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#1 Mom28kds

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

I can't find a Science curriculum I think we would actually get done or be excited about. I'm thinking about having a "Science box" which would be giving my son a certain amount of ime to pick out anything from the box to learn about and read on his own. He'll be 6th grade. My thought is that if he gets to choose then it would be more enjoyable and he would learn. This can include magazines, books, experiments etc. What are some ideas I can have already set aside for him to choose from. I'm trying to think outside the box to try to get Science done next year. Any ideas are welcome. 



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:53 PM

A mirror for looking at the underside of toadstools.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:59 PM

They are spendy but I would have a spiker box by Backyard Brains to measure neuron firing. It is on my homeschool wish list :)

If you are tech savvy you can have one project building the box yourself with a raspberry pi 3 kit and then the next using it to measure action potentials and plotting graphs. Now that would get done in my house :)
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:12 PM

My kids said they would want test tubes and beakers.

Are you trying to study physics? Chemistry? Biology? Or just whatever strikes his fancy.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:26 PM

My kids said they would want test tubes and beakers.

Are you trying to study physics? Chemistry? Biology? Or just whatever strikes his fancy.

I’m wanting to have a variety of things so we can cover different areas.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:40 AM

I have a science box - but for us it is just where we story all the apparatus some of the things in it incude

 

the illusion science kit

 

prisms

 

magnifying glass

 

kitchen science kit

 

test tubes and test tube rack

 

measuring cylinders and beakers

 

basic chemistry set

 

microscope

 

some of those readers digest/ DK how the  ...... works books

 

all sorts of other science kits


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:59 PM

I've found lots of science kits at goodwill.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

Some TOPS books and whatever is needed to make those happen (TOPS sells supply kits, too) TOPS site

 

Usborne Science Encyclopedia

 

Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework

 

Eyewitness books

 

Private Eye and Loupe(s) and sketch pads

 

Make magazine

 

Empty baby food jars, jelly jars, etc., lids included, for catching, collecting, mixing, etc.

 

clean, empty plastic containers with lids that can be used as is or cut up for parts

 

rubber bands (various sizes), magnets, paper clips, wooden craft sticks, screws, nuts and washers, nails, small hammer, scrap wood, string, wire (regular and coated), balloons, tape (various kinds), small hand mirror(s) pvc pipes and connectors,  plastic tubing,  clothespins, marbles, pool noodles to be cut up, paper cups...  I could go on. ;)   I have some hands-on boys.

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:00 AM

A ruler. A scale (a mini food scale). A sketchbook. A camera. A ledger. A timer / clock with a second hand.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:04 AM

A calendar with moon phases. Baking soda. Salt. Rubber gloves. Protective goggles.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:27 AM

We have a nature box near back door) that could possibly double as a (life) science box & it contains binos, field guides, magnifying glasses plus other things mentioned above.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:29 AM

string, duct tape, pliers, hammer, nails, wood, pipes, screwdrivers, wrench, bolts, rubber bands, popcicle sticks, toothpicks, wire, batteries, tealight candles and matches, glue (different kinds incl. hot glue gun), paper, magnifying glass, binoculars, magnets...

 

Janice VanCleave's books

Backyard ballistics or Mini Weapons of mass destruction

Rubberband. Duct Tape Engineer

Adventures with a Microscope

Sneaky Uses For Everyday things

Tonnes of field guides (my favorites are the smaller Peterson First, plus one that is more specific to where you live)


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:20 AM

I just thought of something at Home Depot... the Farmer's Almanac! I bought one for us yesterday.


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