Taking Science Beyond Vocabulary and Formulas in the Homeschool Classroom

homeschool booksTeaching science in the homeschool classroom needs to go beyond picking up new vocabulary and formulas for the children. Unfortunately learning new scientific terms is not very interesting or appealing unless the child sees some value in it. STEM educators emphasize the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in real life to involve children in these faculties from an early age. This involves students learning about concepts in these faculties in a practical manner.


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2 Responses to “Taking Science Beyond Vocabulary and Formulas in the Homeschool Classroom”
  1. Aurora says:

    If you’re going through the section based on Topic, you can continue with it as long as he’s interested and able to do the experiments, and understand by explaining back to you what’s going on with them. In Grade Levels, you can pick the grade he’s in and then pick Astronomy (if it’s available for that grade level) and cover the topics outlined there.

  2. Grace Ferguson says:

    Hi there,

    My son decided to study astrophysics and we’ve gone through lesson 1 on Particle Physics and it was fun and interesting. Going to do the experiments next. BUT, how do we know where we should stop and save some for grade 10, 11, etc. How much of the content is for the next grade? We want to be able to submit grade level portfolios to our homeschool board and need to know how your ‘advanced topics’ divide up.

    Thanks

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