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In this episode, the moms are joined by Blair Lee, homeschool mom, and author of REAL Science Odyssey Biology 2 and Chemistry 1, from Pandia Press, as they talk about secular science resources.

Links in this Episode:

Prodigy (math game)
Homeschool Group Buys (Meg Groom’s group)
Rogue Festival
Thinking Putty
Slow Cooker Facebook group
Noodle Homeschool, Amazing Race courses
Tina’s New and Improved Country Report
SEA Homeschoolers

Tina’s son Tyren as Tweedle Dee

Tina’s SCICON Reunion line dancing:

(Tina: My son was SO into this! LOL! That’s him in the foreground, with me.) (That’s Tyren, Tina’s son, helping lead in the front there.)

Blog post by Tina about her SCICON trip

Secular Science Resources:

IFL Science
Kids Who Think
Bill Nye’s official website
Project Wild
Project Wet
Project Learning Tree
Physics Central PhysicsQuest
Steve Spangler Science
Science Bob
Smithsonian Kids
Science Sparks

Why Neutral Science isn’t Neutral by Blair Lee10 Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online for FREE!
STEAM YouTube Channels for Elementary Kids

Curriculum/printables/lesson plans:
R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey by Pandia Press
Moving Beyond the Page
Amazing Frog Dissection Printable
The Happy Scientist (not complete curriculum) Free Content
Bite Size Physics
Oak Meadow
The Young Scientists Club
Using Magic School bus for Science Curriculum
CK12 no labs, but it’s free
Be Naturally Curious

Science Is… by Susan V. Bosak
Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell
Sharing Nature with Children II by Joseph Cornell
A Guide to Field Identification: Birds of North America by GoldeniBird Ultimate app
Glow in the Dark Night Sky Book by Clint Hatchett
Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild Animals by Carol L and Bruce Malnor
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Wilderness by Carol L and Bruce Malnor
The Usborne Flip-Flap Body Book
The Stargazer’s Guide to the Galaxy by Q.L. Pearce
The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book by Tom Robinson
Usborne Science Encyclopedia
Usborne Illustrated Elementary Science Dictionary
The Story of Science by Anna Claybourne & Adam Larkum (Usborne)
Max Axiom
Basher books
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding
Make Electronics
Home | School | Life Magazine
The Way Things Work

StarTalk Radio, with Neil Degrasse Tyson (preview all episodes…adult content sometimes!)
Brains On!
Fun Kids Digital Radio on iTunes: Age of the Dinosaur (10 eps), Geology Rocks (24 eps), Sky Watch (astronomy, 12 eps), Kitchen Chemistry for Kids (20 eps), Techno Mum (engineering, 58 eps), A to Z of Wildlife (25 eps)…and more!
The Science Hour
Physics Central
Introductions Necessary (Celebrating women in STEM)
Naked Scientists on iTunes (many different podcasts)…Naked Archaeology, Astronomy, Neuroscience, Genetics, Oceans and more…
Astronomy Cast

PBS Shows: All ages: Nature, NOVA, NOVA Science NOW, Cosmos (Netflix link…and here’s the link to the free lesson plans to go along with the show!), Wild Kratts, SciGirls, Dragonfly TV…Young kids: Cat in the Hat, Curious George, Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid
Article about PBS Kids getting their own TV Station
Nova Science Now about replacing body organs
SciShow episode where they make ice cream while riding a bicycle
Hard Science–not always kid friendly…screen first!
SciShow and SciShow Kids
Crash Course Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Astronomy
Secular Homeschooling with Netflix and Other Media (Facebook group)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute all are free of charge
Popular Mechanics for Kids
It’s OK to be Smart (PBS Digital Studios)
Sick Science (Steve Spangler)
Socratica Studios (linked to just their science video section)
Smarter Every Day
TedEd Playlist: Before and After Einstein
AsapSCIENCE–caution…some adult content! Screen first!
Doctor Mad Science–kid made!
Minute Physics
Science Bob

Pinterest Boards:
Beckie’s Homeschool Science Board
Tina’s Homeschool Science Board
RSO Biology/Life Science
RSO Biology 2
RSO Chemistry
RSO Physics
RSO Earth & Space

Brave Writer Lifestyle Facebook Group (Tina mentions in the episode)…and a recent name change to another group she has gives you another group option: BraveSchoolers Facebook Group

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