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Science Essential #3 - Keeping a Record 0

Notebooking, worksheets, or outlines are just some of the options for writing in science. Get tips are more at elementalscience.com to learn more!

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 Essential #2 - Gathering Information 0

The second key to teaching science - gathering information (elementalscience.com)

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.

Science Essential #1 – Performing Hands-on Scientific Tests 0

Science experiments can be tough for homeschoolers. Learn why they are important, what you can use, and how to succeed at elementalscience.com!

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:

Elemental Science’s 2015 Convention Schedule 0

Elemental Science’s 2015 Convention Schedule

Mark your calendars! We are excited to share with you all that we will be at 4 different conventions around the country this year.

We will have each one of our titles for you to browse through and purchase as well as a sample of our upcoming title Physics for the Logic Stage

3 Reasons We Do Nature Study in the Winter 0

Nature study is an excellent tool for making science real and practical. We lean towards doing impromptu nature study while we are already enjoying the outdoors. 

This month, I thought I would share with you all three reasons we do nature study in the winter. I’m not opposed to doing nature study in the other seasons, in fact we have impromptu nature study times year round. Rather, I want to highlight why nature study is still viable despite the cooler temperature.

4 Easy Steps to Add Current Events into your Homeschool Science Plan 0

Adding Current Events into your Science Studies

Adding a current events study to a subject can increase the student’s interest as well as inform him or her of the latest advances in the field. Having a student read a relevant article or two each month will enhance what he or she is learning in a subject.

This month, I wanted to share with you all how to incorporate the latest scientific news into your studies.

  • Paige Hudson

2 Ways to use Living Books for Science 0

I love living books. These books bring a subject to life in a way that no textbook can.

Living books hold the students’ interest and engage them with the information they are learning in a way that the students will not easily forget. We use them as often as we can in our homeschool—in history, grammar, math, and of course, science!

An Interview with Paige 0

This month we wanted to share with you a little more about Elemental Science. 

So, we sat down with Paige and asked her five simple questions relating to the company, homeschool, and life. Here are her answers!

3 Essentials of a Proven Homeschool Science Curriculum 0

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.