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Teach Principles, Not Trivia

Trivial pursuits by Gaetan Lee, on Flickr

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I think it’s more effective to teach children the principles of science rather than forcing them to memorize science trivia. Some people like science trivia, because it’s to easy teach trivia and even easier to test if someone knows trivia. It’s more difficult to test if someone understands a principle. […]

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Homeschool Resource: Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits

I’ve mentioned briefly that we use Snap Circuits for our Electricity Club. If you have a child even remotely interested in electricity, these kits are great. Each piece in the kit has a real electrical component embedded inside. The “snap” together metal buttons allow you to connect the components together easily without using a soldering iron. Plus, on the front […]

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