Welcome to day 1 of Homeschool Science Boot Camp! Today we are going to get ready for experiments. So grab your pencils, paper, books, and a cup of coffee – let’s get started!
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Alright, to help you guys prepare for this next year of homeschool we are going to have 5 days of boot camp. Let’s dig into day one where we are going to get ready for experiments.
The first step for getting ready to do experiments is to plan them out.
There are two options here:
Once you have the hands-on activities you are going to do planned out, you are ready to take on the next step.
Your second step to getting ready for experiments is to gather the supplies you need for at least the first few weeks of experiments or for the whole year
But once you have the supplies on hand, you are ready to move to the next step.
The final step of day 1 of our boot camp is to mentally prepare yourself for failure.
We chatted about these questions in episode 23, but basically, you want to:
Once you plan your experiments, get your supplies ready, and mentally prepare yourself for the work, you are ready to dig into sharing experiments with your kids this next year.
If you still feel uncertain, here are a few more tips:
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Should you demonstrate or experiment for hands-on science? And how do you know the difference? Click "Read More" to listen to a look at these two types of hands-on scientific tests and when you should use them.
So you have been doing hands-on science activities and your kiddos are having a blast! But how do you keep a record of the science they are learning is behind those activities? Simple – you have them write it up. Click "Read More" to see how to do this.