How to Teach Homeschool
As a homeschooling parent, there are many challenges to be overcome as part of organizing a teaching approach. From selecting individual courses, to dealing with science lab assignments with making a mess. Unless you’re a mad scientist anyway, you probably don’t have a high school sicence lab right in your basement.
And so, the question arises: where are you going to teach your children about science? Worry not, because in this post you’ll find 6 easy ways to do it.
- Focus on small, one-time experiments
At first glance, dealing with science lab requirements seems scary. But, truth be told, you don’t need much to do them.
If you don’t have the time or the money to get it all ready at once, you can do them one at a time.
You teach a little chemistry, then get the items to perform the science-lab-related experiment. Believe it or not, having a science experiment down the line works wonders to keep kids interested and motivated.
- Visit your local community college’s science lab
Maybe you don’t feel like buying science supplies every other week – and you don’t have to.
You can call your local community college and ask if you can use their science lab. Most of the time, they’ll have no issue with it.
Keep in mind there’s a chance you’ll have to buy their textbook to use the lab. It’s cheaper than buying science supplies, though.
- Recreate a science lab in your house – but do so safely.
If you don’t feel like doing one experiment at a time or having to visit college before your child is 18 years old, you can start your own lab.
It might seem like a lot, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s the second-best cost-effective option, especially if you are homeschooling more than one child.
Buy everything in bulk and you’ll be set for your homeschooling years to come.
- Start a science lab with other parents
Making your own science lab is the second-best thing. The best one is doing it with other parents.
If you’re homeschooling your kids, chances are you talk to people who are in the same situation as you. You can all pool money together and get a top-tier science lab for everyone to enjoy.
When it comes to a science lab, the more, the merrier (and the cheaper it is).
- Get it all out of the way in one science-intensive weekend
Is science a little too much for you to each? Don’t worry, other veteran homeschoolers have your back.
If you’re lucky enough, there might be a professional science lab available in your area. These places specialize in teaching science to homeschooled kids.
Most of them offer a weekend option, where you can get your science lab requirements out of the way in less than 48 hours.
- Go to the virtual lab anytime you want
As a last resort, you can try virtual labs online. They are not the same thing as going to the lab and doing the experiments, but there’s plenty of pictures and videos for everyone to understand what’s going on.
Although it won’t be the same as a hands-on experience, it’s just as good as any other option. And, sometimes, even better: you won’t have to clean up after.
Whether you decide to make your own lab, take a virtual tour, or visit your community college, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is for your children to learn about science.
Keep in mind there’s no need to pick just one option, you can mix it up too. As long as your children are learning, you’re doing it right.