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The Best Space Books On Sale for Prime Day

From the technical details behind “Star Wars” to eloquent explanations of astrophysical topics and the compelling tales of women in space, we’ve compiled the best space books that are on Amazon and on sale right now.

A Space Fan’s Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2018

We’ve scanned the schedule and pulled out the can’t-miss panels and screenings that space lovers should make their top priority for Comic-Con International in San Diego from July 19 to 22.

Gravity Assist Podcast: Exploring Mars, with Steve Squyres

NASA’s Chief Scientist, Dr Jim Green, talks to Professor Steve Squyres, who as the Principal Investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover missions Spirit and Opportunity, has been at the forefront of our exploration of the red planet for almost the last 15.

Field Notes Celebrates NASA History with Memo Books, Paper Models

A novelty stationery company has taken note of the approaching 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and has launched memo books and paper spacecraft models to celebrate. Field Notes’ “Three Missions” is themed to Mercury, Gemini and Apollo.

Friends and Heroes Series 2 Giveaway!

Friends and Heroes Series 2 Giveaway! is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! I have a fun review and giveaway for you today for the new Friends & Heroes Series 2 Bible Curriculum!   We used the Friends and Heroes DVDs a few years ago, and I still love their curriculum. We’ve gone through their Homeschool Bible Study Series 1 studies and they just released the Series 2! Unit one covers…

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The Lifeblood of a Successful Education: 10 Tips for Brain Health

Charlotte Mason devotes numerous pages in her volumes to the idea of using “atmosphere” as a tool of education. You are no doubt familiar with the various elements of atmosphere — building/maintaining good relations, keeping a cheerful home, etc. We are quick to incorporate such features into our homes. They are, in a sense, the […]

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Amazon Prime Day Sale!

Amazon Prime Day Sale! is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hey guys! I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that today is AMAZON PRIME DAY! That means tons of things are on sale including some of my favorite homeschool and sewing supplies! Prime members will also  have access the biggest deals yet on Alexa-enabled products, including Echo, Fire TV, and Fire tablets and more during this sale.…

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UK Selects Scottish Spaceport Site

After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility.

Look Up! Venus Snuggles Up to the Moon Tonight

Venus is due for a date with the moon tonight, July 15, with the two bodies appearing to dance within half an inch of each other in the western sky, depending on your location.

Using Mobile Apps to Explore Pluto at Opposition

This week, the small and distant dwarf planet Pluto will reach opposition, the time of the year when the object is closest to Earth and brightest in the sky. Here’s how to track it with mobile apps.

July 2018: An Atmosphere of Love & Learning

We at Scholé Sisters are all about camaraderie for classical homeschooling mamas! Helping you find your sisters and your inspiration in this exhilarating and exhausting journey, we keep it real and lighthearted while we strive to learn and grow alongside our children. We want to help you make connections around the world and in your own hometown with likeminded women, so you can learn and grow in community. newsletter exclusive An Atmosphere of Love & Learning by Dawn Garrett, excerpted … Read More

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IceCube: Unlocking the Secrets of Cosmic Rays

Buried deep in the Antarctic ice, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory may solve one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, answering the questions behind the origin of neutrinos and cosmic rays.

SpaceX Crewed Capsule Preps for Test Flight in Florida

Crew Dragon, SpaceX’s capsule designed to carry astronauts into space, arrived in Florida this week. There, the spacecraft will continue preparations for its first test flight, which could take place as early as August.

Commercial Crew Delays Threaten Access to ISS, GAO Warns

Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a U.S. Government Accountability Office report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station.

Thoughtworthy (Meet My Husband, Last Chance for Vibrant Deal, and MORE!)

:: 1 :: I’ve been pestering my husband for a while about contributing here at Afterthoughts. Years ago, when we ran our local homeschool conference, he spoke on children’s health (he has a master’s degree in holistic nutrition), and the moms ate it up. They loved it. I figured you all would love it, too, especially […]

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Night Sky Events to Show Your Kids in Summer 2018

There are a lot of things going on in that wondrous sky above our heads. One way to get kids interested in astronomy is to show them some “gee-whiz” objects that are not only fun to look at, but can even test their perception and vision.

Night Sky Events to Show Your Kids in Summer 2018

There are a lot of things going on in that wondrous sky above our heads. One way to get kids interested in astronomy is to show them some “gee-whiz” objects that are not only fun to look at, but can even test their perception and vision.

Here’s Why the Neutrino Discovery Is a Big Deal

Scientists have spotted an incredibly energetic, incredibly tiny “ghost” particle called a neutrino flying through Antarctic ice and traced it back to its origins to a specific blazar, but why does it matter?

Here’s Why Today’s Neutrino Discovery Is a Big Deal

Scientists have spotted an incredibly energetic, incredibly tiny “ghost” particle called a neutrino flying through Antarctic ice and traced it back to its origins to a specific blazar, but why does it matter?

Here’s Why Today’s Neutrino Discovery Is a Big Deal

Scientists have spotted an incredibly energetic, incredibly tiny “ghost” particle called a neutrino flying through Antarctic ice and traced it back to its origins to a specific blazar, but why does it matter?

Tracing a Neutrino to Its Source: The Discovery in Pictures

On July 12, 2018, researchers announced that they had traced a high-energy neutrino to its extragalactic source for the first time, using a system of detectors buried in Antarctic ice. See images related to the big discovery here.

United States President Notebooking Pages

United States President Notebooking Pages is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! I have some fun U.S. President Notebooking Pages bundle for you today!  This one is great for any U.S. President study you might be doing including individual research projects.   What’s included in the bundle? There is one notebooking page for each U.S. President that students can use to do their own research on or use with another…

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The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 1 – What We’re Missing

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, maybe a little clarification or connection added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Our hands are … Read More

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