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Janice VanCleave

Janice VanCleave


Columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Janice VanCleave is the author of fifty-two science experiment books for kids and educators. She is currently creating a homeschool section on her science website and invites you to visit her website and make suggestions for topics you'd like to see on her site, scienceprojectideasforkids.com.


Homeschooling Articles by Janice VanCleave

Daylight Savings Discover how daylight savings time works!

Meteorites What happens when a meteor strikes the earth?

Water from Gases How can we get liquid by combining two gases?

Flies on the Ceiling How do flies walk on the ceiling and what is it like to walk upside down?

Buoyancy Why a metal boat floats, but a metal ball sinks.

Walk Like a Bug How bugs walk without stepping on their own toes.

How Joints Work Build a model elbow!

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Classical Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

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A Reason for Reading

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Start a Nature Notebook

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Charlotte Mason Method

Bears in the House

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Critical Thinking and Logic

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Debate

Myth of the Teenager

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Shakespeare Camp

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Character Matters for Kids

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Laptop Homeschool

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Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The History of Public Education

University Model Schools

Montessori Math

Teaching Blends

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Gift of a Mentor

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Who Needs the Prom?

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

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Narration Beats Tests

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