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How to Keep a Written Record of Hands-on Science for All Ages {Episode 93}

January 25, 2021 2 min read

 In this podcast, you will learn how to keep a written record of the hands-on science activities you do at home with all the different age groups.

So you have been doing hands-on science activities and your kiddos are having a blast! And you know that these will become a part of your weekly routine, but how do you keep a record of the science they are learning is behind those activities?

Simple – you have them write it up.

And in today’s podcast, we are going to breakdown what this should look like through the ages. Welcome to season 7 of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show, where we are exploring the how-to’s of teaching science at home so that you will have building blocks you need for homeschool science.

I am Paige Hudson, your guide through this journey. Let’s dig in…

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Episode 93 - How To: Keep a Written Record of Hands-on Science for All Ages

This audio is an expansion of a popular post from Elemental Science. See the original post here:

Timestamps

Here is what you'll find in this episode:

(0:45)

What season 7 of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show will look like.

  • We'll be chatting about how-to's
  • Some will be from popular posts and some will be brand-new content
  • Let us know (support@elementalscience.com) if you have a how-to question you would like us to address

(2:11)

This episode to about how to keep a written record of your hands-on science activities.

(3:19)

If you have a preschooler, you will want to listen to this part!

  • Keep it simple and sweet
  • Just a picture and a sentence

(4:48)

If you have an elementary student, you will want to listen to this part!

  • And, keep it simple
  • Four sections - tools, methods, outcome, and insights.
  • Begin to show what the scientific method is all about

(7:37)

If you have a middle school student, you will want to listen to this part!

  • Reports will be after the scientific method
  • Six sections, some can come from the program you use
  • Include the title, hypothesis, materials, procedure, observations/results, and conclusions

(11:48)

If you have a high school student, you will want to listen to this part!

  • Same as middle school, but with more detail
  • Those going into science can add analysis and research as well

(13:04)

Get help for teaching science at home with our programs.

In this podcast, you will learn how to keep a written record of the hands-on science activities you do at home with all the different age groups.


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