Episode 10 – Making Science Fun for Homeschooling Families with Jeannie Fulbright
Whether you’re a new or experienced homeschooler, in Trish’s interview with Jeannie Fulbright you’ll find tons of helpful information to increase the joy and wonder of learning science and history at home.
Jeannie is author of Apologia’s popular Exploring Creation Series, creator of a new science unit study series for preschoolers called Mason Jar Moments, and experienced mom of four successful homeschool graduates. Jeannie’s passion is contagious! You’ll enjoy hearing why she chose to homeschool, how and why she began writing science curriculum, how your kids can have a “date” with Jeannie, and perhaps even how they can learn to “sell the Earth” to an alien!
Jeannie gives great advise, encouragement, and curriculum information, and additionally shares how she employs some fun fiction in the very factual subject of science. Find out how your students can “save the day” using Jeannie’s curriculum while learning a ton about science without even realizing how much they’re learning.
Meet The Guest
As a homeschool veteran of four, having used the Charlotte Mason method of education, Jeannie Fulbright has watched her children blossom, pursue their passions and become incredible, successful, men and women of God.
Every homeschooled child can flourish, no matter what limitations they may have. Her mission is to provide mothers with teaching and tools to give their children an excellent education without sacrificing peace and joy. Whether it is with her science books, her high school college and career manual, or her Charlotte Mason tools and teaching, Jeannie hopes to encourage thriving homeschools around the world.
Her four homeschooled children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship, and her oldest graduated Magna Cum Laude and was hired as the youngest editor for a major news network.
As far as her educational background goes: Jeannie Fulbright received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and her master’s from Fairfield University. She is also a Certified Christian Life Coach and is dedicated to building up the homeschool community.
Jeannie so desires to see homeschooling families experience this beautiful fruit of their labor.
She has spoken at homeschool conferences in almost every state in the US, and would be willing to consider speaking at your event.
Show notes are below.
This episode is sponsored by Apologia. We are HUGE fans of Apologia and we both have used this curriculum throughout our homeschool journeys. This series is literally our favorite science series offered in the homeschool arena. We encourage you to spend a few minutes visiting their site to see why. Or visit our website to see the many articles we have written about it.
Quotes from Jeannie Fulbright
I thought “If this is how a homeschooled kid turns out…they are so comfortable in their own skin…that’s what I want for my kids.”
You know how when you’re in the center of God’s will you feel the energy, you feel the excitement, you feel the ‘rightness’ of it? That is exactly how I felt writing [the Apologia science curriculum].
It took years for the Lord to begin to grow faith in me and to believe that every word in the Bible is true. That is not something that you just take as fact, it is something that the Lord God has to build in you.
I thought ‘I have to give [my daughter] evidence for creation.” That was one of the things that just burned in me to create these books. I thought “I’m going to create a space curriculum.”…I was going to write the astronomy curriculum for my children to build their faith.
I thought “I want my children to know this stuff, and I’m going to write it in a way, in a narrative, that engages them, that actually grows their faith.” I wanted them to believe the truth and to see the evidence, to be able to explain to others the evidence for creation.
My heart has been to create fiction. I had this inspirational idea…to start creating a historical fiction time travel series for kids.
It is historical fiction but it is scientific and Biblical facts being weaved into the story.
Nature benefits children academically, socially, and emotionally.
There are so many benefits that we as humans get from nature.
Links to resources mentioned in the podcast and other important links
Believe in Unicorns Coloring Book: 50+ Beautiful Mythical Unicorn Coloring Pages.
Diamond Painting Kits for Adults, Teens or Tweens
Our game recommendations on Amazon on how to make homeschool fun!
Homeschool Road Trips
Fun Printable Site: Only Passionate Curiosity
Our snarky irreverent view of homeschooling: Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers