Tag Archives: science

It’s not part of the syllabus

I found myself having a barely restrained argument earlier in the year. A retired school teacher was standing in my kitchen, and we had just gotten onto the subject of cuisinaire rods. I had just been showing off the new … Continue reading

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The state of things

Here at Bloke School, we spend a large proportion of our time studying science in one form or another. It was kind of ironic that our initial approach to this field of reasoning and deduction was fairly haphazard. We were … Continue reading

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Playing with bark

I have been looking at local history in a fairly half hearted fashion lately. These history lessons come about partly because I wanted to instill the idea in the boys that the world they look at is both very new … Continue reading

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Float your boat

We had organised to be part of a bush walk with the local homeschoolers group. The idea was that we would all go for a walk along a nearby creek. The track leads up a shallow valley, crossing the creek … Continue reading

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I’ve made paint

Walking outside to investigate a suspicious silence, I stepped into the verandah to be met with a eureka-like ‘Dad.  I’ve made paint!’  There he stood with a bucket and paintbrush.  One of the trees, a fair few of the verandah … Continue reading

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