How to Foster Creativity in Gifted Children

How to Foster Creativity in Gifted Children | Renée at Great Peace #gifted #homeschool #ihsnet

Creativity can be a natural for many gifted children. Some seem to be born with an innate ability to draw, paint, build, or express ideas in a creative way. That said, creativity is also a skill than can be developed. In fact, creativity is a skill that parents can foster within their gifted children. The key is finding what your child is interested in, and […] Read More

10 MORE Ways to Study the Periodic Table of Elements

10 MORE Fun Ways to Study the Periodic Table | Renée at Great Peace #science #chemistry #homeschooling #ihsnet

Science can be dry and boring. Or, it can be an exciting hands-on adventure. And the periodic table is no exception. Oh sure, that table is full of what could be dull facts that can make many the student’s head swirl with boredom. But, that table also contains a lot of fascinating information.  I wrote previously about 10 cool ways to study the periodic table […] Read More

10 Fun STEM Experiments that You Can Do Today

10 Fun STEM Experiments that You Can Do Today - Great Peace Academy #homeschool #ihsnet #science #STEM

Children have a natural curiosity. And, STEM experiments allow a child to explore their curiosities in hands-on ways. It takes learning out of the textbooks and puts it in the forefront of a child’s mind. Asking a simple question and allowing a child to hypothesize the answer ignites a sense of curiosity.  By asking a simple question and allowing a child to hypothesize the answer […] Read More

6 STEM Gifts for Smart Kid Middle Schoolers

6 Awesome STEM Gifts for Middle School Smart Kids | GreatPeaceAcademy.com #ihsnet

If you’ve been around Great Peace Academy before you know my son loves all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In other words he loves STEM activities. Below I’m sharing 6+ STEM gifts for kids who are enthralled by these areas of learning. His mind is constantly active and it’s hard even for him to fall asleep at night because he’s always thinking about […] Read More

10 Online Coding Resources for Kids to Learn Computer Code

10 Online Coding Resources for Kids to learn to Code | #homeschool #ihsnet | GreatPeaceAcademy.com

The digital age is here and we need to be preparing our kids to speak the language of computing, coding. Most likely, whether we’ve taught it to them or not, they have a decent understanding of it all by just being around computers their entire lives.  Looking forward to their adulthood we must recognize that computers, and coding of computers will play a very important […] Read More

Ideas for Teaching STEM utilizing a 3d Pen in Homeschool

Ideas for Teaching STEM utilizing a 3d Pen in Homeschool | GreatPeaceAcademy.com

My son is fascinated by all things STEM, throw in art and he’s over the moon excited. Which is why I’ve been working to figure out how to utilize a 3D pen in homeschool to encourage his active mind to explore STEM in many aspects.  No doubt my son is fascinated by engineering, which means that science, technology and math are at the forefront of his […] Read More