Atoms, Molecules and learning about the periodic table... My lad was fascinated by all these tiny atoms that make up other things. He has some toys that are finger sized and they were jumping all over the periodic table finding different elements and talking about them. Some of course wanted to own them all and it did break down into a major battle... but water (as H20) came in and wiped them all away. :) Instead of using marshmallows and toothpicks to make the molecules we used a kit I picked up a LONG time ago and just played around with it. It was fun and he learned much. He also much enjoyed the sugar crystals we made... what can I say.. HUGE HIT.
One book. 20 chapters. 10 to ages 4-7 and 10 for ages 8-13.
I focused on the 8-13 ages as my lad is 10.
- Microscopes and Invisible creatures
- Atoms and Molecules
- Chemistry Fun
- Force and Motion
- Simple Machines
- Light and Color
- Plants II
Experiments are done using materials easily found at home like aluminum foil, cups, Styrofoam, marshmallows, milk cartons etc. This list is found at the beginning of each chapter.
Each chapter is broken down into smaller segments easily enabling a person to go slowly or more quickly through the unit depending on how fast you process each section. A unit can be done in as little as one week or as long as four weeks.
Lots of diagrams throughout the chapter help you find templates or to see how an experiment should be done. You will find lots of fun things to do for teaching science contained within the pages of Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers.
Each chapter ends with a quiz so children (and parents) can see what was learned. Answer pages are included at the end of the book.
Product Name:Science Unit Studies For Homeschoolers and Teachers
Here's a link to a page that has two free pdf units from the book:
And here's a link that has some other, unrelated, freebies: