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The Best science blogs, experiment ideas, and more from Kristin Moon Science. Science for middle and high school, homeschool

Kristin Moon Science
While there's little doubt that hands-on labs are an amazing tool for learning, they aren't always feasible.   Whether your students are distance-learning, homeschooling, or taking live classes, virtual labs and simulations are a wonderful supplement.  Check out the BEST virtual labs and simulations for high school biology, chemistry, and physical science/physics. Physics High School, High School Chemistry, Chemistry Lessons, Teaching Chemistry, Chemistry Labs, Middle School Science, Science Lessons, High School Science Experiments, Science Chemistry

Top Picks for Virtual Labs and Simulations

While there's little doubt that hands-on labs are an amazing tool for learning, they aren't always feasible. Whether your students are distance-learning, homeschooling, or taking live classes, virtual labs and simulations are a wonderful supplement. Check out the BEST virtual labs and simulations for high school biology, chemistry, and physical science/physics.

Exploring Genetics by Creating a Family Pedigree - Kristin Moon Science Biology Lessons, Teaching Biology, Science Lessons, Life Science, Weird Science, Science Fair, Science Resources, Science Activities, School Resources

Exploring Genetics by Creating a Family Pedigree - Kristin Moon Science

Creating a family pedigree is a great way to explore how DNA has shaped your family by examining genetic traits. There are many traits you can use for a pedigree.

It's never been so easy to explore science at home. With the right tools and supplies, there's no stopping your kids from investigating the world around them. Science Supplies, Science Tools, Cool Science Experiments, Science Resources, Science Education, Science Activities, Science Gifts, Environmental Education, Physical Science

Tools to Explore Science at Home - Kristin Moon Science

I'm sharing my favorite science supplies for exploring science at home. Tools that are so much fun the kids won't know they're learning!

Washing our hands is essential for preventing illness. Here are simple, fun, hands-on activities to convince your students to wash their hands. Cool Science Experiments, Science Lessons, Lessons For Kids, Science Projects, Life Science, Science Resources, Science Ideas, Homeschool Science Curriculum, Science Education

The Importance of Washing Your Hands (Including Hands-on Activities)

Why is hand washing so important to prevent the spread of illnesses? How well do YOU wash your hands? How about your kids? Learn some facts about hand washing as well as some fun hands-on activities to explore hand washing in this post.

Nothing says Spring more than robins building a nest and laying eggs. Learn about these backyard birds, their nesting habits, and more in this unit study. Science Activities For Kids, Science Lessons, Hands On Activities, Lessons For Kids, Science Experiments, Science Fun, Science Resources, Life Science, American Robin

All About Robins: A Bird Unit Study - Kristin Moon Science

Nothing says Spring more than robins building a nest and laying eggs. Learn about these backyard birds, their nesting habits, and more in this unit study.

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day while social distancing? I've rounded up the best hands-on activities for celebrating Earth Day from home. Earth Day Activities, Art Therapy Activities, Art Activities For Kids, Family Activities, Earth Day Crafts, Art Lessons Elementary, Upper Elementary, Celebrities, Hands

Family-friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day - Kristin Moon Science

Looking for family-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day? I've rounded up the best hands-on activities for celebrating Earth Day as a family.

While hands-on labs and experiments are an incredible tool for helping students understand high school science, they are not always feasible. Technology to the rescue! There is a wealth of amazing virtual labs and simulations for high school science. Here are my top picks for the best virtual labs and simulations for high school biology, chemistry, and physics/physical science. Physics High School, High School Chemistry, Chemistry Lessons, Teaching Chemistry, Chemistry Labs, Middle School Science, Science Lessons, High School Science Experiments, Science Chemistry

Top Picks for Virtual Labs and Simulations - Kristin Moon Science

When hands-on labs aren't feasible, technology to the rescue! Here are my top picks for the best virtual labs and simulations for high school biology, chemistry, and physics/physical science.

Science is a discipline of wonder and discovery. Rather than learning science through a dry textbook, why not let your student learn science in ways that are fun, memorable, and relevant? Learn Science, Science Lessons, Science Education, Life Science, Hands On Activities, Science Activities, Science Resources, Homeschool Curriculum Reviews, Homeschooling

Self-paced, Online Options for Homeschool Science

Instead of learning from a dry text book, why not have your homeschooler learn science in a way that makes it relevant to him/her? A mix of text, video, hands-on activities, experiments, and simulations, these courses help make science come alive.

