The extras are optional, meaning that they are not an essential part of teaching science, so why should you even bother with them in the first place?
In this episode of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show, we are going to chat about whether or not you should bother adding in the "extras" to your science plan!
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Here is my definition:
“An extra is something that adds to or enhances what the student is already learning in their core curriculum .”
The extras can:
In short, the extras spice things up and keep your student interested in learning about science.
In science, extras can include the following:
You certainly do not need to add each and every one of these ideas every week. Instead, add an "extra" when you find your student is bored with your normal routine.
Check out the following articles:
Or check out the following collections for help in finding a few "extras"
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