1. you don't know where to start
2. you open yourself up to criticize
3. you dare to hope you might help another out.
It's hard to know right? None the less, here I am diving in...holding my breath. :)
If say, my lad is looking for a strainer to find small bugs in the sand, all i have to say to him is looking in the science area!
And bam, he knows exactly where to go. I learned quickly that having a generic science area, when you have a bug focused lad is a vital part of our living together. We have a bin collection outside of the house, but for things that have a purpose greater than that of sifting for bugs, it comes in the house to be used for a variety of things. We have our archaeology tools, science kits, chalkboards for writing down hypothesis, test tubes and so much more. We have our white shelf that we use between the computer table and our writing table for when we need a just the right thickness shelf for levers and pullies and what not.
Anyways, that's one glimpse into an area in our homeschooling lives.. I wonder what I'll look at next with you. :)