There are so many amazing science resources out there. This is just a sample. If you have a resource that you would like added to this page, contact me.
This is part of the month long Science Celebration that I know you don't want to miss. The purpose is to Stop Teaching Kids to Hate Science and create hands-on learning activities that will inspire our next generation of problem finders and solution seekers. Some of the links provided might be affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure here.
Resources for All Ages
Marci at The Homeschool Scientist has great resources (both free and paid). She has a passion for science and teaching children and it comes through in everything she publishes. You can peruse everything she has to offer by clicking here or click on the image to go directly to the Chemistry Resource Page.
Do you have an inventor? This is a great introductory unit study on circuits and electricity. This unit study from Ashley at Some Random Lady has lots of different resources listed to use (including videos).This is especially good for kids that like to have a product of their work.
Physical sciences can be intimidating because they require a lot of visualization. Susan from Hands-On Learning Behind the Scenes has a delicioous approach to atomic models. This is a great example of a hands on learning activity that isn't experential in nature.
Susan also has a Unit Study Treasure Vault with tons of resources.
Adding gas to the party? States of matter are a topic that students see over and over starting in the elementary years. The key is to gentle build layers of information on the previous lessons. We do the same experiments and just additional information, keep it simple and something that the kids feel is accessible to them. We learn something new every time.
The study of forces as a push or pull should start early and often. The basic premise is easy for understand and foundational for understanding the larger concepts later. I like to use lessons with balls to help illustrate a lot of the laws of motion. This lesson explores what causes balls to move and what prevents them from moving or causes them to stop.
This is one of my previous posts about STEAM education and has various links to other lessons and downloads.
Middle and High School Resources
I love this exploration from Heather at Blog, She Wrote This is a hands-on activity comparing the accuracy of different liquid measuring tools. I love this because there is lots of interaction with tools without exposure to chemicals. Kids will love it because at this age kids love to prove others wrong and this is chance to have a little fun.
Chemistry can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. To make chemistry more approachable, have students observe the chemistry in their actual lives. Jackie Lee from You Really Can Homeschool has one possible solution - using the kitchen. This kitchen chemistry project focuses on the chemistry behind making bagels.
This is my most popular post. Bridge Building STEM Challenge Kit. The 4 types of basic bridges that you’re going to see in the activity are suspension, beam, arch, and drawbridge. The bridges cheat sheet is for the kids to use during the activity as a reference. The bridges cheat sheet is offered as a completed teacher key, as a partially completed table, and as a fill in the blank. You can use whatever you prefer and however it best fits your needs.