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Tips for Homeschool Science Podcast from Elemental Science

Author: Paige Hudson: Author and Homeschooling Mom

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Is science one of those subjects you struggle with teaching in your homeschool? You have come to the right place! Hi, I'm Paige Hudson, a veteran homeschooling mom, and author of the programs at Elemental Science. In each season of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show, we will take the complexities of teaching science and break those down into building blocks you can use in your homeschool! Season 11 is just around the corner - new episodes will begin in the spring. Until the, we'll be sharing a few summer episodes on the first Monday of each month. See all the episodes and download show notes at https://elementalscience.com/blogs/podcast

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Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Season 11 of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast is all about writing and science.In this episode, we'll be interviewing Robin Williams from All About Spelling. In our conversation, we discussed tips and tricks for spelling all those science words! Get 10% off from All About Spelling through the end of March with the coupon code SAVE10!Key TakeawaySpelling words correctly is important for science.Games are a fantastic way to learn how to spell science wor...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Welcome to season eleven of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show, where we’re breaking down the lofty ideals of writing and science into building blocks you can use in your homeschool.In this episode, we are chatting about notebooking with different age groups!Key TakeawayNotebooking is a wonderful tool we can use to document what our students have learned in a way that is meaningful to them.Episode's Topics00:00 – Intro 00:28 – Notebooking with differen...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.We are so excited to share this interview about writing in science with two experts from the Well-Trained Mind. In this episode, Susan Wise Bauer and Susanna Jarret are joining Paige to share tips and tools about the third key to teaching science!Key TakeawayUse your narrations in science for writing.One thing - just worry about your students remembering one thing to write down.Episode's Topics00:00 – Intro 00:35 – Welcome our guests 01:11 – Should ...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Season 11 of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast is all about writing and science. In this episode, we'll discuss how to choose between lapbooks and notebooks in your homeschool.Episode's Topics00:00 – Intro 00:32 – Lapbook or Notebook 01:33 – What is a Lapbook02:04 – What is a Notebook03:17 – 4 Questions to Ask05:18 – Wrapping it Up Key TakeawayLapbooks are great for younger kids and shorter units.Notebooks are great for older kids and lon...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Welcome to season eleven of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show, where we’re breaking down the lofty ideals of writing and science into building blocks you can use in your homeschool.In this episode, we are chatting about lapbooks!Key TakeawayLapbooks are educational scrapbooks that fit into the lap of a student.Episode's Topics00:00 – Intro 00:36 – A review of notebooks 01:36 – What are lapbooks03:32 – The Mini-book05:04 – 3 Ways to use lapbooks&n...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.We’re back with new episodes for the eleventh season of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show. In this season, we are talking about writing and science. I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about lapbooks, notebooks, and what to expect, so I thought it was time to dedicate an entire season to the third key to teaching science—writing it down. In this episode, we're chatting about notebooking!Key TakeawayNotebooking is the best method of writing for science!&n...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Wondering how the Sassafras Science series came about? And how this modern living book will work for science in your home? In this Season 10 bonus episode, we're answering these questions and more!Episode's Topics00:00 – Intro 00:32 – The story of how the Sassafras twins came into existence03:29 – The Novel 05:24 – How you can use the Sassafras Science Adventures Novels05:37 – What the support materials are meant to do06:00 – The Activity Guide06:39...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Are living books superior? In this episode, we'll be discussing whether or not living books are superior and if they are the only tools you should use in your homeschool.Key TakeawaysLiving books are really wonderful resources to have in our homeschooling toolbox. Living books help create interest pegs and these interest pegs can help boost retention of the material.Living books aren't necessarily superior or the only way to teach science, but rather a t...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.One of the options for the DO part of science is nature study. And the wonderful thing about nature study is that it partners well with living books! In this episode, the empress of nature study, Cindy West, is coming on to share about this homeschooling game-changer.Key TakeawaysNature study is science! It's experiential and hands-on, almost as if it's a science lab for your kids. Nature study can be ever-changing based on the needs of your homeschool. ...