Nothing says Spring more than robins building a nest and laying eggs. Learn about these backyard birds, their nesting habits, and more in this unit study. Science Activities For Kids, Science Lessons, Hands On Activities, Lessons For Kids, Science Experiments, Science Fun, Science Resources, Life Science, American Robin

All About Robins: A Bird Unit Study

Nothing says Spring has arrived more than robins building their nests and laying their eggs. In this unit study, we will explore facts about the American Robin, learn how they choose a mate, build a nest, and take care of their young. Along the way, we will explore the characteristics of birds that set them apart from other animals. Lots of videos, links to learn more, resources, and ideas for hands-on learning.

Why Time in Nature Is Good for You (and Your Kids) - Homeschool Compass Science Activities For Kids, Science Fair Projects, Hands On Activities, Earth Science, Science And Nature, Science Biology, Biology College, Science Programs, Outdoor Classroom

Why Time in Nature is Good for You (and Your Kids)

Scientists have shown that spending time outdoors provides amazing benefits for our physical and mental health. Nature also provides amazing opportunities for children of all ages to learn while exposing them to a variety of topics (including but not limited to earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and meteorology) Discover the reasons time in nature is good for you and for your kids!

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15 Ways to Help Kids Learn and Explore Outside

Prioritizing time in the outdoors offers many benefits for us and for our kids. But sometimes we’re just not sure what to do when we get outside. After we’ve gone to all the trouble of getting our kids outdoors, what can we do to keep them excited and learning once they’re there? Check out 15 creative ways to help your kids learn and explore the great outdoors.

Dissection Alternatives for High School Biology - Kristin Moon Science Homeschool Science Curriculum, Homeschool High School, Homeschooling, Science Classroom, Science Lessons, Science Resources, Science Experiments, Science Chemistry, Physical Science

Dissection Alternatives for Your Homeschool

What do you think of when you hear the word dissection? Do you feel a bit queasy? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents list dissections as one of the things they most dread about homeschooling high school. Fortunately, there are some great alternatives to dissections including video dissections, virtual dissections, dissections of synthetic specimens, and creating 3-D dissection models.

Think studying fungi is boring? Think again. Learn what makes members of Kingdom Fungi unique, explore the many ways fungi benefit life on our planet, and investigate fungi with hands-on activities and videos. Biology Experiments, Cool Science Experiments, Science Lessons, Life Science, Science Resources, Teacher Resources, Planets Activities, Ecosystems Projects, Teaching Biology

Putting the FUN into Learning About FUNGI

Think fungi are boring? Think again! From their necessary roles as decomposers to their use in scientific research and industry, life wouldn't the same without fungi! Let's not forget the role fungi play in drug development (our first antibiotic came from a fungus!) or the Wood-Wide-Web. Learn all about these fascinating creatures in this post, jam-packed with informative videos and directions for hands-on activities.

Washing our hands is essential for preventing illness. Here are simple, fun, hands-on activities to convince your students to wash their hands. Science Resources, Science Lessons, Life Science, Proper Hand Washing, Cool Science Experiments, Teaching Biology, Middle School Science, Anatomy And Physiology, Hands On Activities

The Importance of Washing Your Hands

Did you know that proper hand washing is a simple yet effective way to prevent illness? How can you know how well you (or your family) wash your hands? Should you use hand sanitizer? What about antibacterial soap? A microbiologist answers all these questions and more in this post. #germs #handwashing #virus #flu #glogerm #dirtyhands #breadexperiment

Washing our hands is essential for preventing illness. Here are simple, fun, hands-on activities to convince your students to wash their hands. Science Resources, Science Lessons, Life Science, Proper Hand Washing, Cool Science Experiments, Teaching Biology, Middle School Science, Anatomy And Physiology, Hands On Activities

The Importance of Washing Your Hands

Did you know that proper hand washing is a simple yet effective way to prevent illness? How can you know how well you (or your family) wash your hands? Should you use hand sanitizer? What about antibacterial soap? A microbiologist answers all these questions and more in this post. #germs #handwashing #virus #flu #glogerm #dirtyhands #breadexperiment

The Peculiar “Life” of a Virus - Kristin Moon Science Biology Lessons, Science Lessons, Lessons For Kids, Science Projects, Life Science, Science Resources, High School Biology, Middle School Science, High School Activities

The Peculiar "Life" of a Virus

What is a virus? Would it surprise you to learn that a virus is not technically a living thing? Then how can a virus cause disease? Learn about the peculiar "life" of a virus, how to protect yourself from viral infections, and what to do (and what NOT to do) if you get sick with a viral infection. #influenza #flu #COVID-19 #coronavirus