Now that I’m all hyped up after watching Tough Love: An Education, I decided to purchase some of the Delta Science in a Nutshell Kits that I had heard really good things about. They are produced by the same company that makes FOSS science kits for classrooms, which I am very familiar with. But hold on!! I have decided to save my money, because I just came across a homeschool blog where the mother (who is a former teacher) has created a wonderful, secular science curriculum for her children. She calls it Science Without a Net. I think it is going to fit in perfectly with what I was looking to do with Bruce(6) on an Afterschooling basis.
I’m going to use the next few days to get organized and prepared, and then we will hopefully start week 1 of “Forces and Energy” this weekend. I placed hold requests on all thirteen weeks of the books through our local library. There were a few selections that our library does not have, but I was able to find used copies online for a lot less than I was prepared to spend on the Delta Kits. In addition to the books and experiments, I know that Bruce is going to be really excited about all of the video clips Science Without a Net incorporates.
I have to tell you that I am pretty excited about this. I’ve spent a lot of time sharing roadmaps of how to teach young children to read, and my ideas about teaching math, but science is really my weak point. Now it’s like the blogging universe is giving back to me with a roadmap of what to do with science. Woo hoo!