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.What does it look like to use living books for middle school science? In this episode, we'll be chatting about what you need for middle school science and what it looks like when you use a living book as your main source of information.Key TakeawaysThe three keys remain the same - do, read, and write - but they mature with your students.Discussion time is still just as important, but the questions you ask will be more thought-provoking and less information-pa...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.At this point in the season, you know how amazing living books are . . . but how can you fit them into your plans? Enter morning time! In this episode, the queen of morning time, Pam Barnhill, is coming on to share about this homeschooling game-changer.Key TakeawaysMorning time is the best time of the day! It's about connections, efficiency, and quick wins. Morning time is a great time to add in living books on science. Morning time is also a good t...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.What does it look like to use living books for elementary science? In this episode, we'll be chatting about what you need for elementary science and what it looks like when you use a living book as your main source of information.Key TakeawaysLiving books are definitely excellent tools we can use to accomplish the goals for elementary science. Remember, with living books, we're creating a relationship with the knowledge. So we want these narrations and t...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Let's chat about living books and science! In this episode of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast, we'll be discussing what to look for in a living book for science, how you can use these books, and a few suggestions for you to check out! Key TakeawaysYou want a living book to pull the reader in such a way that they don't even realize that they're learning about science.We can use living books as a resource that we add on to our current science prog...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Season 10 of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast is here! This season will be all about living books and science. In this episode, we'll be discussing what living books are with Charlotte Mason education expert, Leah Boden, the Modern Miss Mason.Key TakeawaysA traditional education spoon-feeds. A Charlotte Mason education ask of the child, "Why don't you contribute?"Living books help our kids to form relationships with knowledge.If a book is full of facts...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Welcome to the final episode in season 9 of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast! In this episode, we'll be discussing how classical science compares to traditional science and a few of the benefits we have found from doing classical science.Key TakeawaysThe classical student won’t follow the traditional model, but you can rest assured that they will be prepared for what’s ahead.We found that classical education allowed us to dig deep into an area of scien...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Welcome to episode 5 in season 9 of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast! In this episode, we'll be discussing rhetoric stage science - your goals, the tools, and how to put it all together.Key TakeawaysThe goals for the rhetoric stage student will be to teach them how to learn and apply the principles of science to what they see in front of them. I'm going to suggest that the level of rigor will be dependent upon what your student wants to do in the ...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Welcome to episode 4 in season 9 of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast! In this episode, we'll be discussing logic stage science - your goals, the tools, and how to put it all together.Key TakeawaysThe goals of logic stage science are to capitalize on the student's need to know why and continue to feed them with scientific information. Science fair projects are a great tool for our kids to see the scientific method from start to finish and our logic...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Welcome to episode 3 in season 9 of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast! In this episode, we'll be discussing grammar stage science - your goals, the tools, and how to put it all together.Key TakeawaysThe goals of grammar stage science are to spark an interest and build a foundation for the future.For the grammar stage, you need to have the three keys - do, read, and write - plus, you can add projects and memory work.We want what we do for science, what w...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Welcome to episode 2 in season 9 of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast! In this episode, we'll be addressing whether a plan for classical science can be rigorous or not.Key TakeawaysAt its core, a rigorous, or a strong, science foundation is going to have three things each week - doing, reading, and writing.You'll have those three keys in a well-balanced way. A strong plan for science will start early and build upon that foundation throughout the ye...
Want to talk shop? Send me a text.Welcome to season 9 of the Tips for Homeschool Science podcast! In this episode, we'll be sharing the basics of classical education and how science fits into that model.Key TakeawaysThe heartbeat of classical education is to teach our students to think critically and to know how to learn.In classical education, there are stages or cycles of learning that every student goes through. In each stage, you are teaching to the student's strengths. Episode'...
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Ryann Pinnegar

The monthly tips are great!

Aug 18th
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