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Do you shudder at teaching science to your kids? Does the shudder increase when you think about teaching them chemistry? Or, maybe you want some fresh, fun ideas for easy chemistry experiments in your homeschool. Either way, I’ve got you covered! This homeschooling mama happens to love chemistry (so much so that I have a PhD in the subject, but that’s a story for another day…) I also happen to have a passion for teaching chemistry to kids! Chemistry is all around us, and I believe that we have a right and responsibility to learn the basic chemistry that exists in this beautiful world that God created for us! Read on for some fun, easy chemistry experiments for your homeschool.

What is the best way to teach science to children?

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. The key is to tap into this curiosity and fuel it! My first tip for teaching science to children at home is to observe what they are naturally curious about and then expose them to that topic as much as possible through hands on experiments and books.

For example, most children are fascinated by weather. Ask them questions like:

  • Where does rain come from?
  • What is lightning?
  • What is thunder?
  • How do meteorologists predict the weather

Then, research together! Take them to the library and show them how to search the library’s catalog. Invest in a good children’s Encyclopedia like this one:

New Children’s Encyclopedia: Science, Animals, Human Body, Space, and More!

How to homeschool science without a curriculum?

Winning a Nobel Prize in chemistry will not get your child to heaven. We must first remember our primary role as parents: to teach our children to know, love and serve God so that they can be happy with Him in this life and the next! No curriculum will do this. You as their parent living the faith and infusing it into all you do will be the key to your child getting to heaven.

The first thing to do is read the bible and the catechism with your children daily. This will ensure that they have a firm foundation in the truth and beauty of God’s world. This will also allow them to look at God’s world through the lens of the Catholic Faith. No matter how you choose to teach science, always remind your children Who created it and that He is allowing us a small glimpse into His miraculous wonders.

How do you introduce chemistry to a child?

To reiterate, find out what kind of chemistry topics interest them and dive in together! It’s ok if you don’t know the difference between a neutron and a shmootron (made up that second word). Find out together! I will also be here to lead you every step of the way! 

What are some chemistry experiments for kids?

You, my friend, have just stumbled upon a treasure trove of chemistry experiments that I have compiled for you. Read on to enter my Homeschool Chemistry Series!

We will cover topics such as:

Easy chemistry experiments at home for your budding chemists

The first series is my Fall Homeschool Science Series! Here are the links for you to dive in!

Static Electricity

Glow Stick

Fall Leaves

Chemistry Experiments at Home

I will be gradually releasing a series of chemistry experiments for you to do at home (or on the playground!). All of the materials that you will need will be easily accessible. I have also created free printable note-booking pages for you. To access them, you just need to subscribe and they will always be accessible to you in my Free Subscriber Library!

Get excited to teach chemistry AND have fun! If it was a dreaded subject in high school, now you can have a second try! Enjoy, and please leave any requests or questions in the comments!

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