Homeschool Projects

 

The boy is dropping a paper-shaped flower into a bowl of water. Demonstrates: water absorption, capillary action, cohesion, adhesion, variables.

Grant is observing the opening of the folded petals of a paper-shaped flower cut from newspaper.

 Welcome to Science At Home

The objective of science at home activities is to provide science investigations that are more homeschool friendly. To accomplish this, I need input from homeschoolers.

I have been working with several homeschool families. Even though two of my grandchildren were homeschooled, I feel that I am just now understanding what homeschooling is all about.

It not my intent to come to the rescue of homeschoolers. Instead, I am interested in sharing ideas. I have written 50+ science books for kids and educators. So I am coming to the table with science knowledge as are many of you. But, you know more about the methods that work in your environment–your home. Together, I hope that we make science less threatening for many homeschooler–maybe this describes you. Educating your children in a way that makes learning science fun as well as  challenges will be our goal.

If you are interested in sharing your experiences, ask questions, give suggestions or comments, send them here  CONTACT JANICE  I read and answer my own emails. I’ll ask for your permission to print correspondence between us.

Homeschool Projects: 1. Fun WithWater

I’ll be adding new investigations to this unit, so check back often.

The Introductory Activity: The Blooming of a Paper Flower provides basic information that will be useful in all the other investigation. Grant, the child in the above photo, and his sister, Meredith,  took part in the “field-testing” of this water absorbing investigation. Their mother, Andrea Roseman, shared their experiences and helped me to add the “magic homeschool” touches.  A review from Andrea is in the sidebar.

Remember: If you are interested in sharing your experiences, ask questions, give suggestions or comments, send them here  CONTACT JANICE