• 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.

  • Educational Sponsors

  • Meet Kat ~ Site Admin

    Katrina Taylor
  • Secular News!

  • Become a Facebook Fan

  • Recent Forum Posts

    inmom

    Roll Call, 12/10

    After last week's positive-themed Roll Call post, it's time for a venting opportunity. Since it's the time of year when we are around relatives we may not normally visit with through the rest of the...

    inmom Today, 11:27 AM Go to last post
    inmom

    Thanks all. Hearing how others try to make...

    Thanks all. Hearing how others try to make their world better is a bright spot in a sometimes frustrating, bad-news world. Keep it up! :)

    inmom Today, 11:18 AM Go to last post
    Mariam

    Last year we started doing charitable giving...

    Last year we started doing charitable giving instead of purchasing gifts.

    We gave gifts like cookies and gift baskets to those who provide services to us. From doctors to the dogs' vet to the...

    Mariam 12-08-2019, 08:49 PM Go to last post
    Mariam

    Hello! Here is the difference between Prime...

    Hello!

    Here is the difference between Prime Reading and Amazon Unlimited

    Prime Reading comes with Amazon Prime service. If you pay for Amazon Prime for shipping, videos and the like, the you...

    Mariam 12-08-2019, 08:11 PM Go to last post
    inmom

    A possible third option, if you have a good one,...

    A possible third option, if you have a good one, is the public library for physical books. If I purchased every book my daughter read, we would have had to move her out of her bedroom just to store...

    inmom 12-07-2019, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  • Educational Sponsors

About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us