Monday, October 7, 2013
Learning about the Moon
I'm using the Real Science Odyssey Earth Science Level One with my daughter (originally I thought it would work for both kids, but it was too basic for my older son).
We are crawling through it pretty slowly, because I like to enrich the basic program with lots of extras: extra library books (it's a weakness of the curriculum that no books or resources are recommended, despite only very basic content in the program itself), extra documentaries, extra kits and experiences.
For those extras, I turn primarily to the library and my netflix account (free is good when homeschooling). After that, I have found Home Science Tools to be a great company for supplying me with my science tools.
For the moon study, there is a lot of fun stuff for us:
Moon in My Room can be programed to light up at night corresponding to the phases of the moon. A fun twist to a nightlight (although, of course, there will be no light when there is a new moon).
The Space Exploration Kit is proving fun so far. My kids love a good science kit with fun experiments and things to build.
And we got a telescope to look at the moon through.
Fun and learning all at once!