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Two things about birthday celebrations that remain consistent in every culture are songs and greetings. These are universal ways of honoring and sharing with others the special moment and the joy of the guest of honor. Did you realize, however, that the…
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As the kids jump in the pool and you have your feet kicked up with an ice cold glass of lemonade in your hand, your mind likely wanders to the upcoming school year. You are likely asking yourself, What curriculum do I need? What living books should I…
Build your classroom or homeschool library with discounts and curriculum sales from these online retailers.
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I'll be publishing the videos soon .. just as soon as I complete the editing process. :)
 
When I was in the public school classroom, one of my favorite units was an engineering and design challenge – Toothpick Bridges. It required little teacher preparation, kept the kids focused and engaged, and best of all, the kids LOVED it! When we first…
Join me for a fun summer STEM class exploring the engineering marvels of bridges by building toothpick bridges.
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Orienteering is a hands-on unit study that provides ample opportunity for students and their families to develop navigational skills using a simple compass.  This short unit study provides detailed instructions on how to use a compass, set up a simple…
Orienteering is a hands-on unit study that provides ample opportunity for students and their families to develop navigational skills using a simple compass.  This short unit study provides detailed instructions on how to use a compass, set up a simple compass course, and expand on this new skill with additional games and outdoor activities. It ca be used as a stand alone unit or can be easily integrated into a larger earth science or history curr...
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Yay! I'd love to hear more about your experience. I haven't been able to take part in any community wide events (logistics and conflicts always seem to prevent us). I look forward to engaging with a club soon. 
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We first began homeschooling nine years ago.  My daughter had just turned five years old and upon making the choice to veer away from the norm and to follow my heart, I did a lot of reading – researching education theory and homeschooling methods. In all…
The Charlotte Mason lifestyle personifies education as an atmosphere, a discipline, as life.
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New! Learning Music Theory with The Music Tree
"The creativity of the students is emphasized since they are given musical segments to rearrange, transpose, complete or to use as the basis for a new composition.

As an adult, I can see the ingenuity of the approach when compared with the other curricula with which I am familiar."

Review by +Eva Varga ​:  http://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/2015/06/learning-music-theory-with-the-music-tree/

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The Music Tree, which utilizes an interval-based method, has been a great music theory curriculum.
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This upcoming school year promises many new challenges and experiences for us. We are very excited to be moving back to Oregon, more specifically to the southern coast where Patrick and I both grew up. While we will be surrounded by family, the transition…
This upcoming school year promises many new challenges and experiences for us. We are very excited to be moving back to Oregon, more specifically to the southern coast where Patrick and I both grew up. While we will be surrounded by family, the transition will not be without obstacles. The homeschool community is much, much …
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This app looks great! Can't wait to check it out. 
 
Go out, explore, and now you'll know what that critter is that bit you, or whether you just walked through a stand of poison sumac

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Part interactive field guide, part map, a new app compiles millions of records on species ranges worldwide. By pinpointing your location, the Map of Life app lets you explore plants and critters you might see nearby. Or tap around the globe to see what might be blooming in Singapore, for example. Click on a species name to reveal its range map (one shown below), as well as crowdsourced pictures.

A team led by Walter Jetz of Yale University and Robert Guralnick of the Florida Museum of Natural History spent two years creating the Map of Life app, which is free for iPhones and Android. “The story of biodiversity is a visual one,” Guralnick says. Citizen scientists can help tell that story by reporting species sightings.

The Map of Life team plans to add a way to access records even without cellphone service. That could come in handy if you’re trying to figure out if that backcountry berry is edible.

Get it: https://auth.mol.org/mobile
A free new app compiles millions of records of species worldwide and allows users to add sightings.
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One of our favorite outdoor activities involves just a few materials and is both challenging and fun. With a just a compass and a map, a variety of activities and obstacles courses can be designed to accommodate everyone. It is the perfect summer activity…
Orienteering is a lot of fun with this simple orienteering activity to introduce the basics of using a compass for middle school students.
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When my son was diagnosed with congenital nystagmus as an infant, I became increasingly interested in heredity or the passing of phenotypic traits from parents to their offspring. Both my brothers also have nystagmus and it was now clear that I carry the…
Single gene inheritance or Mendelian inheritance follows transmission patterns first observed by Gregor Mendel through his research on peas.
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I was recently sitting on the pool deck one afternoon waiting for our kids to finish swim practice. As summer was still just a few weeks away, a few moms and I got to talking about activities to keep the kids engaged through the hot summer. One mom…
Kids love animals, and Junior Explorers helps foster that love to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.
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When I was in the public school classroom, one of my favorite units was an engineering and design challenge – Toothpick Bridges. It required little teacher preparation, kept the kids focused and engaged, and best of all, the kids LOVED it! When we first…
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Science educator, blogger, curriculum writer, & homeschool mom.
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  • Science Logic
    Curriculum Development, 1996 - present
  • Academia Celestia
    Homeschool Educator, 2002 - present
  • North Bay Elementary School
    5th Grade Teacher, 2000 - 2002
  • North Bay Elementary School
    Elementary Science Specialist, 1996 - 2000
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Science educator & homeschool mom passionate about family life, traveling, and staying active.
Introduction
I am a science educator with extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. I presently homeschool my two children and share our homeschool experiences on my website, Eva Varga.  I strive to encourage families to incorporate science into their curriculum and provide free online courses, lessons, and printables. I also teach professional development courses through the Heritage Institute and write a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic.  

In addition to my work in education, I am an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. I hope to someday complete a Half-Iron triathlon and an ultra-marathon. In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with my family. ♥
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In 2001, I was awarded National Board Certification (Middle Childhood Generalist) and during my six years in the public school classroom, I received more than $20K in grants and awards.
Education
  • EvaVarga.net
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  • Oregon State University
    Education, 1994 - 1995
  • Oregon State University
    Science / International Studies, 1992 - 1994
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Along the way, I discovered that some resources used traditional Chinese characters and others used simplified. I didn't know what direction

HowStuffWorks "How does the aurora borealis (the Northern Lights) work?"
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How does the aurora borealis (the Northern Lights) work? What causes it? Why can you only see it in the North? Are the myths about it produc

Rockettes & Rockets 2013
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This past Sunday saw the final performance of the Sun City Senior Rockette's. Betty had tried out for this unique group over three months ag

Barefoot Angie Bee: Blogging for Homeschool
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Blogging for Homeschool. Edited to add: As part of home school the boys have their own blogs that they update. This was supposed to be a qui