Science in Summer, Creating Margin

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Science in Summer

Do you have one subject that always seems to fall to the wayside? A subject you would like to spend more time on but you just cannot seem to add another thing to the school schedule?

At my house it is science. I love science, but I like to do hands on projects and that is where I run out of time and energy.

I taught science in summer and into the fall, but when my science co-op ended, so did my science teaching. I really enjoyed teaching one subject over the summer.

Now I have science guilt. Really I should not be beating myself up. Today, I am letting it go! Hopefully getting some much need margin in the school schedule.

I have decided instead of trying to get science in for the last semester of school, I have moved the science to the summer!

5 Reasons to Teach Science in Summer:

  • The warm weather is needed to do science experiments outside since that is the best place to explode things.
  • Devoting all my time and energy to one subject.
  • Field trips! The beach, kayak trips, growing gardens, observing animals…
  • A great chance to invite friends to join in the fun.
  • Helps to plan outside experiments when there is 6 inches of snow on the ground.

I think I will give a science theme to each of the summer months. I think July will be dedicated to dry ice. I really want to do experiments with dry ice.

The Homeschool Scientist has a category devoted to science in summer.

Time to go start a science in summer Pinterest board and start dreaming of experiments and warmer weather.

Now if you really want to have your summer off, then may I recommend some science blog posts that I have enjoyed writing:

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