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I love that my kids love Science Projects.
So when my child wants to read instructions, get out all the ingredients, and see how things work – I’m not going to stop them. Minus any bombs or projects that will burn down the house. Those things we will save for Grandma’s house.
During the regular school year, we can’t focus on extra curricular projects but this summer we are diving in – head first!
First Stop: Library
We knew we would have this book all summer, so we ended up ordering on Amazon.
I think we will go through the entire book.
My youngest is actually reading the book like a novel. He has told me what the symbols mean and how much each project will cost. Some of the projects can be costly…but they are worth it knowing we are pursuing something that could revolutionize his future. He wants to be a Zoologist when he grows up, so basic science is a great start!
- Moms if having “one more thing on your to-do list” stresses you out, ask Dad or siblings to lend a hand. I have both Dad and older siblings helping so my plate is empty of the messes that my occur in the kitchen.
- Take photos. Our first project, The Lava Lamp, was almost a bust. I will explain later but I am so glad I grabbed some photos.
- Let your child have fun learning. Let him or her do the work. Let them figure out why it is not working, don’t jump in to “save” him from failure. This is also part of the learning process.
- Have him or her document all his projects in a notebook. This is the greatest part! If he records his findings, he will be able to look back on his progress.
- Watch movies that emphasis what he was learning. I will be posting movies that go along with the Science Project.
- Be encouraging, even if you have to fake it. This could be changing his or her life! Messes will occur. Guess what? Messes are easy enough to clean up! Although, explain that food dye is awesome to see in the sunlight “outside” not on my “white” couches. (Wish I explained that one a few months ago.)
Let me know if you decide to join us!
Plus, I will be giving ideas that might help you with the “I’m Bored” days.
Blessings to you! You are loved!