For season 9 of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show we talked about what homeschool science looks like in the classical education model. In this season we shared both audio and video for each episode.
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Classical Education and Homeschool Science
If you don't want to binge listen, check out the six episodes from this season below.
Episode 111 – What is Classical Education?
In this episode, we discussed the basics of classical education and how science fits into that model.
The heartbeat of classical education is to teach our students to think critically and to know how to learn.
In classical education, there are stages or cycles of learning that every student goes through.
In each stage, you are teaching to the student's strengths.
Episode 114 – What should logic stage science look like?
In this episode, we discussed logic stage science - your goals, the tools, and how to put it all together.
The goals of logic stage science are to capitalize on the student's need to know why and continue to feed them with scientific information.
Science fair projects are a great tool for our kids to see the scientific method from start to finish and our logic students really benefit from that experience because it's helping them to think critically and to organize the information.
Look at all the tools, all 7 of them, as options you as a classical educator can use.
Episode 115 – What should rhetoric stage science look like?
In this episode, we discussed rhetoric stage science - your goals, the tools, and how to put it all together.
The goals for the rhetoric stage student will be to teach them how to learn and apply the principles of science to what they see in front of them.
I'm going to suggest that the level of rigor will be dependent upon what your student wants to do in the future.
We can do this through textbooks with experiments, through events and science, through exams, and then we can also have them do in-depth research projects and in-depth science projects that can enhance what they are learning.
Have you struggled with finding a science curriculum that fits the classical education model that you want to use in your homeschool?
Rest easy! We have easy-to-use, award-winning science plans to help you teach classical science to your students.
Each of our classical science programs will focus on an area of science all year long, giving you plans for weekly demonstrations or experiments for reading assignments from visually appealing children's encyclopedias from publishers like DK, Usborne, and Kingfisher. Plus, you'll have customized student pages specifically for what you are studying that week.
The programs in our classical science series are part of The Well-trained Mind’s Top Recommendations, are part of Cathy Duffy's Top Picks, and every year homeschoolers say they love our programs! Come see them all here: