Finishing Strong #15 – Getting to Know Eva Varga

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Today Eva Varga from Eva Varga is sharing about herself, her family and her blog.

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Hello. Hola. 你好. My name is Eva Varga. I am a science educator, homeschool mom at Academia Celestia (the name selected for our homeschool years ago), and author of Science Logic Curriculum. We have a nature centered curriculum and use a unique blend of materials and methods suited to our lifestyle. We take our cues from the rhythm of nature and the children’s many and varied interests.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #15

Our approach to education is largely based on the classics with a heavy emphasis on travel, nature study, and foreign language. It is a little unschoolish, a little Charlotte Mason, a little unit-study, but mostly just us!

I have always loved teaching and sharing my passion for science. My mission is to provide my readers with the tools and inspiration to engage their students in meaningful, hands-on science and service learning experiences through tangible curriculum, shared resources, and real-world contexts.

I have been blogging for as long as we have been homeschooling and I have learned as much from my readers as I have from other bloggers I follow. It has been a very rewarding journey. Looking back, I would like to share with you a few of my most popular posts.

Shortly after we began homeschooling, my kids were really into bridges and so I devised an engineering unit to capitalize on their interest, Building Toothpick Bridges: A Lesson Plan. As a part of the unit, they constructed their own toothpick bridges and tested each design for strength. To this day, this post has been my most popular.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #15

Another popular post took me by surprise. Our heritage is important to us and I frequently share activities to engage children in the culture of Scandinavia. When I wrote Learning the Norwegian Lyrics to “Let it Go!”, I wasn’t aware of the extent of popularity of Disney’s Frozen.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #15

This past year, I have started to use interactive notebooking, particularly in math and science. I have shared many of the notebooking printables on my blog; and Scientific Classification and Dichotomous Keys has been a favorite of my readers.

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #15

Lastly, I would like to share with you a post I am particularly proud of, Wonder & Asking Questions: 6 Steps to Project Based Learning. Here I share an example of one particular project we have recently undertaken utilizing the Project Based Learning Cycle. Perhaps it will inspire you to follow the interests of your children!

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #15

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About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