Last week Shannon Shannon Stoltz invited me to be a guest blogger on her homeschooling blog. It was my first stint as a guest blogger, but since she wanted me to write about how to choose a science project, I jumped at the chance. Even though we have excellent public schools, I’m a huge fan of homeschooling, and often wished I could homeschool my boys.
There are a lot of advantages homeschoolers have when doing a science project – especially in the middle school years. If they want, the family can spend the entire day doing an experiment, without worrying about the bell ringing, being late to lunch, or missing PE. Reading, math, and even social studies can be centered around science. The experiment can be attended round the clock, if necessary.
Shannon’s family does a lot of science, but they’ve never entered a science fair. Since we have entered more times than we can count, Shannon asked me to give her some advice. Whether you homeschool or not, take minute and read my post Seven Steps to a Successful Science Project. You’ll find advice that will help you as you choose your science project.
While you’re there, make sure you get your copy of The Non-Scientific Parent’s Guide to a Science Project. Download it and save it; science project time is fast approaching!
P.S. Did I mention that The Non-Scientific Parent’s Guide to a Science Project is FREE?!