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I want to teach science, but these three hurdles stand in my way (Conference Session #3)

March 12, 2018 2 min read

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.

No experience, no experiments, and no equipment for teaching science? No problem!

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 

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

Takeaway Tidbits

->See this episode's outline and show notes.

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.

Additional Resources 

Check out the following articles for more tips to leap over the hurdle of experiments:

The Hurdle of Experience, part 2

Takeaway Tidbits

->See this episode's outline and show notes.

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.

Additional Resources 

Check out the following articles for more tips to leap over the hurdle of experience:

The Hurdle of Equipment, part 3

Takeaway Tidbits

->See this episode's outline and show notes.

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.

Additional Resources 

Check out the following articles for more tips to leap over the hurdle of equipment:


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