This is one subject that I have struggled to get started with mostly because I feel like I need to plan so much in advance.
I signed up the boys for a "hands-on" science class with out local home school coop but due to hurricane Ike we still have not met once and it looks like as of now is being postponed till further notice.
So...I've finally decided to jump in and give it a try here at home. For the next few months I will "sprinkle" our school time with some hands-on science activities and our topic for now will be...NATURE. I just can't think of a better place to start.
I'm going to combine ideas from Charlotte Mason's teachings on nature walks (don't think I will start a journal yet...maybe next year) with Usborne's "Science with Plants" book and "Science Play!".
First off...we are studying birds and plants. We got 2 bird baths and bird feeders ready to go in our front and backyard to welcome all the birds that will begin migrating south very soon.
On a daily basis the boys get to watch many mockingbirds getting a morning and afternoon sip of water from our baths. I have not got a chance to get the camera in time yet. These birds are so pretty to look at and when they sing it's like listening to a mini concert of all types of tunes...very beautiful.
I'll be updating what we try at home and how things are going from time to time....