Is nature study enough for homeschool science? Your {not so} definitive answer

I am often asked – is nature study enough for our homeschool science plans or do we need to add more hands-on science? And I typically answer: Yes, nature study is enough. And, no, nature study is not enough. To which I get a confused look as a response! So I’ll ask a few follow-up… Continue reading Is nature study enough for homeschool science? Your {not so} definitive answer

3 Reasons to make time for science

Science is awesome! It is passion of mine which has easily spilled over to my kids. I understand, though, that not everyone shares my passion for science. In fact, it is usually one of the subjects that is passed over in favor of the 3 R’s during the elementary years. I’m here to say that… Continue reading 3 Reasons to make time for science

Observation Is Key

Observation is a key ability for all scientists to possess, but what exactly is observation? Webster’s says: Observation — an act or instance of noticing or perceiving, an act or instance of regarding attentively or watching. Simply put, observation is taking the time to look at the things going on around you.  It’s intentionally watching what is happening… Continue reading Observation Is Key

How to choose your homeschool science curriculum

As homeschoolers, many of us adhere to a certain learning philosophy, such as classical or interest-led.  These methods give us a basic framework for choosing curricula, but it can still be a challenge to find the one specific curriculum that fits your particular family. Every family has different goals and learning styles, which means that… Continue reading How to choose your homeschool science curriculum