New Science Journal by/for Homeschoolers

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What was the biggest thing that helped you get a job after graduation (high school or university)? For me, my first big job after university came not because of my degree but because of my volunteer experience. Editing is learned through practice, and I’d volunteered as the editor of two separate print publications for several years both before and during university.

That’s why the new print publications from College Prep Science caught my attention. These triannual magazines / journals will be produced by homeschooled students, for homeschooled students. This is an amazing opportunity for students not only to see their work in a print publication (beside their peers’ work!) but also to be involved in creating that publication.

There are two separate publications: one for homeschool creators (writers, paint / sketch artists, crafters, designers, welders, sculptors, architects, photographers, coders, blacksmiths, etc) and one for homeschool scientists (students who do science research / experiments and would like to publish their research).

Both publications will feature the work of students in grades 3 to 12. The production team will be students in grades 8 to 12. Imagine your student applying for a job, scholarship, or university program and being able to cite publication in a print journal OR experience in creating that print journal! Imagine how motivated your student will be to DO that science report, knowing that it will appear in a print journal to share with family and friends!

I’ve shared some of the awesome resources from College Prep Science on my blog. If you haven’t dropped by their website yet, I encourage you to explore what they offer to homeschool families (especially as there’s so much uncertainty surrounding in-person classes with the pandemic). Be sure to check out the FREEBIES page, which includes a covid-19 student science lesson you can access immediately! All the best to you and your family as we navigate these uncertain times and continue to try to prepare our kids for the future.

Image by Konstantin Kolosov from Pixabay

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Author: Bonnie Way

Bonnie Way is a homeschool mom with five children ages 12 to 2. She is also the author of North American Martyrs Kids Activity Book, a 135-page book about St. Antoine Daniel and his fellow Jesuit missionaries. This book includes a short bio of each martyr, word searches, cross word puzzles, mazes, writing and drawing prompts, and more to draw kids into the stories of the saints. When she’s not writing or homeschooling, Bonnie enjoys reading, drinking coffee with friends, and hiking or skiing in Vancouver’s mountains.