Monday, April 30, 2012

The Scientific Method

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We had the opportunity to participate in a wonderful homeschool co-op in Maryland that meets every Monday from 12:30- 3:00pm. Two classes are taught by moms in 8 week segments. Lil A had an ABC & Dinosaur class her first session in the group. The teacher of the ABC class wrote a couple of wonderful chapter books that can be found here:

S Man & Z Man had an Islamic Art and Public Speaking class. Big A had a Critical Thinking class and an informal writing class with the author of

One of the Mom's led the children to look at this Praying Mantis egg sack

The current session Big A has a wonderful Science & Public Speaking class. S Man & Z Man has a Self Discovery and Craft class, and Lil A has a Geography and Natural Disasters class. The Natural Disaster class made a volcano that worked out perfect for teaching the Scientific Method. Volcano is such an easy experiment, the hardest part is making the volcano and thanks to the very creative Mom of the Natural Disaster class it was already made for us.

We learned about the Scientific Method using the Curriculum from Montessori Research & Development. I created a reusable booklet that I laminated and can use with a wet erase marker for each science experiment. We are trying to save the Earth by using less paper, by making a book that can be erased then used again is just one way we are making a difference. This book is free to download, I also created a long paper for those that prefer that style. 
Idea for Spray Bottle

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