• They Blinded me with Science-Literally!

    pizap-com15728461543851-jpgSo, you, a non-science parent gave birth to a science nerd! They are crazy about science, whether it is mixing chemicals or studying the birth of a planet… it makes them giddy. Yet the thought of turning your kitchen into a science experiment turns your stomach. I get it. Don’t panic. You CAN successfully homeschool science.


    You have choices.





    • If you have a self-taught, self-led kiddo, give them some books, buy the supplies and stand back. Make sure THEY clean up their mess. Step in when needed for a question but otherwise, they got it on their own.
    • You can start small and slowly work your way up until they can do it on their own. There are a lot of fun and easy books to get started. You can even join a subscription service and get a science kit with everything you need(instructions, supplies, equipment) once a month. You can also find simple kits at craft stores.
    • You can find a homeschool co-op in your area that has a science teacher. Drop them off once or twice a week and someone else can deal with it.
    • You can ask around within your homeschool groups if there is a science teacher or parent that would LOVE to teach them. Trade off either childcare services or teaching services(what subject is your forte?).
    • Does your spouse or partner or another family member like science? Would they be willing to teach the kids? Even once a month would keep a science kid happy!
    • If none of the above pan out, I suggest finding a middle ground. Teach them some science but only within what you feel comfortable with. Do you like cooking or baking? Use it as science, think how Alton Brown of Good Eats teaches. Science. Like hiking? Turn that into a science nature walk. Look for spores, animals, foliage and research online once you get home. Science. Enjoy watching the stars? Grab some charts and study the stars. Science.


    Science doesn’t always have to mean mixing chemicals to create a explosion or the typical science fair volcano. Science is all around us and even if you are not a “Science” person, you can teach science. To me, it is like anything else homeschool oriented…. You have to find your groove and what works for you and yours.

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