If there’s one subject most of us would rather skip teaching, it’s most likely science (or is that just me?). To help you get through the science slump, I’m sharing three practical ways to make science fun in your homeschool.
3 Ways to Make Science Fun in Your Homeschool
Make it hands on.
Sure, there’s a time for the “books,” but when it comes to science, my kiddos love using their hands. Not to mention, it keeps them busy all while fostering lots of other skills like small and large motor skills, paying attention to detail, and following directions.
Include your children’s interests.
Oftentimes, we like to come up with the lesson plans based on the ideas of what we want our children to learn or based on some pre-made timetable and schedule. The biggest benefit to homeschooling is being able to do what works best for your family. With this in mind, ask your children what they’d like to learn. Take notes and incorporate it into their learning.
Switch things up.
Again, everything doesn’t have to be textbook. You can do a mix between textbook learning, workbook learning, hands-on experiments, video lessons, online courses, or even homeschool co-op classes. Offering a variety of ways for learning science can also cater to the variety of learning styles your children may have.
5 Fun Science Resources to Use in Your Homeschool
These procedure writing task prompts will help your homeschoolers not only learn how to do a variety of procedures but also learn how to write out the steps. These can be used for all ages and grades. For younger children, they can dictate aloud and you can write it for them. There are 9 total, plus a blank page.
With these done-for-you science experiments, you can take the guesswork out of what to do and how to do it. There are a total of 5 in-depth experiments per pack that the entire family can do together!
Teach your children/students the difference between clean versus unclean animals according to Leviticus and Deuteronomy 14. Over 100 pages of teaching materials and resources – including printable posters!
These are Science Experiments That’ll Blow Your Mind! This eCourse has 4 experiments that can be broken down into weekly lessons:
- Balancing Forks
- Waterproof Paper
- Hold the Pepper
- Hey – No Pressure
Each experiment comes with:
- Detailed step-by-step instructions for conducting the experiment.
- Information for how the experiment works.
- Connection to real-life science.
- Q&A printable
- Experiment Notes printable
- A printable for noting the outcome of the experiment.
This course will help your student dive deep into a variety of scientific concepts and put together a cool learning notebook!
This virtual course is for the middle elementary to middle school-age homeschooler. The layout is a four-week, interactive notebooking course that comes with 4 videos (ranging between 35-50 minutes in length each), the complete interactive-notebook lesson pack, extra resources, and sample lesson plans.
Final Thoughts about Ways to Make Science Fun in Your Homeschool
At the end of the day, learning should be fun, engaging, and relatable. So many of us spent years in traditional public schooling learning lots of things that we don’t use right now today. Instead of following the same trend we were taught, give your children the benefit of being able to learn things that will be meaningful to them now and for years to come.
What are some of your favorite ways to teach science in your homeschool? Let me know in the comments below!