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Your child has already taken biology and chemistry classes in your homeschool. What kind of science options outside the box can you come up with next? Unless your child has excelled in math, physics may not be a good option. High school physics is very math-based, and unless your child has completed pre-calculus, I don't recommend physics for science.
That leaves the rest of us. You know, the mere mortals who don't dream in algebraic notation. There are some fun science options that are true high school credits without all the math. Biology, chemistry and physics aren't all there is to a high school science experience! There is so much more to science than just the typical high school science classes. Consider these options:
You CAN Teach High School Science Lab! This resource will help with the element of teaching science that many parents worry about.
For more homeschool curriculum science options, check out the Index of Cathy Duffy's Science Reviews.
Looking for even more great science options? Check out the curricula and materials available at Home Science Tools. You’ll find most of what you need there - microscopes, telescopes, lab materials, textbooks and supplements.
Talk to your child and see if you can combine some delight directed learning in your science class and teach your child something they’ll love!
What science are you teaching in your homeschool this year? Please share!
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Great article. I just wanted to mention that you don't need a telescope for Signs & Seasons & it will still be considered a science credit with lab. The author encourages hands on sky learning without the use of a telescope.
Good to know, Penny!
Lee always encourages parents to look at what potential colleges expect in regard to lab science. In her article, Homeschool High School Lab Science Lee says, "Most colleges do not require documented lab sciences. Some colleges do. Usually a college that has specific science requirements will also provide a specific method to achieve it."
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These are great ideas. After using a traditional biology and chem curriculum (with labs), my daughter used a Neuroscience course from Great Courses and did a few other things to make it a full science credit.
Good job thinking "outside the box!"
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