The Magic School Bus series both books and DVDs are really wonderful and accurate introductions to science. So, out of a stack of books, I asked my two oldest to rank their favorites and these are their Top 10.
Klutz activity books. It’s a book. It’s an activity. What’s not to love about them? These are our 10 favorite Klutz books for boys; road tested by my three kids and husband!
Exposing your children to science at home turns out to be good education with its own term: “informal science education.” You parents probably do more of this than you realize from after-school programs to computer simulations to visiting a zoo. To excite your child’s imagination in science, try running these two ideas by your kids: humans could breathe underwater with algae implants AND how to create a scientifically plausible alien life form.
Picture books do make a difference! As for Me…Jane, I am listening more closely in order to help support the career choices that my children are expressing at their young age, even when my youngest tells me he wants to be a video game developer when he grows up!! Sigh!
100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet: Prepare for the Worst by Anna Claybourne is a book that delights those with a fascination for grossness that occurs in nature. But this book is also a clever guise to get reluctant readers reading and readers of all ages engaged in life science non-fiction.
Kids seem to have a natural interest in rocks and minerals, particularly girls. Today’s Friday Find is all about learning about rocks and minerals with links to education sites and a video on identifying rocks. Use this to create your own science unit at home whether it is for fun or a class project.
I’m part of a Yahoo homeschooling group that focuses on education and someone recommended this visual dictionary so I checked it out and it IS amazing for science or anything in which you need a visual explanation.