According to the Special Days in August list, the 14th is the anniversary of the invention of Wiffle Ball. Wiffle Ball is one of the best backyard activities! The game doesn’t require expensive equipment, a large area, or a lot of people. It’s wonderful for PE and science (and history too)! Here’s some resources to learn about the history of the game, the science behind the Wiffle ball, and the rules on how to play.
“It all began in the summer of 1953 …” http://www.wiffle.com/pages/welcome.asp?page=welcome
The Science of How a Wiffle Ball Works https://www.popsci.com/article/technology/how-it-works-wiffle-ball-pitch
Wiffle Ball Pitch – Science Video
Have fun learning and playing!
July 28, 2019 is the official start to the 31st year of Discovery’s Shark Week! This must be a popular summer learning theme for homeschools, summer schools, and families, because there’s awesome resources available! Here’s the resource links to what is being shared in the Facebook home education groups and through my e-mail subscriptions.
Free Lesson Plans https://www.discoveryeducation.com/?s=sharks
Watch Discovery Shark Videos (PG Rating) https://www.discovery.com/playlists/watch-shark-week-for-free
Sharks Study Resources https://www.franw.com/2016/01/sharks.html
Shark Week Journal and Printables https://homeschool.bookshark.com/sharkweek/
All About Sharks – Resources and Activities http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/25-shark-week-resources/
Shark Themed Resources https://themultitaskinmom.com/shark-week-resources/
Shark Week Freebies and Activities https://hiphomeschoolmoms.com/shark-week-freebies-and-activities-for-kids/
Shark Week Video Writing Prompts http://www.teachhub.com/shark-week-video-writing-prompts
Finish this Story – Sharks http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/shark-story-starters-fun-shark-week-resources/
Shark Attack Writing Prompt https://www.writersdigest.com/prompts/shark-attack
Unit Studies, Printables, Crafts, and Activities http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/shark-week-educational-resources-free-printables-unit-studies-more/
Chalk Pastel Shark Week Art Tutorials https://www.hodgepodge.me/shark-week-art-tutorials/?fbclid=IwAR1kOndUBJDNQgO-d99kVW_ecFzye5c6aScOQoBz6xIwxoUVzsrAMTm_qKw
Fun Activities https://faithandgoodworks.com/shark-week-activities/
Crafts, Activities, and Recipes https://adayinourshoes.com/kids-activities-for-shark-weekfood-crafts-recipes-and-more/