In our neck of the woods, we are officially smack dab in the middle of summer, which in our house means that we break from normal school.
But this doesn't mean that learning stops - for us, learning is a way of life. And although we may not crack a single book on science this month, we do observe. We take time to pause and look at the things going on around us outside.
After all, observation is a key skill that our students need to have to learn about science. It's what helps them to see differences and similarities in nature study, it helps them to see science-in-action during a demonstration, and it helps them to learn new principles of science while doing experiments.
The power to observe is a muscle that needs to be exercised and this can be done at any time!
So my tip for you this month is to take a few moments to observe. You can flex those observations muscles as you and your kiddos do a variety of things, both indoors and outdoors.
Here are a few ideas for working on observations skills:
Whatever you choose to do, your students will benefit from a few moments of observation-muscle-building this summer!
Check out these past tips from July:
Give your kids the tools to build something. Click "Read More" to read, or listen, to this homeschool science tip of the month from Elemental Science.
Enjoy some sunshine! Click "Read More" to read, or listen, to this homeschool science tip of the month from Elemental Science.
Science doesn't have to be all textbooks and experiments, there are loads of out-of-the-box ways to learn about science. Click "Read More" to read, or listen, to this homeschool science tip of the month from Elemental Science.