas of the World

    Have fun testing your knowledge of World Geography with this simple online game: Click here for World Quiz. Learn all about the 7 Continents of the world: Click here for Continents. Learn all about the Polar Regions of the world: Click here for Polar Regions.

    Homeschool Forms: Remember to jot down your daily lessons on our blank Weekly Planner Logs, available for printing on our Homeschool Forms page: Click here.

    Weekly Lessons: For a year's worth of Weekly Lessons, select links from the menu on the left for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-9, or Grades 9-12.





  • Tangrams, Math, & History


  • Create Tangrams!

    A tangram is a square made up of 7 pieces. Draw your own tangrams, using this step-by-step guide: Click here. Or create tangrams online, by moving the 7 shapes around: Click here. Explore the history of tangrams, too! Click here





  • Tessellations and Math


  • Create Your Own Tessellations!

    A tessellation can be made from patterns of triangles, squares, or other shapes to create fascinating pictures. Create tessellations with this fun game: Click here. Or to create colorful tessellations with paper and markers, follow these step-by-step directions: Click here. To learn more about tessellations in relation to geometry, Click here.





  • Ecosystems and Biomes


  • Find Your Region's Biome

    Learn about different biomes of the world, as well as marine ecosystems and freshwater ecosystems. Click here to learn about rainforests, tundra, taiga, deserts, grasslands, wetlands, rivers, streams, oceans, shorelines, and more. Create a colorful poster, depicting biomes and ecosystems of the world!





  • Free Homeschool Activity: Learn Math by Cooking!
  • What math skills can you learn by cooking and baking? How many tablespoons are in a cup? How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? If you double a recipe, or cut a recipe in half, what happens to the measurements? How are fractions helpful in baking? Have fun cooking up math, at the links below:





  • Free Homeschool Activity: Learn about Magnetism!
  • Try the magnetic experiments, below! What is magnetism? How was it discovered? Where did magnetism get its name? How does magnetism work? What is a magnetic field? Experiment with magnetism and learn more, here:





  • Free Homeschool Activity: Learn about Famous Explorers!
  • Take the Famous Explorers Quiz at the link, below. How many quiz questions did you get right? How many were incorrect? Write down the names of the explorers you weren't familiar with, then have fun learning more about them. Get started here:





  • Free Homeschool Activity: Read a Book a Day!
  • Focus on reading one book per day. Then discuss what you like about the books. Which was your favorite book, and who was your favorite author? What have you learned from reading the books? Did the books inspire you to write similar stories or books? For several book suggestions, click the links below:


    Remember: You can record these activities, and the ones below, on the Weekly Planner Log, available for subscribers on our Homeschool Forms page: Click Here





    For More Learning Activities Like These, Click Here.


    If You Prefer to Not Use the Above Links or Ideas, you can encourage your children to explore the topics listed below, using the "5 W's and H". See how much your children can learn from each topic, and see how far their research can take them!

    - Who was Mark Twain?
    - What is a "myth"? What is a "legend"?
    - When were the Middle Ages?
    - Where are the Andes Mountains?
    - Why did George Washington cross the Delaware River?
    - How do water droplets bend and reflect light?
    - Who was Thomas Paine?
    - What creates static electricity?
    - When was Mars discovered?
    - Where was Pangaea?
    - Why did the American Revolutionary War take place?
    - How might you create Cubist artwork, and who is famous for his Cubism style?
    - Keep asking questions and have fun learning each day!





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