Homeschool Science Experiments | Growing Up Herbal | Let’s talk about homeschool science experiments. How much time and effort do you put into them in your homeschool schedule?

Homeschool mamas, when do you work science experiments into your homeschool schedule? We have a 30-minute block (give or take) set aside in our week to do them, but honestly, I don’t put much effort into preparing for them. We usually only do the experiments suggested in our science book if we happen to already have everything we need to do them here at home. The boys love doing science experiments, so maybe I should put more effort into them for that reason alone.

This term we’re studying weather, so last week’s experiment was making fog in a bottle after learning about fog in our lesson. It was pretty fitting since we live in the Smokey Mountains, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to see fog floating around you every morning when you go outside. At least, that’s the way it is for us here on the mountain.

Anyway, I’m curious to know what your approach to science experiments is like. I’m definitely not looking for anything too time-consuming or overly complicated, but sometimes I think we may need to step up our game in this particular area as my boys really enjoy doing experiments.