People are always asking me about what Charlotte Mason science resources I use.
I have a bit of trouble believing most people will ever use (or remember) all of the technical baloney taught in most advanced science textbooks. Unless a child is destined to attend a competitive college, a round of these complicated, expensive courses is a waste of time and money.
Why not try it out before you buy?
Besides, my children and I have always enjoyed learning about science out of love and interest rather than compulsion to learn technical mumbo-jumbo.
Sounds a bit illiterate, I know, but I don’t believe I am the only one who feels this way, although you would never know it by all of the blogging and vlogging on the subject. Seems we homeschoolers have abandoned the ability to think out of the college-prep box. This comes from a fear that our children will not be up-to-snuff for the college stuff.
(Certainly there are reasons for studying such things, especially for those going into a profession that requires them. But just ask any person slogging it out in a cubicle in some office building with a sheepskin pinned to the wall and they will not be able to recall what they learned. This is a waste, in my humble opinion, but since no one has been asking we will move on…)
While keeping with the idea that science should be a delight, there is nothing harmful about putting a bit of method to it. The ideals of Charlotte Mason are our guide here:
Education Is An Atmosphere, A Discipline, A Life.
Around here we do it in some simple, inexpensive ways. And this is not just for the wee years or the “grammar” years, no sir, we keep enjoying all through high school 🙂
I am in rebel territory, I know.
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