However, the one I really wish we did more of - is some really cool science experiments. I think you would understand when I say I haven't always had the materials available or the time to spend setting up or explaining the experiment. We would more often read about it, but not do it. And although it was interesting, it wasn't quite exciting! Sound familiar to you?
Well, you can imagine my excitement when I found Supercharged Science! I really can see this working in our family - using some really cool science experiments as a springboard into science and as soon as you watch a video, with your kids around, they are hooked! Now... check out what my kids are doing!
Aurora Lipper, the author of Supercharged Science, (a real rocket scientist and teacher!) says:
We recommend teaching science from the inside-out, meaning that you start with an experiment or two that really hooks your kids… the kind that makes them (and you) say; “WOW!” or “Cool!” Let them roll around and play with the experiment for awhile, and when they come running back to you with questions like “Why did that happen?” or “What’s going on here?”, then they’ve signaled you that they are ready for the more academic reading and lesson videos. Their retention will shoot above 75% when you do it this way, and comprehension flies through the roof!
1. Hook them with cool activities (which is what e-Science Curriculum Program is all about). So visit the Experiment Section and pick one or two that really make them say WOW!
2. Let them roll around and play with the experiment for a bit on their own.
3. When they run back to you and say: “That was cool… but how does it work?” now you pull out your Reading Download from the e-Science Curriculum Program for the unit and go over the details together. You can also read up more in the text surrounding each experiment.
4. When they’re ready for more, point them to the experiment section again to pick the next ones they want to do.
5. Sit back with a camera and watch, snapping photos as you go along.
Build a flying machine that shouldn't be able to fly at all
...and much more!
Your kids will be so jazzed about science that they'll be begging to learn more. Click here to get the Free Science Experiment Guide. This eBook download comes bundled with the Rocket Scientist Newsletter, which includes a weekly free science experiment in your email box.