Hands on is the best way to learn science. If you are teaching homeschool science to your children it is best to get them involved with the practical aspect of science. make them perform a number of experiments in all the topics that they study and you will find that their understanding and retention of scientific facts is much better. Unfortunately not everyone is able to cope with homeschool science as the grade levels begin to go up. Here’s what you can do then.
Get a science kit based on the curriculum
These days you have science kits available for all grades and any topic that you wish to teach. Most of the kits are based on actual homeschool science curriculum topics and will be easy to incorporate into your teaching. The whole family can get involved in these science kit based projects and make learning fun. From catching butterflies to casting rockets out in the sky, from classifying pebbles to identifying plant leaves, no matter what the activity it will help your child learn without you having to teach them directly.
Make the older children learn with the younger ones
Sometimes the younger kids end up learning far more when they see you teaching the elder ones. In the experience of most mothers the younger siblings nearly always learn most basic skills at a far faster rate than the older ones have. This happens because they get the chance to observe the elder kids up close and learn from their mistakes. The same principle can be applied while teaching homeschool science. Let the younger ones help with the experiments to understand the topics faster.
Get the child an online science programme to learn from
After a certain grade you may not be able to cope with the science level needed to teach the child. Don’t panic. A number of science learning based websites offer tutoring online to homeschool science students who enroll in their programmes. While a number of sites offer the online tutoring service it is wise to make sure that the programme that you subscribe your child to is one with a good reputation. It is easy to check for the reputation of a website on home school learning forums.