Saturday, February 8, 2014

Science is for kids and adults alike!

You are never to young to learn science!
Yes, this is my 2nd post in a row about science... but I don't think enough people DO science! I think it scares a lot of homeschooling parents! They didn't like science in school. They are afraid of what could get blown up. The cost worries them.
Well, science does NOT have to be like school(unless you had a great experience)!
Nothing will get blown-up unless you want it to!
And science can be an cheap or as expensive as you want!
Great article talking about Science over at Secular Homeschool, Science is all around us!

Now, parents of younger kids... you can play around with science. I say about age 8 or 2nd grade is the perfect time to get REALLY into science as part of the homeschool day. Second grade homeschool science is perfect to get them started on lots of different areas!
What are they into? Animals, then go with animal habitats or ecosystems. Gardening, ummm well that is FULL of science! Worms, seeds, what happens when you plant seeds, water or no water.... Rocks? Rocks are AWESOME for science study! What kind? Where did they come from? How were they formed?
Food? Food and cooking are chock full of science!
You just have to do a little groundwork as the homeschool parent and step back and look at their interest from a scientific point of view.
Science is not scary, you can do it!
Happy Homeschooling!

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