Tips for Keeping Homeschool Science Fun (+ Science Course Giveaway!)

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Has science become drudgery in your homeschool? Or maybe it’s just not happening at all? Kids LOVE science and it’s a great way to explore God’s creation together. If you want some ideas for how to keep homeschool science fun, you’ll love the tips below from my friend Tiffany! 

🎉🎉🎉 Hey! There’s a fantastic science course giveaway at the bottom of this page you won’t want to miss! 🎉🎉🎉

Keep homeschool science fun with these helpful tips and resources! Your kids will love it.


“It’s time for science!”

What reaction do you get out of that phrase in your house? Is it shock and confusion because science is not a regular occurrence in your house? (as in what does that even mean!?) Is it super excitement and wonder as in whoo hoo, science is great fun! Or is it something more along the lines of boo, science is gross and boring – let’s get it over with.

All of us start out filled with amazement and wonder of the world around us. Children ponder why things happen and oogle over every bug and leaf in their path. They collect pieces of the outside world for further inspection and are constantly questioning. All of us begin with a love of science. 

Homeschool science fun with Experience Biology from Journey Homeschool Academy

How to Keep Homeschool Science Fun

Somewhere along the way, some of us lose it. Science becomes something to be dreaded. A textbook to get through and questions to answer. If not dreaded, it becomes non-existent. We lose the wonder we once had and the science curriculum gathers dust on the shelf. Your children’s reaction to, “It’s time for science!” will alert you if this has occurred in your home.

If you kids have lost the love of science here are some was to hit the reset and keep homeschool science fun!

Get Back Into Nature

The easiest way to jumpstart a love to science is to reintroduce your kids to the outside world. Take them outside and turn them loose. You could start a fun nature study together or go on nature walks. Take some time to enjoy God’s creation. When they have questions that you can’t fully explain, use this as fuel to start learning more! 

[Read: How to Homeschool Science for Multiple Ages and Be Happy with the Results]

Get Excited About Homeschool Science Fun Yourself!

If you aren’t excited about teaching or doing science, your kids will see right through you! You have two options when this occurs: find a curriculum that will make you enjoy science, or allow someone else who is excited to lead your science studies. If you can find an online course to use in your homeschool, utilize a local co-op, or find a really great curriculum that will make you enjoy science time too! [Tiffany has a science course to check out here.]

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Top Curriculum Pick from Tauna: Journey Homeschool Academy!

Journey Homeschool Academy makes science easy and fun for your homeschool! With courses from elementary to high school, you’ll find engaging online content, great activities, and living books suggestions at the elementary level. We love it!

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Bust Out the Baking Soda – Homeschool Science Experiments Can be Simple!

There are so many simple and fun experiments you can do in your kitchen with things you already have on hand. If there has been a lull in the wonder or a complete halt in hands-on science in your house, then it might be time to bust out the ol’ baking soda and vinegar trick.  [Tiffany has a Pinterest board with fun science ideas you can do at home.]

[Read: Experiment – How to Make a Cloud in a Jar]

Don’t Skip Science in Your Homeschool

When it comes to delving into science, the younger the better! Research by Bill Nye (you know, the science guy 😉 ) suggests that students who either haven’t been exposed to science or who haven’t had a fun experience with science by middle school, will likely never dive deep into science. These students aren’t likely to be lifelong science learners. So wherever you are at will science, plan to start implementing some fun activities, experiments, books, or other curricula into your homeschool NOW!

[Read: Edible Cell Model Science Unit]

Teaching Science Basics in a Fun Way

Just like you cannot perform calculus without knowing what 2 + 2 means, you cannot dig into upper-level science themes (like how the human body works) without knowing the basics. Jump into the basics of science with your kiddos, and use those as building blocks for their future. Whatever your child is interested in today can be used as a springboard to propel their scientific adventures. (A love of firefighters or ballerinas can be used to study the chemistry of firefighting or the physics of ballet pirouettes).

