HomeAboutAdvertiseBooksResource DirectoryCurriculumArticlesContactKids PagesFollow Beverley Paine, The Educating Paine, on Facebook



Tap into Beverley's
Educating Parent
experience through her books

You are being redirected to Always Learning Books where you can purchase Beverley Paine's books on how to home educate your children

 


Download your free copy

Download Beverley's free The Educating Parent Resource Directory for information about getting started, support groups, blogs and an extensive list of books about homeschooling and unschooling



Want to learn how to write your
own education plans to suit
your unique children's
individual learning needs?

 

Looking for quality curriculum
and teaching tips ?

 

Over 1000 reassuring and
informative articles to help
build your confidence as an
Educating Parent

Beverley's books are excellent for building confidence as a home educator says Tracey, homeschooling mum.

Looking for support, reassurance and information?
Join Beverley's The Educating Parents Homeschooling and Unschooling Facebook or Yahoo online groups.

Welcome to the World of Home Education and Learning Without School!

We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!

School Science Made Easy

Parents and students are invited to view an introduction video clip which provides information about the tutorial site, School Science Made Easy.

Initially the website came about as a result of my disappointment with what has been available on the Internet for students who find high school science a little more difficult than average and who needed a more structured framework in which use IT in the classroom.  As a high school Science teacher, I felt the need for a facility that

  • enabled interactive and self paced learning,
  • catered for different modes of learning,
  • had content that matched up with the syllabus and a popular textbook (in this case, Core Science - Stage 4),
  • provided encouraging feedback to students,
  • was very affordable.

Having been a tutor for a family who was homeschooling I realised that it would be an excellent program for students in that situation.

Presently the site consists of one course made up of 63 tutorials, each with an average of 53 slides, each with a graphic, text and available sound, (a reading of the text). At the discretion of the student, the words can be read at the click of a button.

Graphics include animated gifs and occasionally, small video segments.

Each tutorial is supported by 25 True/False questions or 25 sentences which involve choosing one of two options. The objective of the questions is to consolidate learning.  Students are able to review these exercises 3 times and are given appropriate commendation upon completion. Privacy for students will be strictly maintained so that student progress will be a matter of negotiation between parents and student.

Revision exercises will be developed in the very near future.

While endeavouring to cater for the students who find Science difficult, there is no dilution of content. More difficult, less titillating elements of the course are included, for example, hypothesis testing, quantitative and qualitative observations, the distinction between observations, interpretations and predictions, dependent and independent variables.

The tutorials cover the Year 7 Science syllabus for NSW, however, plans are in place to extend it to Year 10 as soon as practicable. See below for a list of tutorial topics covered in the Year 2 course.

The cost is $10AUS per course per pupil with access being available for a period of at least 11 months. Payment is via PayPal or the usual credit cards. The possibility of an app. for i-phones and smart-phones is being explored.

Feedback from parents is very welcome and can be made through the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/schoolsciencemadeeasy or info(at)schoolschoolsciencemadeeasy.com.

Phil Jones
Managing Director
School Science Made Easy

What is Science?
Tutorial 1. Who or What is a Scientist?
Tutorial 2. The Science Laboratory
Tutorial 3. Safety in the Laboratory
Tutorial 4. Drawing Laboratory Equipment
Tutorial 5. Lighting a Bunsen Burner
Tutorial 6. Thinking Like a Scientist
Tutorial 7: Different kinds of observations, Errors and Mistakes
Tutorial 8. Using Scientific Instruments
Tutorial 9. Writing a Scientific Report

Cells
Tutorial 10. A Look at Microscopes
Tutorial 11. What Does Every Living Cell Have in Common?
Tutorial 12. One Celled
Tutorial 13. Specialised
Tutorial 14. From Little Things Big Things Grow,
(or Cells, Tissues and Organs).

What are Things are Made Of
Tutorial 15. Particle Model of Matter.
Tutorial 16. Physical Changes
Tutorial 17. Density Lesson
Tutorial 18. Why Does Ice Float on Water?
Tutorial 19. Expansion and Contraction.
Tutorial 20. Heat and Gases

Putting Things into Groups
Tutorial 21. Living and Non-Living
Tutorial 22. A Closer Look at Living Things - Photosynthesis and Respiration.
Tutorial 23. Putting Living Things into Groups
Tutorial 24. Classifying
Tutorial 25. Plants Without Flowers
Tutorial 26. Putting Animals into Groups
Tutorial 27. Animals Without Backbones

Separating Chemicals
Tutorial 28. Mixtures
Tutorial 29. Solutions
Tutorial 30. Separating Solids from Liquids
Tutorial 31. Separating Solids from Solids

What’s in Space?
Tutorial 32. Life in the Solar System
Tutorial 33. The Cool Planets
Tutorial 34: Our Closest Star
Tutorial 35. Earth and the Four
Tutorial 36. The Moon

Forces
Tutorial 28. A Push, Pull or Twist
Tutorial 38. Balanced Forces
Tutorial 39. Measuring Forces
Tutorial 40. Friction Lesson
Tutorial 41. Gravity Lesson
Tutorial 42. Floating
Tutorial 43. Forces During Flight
Tutorial 44. A Close Look at Magnetism.
Tutorial 45. Why is a Magnet a Magnet?

