Over the last few months, I have been sharing with you all how science has looked in our homeschool. Today, we are going to head back a few years to preschool!
We had a blast with Exploring Science several years ago and today, I am going to share what a week looked like with this program.
Before we chat about what preschool science looked like in our homeschool, I need to add a caveat.
Preschoolers are fickle little creatures. If you have one, you know what I mean.
One day, they can't wait to do school. They love every part of it and soak learning time like a thirsty man after walking through the desert.
Other days . . . not so much.
When you look at a plan for preschool science, think of the teacher's guide as a buffet of options. Each week, you can pick and choose what your students will enjoy and don't worry about the rest.
After all, your goal for preschool science is to ignite a desire to learn about science. That's it.
So science should be fun! If you want to know more, read a bit about what I believe about preschool science.
Whew, with that out of the way, let's look at an ideal week.
For our first full year of preschool science, we aimed to do science twice a week with Exploring Science.
On the first day of our week, we aimed to:
On the second day of our week, we aimed to:
The plan was that simple for us! If time allowed, we would add in the nature study idea for the week, but we didn't always get to those.
The above is an ideal week - I thought I would share with you all an actual week, complete with our son's responses to give you a better picture!
Here's how the first day of our first week from Unit 5 went:
Time: about 15 minutes
Here's how the second day of our first week from Unit 5 went:
Time: 10 minutes
And that's what an actual week of Exploring Science looked like in our home. I hope you enjoyed this peek into our homeschool!
2020 Update - This post was originally written in 2017 and a few things have changed since then. The biggest of which is that Exploring Science is no longer available.
Although this program is now out of print, our current preschool science programs are similar to what was shared in this post. If you want to see what we have to offer, visit the preschool science main page to learn more about our programs or check out the links below.
Programs in the Series
If you have questions about preschool science, please feel free to leave them in the comments below!
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