Even though we are using a formal textbook-style curriculum this year, I’m not super rigid in completing all of the book. Part of the freedom of homeschool is not having to complete all the parts of any curriculum. I can choose what is the best fit for my children, and then leave the rest.
It’s a glorious freedom, I tell you.
This year, my 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th graders are using BJU’s Science curriculum, each at their own grade levels. While my 11th grader will carry on with his Physics, my girls and I will pause their textbook studies periodically to complete a few of these free fall science experiments from Home Science Tools.
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Home Science Tools is very new to me this year. I randomly found them as I was searching for complete experiment kits that would go along with our Science textbooks.
My homeschool budget dollars typically do not go to science, I will be honest. However, this year I needed All The Things already in one kit, and Home Science Tools provided that.
I have a full review coming of their amazing kits, including how I organize them and use them with multiple children.
No, this will not be a paid review. It’s just my experience as one very satisfied customer! So stay tuned for that.
You can read what my children are studying this year if you’re looking for homeschool curriculum ideas.
and I haven’t had time to post my 11th Grader’s homeschool plans. Eek!
Free Fall Science Experiments
Home Science Tools is offering a free (free!) guide to 40 fall science experiments. I downloaded my copy last night, and I was thrilled with the varied style of science experiments and activities.
Because I was a nurse in my pre-homeschool life, the anatomy and germ activities definitely appeal to me!
My girls and I will work on the Nature activities and save the others for a different time. While many of the experiments are written for elementary or middle school, the nature activities are very adaptable to my 4 year old as well as my older girls.
Win-win for all!
Many of the activities are quite doable using only activities from around the house. Some require a few resources that you will need to order. For example, part of the germs section requires petri dishes to grow bacteria or the germ glow gel (which is so neat).
If you’d like to implement these activities, my advice is to download the ebook, find a few that are appealing to you and your kiddos, and go ahead and obtain the supplies.
If you already have the supplies, great! Go ahead and pull them out and place them in one easy location for your science time.
If you there are things you’ll need to order, go ahead and order them so they will be available for your planned science time.
I have always been really awful at planning science. I’m not a natural science person, and experiments are still often intimidating to me. You will never mistake me for the “fun science mom.” Ha.
This guide makes it easy to choose just a few activities and easily plan them for the fall.
➡ Click here to download the Fall Science ebook from Home Science Tools. You will need to enter your email address and you’ll receive the ebook in a separate email with the download link.
Also, there is an email form to sign up directly in the middle of the page to which I link. Interestingly, you cannot see the sign-up form using Duck Duck Go. I had to use Bing. Just FYI.
Lastly, we don’t do Halloween here at the Hill House, however, Home Science Tools also offers a free Halloween Science Guide with 26 more experiments.
Download both guides and you’ll have a slew of activities from which to choose.