The theme this month is science–my favorite subject!
I shared my vision for science education here: High School Science: a slightly different vision, in which I encourage getting out and exploring the world as the most memorable and meaningful kind of science education.
And now that you know what I think, I will hush up and just supply some pretty pictures while you hear from some other wonderful ladies as they tell us about their vision for science in their homeschools.
First up is Willa at Take Up and Read, who shares how “messing about” and of course a lot of good books can help set the tone for a college prep high school science curriculum.
Next is Erin from Seven Little Australians and Counting . Erin is investigating a whole new world as one son travels towards a science career and she shares it with us here: Supporting Our Scientist.
Sue at Stories of an Unschooling Family deftly answers the question, “Is it possible to unschool High School Science?” as she shares her chemistry-loving daughter’s experiences,some resources, and a plan which might prepare an unschooling child for tertiary study. Check it out at An Unschooling Way of High School Science.
Kerry at Let’s Homeschool High School shares some very practical tips and resources for each year of study in her Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching High School Science.
When Barb at Handbook of Nature Study is asked if nature study can be part of a rigorous high school biology course, she always answer with a resounding, “Yes! This is biology study at its best and oh so meaningful to the students”. Check out her post Nature Study as part of High School Biology.
Chareen at Every Bed of Roses shares insight for those who may be intimidated by high school science,encouraging parents to become fellow learners with their children. Check it out here: Science in High School.
So there you have it! Seven different homes, seven different women, with seven different visions for science in high school. I hope you can find something here that will encourage you in your journey through high school science.
(And if you have a post about high school science to share, please feel free to link up in the comments!)
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