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How frequently do you have your middle school students do lab reports? I'm thinking I did them rarely, if at all in middle school. I remember doing some in high school, but I'm a little hazy on how many. As a Chemistry major in college, I did them every week. If you have used Apologia, how often did you have your kids do complete lab reports? What do they do in public school these days? My daughter been taking Apologia science classes at an enrichment center two times a week for the last few years. This is the first time that she'll be doing science completely at home. I'm not a huge Apologia fan, but she loves the curriculum and requested that she use their Physical Science curriculum this year. For fun, she has also asked to read the Master Books Applied Engineering books (so no written work for Applied Engineering or the digging deeper research questions - the reading takes her about five minutes a day). I may cut some of the Apologia work in 2nd semester to work in Applied Engineering activities, but for now I'm trying to decide how many lab reports I should have her complete. There were three labs the first week, and after coaching her to fill out three lab reports, that seems like a bit much. It looks like there are about 50 experiments for the whole year for Physical Science. She loves science (and has expressed some interest in pursuing engineering), but doesn't love the lab reports. Who does? ? Someone suggested just doing the purpose, the data, and the conclusion for most of them, and occasionally asking for a full lab report. This person thought it was silly to usually request a hypothesis, because the expected results were given right after the experiment in the text. I do know that my daughter retains information much better if she writes it out, but I want to keep middle school science as fun as possible.
It's been quite a while since I've been on here. So here's some information...My son is 13 years old (14 in Sept) he has apraxia. We have been slowly conquering reading which means he can't do a lot of reading independently. Writing out sentences, means I dictate, spell, and a lot of writing is very tiring for him. We have always done Apologia Science ( Botany, Zoology 1, 2 and a most of 3) loved it. We are part way through General Science, it took the longest time to get into the flow through the history, and scientific method etc... Now that we are on the tale end of Geology/ Fossil record, I find it not bad , I love the text and how it is written, and then we start to dwindle. He can fill in his notebook with me helping, experiments we talk about them and then read what happens, we will do the odd one here and there . I can never plan far enough ahead to have everything available plus doing 3-4 in a week is too time consuming. he doesn't do the study guide, I ask the test questions verbally, and usually does well. Our homeschool conference is next month, and back in Sept I thought I would continue on with Apologia all the way through, however I find I spent a lot of money and am not using the majority of the tools, plus our love for learning Science has dwindled. I know we are behind, we stop school at the end of May/ first of June. So I had thought of finishing what was left in the start of next year, and then make up or pull some stuff from here and there with unit studies or find another curriculum. I found the jump from the elementary Apologia books to this one drastic. We went from a 2-3 day/ week interesting study to a rigorous 5 day/week crazy schedule. I came across Noeo Science and was intrigued, the variety of books (not a textbook) appeal to me and I am sure to him (he's an auditory learner) I was also looking at Christian Kids Explore quickly. I guess I want to put the fun back in Science, and have something that is not so rigorous, I can become an "army general", and too structured very easy. For example : he has a really nice electromagnet kit he got for Christmas, I won't let him open yet as I want to use it, but feel I can't as we have so much in our Apologia left to do. We farm and I have a feeling he will be headed that way, I want to put that spark back into Science for him. I had a boy who loved learning about fossils, making cat traps with baskets and pulleys, he's watched countless operations,and we are hatching chicks right now. I feel like it is to late for this fun stuff, that it's time to get down to the nitty gritty. Anybody have any suggestions ?