This week we end our summer series podcasts with my favorite subject: SCIENCE! Reasons you should listen this week:
- If you do not share my enthusiasm for science (or the teaching of science), then you definitely need to listen in this week. There are some doable ideas in the podcast that might actually get you a little excited about science this year.
- If you usually sign your kiddos up for outside science classes but this year the classes are cancelled or online due to COVID closures, then check out our science podcast. I share very simple ways to make science fun at home this year.
- If you can’t afford a fancy science curriculum, or you just never know how to plan for science each year, then you must take a little coffee break with me this week. You will find some stress-free, inexpensive (and even free) ways to use just your library card and your kitchen supplies to teach science this year.
- If you are tired of teaching different science topics to different children at different grade levels or you never seem to have enough time to fit science explorations into your school day and week, then you must listen this week. I share ways to not only make science stress-free but guilt-free too!
- Or if you are brand new to homeschooling and you have no idea where to start, then pour yourself a cup of coffee and check out his week’s podcast.
In Science Studies Made Simple Podcast, I share how you can easily brainstorm, organize, plan, and implement super fun science studies each and every year. Our family’s approach was always hands-on, text-book free, and student-led. Don’t get me wrong; our science was not all loosy goosey. We did have a plan for the year, but I tried to incorporate topics of science that fascinated my children. So when I say you can spend an entire year learning about etymology (bugs, bugs, and more bugs) or an entire year on astronomy and space travel, I’m serious! Check out this week’s podcast to see how.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: SCIENCE STUDIES MADE SIMPLE
As promised, the resources, books and links I mentioned in the podcast are listed below.
For more ideas on how to simplify not only teaching science but all of your homeschooling lessons, check out my new book, Just Breathe (and Take a Sip of Coffee): Homeschool in Step with God. In Part II of the book, we explore how to apply the Simplification Principle to all areas of your homeschooling, including science! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.
May God richly bless your scientific discoveries this year for His glory and may you discover God in a new way as you explore His creation this year,
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST
Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman.
“Science: Textbook and Stress-Free ” Article @coffeewithcarrie.org
“Get Your Feet Wet This Summer With Nature Studies” article @coffeewithcarrie.org
RECOMMENDED SCIENCE BOARD GAMES
Treking the National Parks: Great way to learn about our national parks and the animals that live in them.
Amazing Animal Trivia Game: mix between memory and trivia
Guess in 10: animal card version of 20 questions
Qurious Space: fast-paced space trivia game
The Invention Game– hilarious guessing game about real patents that were never mass- produced
Totally Gross: Game of Science– be prepared for some silly science shenanigans!
Rock On! Geology Game of Rocks & Minerals: bingo-type game to learn rock cycle
Animalopoly (or any science -olopy game!) These versions have a shorter game time!