Homeschool Science Tip of the Month - Make time for experiments in the new year.
It’s a brand-new year – one that a good bit of us began with words for the year and resolutions of things we want to change. And although that whole, no chocolate for a year resolution has probably gone out the window and your shoes have seen more time in your closet that in the gym – I want to help you make sure that your resolution to actually do those experiments this year sticks!
Because experiments are the face of science! Your kiddos need to see science in action. It’s a key part of helping them to understand science. So, with that in mind, let’s countdown three ways to help you make time for experiments in the new year!
#3 – Score the right resources. It’s next to impossible to do hands-on science on a regular basis without having any direction or without the supplies. So, if you struggle with making experiments happen – get a good curriculum with weekly hands-on science activities. And then, get the experiment kit they offer or create your own science supply cabinet, so you know you will have what you need!
#2 – Start small. If you haven’t done a single experiment, ever, trying to start to do one every single week can lead to failure. So, start small! Set aside one day a month to do an experiment. Then, once that is part of the routine, add another day that month and so on and so forth until wah-la, you are doing experiments each week.
#1 – Settle it in your mind.Sorry for the tough love, but if experiments are like glitter on your floor, then you will just have to do what my momma always told me to do – suck it up, buttercup. Experiments are super important to your kiddos understanding of science. You need to settle it firmly in your mind that this is something you can’t skip and you need to make time to make it happen! Just like I have to do with art and glitter :-).
So to make time for those experiments in this new year, score the right resources, start small, and settle it in your mind. If you do these three things, it will make it a whole lot easier for you to make time for experiments in this new year!
Need more help with experiments?
We have got plenty of that! Check out the following posts for tips on experiments.