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.
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What is a living book?
Key components of a living book
Choosing living books for science
Decide between a living book or an encyclopedia based on:
You can use living books as supplements to your current plan or as the main spine for your science studies.
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)
See the full conference session - Inspiring your students to love science through living books.
Check out the following articles for more tips on choosing and using living books for science:
Are living books the only way to teach science? The answer may surprise you. Come listen to the answer by clicking "Read More."
How can nature study help you with using living books to teach science? Click "Read More" to listen to the answer in this podcast episode.
What does it look like to use living books for middle school science? Come listen to what it looks like when you use a living book as your main source of information.