Thursday, February 19, 2015

Science Education

We are an eclectic but primarily online homeschooling family. What’s an online homeschooling family? Well. I don’t know that that’s an actual term, lol, but my explanation would be that we are a homeschooling family that prefers online curricula and materials over textbooks and workbooks.

Science education is one of those subjects where people like to say “but wait, don't you need to get off the computer and get more hands on to really learn science?” Sure! But that doesn’t mean we can’t turn to the computer for guidance and direction.

My boys have found great websites teaching science for kids, and they LOVE watching science experiment videos. Once they watch them, they try and recreate them. Taking notes to what goes wrong or right, and recording their observations and results.

So it’s the best of both worlds…computers AND hands on experience!

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