FREE Shipping on all our products! (Please expect 2.5 weeks for delivery due to  transit delays. We ship every day including Saturday

0

Your Cart is Empty

Homeschool Science Boot Camp Day 2: Get Ready for Science Reading

August 14, 2018 2 min read

 

Homeschool Science Boot Camp Day 2: Get Ready for Science Reading

Welcome to day 2 of Homeschool Science Boot Camp! Today we are going to get ready for science reading. So grab your pencils, paper, books, and a cup of coffee – let’s get started!

Listen to this episode

Share the Tips

If you found these homeschool science tips to be helpful, would you please take a moment to rate it on iTunes or Stitcher? This would help me tremendously in getting the word out so that more earbuds are filled with science-teaching encouragement.

Highlights

Get Ready for Science Reading

Alright, so to help you guys prepare for this next year of homeschool we are in the midst of 5 days of boot camp. We have already covered experiments in day 1 and as you know it’s not your typical military-style boot camp, but we are doing the work to get ready to teach science for this next year! Let’s dig into day two where we are going to get ready for reading.

#1 – Plan out your books.

Just like with experiments, your first step for getting ready for your science reading is to plan out the books you are going to use.

You can choose:

  • Children’s encyclopedias (DK, Usborne, or Kingfisher)
  • Living books (Sassafras Science)
  • Textbooks (Prentice Hall or CK-12)

#2 – Get your reading selections ready.

After you have the books you want to read from, the second step is to choose your reading selections.

Start by figuring out how many weeks you have for each book and then divide up the pages you want to cover equally between the weeks.

#3 – Be ready for discussion time.

Now that you have a plan in place for reading, you are ready for the final step of mentally preparing for your discussion time.

Yes, it is important to actually read the pages you have planned, but the discussion time you have afterward is the way you know your student understood and will remember the information you just read.

You can use the following types of questions:

  • Leading Questions– This type of question is designed to pull out the most important information. 
  • Broad Questions– This type of question will help you to see what material the students have absorbed. 
  • General Questions– This type of question will allow you to see what the students found interesting. 

Once you plan your reading, get your books ready, and mentally prepare yourself for discussion time, you are ready to dig into reading science with your kids this next year.

Additional Resources

If you still feel uncertain, here are a few more tips: 



Also in {Podcast} The Tips for Homeschool Science Show

13 Questions about the programs of Elemental Science {Episode 100}

May 10, 2021 2 min read

Get your Elemental Science questions answered in the 100th episode of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show.

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.

How to teach science at home {Episode 99}

April 26, 2021 1 min read

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.

How to skip an experiment (on the rare occasion that you have to) {Episode 98}

April 12, 2021 2 min read

Is there a way to skip an experiment, but still have your students learn something? Yes, and this podcast episode will explain how to do that.

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.

Join Us