Alright. I have looked at the requirements for my state and it just says basic health (washing hands, what is a fruit/veg/meat. what is alive and so on).
So I have been at a loss as where to start.
We do not have a program as of yet.
So far we have read books on the human body. DD knows what the basics of each system does in the body. She understands life cycles as seen in butterflies/moths, how plants grow and how things start to rot (we have a massive garden & compost pit). We have read about (and she was tested on) Austrialian animals, elephants, and large felines. She can name 15 different cat & dog breeds and can tell at least two traits for each. (and will talk about them at length) I have tested her on these topics. (two or three word answers 10 questions per topic).
We have touched on weather in the seasons and the solar system. (DK eyewitness books used)
There is a local group that is doing a science co-op, but so far it is just the moms walking through the local nature trails looking for the plants and the kids doing a two hour hike in the woods. There are no questions asked, and unless I push it, no stories told or drawings made of the plant for later use.Honestly I think this is a glorified play group. BUt Maybe I am wrong as the kids are all 7 and under. Thoughts?
What do you all do for K-2 science?
The DK books are great and we have used the National Geo Kids early readers. The Magic School Bus books tend to bore her. I am looking for a more hands on thing....
Honestly I just don't remember what I learned in those years.....