Are you lamenting the lack of a formal science laboratory as a homeschooling parent? Don’t worry about it because teaching science to homeschool students is not a problem since you can improvise on locations around the house.
Think about the number of science experiments that require heat or cold. You can conduct them easily in the kitchen using the hob or microwave for heat and the freezer or refrigerator for cold. Do make sure that the homeschool students are well versed with safety rules so that no one accidentally ends up hurting themselves by touching something scorching hot or freezing cold.
Does your science experiment require large quantities of water? Or do you need to dip something in water? Maybe an experiment that may involve water splashing out of containers? The bathroom is the best place for such tricks. Your homeschool students can play with the water to their heart’s content and you will have minimal cleaning up to do.
Need to dig up some mud, plant something or generally have a large area available for a science experiment to be conducted? Use the garden or the backyard for such science experiments. This can also be a great place to observe small ants and other insects for a nature study. Spider’s web, ant hills and other small phenomena can be introduced to teh homeschool students here.
The seesaw can be used to balance weights, the swing can be used to explain pendulum motion, the ball can be thrown to show the effect of gravity, a paper plane can be flown to show how wind currents carry gliders, and so much more. Who said the play ground was only for playing? A homeschooling family can easily use the ready equipment in the play ground to conduct many enjoyable science experiments.
Think of other such places where you can conduct science experiments with ease. It doesn’t matter that you don’t have a formal science laboratory, the locations you can access in regular life can be easily converted into a learning lab for your homeschool students.