For season 10 of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show we talked about what living books are and how you can use them for homeschool science. In this season we shared both audio and video for each episode.
You can listen to the full season here:
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Living books and Science at Home
If you don't want to binge listen, check out all seven episodes, plus one bonus episode, from this season below.
Episode 117 - What is a Living Book? (with Leah Boden, the Modern Miss Mason)
In this episode, we'll be discussing what living books are with Charlotte Mason education expert, Leah Boden, the Modern Miss Mason.
A traditional education spoon-feeds. A Charlotte Mason education ask of the child, "Why don't you contribute?"
Living books help our kids to form relationships with knowledge.
If a book is full of facts and pictures, it's not a living book.
Episode 118 - Living books for science, along with a few recommendations
In this episode of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast, we'll be discussing what to look for in a living book for science, how you can use these books, and a few suggestions for you to check out!
You want a living book to pull the reader in such a way that they don't even realize that they're learning about science.
We can use living books as a resource that we add on to our current science program to add a little bit more interest. Or we can use living books as our main spine or main source of information for science.
However you choose to use living books for science, you can't go wrong! You are creating an interest and a passion in this subject within your students by using these resources.
Episode 119 - How to use living books for elementary science
In this episode, we'll be chatting about what you need for elementary science and what it looks like when you use a living book as your main source of information.
Living books are definitely excellent tools we can use to accomplish the goals for elementary science.
Remember, with living books, we're creating a relationship with the knowledge. So we want these narrations and these written and notebook pages to be a personal record of what the student has learned. For the first three days you're reading and writing and you're doing, you're getting those three keys done. Then if you want to add in extra projects, you can do those on the next two days.
Episode 122 - Nature Study and Living Books (with Cindy West)
In this episode, the empress of nature study, Cindy West, is coming on to share about this homeschooling game-changer.
Nature study is science! It's experiential and hands-on, almost as if it's a science lab for your kids.
Nature study can be ever-changing based on the needs of your homeschool. Maybe that's the most important thing to say about nature study - it can look like whatever you want it to look like in your homeschool.
It's exercise. It's sunshine. It's getting oxygen to muscles. It's getting the wiggles out.