Are experiments keeping you from teaching science at home? My friends, it should not be so - you can add in hands-on science to your homeschool! In today's episode, we are going to chat about the first hurdle that can stand in the way of you wanting to teach science - experiments.
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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Do we even need to teach science in the first place? Yes! As homeschoolers, we have the privilege of sharing this amazing subject with our students.
But, the number one struggle I hear with teaching science is having to do experiments.
Why you need experiments in your homeschool?
Getting over the "experiments at home" hurdle - remember that ALL experiments are learning opportunities.
Tips for experiment success
What to do when an experiment fails
As homeschoolers, we have the chance to make science enjoyable and not intimidating. Experiments can help us do this. (Pin this Tidbit)
Experiments provide the practical reinforcement that our students need when learning about science. (Pin this Tidbit)
All experiments are learning experiences, even when they don't go as planned. (Pin this Tidbit)
See the full conference session - I want to teach science, but these three hurdles stand in my way.
Check out the following articles for more tips to leap over the hurdle of experiments:
We have done a few Zoom sessions over the past month and we thought you all might have the same questions the attendees did. Click "Read More" to listen to the Q & A sections from those calls.
This past month I shared a Zoom session with a charter school that I thought you all would enjoy listening in on. It's all about how to teach science at home - click "Read More" to start listening.
Is there a way to skip an experiment, but still have your students learn something? Yes! Click "Read More" to find out how to do it.