Words do come easy to me. Science, well, that’s another thing altogether. Science is the subject I struggle with the most in our homeschool. So I delegate it to:
- my husband
- Ripley’s Aquarium
- science4us.com (review post coming soon)
Let me put it this way: I made good grades in science when I was in school because I studied hard for every subject, but I did not enjoy science.
The only science I enjoyed was Chemistry, especially Organic Chemistry, which we studied in the 11th grade in Romania. But I did not like Biology or Physics.
I just could not wrap my mind around mechanics. Oh, I could memorize facts and formulas and apply them to problems so that I could solve them and get a good grade on a test.
But it took me a long time to understand that if two trains are running in a similar direction, they approach each other at Speed 1 minus Speed 2, for instance. The weird thing is, I had no problem getting the concept that if these trains were to run toward each other, they would approach each other at Speed 1 plus Speed 2. Go figure.
For me, it is a lot easier to read a good piece of literature or to memorize the conjugation of French verbs. I love memorizing vocabulary and grammar rules. I thrive on it. But science? Eh, I could skip over it any day.
Thankfully, a homeschooling mom does not have to teach everything. So, I delegate science.
When my kids are studying with science4us.com, I just sit on the sidelines and answer questions, if need be. When daddy teaches them, I just watch and record it in my homeschool planner and record book. When my son is taking a homeschool science class at Ripley’s Aquarium, I sit back and enjoy. That is my strategy and I’m sticking to it.
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Woot! Another fellow Science Struggler! We need to start a support group! LOL! I hear you loud and clear–we are doing Science4us right now too and it’s a lifesaver! 😉
I wrote about my own struggles with science: https://farmfreshadventures.blogspot.com/2014/02/teaching-science-is-my-waterloo.html