How Atoms Get Together
Tutorial 46. Elements and Compounds.
Tutorial 47. Atoms, Molecules and Lattices.

The Earth Rocks
Tutorial 48. Movements of the Earth’s Surface
Tutorial 49. Where do Rocks Come From?
Tutorial 50. Why are Some Rocks Special? (A look a minerals)
Tutorial 51. More on Weather and Erosion of Rocks

Energy
Tutorial 52. Energy
Tutorial 53. Measuring Energy and Changing Energy
Tutorial 54. Heat and Temperature
Tutorial 55. Heat on the Move - Conduction
Tutorial 56. Insulators
Tutorial 57. Movement of Heat through Gases and Liquids.
Tutorial 58. Radiation.

Chemical Reactions
Tutorial 59. Chemical Changes

Light and Sound
Tutorial 60. Light.
Tutorial 61. What is Sound?
Tutorial 62. The Properties of Sound.

Looking at Air

Tutorial 63. The Atmosphere Lesson

Was this article helpful? Was it worth $1.00 to you?
Your gift of $1 or more helps to keep this site operating
offering encouragement and reassurance to families
wanting better outcomes for their children.

Thank you for your gift contribution!

Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active support of national, state, regional and local home education groups.

"You've been an inspiration to me, I love the way
you really listen to people."
Vanessa

"Whenever I read your writing I always come away
with increased confidence in my ability to provide and
share a wonderful learning journey with my family!"
Davina

"Your guidance, understanding, support and words of
wisdom changed our lives. We now offer support and
organise many homeschooling events for others."
Lesley

"Thank you once again for your prompt and friendly service.
I am convinced that your books are going to add
quality and peace of mind to my journey of teaching my kids
at home! Just from studying your website, until almost
2am in the morning, I 've been encouraged!"
Louisa

"Thank you for all your many,many reassuring words
over many, many years. You probably don't know exactly how
valuable you are to the Australian Home Education community.
I've been reading your stuff for maybe 8 years or more now.
And I'm very grateful."
Gythaa

A gift of any size, small or large, is greatly appreciated.
By contributing, even as little as $1, you are helping to inform, encourage, reassure and support parents live closer, happier lives with their children.

I am currently giving this site a much needed facelift!
If you experience difficultiess accessing any page can you
please email me the link? Thank you.

 

The information on this website is of
a general nature only and is not intended
as personal or professional advice.
This site merges and incorporates
'Homeschool Australia' and 'Unschool Australia'.

Advertise with The Educating Parent

cover of Getting Started with Homeschooling by Beverley Paine DIY Getting Started with Home Schooling Pack
Beverley Paine's best selling comprehensive common sense manual detailing how to write your own curriculum tailored to your children's educational needs
PLUS 9 of Beverley's popular practical home educating series booklets!

Great value $60
Natural Learning
and Unschooling Pack

Each Pack contains a copy of the following:
Natural Learning
Natural Learning Answers
A5 or A4
Learning Naturally Diary
Learning Maths Naturally
A Sample Approved Natural Learning Program and Review

Only $29 or $33
Select A4 or A5 Diary

Home education is a legal alternative
to school education in Australia.
State and Territory governments are responsible
for regulating home education and have different
requirements, however home educating families
are able to develop curriculum and learning programs
to suit the individual needs of their children.

sign up to receive access to all of the workshops at the Australian Homeschooling Summit 15th to 27th May 2017

Stocking all of Beverley Paine's, the educating parent's, books!

30% discount off ReadyEd Publications for homeschoolers until 31st December 2016

Find out more about Brain Builder by clicking here!

Link to Educate and Assist for home educating familiesEducating the World One Student at a Time AOIA Online Education

Supervised school of distance education

click to go to the Sunshine Collective providing ‘Brilliant Boxes’ to families of pre-schoolers and primary school aged children, throughout Australia

Belinda Cowie Whisper Waters Educational Resource for Home Educating FamiliesSTEM tutoring

Click here to go to Home Learn cover the 'core' with room to explore! Sydney Dance/Sports Classes for home educating students

Maths Mentality helping parents understand primary school mathematics

 

animated Australian flag

Without revenue from advertising
by educational suppliers and Google Ads
we could not continue to provide information
to home educators. Please support us by letting
our advertisers know that you found them on
The Educating Parent. Thanks!


Support Centre
Contact Us | Join a Support Group | Beverley's Books | Resource Directory | Blog | Donate

About The Educating Parent
Beverley Paine | April Jermey and Always Learning Books | Advertise with us

Sitemap

What is Home Education Why Home Educate Getting Started & Registering Different Ways to Home Educate
Life as a Home Educator Resources & Support Teens and Beyond Curriculum and Teaching Tips
Unschooling & Natural Learning Travelling & Home Educating Other: just for fun, general, etc Children's Pages
     

animated smiling faceThank you for visiting!

Beverley Paine, The Educating Parent
The opinions and articles included on this website are not necessarily those of Beverley and Robin Paine,
nor do they endorse or recommend products listed in contributed articles, pages, or advertisements.
Site Map
. Text on this site CC License: BY-NC-ND , Images on this site © All Rights Reserved 1999-2017.