I was wondering how they were going to show that they had a lab science. Did you do this just for the ones you did at home, or for everything? Our Public Works department offers science lab workshops that I thought I'd take them to.
Great question! I'll answer it in a new blog post, so that others can benefit from the question. Thanks!
Thank you for the good information. I have been thinking I would put my son in a homeschool class when it comes time for the lab sciences (grades 10-12), but after reading this it seems possible that we could actually do it ourselves! Does it require a lot of equipment? What type microscope did you use?
My brother-in-law is a public school teacher. He loves this site: http://highschoolace.com/ace/ace.cfm
I looked at it a few times when we were homeschooling. Maybe it will be what you're looking for!
I hope that helps!
Thanks for the biology questions site tip! I would much rather have my children come to explore and understand evolution and other controversial concepts (that they will face later in life) while they are under our roof. At least we can direct the conversation now in the formative years! MY QUESTION: Do you know of other comparable sites for the other areas of the sciences (ie physics, chemistry etc.)?? Thanks again!!
Um... and we need to shelter our kids from evolution why? Students can be trained to spot bias. Students need to know what the world says, and how to counter it. They need to know what arguments for creation are worth using, and which aren't - and why. Keeping our kids away from the debate means we'd be just as bad as the public schools! Spoonfeeding facts (and/or propaganda) is the one thing public schools are really good at, and that leads to one thing - apathy. A homeschool which simply leaves vital matters at "well, the Bible says this and that's that" is not giving the student the tools he or she needs to take on the world. Homeschools ought to be good at wrestling with issues, not spoonfeeding pap. Thorough examination of contraversial issues leads to engagement, interest, and passion! Besides, I'd far rather my student explore evolution than most of the other things that are out in cyberspace. Just my two cents.
Unfortunately that site is biased toward evolution :-(. That's too bad because the format seems one that would be good for students to learn independently. I can't in good conscience send mine there, though, because of the bias.
Victor, that's a great site for people who already know this stuff, but I found the question-and-answer format to be awkward for a gifted younger student who has just a passing interest. Do you know of any websites that give overviews in a different format?
I would like to suggest you a visit to an easy and simple website that teaches Biology through questions and answers. It seems to be a great help for homeschooling and an adjuvant to lab activities.
The address is: http://www.biology-questions-and-answers.com
If you're like me, you have seen a lot of headlines recently about how homeschool students have dominated national spelling and geography bees and have been awarded the best scholarships