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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Hi! I’m Liesl!
Do you believe education can be exciting, inspiring, and full of joy? We do too! I love the quote by William Butler Yeats, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." It's about getting the kids involved, engaged, and fired up about learning (while juggling the rest of life too!)
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More than 15 pdfs & 300+ pages of games, activities and worksheets for learning the 2s through 10s!
This post has links to dozens of posts and resources both for new and veteran homeschoolers for everything from finding homeschool curriculum to general homeschool advice and encouragement.
Below is just a small sample of the packets and resources we have available on our blog.
Earth Science Packet, 150 pgs
Layers of the Earth, Tectonic Plates, Mountain Making, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and more!
Layers of the Atmosphere Packet
Human Body Systems Bundle
Civics & Government Unit
Cells Unit (100+ pages)
100+ Page Cells Packet: Organelles, Plant vs. Animal Cells, How Proteins are Made, Cells of the Body and more. My kids were ages 7, 9 and 11 when we first did this unit. Then it was updated when we did it again when they were 10, 13, 15.