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Choosing and using living books for science - Living Books Session, part 1 {Episode 38}

February 12, 2018 2 min read

 Choosing and using living books for science - Inspiring your students to love science through living books, Part 1 {Episode 38}

We all want to inspire our students - my guess is that this is one of the main reasons we have chosen to homeschool. One of my main goals is to help you all inspire your students to love science. And because of that, I am super excited to share with you all the first part of our next session - Inspiring your students to love science through living books. In this first section, we are going to chat about what exactly a living book is and how to choose one for science.

Hi, I’m Paige Hudson and you are listening to the Tips for Homeschool Science Show where we are breaking down the lofty concepts of science into building blocks you can use in your homeschool!

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Highlights

What is a living book?

  • A living book is a book that engages the reader and draws them into learning more about a certain subject.

Key components of a living book

  • Written by someone with a passion for the material or by someone who has experienced the story first hand.
  • The author pulls the reader into the story.
  • The writer presents the scientific or historical facts in such a way that the student hardly realizes they are learning.

Choosing living books for science

  • Choose books that will engage the students.
  • Choose books that are educational sound.

Decide between a living book or an encyclopedia based on:

  1. How much material you need to cover.
  2. How much time you have.

You can use living books as supplements to your current plan or as the main spine for your science studies.

Takeaway Tidbits

Living books make a subject come alive for your students. (Pin this Tidbit)
As homeschoolers, we can use both living books and encyclopedias for a well-rounded approach to learning about science. (Pin this Tidbit)

Additional Resources 

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