[Freebie: Fun Space Unit Printables & Activities] 

GIVEAWAY: Experience Biology Online Course ($129 Value)

Our family went through the Experience Biology elementary course by Journey Homeschool Academy last year and we LOVED it. It’s fantastic for independent work or for you to do as a group with all your kids. It includes engaging video lessons with memory work videos, a printable activities journal and Scripture cards (you can order print versions as well), and even living books suggestions for elementary level courses. It was a perfect fit for this busy mama to make homeschool science fun! Learn about all their courses here, including previews of each course and level. ~ Tauna

ENTER TO WIN

Enter below! Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Giveaway ends August 31st at 11:59pm PST. Vendors are responsible for delivery of the prizes. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize before another winner is chosen.

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This post was originally a guest post by Tiffany of Outmatched Mama. “Tiffany is a VERY outmatched mama to four crazy amazing kiddoes, a Jesus follower, a chiropractor’s wife, homeschooler, blogger, and science nerd. She traded in life as a full-time pharmacist for days filled with ABCs, science experiments, and constant character training. You can read about how God’s power is perfected through her abundant weakness at Outmatchedmama.com. Her desire is to equip and encourage mamas like you to be more of the women God made them to be. She is the author of Bible Bites: A daily Bible study for busy moms, Parenting Peters: A look at discipiling the strong-willed child like Jesus did, and the Maintain your Homeschool Focus e-Course. You’ll also love her course, Biology for Beginners – a fun online science course for kids.

 

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Great resources and tips!

  2. I am very interested in all the Science Course’s they have available.

  3. Thanks for the information.

  4. We actually love science in out house. The experience astronomy for elementary looks like a great choice as we just finished their summer stargazing course.

  5. I think Astronomy or Biology would fit well into our upcoming year

  6. Ohhh…my daughters would love the Experience Astronomy course. I would love an entry into the giveaway. The courses look amazing!!

  7. Great Resource

  8. All the science courses look great! For this year, I would be most interested in elementary biology or high school biology.

  9. Experience Astronomy looks great! Actually the courses do. Thanks for sharing this science curriculum.

  10. I love the idea of using nature to ignite that love of science!

  11. We would love to try this. We have friends that use the courses and live them!

  12. It would be so great to win this amazing Biology course. It has been so hard for us this year financially being able to buy homeschool supplies and curriculum.

  13. We’re trying their high school astronomy course for the first time this year but my younger kids would love this!

  14. Love this! We love science, and we sure could use some extra help in making it a lasting experience!

  15. Elementary Biology is what I would use with my 2 boys this year.

  16. Love the ability to explore chemistry and science with my children. We are in the Netherlands where homescholing is illegal, and there are no resources. Thanks for your work! God bless you!

  17. I have checked out this program and actually just signed my kids up for their Astronomy class! I am so excited, and hope they love it!

  18. I love the idea of getting into nature!! Nature teaches us on so many levels!

  19. I am interested in their Earth Science Explored for elementary.

  20. The biology would be perfect for my homeschool. Earth science also sounds amazing!

  21. Science with Masterbooks this year is finally doable for us because it is bite sized pieces. The video curriculum looks fun too!

    1. MasterBooks is a great curriculum as well! ❤️

  22. We are currently taking the Experience Astronomy Course, and LOVE IT! Would jump at the chance to win any of them, as the quality is fabulous! I will say…it’s not time yet, but I LOVED Chemistry and look forward to my kids studying that.

  23. All of the courses look great. Two of my children would enjoy Astronomy while the other one would love the Biology.

  24. I’m most interested in the astronomy course.

  25. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  26. I’m interested in the Experience Chemistry, but they all look fabulous!

  27. We tried their Backyard Bugs class this summer and enjoyed it.

  28. Biology would be great or any of the elementary science courses for my little ones.

  29. I have never heard of this! My eighth- grader will be do biology next year. Sounds interesting.

  30. We’ve got our eye on earth science or biology… which way to go?!?!

  31. My boys would love the astronomy!

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