In The Book Thief, Markus Zusak describes words as “clouds, waiting to be held and wrung out like rain.”
Zusak is right. When dropped gently–like summer-day raindrops–or strung together painstakingly, on tip-toe, the perfect combination of words rumble through one moment of our life and never leave. But did you notice what Zusak did with his allegory? Much to my joy–since I’m a language-arts-kinda girl who feels inadequate teaching science to my homeschooled daughters–Zusak combined natural-science and language arts beautifully.
Today my friend Tauna asked if I’d share some musings on this intimidating topic, based on a decade and a half of science lesson plans pulled together by this inept language-arts-kinda momma, as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew’s Back to Homeschool Blog Hop.
So I’ve summed up six ways my daughters and I love “doing” science here on our little homestead on Proverbial Homemaker today.
Even if you don’t homeschool (or have a homestead), you’ll appreciate these simple ways to make sure your children–toddlers through young adults–truly enjoy science, so please glance at my musings.
If you’re a parent or grandparent, or know one, you’ll appreciate these six simple ways to enjoy science with your child.
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” (Mother Teresa)
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 2 Corinthians 4:7