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Chatting with The Science Mouse

This is our first of [hopefully] many interviews with creative types. The Science Mouse is a homeschooled kid with a penchant for all things scientific. With a little help from her mom she publishes The Science Mouse, a terrific monthly ezine for kids with a different theme each month. Tell us about you/your family. (hobbies, stuff you like, stuff you can’t stand) I have two sisters and two brothers. I like to swim and really … read on, my friend…

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My newest school planning helpers

I just love going to my local used home school store. The woman that runs it is a walking home school catalog. Her knowledge of all the different curricula is staggering. And there is where I happen upon most of my home school loves. My newest favorite resources are these giant, yet unassuming books. They may not sound like a big deal, but they are–at least they should be. I am in love with all … read on, my friend…

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The coverings of the buds

In botany last week we discussed bud coverings, structures that serve to protect buds in harsh weather and keep them safe until spring. They are thick shingle-like coverings with a glue-like substance to hold them shut tight. In some plants the inside of the bud covering (sometimes called a “winter-cradle”) is lined with a downy substance to shelter the little bud and keep it warm–its little blanket.  The trees in warm climates do not have bud … read on, my friend…

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Classic science texts

The book I am using for science is from the 1180′s, entitled The Child’s Book of Nature by Dr. Worthington Hooker. My volume is three books in one that I got on eBay. It contains botany, zoology and light heat and air, etc. The title page says “… for the use of families and schools intended to aid mothers and teachers in training children in the observation of nature.” I want to give you a … read on, my friend…

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About the stars

Princess G (7 yo) is doing a great job of reasoning from the scriptures. She was reading the story in McGuffey’s second reader about the stars. It goes into detail about their beauty and how they point to God. We know that because we reasoned from scripture that all of creation reveals God’s character and nature. She then looked up the scripture that she remembered a part of: Phi 2:14 Do all things without murmurings … read on, my friend…

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Ten reasons to study science from the Principle Approach

Science is a terrific subject to view from the Bible because, like mathematics, science is orderly and predictable. Here are ten reasons I encourage you to study science from the Biblical Principle Approach. Science reveals God’s character: His order, His majesty, His creativity His consistency. You can study things in-depth, at your own pace. You can stop along the way and cover things as you desire, without being bound to a textbook’s schedule. Science illustrates … read on, my friend…

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American Christian Course Development in the Natural Sciences

I am taking this outline from a Biblical Principle Approach course my mother took in the mid-80′s. I hope you find it helpful in creating your science lessons. from David Holmes, Christian Heritage Academy American Christian Course Development in the Natural Sciences 1. Develop an American Christian Philosophy 2. 4-R the course title a. Define the vocabulary and properties which make up the basis for the subject b. Research the vocabulary from scripture c. Write … read on, my friend…

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Statement of an American Philosophy of Natural Science

Statement of an American Philosophy of Natural Science 1. God is the Creator who brought into existence all things from nothing. (Heb. 11:3; Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:16-18; Neh9:6; Jn. 1:3) 2. All scientific laws and principles must be in submission to the Word of God, the source and origin of all truth. (Jn. 17:17; 1 Tim. 6:20-21; Job 12:7-10; Col. 1:17) 3. Man, created in God’s image, is given the responsibility of subduing and having … read on, my friend…

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Principles of God’s Biological Creation

These are helpful for planning your science lessons. The list is not exhaustive, but almost anything you will study can be found here. If you are new to the Principle Approach, reading through these can help give you an idea of a suject’s principles and how they are found. As you can see, the seven Principles of America’s Christian history aren’t found here. from David Holmes of Heritage Christian Academy Principles of God’s Biological Creation … read on, my friend…

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