Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fun (and Free!) Science Resources

James has been requesting more science experiments lately. He usually has a weekly experiment or two in his Sonlight Science C, but they don't seem to be enough to satisfy him. I found a couple of good websites with science experiments and told him we will do a couple each week.

Weather Wiz Kids has a bunch of weather-related experiments, which goes along perfectly with the science book he is currently reading, DK's Weather. We did the baking soda volcano experiment last week and were pleased with the results.

Science Kids is another great site. Most of the experiments are easy and use common items-a huge plus in my book! There are even more experiments in the "projects" and "lessons" sections of the site, plus some neat interactive games and video clips. Definitely a site worth exploring.

Also, when I saw HHMI and their free educational materials mentioned on Gillian's blog, I had to go check it out for myself. I ordered five DVD's and the Virtual Lab and received the materials in less than a week! And they really were totally free- I didn't even pay shipping! We haven't watched them yet, but I promise a little review once we have.
Finding free educational resources has to be one of the most exciting parts of homeschooling:).

Till Next Time!

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