Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Home Science Tools
I will be teaching Physical Science at a local homeschool enrichment program this year to middle schoolers. The text we're using is Apologia's Exploring Creation with Physical Science I am really jazzed about it. This will probably be the easiest class I've ever taught because it's planned out and I'll be following a curriculum... okay, so I'm already tweaking the first lesson but then I'll follow the book... maybe?
I was prepping and listing out the materials I would need for the first class' experiments. After figuring out the items I would need to gather or the program would need to buy I got a wonderful surprise. Last year they had invested in the Home Science Tools box for Physical Science. I've seen them online through the years but they were too pricey for me. I would just fumble through our Science courses gathering as we went. That has worked out fine, actually, it just took some extra planning and letting go of some activities when I couldn't get the materials. However... Now that I've seen how helpful it is $35 seems fair.
It was so nice to have the copper wire, 9-V battery, etc that I need for Thursday right there waiting for me in the box :).
This is the link when I did a search on their site for "Montessori Kit":
I have never used this type of coupon, but in case anyone can use them:
Here is a blurb about them at HSLDA
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