Homeschool science engages a non-science interested kid when you think about science as play.
Homeschool science usually includes buying unusual items. Like this day: when we used volt meters, covered copper wiring, wire cutters and steal wool. Oh, and pennies.
Here’s where we learned how to Make a Penny Battery
Here’s a whole bunch more science play ideas you might want to include your homeschool days.
- Use a Thames & Kronos physics self-discovery box
- Use a Thames & Kronos Chem C-500 self-discovery box
- Use a First Chemistry Set for Kids
- Learn to use a Kids’ Microscope
- Use a Blood Typing kit to determine your blood types
- Use a Bacterial Swabbing kit to determine how gross your home is!
- Use a MakeBlock Robot to learn about robotics
- Read Magic School Bus books together
- Read simple storybooks like All About Light and other storybooks from the library
- Read any Usborne books (for any subject at all)
- Read an astronomy book like Skywatcher’s Companion
- Read the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedias
- Read the Usborne Life-the-Flap books for younger kids
- Use a My Body book to create outlines of the kids’ bodies on craft paper (& label their body organs too)
- Find curriculum, games, and books from a second-hand school
- If you really don’t know much about a topic, like chemistry, check out these books
- Use traditional textbooks by Apologia (filled with interesting images and stories to explain science)
- Learn about the local berries, plants, birds, animals, and scat: use a takealong field guide and go for a walk
- If you want to go deep into the Periodic Table of the Elements, use this very graphic book to understand all the reasons we explore The Elements
- Figure out how to make variations of slime
- Read the Usborne Weather & Climate Change and watch a few documentaries too
- Play with National Geographic experiment boxes
But remember, you don’t have to buy expensive ingredients, you don’t have to follow a prescribed program, you don’t have to buy experiment boxes to learn about the world around us, you can JUST play!
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