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I'm sucking it up and buying it next year!! Grr!

Posted by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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Science, that is. I'm too cheap to purchase a curric b/c I always convince myself that the boys are so young, I don't need that, but here I am, frustrated and annoyed as crap, chasing my tail trying to find stuff on the solar system. My kitchen table looks like my desk did during college finals week. All the other subjects, no big deal. I'm decisive. It's easy to organize...but science, I'm on info overload!!

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oredeb
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:14 AM

 awwww, get a book from the library!  how old are kids?

tennisgal
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM


Quoting oredeb:

 awwww, get a book from the library!  how old are kids?

6 and 5. Both love science. Dad is an engineer if that explains anything. 

I always check out the whole section on whatever topic it is, but trying to come up with stuff to do on the topic is not my forte. My 5yo loves space so i really wanted some activities especially for him to get a better visual of what's in the books, but i really do feel like a dog chasing its tail. lucky for me he loves to just pour through the space books, but i still need some go-alongs. I'm def more of a literature/history person...not science, lol. 

oredeb
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:30 AM

 how bout letting them paint the planets and hang them from the ceiling, cut out on cardboard, get some glitter and various stuff and put it on! or just put them all  on the wall!

your trying to make a unit study! hahahaha thats just about all we use for homeschooling,

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

http://osr.org/en-us/articles/great-space-and-astronomy-lesson-plan-ideas/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/astronomy/

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

http://pinterest.com/peasandcarrots/planet-unit-study/

i know more stuff! i couldnt help myself!

Quoting tennisgal:

 

Quoting oredeb:

 awwww, get a book from the library!  how old are kids?

6 and 5. Both love science. Dad is an engineer if that explains anything. 

I always check out the whole section on whatever topic it is, but trying to come up with stuff to do on the topic is not my forte. My 5yo loves space so i really wanted some activities especially for him to get a better visual of what's in the books, but i really do feel like a dog chasing its tail. lucky for me he loves to just pour through the space books, but i still need some go-alongs. I'm def more of a literature/history person...not science, lol. 

 

tennisgal
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM

I don't do unit studies with anything else, but I really don't know how else to do science.

Thanks for the links!!

I need to interrogate  ask politely how other mothers do science without a curric guideline.

Quoting oredeb:

 how bout letting them paint the planets and hang them from the ceiling, cut out on cardboard, get some glitter and various stuff and put it on! or just put them all  on the wall!

your trying to make a unit study! hahahaha thats just about all we use for homeschooling,

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

http://osr.org/en-us/articles/great-space-and-astronomy-lesson-plan-ideas/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/astronomy/

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

i know more stuff! i couldnt help myself!

Quoting tennisgal:


Quoting oredeb:

 awwww, get a book from the library!  how old are kids?

6 and 5. Both love science. Dad is an engineer if that explains anything. 

I always check out the whole section on whatever topic it is, but trying to come up with stuff to do on the topic is not my forte. My 5yo loves space so i really wanted some activities especially for him to get a better visual of what's in the books, but i really do feel like a dog chasing its tail. lucky for me he loves to just pour through the space books, but i still need some go-alongs. I'm def more of a literature/history person...not science, lol. 

 


Boobah
by Nikki :) on Aug. 11, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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I got r.e.a.l. Science oddyssey earth and space. I can't stinking wait to start!! Well worth the money to me. I got it Used but new from someone on the well trained mind fr $35 shipped, I think. And then I got a ton of books from half priced books that were clearanced out. Add a rock and mineral kit and a science thermometer and I'm set :)
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Boobah
by Nikki :) on Aug. 11, 2012 at 8:29 AM
I got r.e.a.l. Science oddyssey earth and space. I can't stinking wait to start!! Well worth the money to me. I got it Used but new from someone on the well trained mind fr $35 shipped, I think. And then I got a ton of books from half priced books that were clearanced out. Add a rock and mineral kit and a science thermometer and I'm set :)
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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Aug. 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Sorry for the stress!

Here are my fav resources for astronomy -

http://www.squidoo.com/spacelapbook
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/space_lapbook.php
http://kickbuttcrazylapbooks.blogspot.com/search?q=Solar+system
tennisgal
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM


Quoting KickButtMama:

Sorry for the stress!

Here are my fav resources for astronomy -

http://www.squidoo.com/spacelapbook
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/space_lapbook.php
http://kickbuttcrazylapbooks.blogspot.com/search?q=Solar+system

Thank you! I tried looking up your lapbooks in the other group but was not successful. I will bookmark your blog this time. 

mem82
by Platinum Member on Aug. 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I always struggle a little with Science, too. I really want to invest in a chemistry set.

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