Sometimes science can seem very overwhelming. If you weren’t the crazy mad scientist kid that LOVED science experiments and blew up potatoes in your backyard, you probably aren’t super excited about trying to teach homeschool science to your kids. There is so much technical knowledge involved in science, how do you ever get all that detail into something and make it fun and at a kid level, yet still teach them something significant that they will remember.
Then there is the fact that there are so many different homeschool subject areas all in the science field. Some of these include: physical science, life science, earth & space, science & technology, science & society, and the history & nature of science. The great news is that there are TONS of resources available. We recently came upon this great Homeschool Science Activity Manual & Video Guide, this is a great resource for easy, fun science projects that teach great lessons! Using the Internet, public libraries and ideas from other homeschool parents can also be a huge help in making homeschool science not only fun for your kids but fun, and a lot less work, for you.
However you decide to approach your homeschool curriculum for science, remember to keep a positive attitude. If you are stressed out and not enjoying what you are teaching, your kids aren’t going to enjoy learning it and are more likely to develop a life-long dislike for anything science related when there are actually so many exciting and fun things to do and learn about in relation to science. Teen stress is never fun, so start with a part that is most interesting to you, whether it be earth and space or computer science. Once you get going and find your own way to make it fun, the less interesting parts, possibly life and physical science, may not really be as bad as you thought it was going to be.