I am a scientist.
I am a scientist.
This was a little lesson we picked up from Middle School Science, a new website that we found for The Boy. We had the girls complete the lesson along with their brother. It was cool to see how they see themselves. The first thing they said was, “But mom I don’t want to be a scientist.” Well, we have since learned that a scientist can be a lot of different names: a biologist, a vet, a geologist, a chemist, a doctor, a student, a mom. We are all scientists whenever we explore science!
Our science curriculum:
- The Boy - We are currently using Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level II.
- The Girls – we have science in our My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. We read living books about science including DK, National Geographic and The Magic School Bus.We are also using the following book for nature studies:
- The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
Here’s some of our favorite science websites:
- Middle School Science – We are currently using this to supplement the Boy’s curriculum. We have just begun this after finishing half of Apologia’s General Science which my kinesthetic son found boring. Now we are exploring Chemistry and he’s enjoying every minute of it! This website gave us some additional activities to reinforce what he’s learning in the text along with the experiments.
- The Magic School Bus – The girl’s love The Magic School Bus (actually so do the Boy and the parents!) We have always watched the videos and read the books. This adds a fun element to our science. Right now we are learning about biomes and ecosystems.
- Science News for Kids: We use this site to talk to our kids about recent science news. It always has something interesting.
- National Geographic News: Another place we like to explore.
- Handbook of Nature Study: A new blog that we’ve been following for nature studies.
Our favorite videos:
Disclaimer: Some of the links above are Amazon affiliate links.