A reader sent me an email asking about homeschool science for her daughter who is in kindergarten this year. She said she was feeling overwhelmed about science and wondered where/how to start. She said she hadn’t done any science yet and wondered if the States of Matter unit was a good place to start. I wrote her back and shared the free printable resource/checklist I made last year about some of the science topics we covered in the early years. I suggested she wait before doing a chemistry unit because talking about atoms and molecules can be quite abstract. (We waited until 2nd or 3rd grade to cover that.)
Before that, we spent a lot of time talking about the natural world, about the human body, and we did a lot of fun science experiments that captivated their imaginations and made them wonder, “Why did that happen?!!” Things like this colored milk explosion or oil and water fireworks:
P.S. If you’re reading this post, you likely have younger kids. I thought I would mention this post which we did when the kids were little about Ancient Greece. We did a ton of fun, hands-on activities!
We also had a lot of fun with Geography. This post Hands-On Geography for ages 4-10 has some of the projects and activities that have been a big hit at our house!
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