Science Activities to enhance your learning
It’s no secret that science is our favorite subject around here… That goes for the boys and I both. I’ve often shared that Mystery Science* is our favorite curriculum, but sometimes we need some additional activities. This summer’s survey indicated you’d like to see more science activities on the blog, so I’ll be sharing some interesting ones I’ve found as well as a limited time freebie for subscribers.
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Scientific Nature Studies
Here are a few nature studies that work well with the Charlotte Mason style, but include a good amount of scientific information:
- A Lesson on Ducks from Holistic Homeschooler
- A Lesson on Honeybees and how to help them from Rosecommon Acres
- Need a schedule of things to study by season? Ambleside has a great list
- A free curriculum can be found at the California Native Plant Society website.
If you are looking for some in-home experiments to add some spice to your routine, take a look at these options:
- Build a volcano in an orange peel- just a little fun variation on the original from The Art Kit
- If you’re learning about the vascular system of plants, Natural Beach Living has a tutorial to check out.
- Are your kids interested in sound waves? We’ve used similar activities within Mystery Science, but iGameMom also has 7 activities to choose from.
- iGameMom has an exhaustive list of 70+ fall science activities to choose from- I think the rain experiments may make your rainy days a little less dreary!
- Can you complete the Christmas light circuit? Prekinders has a quick tutorial that’s great for any age.
- Apple Activities from Paradise Praises has a huge round up of activities to do this fall.
- Also from Paradise Praises, you’ll find a list of 19 activities and 6 free printables that all focus on Christmas themed science.
- If you want to bring some summer into your winter blues, these water activities from Rosecommon Acres can mostly be done in a nice warm bath as well! 😉
Limited time subscriber freebie
And here is my early Christmas gift to you! I’ve put together some worksheets using the scientific method to discover how trees gain their mass. Do you know how they do it? Prepare for a surprise…
Grab yours by subscribing in the box at right (it has to be the box with the What So Plants Eat Picture) while they’re still free! 😉 I’m sorry, you’ve missed the chance to download this limited time freebie. You can find them in the store, but be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future opportunities!
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*Mystery Science is a fun curriculum that usually is free to homeschoolers for their first year. I highly recommend giving it a shot. They’ve got a fun activity for every lesson in their ever-expanding library and the videos are so entertaining. One thing to note- it is a secular curriculum. It’s made for homeschool and public schools. So far I have not seen anything about evolution. I’ve only seen reference to Natural Selection. I’m an old Earth creationist, so there may be some things we don’t see eye to eye on in that respect.
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