Have you ever tried science kits in your homeschool? I have always wanted to try them but have never quite got around to making it a priority. Well, that is going to be a thing of the past now, I am determined to make Science fun and it is going to be a priority for us this year.
Honestly as far as science goes in our homeschool, last year we watched YouTube videos and borrowed books from the library. I followed their interests and it was kinda nice. We didn’t have a plan or follow a curriculum. It was so far off our radar that it wasn’t even in the weekly routine.
Science, for some, can be a bit touchy. Most Christian moms have questioned and are unsure of how to teach it. I truly believe that we need to inform our children of the worldly view alongside the godly worldview so they can be informed that there is a lot of misinformation out there. This is just one of the MANY benefits of homeschooling. We can be right there to answer questions and if we don’t know the answer, we can find it together.
I’m looking into Apologia for the future. Maybe I’ll even add it in later in the year! Creation-based science is what we believe. I have DVRed as many Answers Creation Hour shows that my Genie will hold. I love how Ken Ham teaches from a godly worldview of science, but also educates you as to what others may be teaching. It is great to compare and contrast and to point out how we don’t really have all the answers and we don’t need to understand it all, but as long as we trust God all is well.
I know that has little to do with science experiments and science kits, but it’s just a little disclaimer as to how we roll. I am definitely no expert that’s for sure and am learning right along side my girls. But, I do know that we didn’t evolve from monkeys and that the planet earth wasn’t created by an explosion. It seems a bit silly even putting that into a sentence.
So on to the good stuff! In the past, we have done a lot of fun experiments when the girls were really little, like the time we used skittles in an experiment. What kid wouldn’t want to do anything involving candy, right?! So anyways, I’ve already missed some great deals at Michaels this year on some fun science kits (bummer)! They had the Smithsonian Science kits that are normally $29.99 on sale for I think $5! Boo hoo! So I am making a list and ordering some through Amazon ASAP.
As is my nature, I love to share with you all what I’ve found and I’ve compiled a huge list of science kits for you to check out. All of these can be found on Amazon. I ❤ Amazon. If you are not an Amazon Prime member, I highly recommend the 30-day free trial to get free 2-day shipping to save even more money and get it super fast! Just make sure if you don’t want to continue, you set a reminder to turn it off in your settings before the 30 days is up, cause it is on auto pay once you start the 30 days.
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The list is broken up according to price, cause I know that we all have a budget. =)
Note: These were the prices at the time of the post and may have changed.
Science Kits Under $10
Science Kits Under $15
Science Kits Under $20
Science Kits Under $30
Science Kits $30 – $46
I hope you find something that you like and can use to have fun learning with your kids. Keeping it fun and simple is key to a happy homeschool.
More science posts
- 20 Free Science Websites that Make Science Fun
- Back to School Science Experiments
- Skittles Science Experiment
How will you add science to your lessons this year?
Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 8, 10, & 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.