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Do I really have to do experiments? {Episode 19}

January 09, 2017 1 min read

{Episode 19} Do I really have to do experiments?

I get it, your day is packed and you don’t need to add more thing. You are teaching algebra and how to count from one to ten almost all in the same breath. So, you can drop those pesky experiments, right?

In episode 19 of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show, I am going to answer the question – do I really have to do experiments?

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The Highlights

{Spoiler Alert} The short answers, yes.

What are Experiments?

  • Most people say experiments when they are referring to a broader range of hands-on scientific tests.
  • 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.

The benefits of incorporating hands-on science:

  • Hands-on science reinforces scientific concepts.
  • Hands-on science helps students to see science face-to-face.
  • Hands-on science shows science is more than facts.
  • Hands-on science fosters scientific creativity.

Additional Resources

Check out the following articles for a bit of help with experiments:

Or check out our Experiment Help Pinterest Board



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