Using Science to Make Tools Safer [Video]


One of the greatest things about homeschooling is that we can expose our kids to many topics. Basic carpentry is something that our kids should learn. A lot of science happens when you’re building something.

Unfortunately, power tools can be dangerous and some parents are a little squeamish when it comes to giving a 10-year-old a circular saw. If that tool were safer, parents would be more inclined to teach with power tools.

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Rob Jensen and Art for Kids Hub [Flashback Episode] – WHS 243

Art for Kids Hub


Rob Jensen graduated from BYU with a BFA in Industrial Design. After graduating, he moved to Michigan to work for Ford Motor Company where he designed future cars for 7 years.

After moving back to Utah and starting a business, Rob began drawing with my kids and realized it would be fun to share their art-time with other families. Art For Kids Hub was born. Continue Reading →

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Turn Dirty Water Into Clean Drinking Water in 5 Minutes [Video]


Dirty drinking water is a leading cause of death among infants and children in developing countries. Giving people in developing countries clean water to drink will reduce the risks of water-borne illness and allow children to attend school more often because they’re not out sick. Mark Rober demonstrates how a small packet from the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program can clean turbid water in no time.

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Scratch That Coding Itch with Ryan Swanstrom – WHS 242

Scratch 3.0 was released in January 2019 and includes a number of great new features including the ability to create and play projects on a tablet.

Ryan Swanstrom joins me today to discuss Scratch 3.0 and how homeschoolers can use it to teach their kids how to code, for free!


Ryan is a homeschool dad, computer programmer, and data scientist who helps homeschool parents integrate programming and technology into their curriculum with online courses and a weekly/monthly newsletter. He and his wife homeschool their 5 children in South Dakota, USA. Continue Reading →

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