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High School Nature Study

Nature Study for high school: Nature study continues throughout all the school years for Mason’s students, and indeed, it should continue beyond. As adults we should still be taking an interested, curious notice of the natural world around us. For a good idea of what sorts of things older students can do for nature study, […]

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Beginning Botany for Amateurs

The following excerpt is taken from a public domain biography or memoir about an influential British botanist John Stevens Henslow, rector at Hitcham, and later Professor of Botany at Cambridge. ┬áIt is not only an interesting account of a remarkable man, but also an introduction to how and why one might pursue a study of […]

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A CM Educated Scientist

Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life, by Georgina Ferry “Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) was renowned for her medically-important work on penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, she participated in some of the greatest upheavals of the 20th century: women’s education; the globalisation of science; the rise and fall […]

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Lizzie Hickson’s Son: science in a P.N.E.U. School

Much respect to Mama Squirrel at the treehouse, who found that our Mrs. Hickson son Arthur, who helped run the school with her after his father Frederick fell ill, presented a breakout session on science at a PNEU conference. Here’s the handout: At the Thirty First Annual Conference of the P.N.E.U. the notes of a […]

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Nature Study, Science, and Charlotte Mason

Study finds that just looking at nature for even a few seconds can help you focus better and improve your thinking (they need studies for this stuff?)- although, most of the studies seem to involve looking at images of nature, rather than nature itself. At any rate, we know there were plenty of people there […]

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