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Monday, November 4, 2013

Learning the Scientific Method {with video}


Learning the Scientific Method-The Unlikely Homeschool


After a year of putting together homespun nature study units, I switched gears, took a big gulp, and plunked down a hefty chunk of change to purchase the entire Noeo Science Chemistry 1.  I typically do not buy all-in-one-box sets, but instead choose to piece curriculum together by buying some second-hand books and utilizing the library for all the rest.  (This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for full details.)


But, as I've mentioned, Chemistry has NEVER been my thing.  I knew that in order to due it justice, I had to enlist the help of A BOXED SET.


Learning the Scientific Method {with video}


I'm so glad I did!  Noeo Science has been fantastic and worth every penny...in my humble opinion. We have all been enjoying our twice-a-week kitchen chemistry adventures, including me...TRUE STORY!

I thought I'd share two of our more recent projects.

After reading a very informative book, How to Think Like a Scientist, which details the five major steps to the scientific method, my three older children devised a science project to practice their new-found knowledge.





















In case you are curious, the five steps of the scientific method are...
  1. Ask a question.
  2. Do background research.
  3. Construct a hypothesis (theory).
  4. Test your hypothesis by doing an experiment.
  5. Analyze your data and draw a conclusion.
Then, share your results!  
And here are my three oldest scientists sharing the results of their experiments.  


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