Tag Archive: science

Lila the Science Cat – A Review

  The following review is by my daughter Colette who has a Master’s degree in Chemistry and also teaches Chemistry classes at the college level: Lizzy Knight, author of the “Lila the Science Cat” series, desires to write books for children that convey scientific facts at an age-appropriate level. As a scientist myself, I’m an…




Should Homeschooling Be Fun?

Some months back I was reading a homeschooling article where the author contended that one of the problems with the education system today is that learning is expected to be “fun” all the time.  And I agree with her. On the other hand, I often talk on this blog about ways you can keep your…




Can You Teach Science Without Textbooks?

As I tackle this question I would like to first point out that two of my grown children are “scientists.”  My daughter has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in the sciences (her Master’s degree is in Forensic Drug Chemistry) and my middle son is a Computer Engineering major. And over the course of my…




Homeschooling Your High-Schooler

I have a confession to make: Like many homeschooling parents, when I was homeschooling my oldest child I found the prospect of homeschooling a high-schooler to be very daunting.  Now keep in mind that when I started homeschooling in 1990, homeschooling was still very much a fledgling movement.  So by the time my daughter began…