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Plastic is forever!  It does not biodegrade, but instead breaks down to the size of plankton.  Rotating ocean currents or gyres are pulling in plastic garbage from every continent in the world and churning it into bite-size pieces.  This debris confuses…
Through the Washed Ashore Project, the community volunteers create large-scale sculptures of the very sea life that is threatened by marine debris.
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  One of the summer activities we most look forward to is National Moth Week. Our First Moth Night was in 2013 and it has since become a tradition. Last year, we collaborated with the rangers at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area allowing us access to…
One of the summer activities we most look forward to is Moth Night; we hang up a sheet, visit with friends, and stay up late to watch moths alight upon it.
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It has been a couple of years since I inquired of your needs and interests. I have been working hard to improve the usefulness of the posts I write as well as the ease of navigation. I have made a lot of changes and my readership has increased. I want to…
I want to assure that I am meeting your needs & would love to know how I can better serve you. Please take a moment to complete my reader survey.
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Finishing Strong is Co-Hosted By –Blog, She Wrote,Education Possible, Eva Varga, & Starts at Eight Thank you for joining us here at Finishing Strong. We love connecting with you each week. Here are last week’s most popular posts from the co-hosts. 100…
Thank you for joining us here at Finishing Strong. We love connecting with you each week.
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We started homeschooling 10 years ago. My daughter’s friends were showing off their new laptop lunch bags while most of the mothers could talk about nothing other than what school they had enrolled their child. We’re aren’t alone. Visit iHomeschool…
We started homeschooling 10 years ago. My daughter’s friends were showing off their new laptop lunch bags while most of the mothers could talk about nothing other than what school they had enrolled their child. We’re aren’t alone. Visit iHomeschool Network’s Why We Chose to Homeschool linkup to read more. Related
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Finishing Strong is Co-Hosted By – Blog, She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva Varga, & Starts at Eight Finishing Strong is a link up that’s all about families homeschooling older kids. Every week we come together to share our experiences navigating the…
Finishing Strong is a link up that's all about homeschooling families navigating the middle & high school years
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For many regions of California, 2013 ended as the driest year in recorded history. That trend has continued into 2014, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a drought state of emergency in January of this year. Though rains have begun to fall and storms…
We looked for signs of the weather’s effect in nature (feast or famine) and observed evidence that man has changed the environment.
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With summer just around the corner, we will be putting Finishing Strong on hiatus for a few weeks. With fewer families homeschooling during June and July, we decided it was a good time for us to take a break from our weekly link up. Don’t worry, we’ll…
With summer just around the corner, we will be putting Finishing Strong on hiatus for a few weeks
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Mud, or sediment, is an active part of aquatic ecosystems. Sediment varies widely within and among ecosystems in its biotic and abiotic characteristics. Biotic factors are the living components of a community or larger ecosystem. Abiotic factors are…
Mud, or sediment, is an active part of aquatic ecosystems. Sediment varies widely within and among ecosystems in its biotic and abiotic characteristics. Biotic factors are the living components of a community or larger ecosystem. Abiotic factors are essentially non-living components that effect the living organisms of a community. In many ecosystems sediment can release …
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We started homeschooling 10 years ago. My daughter’s friends were showing off their new laptop lunch bags while most of the mothers could talk about nothing other than what school they had enrolled their child. We’re aren’t alone. Visit iHomeschool…
We started homeschooling 10 years ago. My daughter’s friends were showing off their new laptop lunch bags while most of the mothers could talk about nothing other than what school they had enrolled their child. We’re aren’t alone. Visit iHomeschool Network’s Why We Chose to Homeschool linkup to read more. Related
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Science educator, blogger, curriculum writer, & homeschool mom.
Employment
  • 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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Makita, Marichay
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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. ♥
Bragging rights
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
    present
  • 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