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The extras are optional. They are not an essential key to teaching science, so why should you even bother with them in the first place?
In short, the extras spice things up and keep your student interested in learning about science.
Studies have shown that the act of writing down information or taking notes increases a person’s ability to remember that data.
Keeping a record gives our students another chance to interact with the information. It provides them another touch-point that helps to firmly affix the material into their minds.
Science is more than experiments, there are principles that the students also need to know. At its core, science is a combination of facts and applications.
We need to teach our students the facts that have been proven to be true. We also need to provide them with an awareness of the theories that scientists are still studying.
As we gradually build their knowledge base over time, we provide the students with a knowledge base for further discovery.
We generally hear the word “experiments” used for all types of hands-on scientific tests. So, I wanted to explain what I mean by the term. Here’s my definition:
A hands-on scientific test gives your student a chance to see, practice, test, or learn about a principle, or principles, in science.
Here are the five main types of scientific tests I regularly recommend using with your students:
There are three essentials that must be included in each and every homeschool science curriculum. Each of these will help your students gain a true understanding of the subject.
Since many of us are gearing up for the upcoming school year, I wanted to take a moment to share with you all the three essentials of homeschool science.
I trust that they will help you as you prepare and organize a plan for next year.