Written by Gena Suarez, Publisher of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
For our homeschool, the kitchen is usually our science “lab.” After all, cooking is basically a series of chemical reactions. Plus the kitchen is usually the best room in the house for experiments and the messes that go with them. Here are some articles with ideas for your budding scientists, “Kitchen Lab: Edible Experiments and Other Mad Scientist Recipes” or “Ultra-Cool Science Experiments to Mystify Your Kids.” If you’re looking for something less messy, Andy Harris tells how to build a virtual science lab with free resources in his article “Build a Virtual Science Lab With PhET.
Now here’s a quick message, I want to share with you. It’s ironic. I don’t know; I just found it funny and had to tell you.
You know how you have been kinda down on yourself about certain things lately? You look at your friends (and then in the mirror) and feel inferior. They can homeschool better, you say. They have a cleaner home, you lament. But guess what? You are going to crack up when you hear this . . . .
Just as you are looking to them as some sort of model or something, they are looking at YOU because they feel the same way–only in different areas. (more…)