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As homeschool parents, we are free to let our children explore their true passions and interests and I know a lot of you have science-y kids. I see the many STEM posts on your blogs and Pinterest. Some of you are definitely raising future scientists!
If your child is one of those science-minded kids, you might be interested in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
Discovery Education has partnered with 3M to foster the next generation of passionate innovators who are inspired to improve the world with science. Together, they developed the Young Scientist Lab, an interactive portal filled with engaging activities and teaching tools, anchored by the award-winning annual Young Scientist Challenge.
Children Improving the World with Science
11-year-old Gitanjali Rao honored as America's Top Young Scientist
Is Your Child the Next Top Young Scientist?
Entries are open to students in grades 5 – 8. The judges will select the best students, and award them with a trip to the final competition event during October 2018. Grand prize: $25,000.
Learn more about the challenge.
YOUR TURN: Are you raising a science-minded child? Will you be entering the #YoungScientist contest? Leave your comments below.
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Jan 12, 2016
Because most of us aren't in the habit of viewing winter as a prime season for outdoor time, having these resources proves to be even more helpful.
If you're going to successfully grow a naturalist, I recommend you get these books onto your bookshelf.
Feb 16, 2015
Does your child love being outdoors? Does she collect caterpillars with the intent of raising them? Does he like to help in the garden? You may have a naturalist on your hands.
What is a naturalist?
A naturalist is a person who studies plants and animals and, I would add, is passionate about nature.
Anyone can be a naturalist.
Jul 24, 2014
Thank you for joining me on Day 3 of my 5-day series "Super Easy Ways to Teach Middle School Science."
Online classes and nature studies are two ways to make teaching homeschool science to middle school kids easier. Another is taking advantage of local resources.
Jul 21, 2014
Thank you for joining me on Day 1 of my 5-day series "Super Easy Ways to Teach Middle School Science."
The very idea of teaching middle school science can strike fear into a parent.
- "I don't remember all that stuff."
- "I've never been good at science."
- "I was pretty good at science, but am what if I miss something along the way?"
- "Will I be able to prepare my child for high school science?"
Trust me. You can do this.
One option for teaching middle school science is to leave the task in the hands of a science instructor. That's what I'm doing this year.
Jul 17, 2014
Although I am not a science-y mom, we are definitely getting into science around here these days. Lorelai is my little science geek. She just loves it, so I've been trying to follow more science boards on Pinterest. I need all the ideas I can get!
One thing about me is this: When I find a weakness within myself or about myself, I tend to hyper-focus on improving that point. Because I'm not the most science-oriented person - enjoying only certain sciences like biology, earth science and nature study - I find that I'm really focusing on science these days.
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This is day #3 in my series on "How I Teach to Multiple Ages Using the Charlotte Mason Method." We're talking about science today.
If you'd told me 20 years ago I'd be teaching science, I'd have laughed.
It's not that I didn't like science in school. I didn't dislike anything in school. With a photographic memory, school was easy for me. Even though I enjoyed my science classes, somehow I never thought of myself as a science-y kind of girl. I still don't.
I enjoy earth science, biology and that sort of thing, but science geek or science nerd does not describe me.
My girls love science. They're not science geeks or nerds either. Yet. We'll see. But they do enjoy and grasp the concepts easily. Alexis enjoys physics while Lorelai just wants to know everything about everything.
- Where does wind come from?
- If it rain comes from lakes and oceans and it always rains, why doesn't the earth run out of water?
- How does sand become glass?
Jan 5, 2012
Alexis couldn't attend due to illness, so only Lorelai and I attended. It's too bad she couldn't attend. It was fun and very informative. We saw the tracks of deer, racoons, possum, wild hog, coyotes and I can't even recall everything else. Here is our day in photos.
Oct 29, 2011
Yesterday, Alexis performed a science experiment, regarding the density of nature, from her Apologia science book. My son took the photographs and edited them for this post. (Thanks, Son!!)
Any of these photos may be clicked to enlarge.
|Materials: Vegetable oil, water, syrup, a grape, a rock, an ice cube and a piece of cork.|