Category Archives: science

Charlotte Mason Science: Learning about Air Pressure

I talked about Charlotte Mason’s ideas about this sort of approach to teaching science to the younger school aged children in this post. Here are some possible projects you could try if you wanted to do this at home- I gleaned them from old, public domain science books, cobbling together information from two or three […]

Also posted in Charlotte Mason, homeschooling | 4 Responses

Early Science Lessons the Charlotte Mason Way

Most people who have heard anything about Charlotte Mason and science know that nature study is largely the focus in the early years- and this is definitely true.  Much has been written about this. But just as narration, while inherently a part of a Charlotte Mason Education,  is not the only way to use books, […]

Also posted in Charlotte Mason | 14 Responses

Teaching Science

“Richard Feynman idealized the good scientist as someone who displays “a kind of scientific integrity, a principle of scientific thought that corresponds to a kind of utter honesty–a kind of leaning over backwards. For example, if you’re doing an experiment, you should report everything that you think might make it invalid–not only what you think is right […]

Also posted in homeschooling | Leave a comment

Nothing Plus Nothing Equals Nothing: The ‘Science’ of Eugenics

As I was sorting through some old books, I came across one of my grandmother’s college university textbooks.  She majored in botany at DePauw university (home of the first sorority in the nation, one of the early co-ed universities) at a time when many young women did not go to college.  The above picture, btw, […]

Also posted in history, Special Needs | Leave a comment

Vintage Science Book

I found this awesome online science book at Gutenberg Books.  It’s part of a science series published by World Book in 1921. This one is Common Science, by Carleton W. Washburne Here’s an excerpt: We can easily experiment with air pressure because we can get almost entirely rid of it in places and can then […]

Also posted in Books, vintage | 4 Responses

  • The Common Room on Facebook

  • Amazon: Buy our Kindle Books

  • Search Amazon

    Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

  • Brainy Fridays Recommends: