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My Most Popular Blog Posts from 2016

Monday, January 9th, 2017

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Here are my top ten most popular blog posts from 2016:

Hands-on Learning Series:

I baked a series of educational cakes that was highly popular this year. From science and history cakes to literature and math cakes, there was something for everyone! Next time your loved one has a birthday, take a look at one of these original cakes.

I also did a fun series of physics experiments, which included flying pizzas, spinning cookies, and infrared cameras.

Human Anatomy Posts

We studied human anatomy last year both in elementary and in high school. My kids had a ball creating the following hands-on projects, which were highly popular on social media:

High School Post

I wrote a blog post about what I’m using this year for high school homeschool curriculum. Most homeschool bloggers cover elementary, but for some reason they don’t blog about high school as much. I believe this is why this post was so popular this year:

Mixing with the Masters Posts

My kids painted loads of beautiful paintings this year while studying the classical painters. Here were the two posts that got the most attention:

Spiritual Posts

I wrote a lot of spiritual posts last year, especially about how to connect to God through prayer. But my most popular posts, as always, include hands-on ideas:

And there you have it! Those were my most popular blog posts from 2016. If you missed any of them, now you have a chance to see the ones that really resonated with my readers!

Elementary Physics Series

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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We had a great time learning about Elementary Physics, using the book Christian Kids Explore Physics by Bright Ideas Press. Here is a quick index of the different experiments we performed for you on video, to help you as you study this subject.

The first unit of this book is called “The Foundations of Physics.” It describes what physics is all about; how to measure distance, time, temperature, and weight; and it familiarizes us with famous physicists. Here is a demonstration of how we see physics all around us:

The second unit is “Matter.” If you have taken Elementary Chemistry, you can skip these chapters, which are a review of chemistry. If you have not taken Christian Kids Explore Chemistry, here are the experiments from this physics book that you will need:

The third unit is “Mechanics,” where we learned about force, gravity, work, friction, and energy. Here are the video demonstrations we performed to learn about mechanics:

The fourth unit is “Matter in Motion,” where we learned all about motion:

The fourth unit is “Energy in Motion,” where we learned about electromagnetic energy, light, color, heat, and sound:

The last unit is “Electricity and Magnetism.” Here are a couple of experiments that we did for this unit, in order to understand electricity and magnetism:

These fun experiments are from the book Christian Kids Explore Physics by Bright Ideas Press. We really enjoyed studying physics in such a hands-on way. Why not study physics with your own kids by grabbing a copy of this book?

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31 Days of LEGO Unit Studies

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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My kids have always loved playing with LEGOs, so 31 Days of LEGO Unit Studies sounded like a good series for me to do. We have come up with a lot of fun projects I’ve never seen before. My kids surprise me by building what we are studying out of LEGOs. They’ve had a great time learning many of their academic subjects over the years through LEGOs. Here are some of the LEGO creations we’ve put together over the years, and we will be adding to this index during the next few weeks:

31 Days of LEGO Unit Studies

History

Science

Geography

Bible

Math

Art

Music

P.E.

My Favorite Posts from 2014

Monday, January 26th, 2015

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Here are my favorite posts from 2014:

I love writing about my walk with God, and my greatest desire is for people to deepen their walk with the Lord. These are my three favorite spiritual posts from 2014:

My family worked really hard to come up with original jokes for two different humor posts that include short videos. I played with some special effects I’ve never used before, and both humor videos included more editing work than any other videos I produced in 2014 (and I produced a lot!) If you’re in the mood to laugh at something corny, go watch these shows:

I really enjoy doing live webinars. I was asked to be a panelist in quite a few webinars in 2014, so these were some of my favorite posts:

I was also interviewed on the Homeschool Leadercast, where I answered a lot of questions about homeschooling. Even though it’s not technically on my blog, I enjoyed this interview:

 

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