New Reviews of Hands-On Science!

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I recently provided three blog readers the opportunity to receive a copy of Hands-On Science: Particles in Motion.  They agreed to review the book and have written some excellent information for you!

Hands-On Science is a K-6 experiment and activity book.  It provides discussion and thought-provoking questions along with practical application.  The experiments can be completed with an entire homeschool, that is to say, a wide range of ages, at differing levels of difficulty simultaneously.  The best part is, you probably already own every item required to complete the experiments!

But I’ll let you read what these ladies have to say about it.

Here are the Reviews!

If you’re looking to grab a copy of this book for 20% off, be sure to head over to the Homeschool Science Press Facebook page, (like us), and find the discount code!  If you are already a Facebook Liker, head to the special offers tab.

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Online Resources for Military Homeschoolers

CH 46 at sunset

Homeschool Enrichment magazine recently published an article by Jennifer from Middle-Aged Mama.  It listed some online military homeschool resources.  What a great idea!  Military homeschoolers, especially those overseas, are often in a whole different ballgame when it comes to homeschooling away from friends and family.  Frequent moves mean uprooting and learning new laws in each state, and getting re-organized each time to continue pursuing excellence in homeschooling!

Here are some of the resources listed by the article, and a few more as well:

The Military Homeschooler

The Homeschool Diner: Military Homeschoolers (this is a wonderful website for all sorts of curriculum and resources, not just for military, if you haven’t stopped by)

DoDDS Guidelines for Homeschool Overseas

Wives in Bloom: The Online Magazine for Christian Military Moms

HSLDA’s page on Military Homeschooling Overseas

The Home Front– “Serving military homeschooling families as they serve throughout the world.”

Eclectic Homeschool Organization’s page on Military Resources

Simple Homeschool’s wonderful post on Homeschooling and Moving


Got any other great resources to share?  Leave a comment!  And thanks for serving our country to all the military families out there!


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Free Copy of Comstock’s Handbook of Nature

The Big Handbook of Nature Study

If you head over to today, you can download two portions of The Big Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock. Further portions will be available the rest of this week, so keep stopping over each day!

Comstock’s book is an extensive volume of nature study with beautifully written passages on birds, fish, animals, insects, and more.  Written originally in 1918, she has plenty of thought-provoking questions in each unit.  One good one involves hunting and stewardship of our natural resources.  You don’t typically see these sorts of critical thinking processes in today’s science books.

As a side note, our Nature Study section of the shop has a book, The Herbarium, which is a plant collection book, written with The Handbook of Nature Study in mind.

Be sure to download this great resource– don’t miss it!

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