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Are you a homeschool scientist? Take the quiz to find out!

February 15, 2021 3 min read

Are you a homeschool scientist? Take the quiz to find out your degree of homeschool-scientistness.

Here are Elemental Science we love science! And we love homeschooling!! So we like to consider ourselves homeschool scientists.

That said, Paige actually developed a quiz seven years ago to determine your degree of homeschool-scientistness. It's a word - we might have just made it up, but homeschool-scientistness is definitely a word.

So without further ado, here is the quiz...

You might be a homeschool scientist if...

Here are twenty ways you can use to determine whether or not you are a homeschool scientist. These may or may not have come from real life experiences, but I will not admit to any specifics.

  1. Your person has said, “I actually like this version of {insert some kind of food dish}, please stop experimenting.”
  2. You have been known to recite the step of the scientific method in your sleep.
  3. Your child has rolled their eyes before saying, “It’s just soggy cereal, not a study of how milk can breakdown the weak intramolecular forces found in Cheerios.”
  4. You turned at least one of your Christmas cookie baking sessions into a science lesson.
  5. Your Christmas tree was decorated with multiple Borax snowflakes which you have collected over the years.
  6. Your kids refer to the kitchen as "the lab” and the pantry as “the supply cabinet.”
  7. There is at least one “science experiment” label on an item in your fridge.
  8. Your science book collection has its own bookcase.
  9. You have actually read almost all the science books you own out loud to your kiddos.
  10. You carry a palm-sized microscope instead of a pocket knife. Your motto is to always be prepared for science!
  11. A five minute walk to the library takes you well over an hour as you stopped to examine each of the different tree species along the way.
  12. Your nature study walks are one of the reasons you have awesome calf muscles.
  13. You have two catalogs on your beside stand – one from Rainbow Resources and one from Carolina Biological.
  14. You have knit your very own frog model for dissection.
  15. You just clicked on that frog model link and are now mentally calculating what you need to make your own.
  16. You secretly wish you could submit a science fair project to the annual homeschool co-op science fair.
  17. You get mistaken for a tour guide at your local science museum.
  18. You have been known to dance a little jig when an experiment finally turns out the way it should.
  19. You go to the local butcher or grocery store to find your next dissection specimen and remember that you also need a rib roast for your in-laws upcoming visit.
  20. You have an entire Pinterest board devoted to science jokes.

Your Results

Here is how to score your results:

  • 0 to 1 yes's - If you said yes to less than two of these, my guess is you are a whiz at grammar.
  • 2 to 6 yes's - If you said yes to two to six of these, you are on your way to becoming a homeschool scientist.
  • 7 to 12 yes's - If you said yes to seven to twelve of these, you might be a homeschool scientist.
  • 13 to 17 yes's - If you said yes to thirteen to seventeen of these, you are definitely a homeschool scientist.
  • 18 or more yes's - If you said yes to eighteen or more of these, you should be writing for us.

So, what did you find out? Are you a homeschool scientist?

Seriously, though, you don't have to score high on this quiz to teach science at home. Here is what it really takes...

Are you a homeschool scientist? Take the quiz to find out your degree of homeschool-scientistness.


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