Category Archives: Homeschool

Japanese Level 4 Passed!

Georgia requires two Carnegie units of a foreign language for all high school students, including homeschoolers. Our 14 year old daughter chose Japanese as her language. To validate her studies, we are using the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, an objective worldwide standard offered each once or twice per year in selected cities. In Atlanta, this […]

Multicolor Off-Grid Christmas Lights

Old School Tech has released the final article in the off-grid Christmas light series, this time with a discussion about multi-color lights, their analysis and a useful generic design procedure. Homeschoolers will find a nice wrap-up in this article with a more scientific process that makes a great science project, linking science, electronics and statistics. […]

Testing Emergency Solar Christmas Lights

Old School Tech has released a new article in the emergency solar Christmas light series, a topic of interest to preppers who need a little bit of extra light in those dark corners but don’t want to use valuable inverter capacity. This time, an easy-to-make test fixture is described which overcomes the quality problems often […]

Extracting Potash

Old School Tech has released an article about extracting raw potash from wood ashes. Future projects will refine and use this raw product for interesting things. Not only does this project make a great homeschool chemistry lesson, it also sets the stage for some chemical processes of interest to preppers. As mentioned in that article, […]

Introducing Caveman Chemistry

OST has posted a new article introducing the book Caveman Chemistry, by Dr. Kevin Dunn. “Starving the Monkeys” readers will recognize this book from our recommended reading list; we use it all the time for our homeschool chemistry lab manual to supplement text books. If you only have room on your prepper shelf for one […]

Homeschool CLEP: 8 College Biology Credit Hours at Age 14

Last month, I was able to brag that our fourteen-year-old homeschooled daughter earned college calculus credit through the CLEP test. Yesterday, she passed the Biology CLEP with a score of 58/80, which is good for up to eight college credit hours at many universities. This win is made even nicer by the fact that some […]