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You might be an engineer if…

By | March 7th, 2018|Academics, Engineering|

Claire Crose is a senior servant leader at Living Science. She will be a freshman at Georgia Tech this fall. You might be an engineer if you can rattle off 35 derivatives and the 2nd law of thermodynamics at any time, but can never seem to remember your shirt size. Or, you might be an [...]

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Living Science a Finalist in 2017 TAG-Ed STEM Awards

By | October 20th, 2017|Academics, Engineering, Events, Living Science News, Press Releases|

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) named Living Science Home Studies as a finalist in the Middle School and High School categories for the 2017 Georgia STEM Education Awards. This premier STEM recognition event has selected our state’s top STEM educators, schools, companies, and programs for six consecutive years, recognizing [...]

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High School English at Living Science, Part 2

By | March 7th, 2017|Academics|

The What and the Why My last post provided an overview of the progression options for high school English at Living Science. This one focuses on some reasons you might want to add high school English at Living Science to your student’s STEM classes. Reading the Classics with the Bible in Mind We use Bob [...]

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High School English at Living Science, Part 1

By | February 7th, 2017|Academics, Christian Home School Program|

What to Take When? High school is the time to hone students’ reading and writing skills in preparation for college and the workplace. “Excellent written and oral communication skills” appears on most job descriptions, even for highly technical STEM jobs. While there are substantial opportunities in all our classes to develop these skills, our high [...]

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Make It Stick Part 2–The Good News about Testing

By | August 24th, 2016|Academics|

My last post on “Make It Stick,“ covered “desirable difficulties” created by spaced, interleaved, and varied practice to help the brain hold on to new information.  One problem the authors noted over and over among students was a disconnect between what they thought they knew and their actual retention of new material. Their recommended remedy [...]

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Make It Stick: What I’m Learning About Learning this Summer

By | July 19th, 2016|Academics|

The first new book I read this summer was Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, by a novelist (Peter C. Brown) and two cognitive scientists (Henry L. Roediger, III and Mark A. McDaniel).  The authors focus on integrating current cognitive neuroscience—how the brain stores and retrieves information—with practical learning in the classroom and [...]

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