FREE Shipping on all our products! Click to see details.


Your Cart is Empty

Why should you bother to teach science? {Episode 1}

March 14, 2016 2 min read

Why should you bother to teach science? {Episode 1}

In our very first episode of the Teaching Science at Home show (formerly known as The Elemental Science Show), Paige tackles the big "WHY" question, as in, "Why should you even bother to teach science at home?"

Watch the Video

Subscribe to the Elemental Science YouTube Channel, so you won't miss another video!

Or Listen to the Audio

Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the Teaching Science at Home Show through iTunes and Stitcher!

The Highlights

Why Teach Science?

The two practical reasons for teaching science to our students:

  1. High schools require students to take several science classes in order to receive their diploma.
  2. Every major university expects students to have several of these courses on their transcripts.

The two ideological reasons for teaching science to our students:

  1. The first purpose is that science will give the students a better awareness of themselves and the world around them.
    • Science is all around us.
    • Students learn the why’s behind the things that take place every day around them.
  2. The second purpose is that science helps to train your brain to think in a logical manner.
    • The scientific method is the formula that all scientists learn to use for approaching a problem.

    As homeschoolers we have the privilege of sharing this amazing subject with our students.

    1. We have the chance to make science enjoyable and not intimidating
    2. We have the opportunity to ignite a passion in our students to learn more about the world around them. 
    3. We have the freedom to use this subject to exercise the logical side of their brains.

    Learn more about how you can teach science with our programs!

    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.

    Also in {Podcast} The Tips for Homeschool Science Show

    The High School Years Roadmap for Science – Part 3: Methods {Season 4, Episode 72}

    May 27, 2019 6 min read

    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­At this point in our journey down the roadmap for science, we know our goals for high school science and the tools we can use, but what does it actually look like? Click "Read More" to listen to two different scenarios.

    The High School Years Roadmap for Science – Part 2: Tools {Season 4, Episode 71}

    May 20, 2019 7 min read

    We chatted about the three goals for high school science last week. Click "Read More to listen to this episode, where we discuss the tools you can use to accomplish those goals!
    The High School Years Roadmap for Science – Part 1: Goals {Season 4, Episode 70}

    May 13, 2019 5 min read

    Welcome to the fourth and final stop on our roadmap to teaching science – the high school years! Click "Read More" to listen in as we chat about your goals for science during these years.

    Join Us