Vicky Chilton, Author at Homeschooling

    Articles by Vicky Chilton


    Five Animals Of Autumn

    During this crisp and colourful time of year, a number of animals make frequent appearances in our local areas of natural beauty, preparing for the colder months ahead.


    The Ancient Matter Of Asteroids

    The largest known asteroids in our solar system are believed named Ceres, Vesta, Pallas, Hygiea and Interamnia.

    The Tropics

    What Do We Mean By The Tropics?

    The tropics are divided into two types; the Paleotropics; across Africa, Asia and Australia, and the Neotropics, across the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

    Independence Day

    Independence Day

    Despite the ongoing Revolutionary War, in 1777 Philadelphia became the first city to hold the first 4th of July celebrations.

    El Niño

    What Is El Niño?

    Geographically, El Niño has an impact on weather systems around the globe, triggering disruptions in temperature, rainfall and winds, which can mean floods, droughts, crop failures and food shortages.


    All About Moons

    12 of Jupiter’s moons were only discovered early this year, whilst Saturn has had 62 added just this month.


    English Language Day

    English is a polyglot language, meaning it includes words that are Anglo-Saxon, French, Germanic, Greek and Latin.


    Haiku Poetry Day

    Haiku is believed to have originated in thirteenth-century Japan and formed the opening part of a larger Japanese poem called Renga.

    Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day: What’s That Again?

    Groundhogs are known to be one the few species of “true” hibernators. This means they go into a dormant state—in which their body temperature and heart rate fall dramatically—from late autumn until late winter or early spring.


    A Brief History Of Television

    Who invented the television can be a difficult question to answer, as there were not one, but two men who presented their own example within several months of each other.