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Who does Nature Study as part of their homeschooling?

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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just wondering who includes nature study in there homeschooling

and what do you do?

favorite site?

by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jul. 21, 2011 at 1:09 PM
Me me me! We are using hours in the out of doors as a guide on how to, and then another book for our science which is also nature study really.
Www.simplycharlottemason.com has good tips on nature study
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mommyto2gr8ones
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 1:15 PM

 We study nature if that is what you mean but we don't use a curriculum for it.  My son will find an interested bug or something and we will hunt it down online and learn about it.

AbundanceMagnet
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 4:42 PM

We don't use a particular curriculum for it but the kids are always watching movies about nature and outside studying and playing with some new bug, etc.  :) 

MedicMommy
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 6:44 PM

This. And 4-H

Quoting mommyto2gr8ones:

 We study nature if that is what you mean but we don't use a curriculum for it.  My son will find an interested bug or something and we will hunt it down online and learn about it.


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cedailey
by on Jul. 22, 2011 at 4:15 PM

We do nature study, the kids have notebooks to draw and write in, and we have some field guides, and for the little ones a few books like the Burgess Bird Book For Children ( and his animal one too)

JoyfulMommyof2
by on Jul. 22, 2011 at 5:44 PM
We have nature studies as they come up in our science studies. When we studied rocks, we went camping in Ark for a few days in the mtbs
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by on Jul. 22, 2011 at 5:53 PM
Oops... Mountains and identified different rock formations and types of rocks. When studying plants, we went on a hike and gathered leaves and made a booklet identifying the type and characteristics of each. We also took pics of all the wild flowers and made a booklet with the pics identifying each flower and its characteristics. When studying insects, we went to a local state park and took close-up pics of every insect we found and made an identification book with those. Just a few examples, but after learning about such things, nature studies bring the learning to life. It also helps them to retain what they have learned. I love homeschooling!!
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maggiemom2000
by Member on Jul. 22, 2011 at 6:47 PM
We do lots of hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and assorted outdoor stuff. We live early close to Yosemite, and go there a few times a year. During all of that we study and learn about the nature around us.

We live in a National Forest and get lots of opportunity to see wildlife. We have a great guidebook for our local area and the kids love to look up different animals and plants that we see.
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by Jinx on Jul. 23, 2011 at 6:38 PM
We do boy andgirl scouts. We use all thenature ectivitis in their books along with whatever interests themas we are out and about.
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Lynette
by Member on Jul. 23, 2011 at 8:01 PM

going to start back up in our nature journals next week.  I am planning a Charlotte Mason year!  This is the book I am using for inspiration...

Lynette-Homeschooling SAHM  of  boys ages 5 and 8 and a 2yr old girl.  Living in WI. 


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