Changes

Happy Trails!

After 11 years, we are shutting down our daily freebie format. Times have changed and “Homeschool Freebie of the Day” is no longer needed, at least in our original format.  We’ll still be around (as HomeschoolFreebie.com), and of course will still have some really awesome freebies, but an entirely different format.  The archives will not always be available, so if there’s something you’ve been meaning to pick up here, better get it soon. Thank you for joining us on the journey. We love you all!

The Erskine Family

Science

Everyday Mysteries

Here’s a fun and educational site created by researchers at the Library of Congress. It answers some of the more unusual questions they have gotten about everyday life, such as “What is ‘freezer burn’?”, “Why is the ocean blue?”, “Why don’t I fall out when the roller coaster goes upside down?”  “Why does chopping an onion make you cry?” and many more.

Fun and informative scientific explanations for some very interesting questions about everyday things that your kids will definitely enjoy.

Click here to go to the site!

Geography

Over 1000 free vector maps!

Vemaps.com offers over 1000 freely downloadable vector maps for personal and educational use. Their archive is easily navigated, and is divided into 7 main categories (countries of the continent). All countries in the archive are represented in alphabet order. Both black & white and color maps are available.

If you need any kind of printable map for your geography or history lessons, check out this free resource! Highly recommended!

CLICK HERE to go to the website

Reading

Sight Words printables, games & more

SightWords.com is a great site that provides parents and home educators dozens of high quality digital and printable tools to help them teach young children to read, including:

-Grade-specific flash cards of more than 500 Dolch and Fry sight words

-Detailed instructions on how to teach children new words

-10 fun learning games

-Full tutorial on correction techniques

-Generators to make fully customizable Bingo cards, Snakes and Ladders game boards, Old Maid card sets, and more.

All the resources on Sightwords.com are free and designed to help your child learn how to read effectively from pre-k up to 4th grade.

Click here to go to the main site!

Living Books, Nature Studies

The Mary Frances Garden Book, PART THREE

The Mary Frances Garden Book, or Adventures Among the Garden People (PDF ebooks) PART THREE

Have you checked this great book out yet? Don’t let its age fool you. This is great fun and very educational gardening instruction for anyone who is young at heart!

Today we have Part Three of this great gardening / story book. Part One from Monday and Part Two from Tuessday are still available too, so if you haven’t gotten them already, you can still get them now. This is delightful, fun, educational stuff — don’t miss it!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” the file to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click on the link and save it to your mac. (Note: This is a scanned ebook, photographed from the original vintage book, so it may not be viewable on portable devices such as a kindle, ipad or phone.)

Living Books, Nature Studies

The Mary Frances Garden Book, PART TWO

The Mary Frances Garden Book, or Adventures Among the Garden People (PDF ebooks) PART TWO

One of our all-time favorite literary characters, Mary Frances, is back again in this delightfully illustrated story book adventure in the garden!

Today we have Part Two of this great gardening / story book. Part One from yesterday is still available too, if you haven’t gotten it already. Part Three comes tomorrow! This is delightful, fun, educational stuff — and full of great illustrations. Don’t miss it!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” the file to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click on the link and save it to your mac. (Note: This is a scanned ebook, photographed from the original vintage book, so it may not be viewable on portable devices such as a kindle, ipad or phone.)

Living Books, Nature Studies

The Mary Frances Garden Book, PART ONE

The Mary Frances Garden Book, or Adventures Among the Garden People (PDF ebooks)

One of our all-time favorite literary characters, Mary Frances, is back again in this delightfully illustrated story book adventure in the garden!

Mary Frances and Billy have been growing up, and with their growing, they have learned to love the great out-of-doors. In this great book, they meet all sorts of fanciful characters, and learn a lot of very real garden lore & “how to” information especially for young gardeners. Highly recommended!

This is such a large ebook file, we’ve broken it down into three parts to make it downloadable for all, and will be serializing this book over three days. This is delightful, fun, educational stuff — don’t miss it!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” the file to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click on the link and save it to your mac. (Note: This is a scanned ebook, photographed from the original vintage book, so it may not be viewable on portable devices such as a kindle, ipad or phone.)

Electronics

Electric Circuits Curriculum – Volumes 5 and 6

This week we have been featuring this excellent series of SIX ebooks all about electricity and electric circuits, which together comprise a complete course in electronics for jr. high – college age students. Well done lessons, starting with very basic and simple electronics concepts and developing them through advanced electronics applications, with lots of hands-on activities along the way… including a full volume of experiments! If you have an older student who is interested in electronics, this is an amazing resource you’ll want to have. All are downloadable in PDF format!

Today’s final two volumes are:

Reference Resources,  which includes the following chapters:

Chapter 1: USEFUL EQUATIONS AND CONVERSION FACTORS
Chapter 2: COLOR CODES
Chapter 3: CONDUCTOR AND INSULATOR TABLES
Chapter 4: ALGEBRA REFERENCE
Chapter 5: TRIGONOMETRY REFERENCE
Chapter 6: CALCULUS REFERENCE
Chapter 7: USING THE SPICE CIRCUIT SIMULATION PROGRAM
Chapter 8: TROUBLESHOOTING — THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 9: CIRCUIT SCHEMATIC SYMBOLS
Chapter 10: PERIODIC TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS

To download this PDF ebook on a PC, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.


and Experiments, which includes the following chapters:

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2: BASIC CONCEPTS AND TEST EQUIPMENT
Chapter 3: DC CIRCUITS
Chapter 4: AC CIRCUITS
Chapter 5: DISCRETE SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS
Chapter 6: ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
Chapter 7: DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
Chapter 8: 555 TIMER CIRCUITS

To download this PDF ebook on a PC, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

Electronics

Electric Circuits Curriculum – Volume 4

This week we feature this excellent series of SIX ebooks all about electricity and electric circuits, which together comprise a complete course in electronics for jr. high – college age students. Well done lessons, starting with very basic and simple electronics concepts and developing them through advanced electronics applications, with lots of hands-on activities along the way… including a full volume of experiments! If you have an older student who is interested in electronics, this is an amazing resource you’ll want to have. All are downloadable in PDF format!

Today’s volume covers all the basics – both beginner and advanced – of Digital Circuits and includes the following chapters:

Chapter 1: NUMERATION SYSTEMS
Chapter 2: BINARY ARITHMETIC
Chapter 3: LOGIC GATES
Chapter 4: SWITCHES
Chapter 5: ELECTROMECHANICAL RELAYS
Chapter 6: LADDER LOGIC
Chapter 7: BOOLEAN ALGEBRA
Chapter 8: KARNAUGH MAPPING
Chapter 9: COMBINATIONAL LOGIC FUNCTIONS
Chapter 10: MULTIVIBRATORS
Chapter 11: SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS ***INCOMPLETE***
Chapter 12: SHIFT REGISTERS
Chapter 13: DIGITAL-ANALOG CONVERSION
Chapter 14: DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
Chapter 15: DIGITAL STORAGE (MEMORY)
Chapter 16: PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL COMPUTING

To download this PDF ebook on a PC, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.