I want to teach science, but these three hurdles stand in my way (Conference Session #3)
Do you struggle with the thought of having to teach science? Then this session is for you! In our third conference session, we are going to listen in as Paige discusses three of the most common hurdles that stand in the way of you teaching science.
Just like before, we'll be breaking up this session up into three easily-digested episodes, which we’ll share over a month. But we wanted to create one go-to place for you all to find the all the information for this session.
And be sure to check out the Elemental Science Virtual Homeschool Science Conference on YouTube to see the other sessions and take a tour of our programs.
I want to teach science, but these three hurdles stand in my way
No experience, no experiments, and no equipment for teaching science? No problem!
Session Description: In this session, Paige tackles the top three reasons people are afraid to teach science –experience, experiments, and equipment. She provides tips to help you jump over each of these hurdles and get straight to the science-learning fun!
Watch the full video of this session or keep scrolling to listen to the session in three parts.
The Hurdle of Experiments, part 1
As homeschoolers, we have the chance to make science enjoyable and not intimidating. Experiments can help us do this.
Experiments provide the practical reinforcement that our students need when learning about science.
All experiments are learning experiences, even when they don't go as planned.
Check out the following articles for more tips to leap over the hurdle of experiments:
- Have you visited the realm of the failed science experiment?
- 21 Tips for Hands-on Science
- Our Experiment Tips Pinterest Board
The Hurdle of Experience, part 2
Myth: Science is a lofty subject that can only be taught by experts. Truth: You can teach science!
No matter your experience, you can teach science with the right tools in your hands.
Your science curriculum is a tool, not a master. Mold it to fit your family.
Check out the following articles for more tips to leap over the hurdle of experience:
- The Three Keys to Teaching Science
- 5 Questions to ask as you create a plan for homeschool science
- 5 Ways you can become a better homeschool science teacher
The Hurdle of Equipment, part 3
Your kitchen can also serve as your science lab!
If you don't own a microscope and can't afford one, Google “(subject name) microscope image.”
Don't let equipment get in the way of you teaching science as you have access to good substitutes in your home.
Check out the following articles for more tips to leap over the hurdle of equipment:
- Which type of microscope should you purchase?
- 100 Useful items for your science supply cabinet
- The fully-stocked home science laboratory
- Bradley Hudson