Tag: Science

Funschooling News #12

Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News! I’m offering more great family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun. This week’s activities include baking soda related resources. This inexpensive item can be turned into an awesome learning tool! Be sure to scroll all the way down to […]

Create Your Own Animal Study

A great way to begin your study is to make a list of animals you want to learn about, then brainstorm some ways you can learn about the ones you are most interested in.  One of the easiest and least expensive ways to learn about animals is to get […]

Fun Ways To Use Toothpicks As A Learning Tool

Use toothpicks to form the letters of the alphabet and words. Dip a toothpick in ink or paint and draw or write with it. Make toothpick pictures. Glue colored or plain toothpicks to a piece of paper. Glue toothpicks together to form a solid structure such as a […]

Fun Ways To Learn At A Public Garden

There are a great many benefits to walking through a public garden, and if you ever taken the time to visit one in your community or area, you know it can be a peaceful and relaxing place that leaves you refreshed from the experience. It is also a […]

Drinking Straws

Bon Appétit: A Brief History of the Straw – This article talks about: How the first drinking straw was made. How the bendable straw came to be.  How they went from paper to plastic. Krazy Straws. Modern straw designs and uses.  How we’ve gone back to paper straws and why. […]

Plant Propagation

Better Homes & Garden: Propagating Houseplants & Making More Plants From Cuttings – How to make more plants from plant cuttings. Gardening Know How: Starting Plant Cuttings – How To Root Cuttings From Plants – Types of cutting and how to root them. The Balance: Best Plant To Grow From Cuttings – 19 Plants that […]

Dragons

Wikipedia: Dragon – Information about this mythical creature, including animals that may have inspired dragons, plus European and Asian dragons. Also:Dragons in Greek MythologyJapanese DragonList of Dragons in Mythology & FolkloreSmithsonian Magazine: Where Did Dragons Come From – Article talks about the possible origins of dragons.LiveScience: Are Dragons Real? Facts About Dragons – Article: The […]

Types of Calendars

Article & Information About Calendars Timely: The Importance of Calendars – This article talks about some of the import reasons communities and individuals should keep calendars, along with the benefits.Wikipedia: Calendars – Offers historical information about calendars.Egyptian CalendarMayan Calendar &List of Calendars – Lists over 80 types of calendars.Holidappy: Birth Symbols – Each month […]

Candle Resource Page

History of Candles and Candle Making Candles.org: History of Candles – Article includes info about: Early Wicked Candles, Middle Ages, Colonial Times, 19th Century Advances, The 20th Century, and Today’s Candles.Wikipedia: History of Candle Making – Antiquity (What candles were made from), Middle Ages, and Modern Era.History of […]

Oysters & Pearls

Wikipedia: Oyster – Information about salt-water bivalve molluscs – types, anatomy, etc..Pearl – Information about the gemstone, pearl. Etymology, definition, physical properties, fresh and saltwater pearls, creation and much more. American Pearl: A Brief History of Pearls: How Pearls are Harvested – Article about harvesting pearls, early history of pearl harvesting, and […]