Homeschooling Science:
A Fun Curriculum

I think it's much easier to teach science at home than at school.

You'll find here the pick of our best experiments, activities and science resources for all ages and here are my children in the photo to prove it!

fun homeschool science projects

You'll know from our home school science page that I think school tends to kill science in a graveyard of facts and figures.

So let's use homeschool to put curiosity and wonder center stage! That's what we've done in our curriculum and I'm certain you'll find your child will be light years beyond any grade level if you do the same.

You'll see what I mean if you start this page by looking at the joy of looking at a  blue whale with David Attenborough:

When your kids are young I'm not even convinced that you really need a long explanation of why something happens; it's maybe enough to simply have a great time together and prove that science is fun. The facts will follow.

Science Ideas For Younger Kids

Science Resources

Dragonfly TV

If you're looking for one of the best free homeschooling science resources, television is hard to beat. Dragonfly TV has episodes on the Body and Brain, Earth and Space, Living Things, Matter and Motion and Technology and Invention and many more.

Nature Table

nature table

A nature table is a great way to teach hands-on science. You can put your objects in a touch and feel box for extra fun or even turn them into a homeschool archeological dig as we've done in our preschool science activities.

Simple Science Experiments

top ten science expeiments

You'll see we've brought science to life in the home with lots of kids science experiments.

make a volcano

How to make a volcano

how to make slime

How to make slime

Experiments With Electric Circuits

Make Your Own Electric Set

One way to save money and learn lots of science is to have fun with electric circuits.

All you need to buy is

  • a simple battery
  • connecting wires
  • and a few light bulbs

You can easily add to this homeschool science kit with cheap additions, like different colored bulbs and a buzzer. You'll find this a much better and cheaper way to learn than most kits on the market.

Once you've covered the basics with your homeschool set, we added to ours with one like this:

Surface Tension Experiment

surface tension experiment

This may sound rather grand, but all you need is:

  • Milk
  • Food dyes
  • Washing up liquid

You'll find it's one of my simple science experiments which comes with a free printable sheet.

Crystals

Crystals are great easy science for kids. You can either grow your own sugar crystals or get one of these easy to grow kits.

Butterflies

The magic of rearing your own butterflies and discovering the secrets of the butterfly life cycle for yourself is one of the most wonderful scientific discoveries.

butterfly life cycle activities

High School Science

We've covered lots of ideas for homeschooling science at high school level in our homeschool science curriculum page, including a Chemistry kit.

If you want a great book to go with it, have a look at this mind blowing book on The Elements by Theodore Gray. He is one of those absolutely nutty enthusiasts who makes the world a better place just by being so enthusiastic about science:

David Attenborough

Actually, David Attenborough is great for any age! He's a bit of a hero in our homeschool and fantastic for teaching all sorts of homeschooling science in his uniquely inspiring way.

Owl Pellets

Dissecting an owl pellet is very easy and fun to do; if you look on our page you'll see you can buy pellets cheaply on the internet.

Owl pellet dissection activities

Websites

I post useful links on HomeschoolActivitiesCom Facebook, and we always find the free videos on the Khan Academy great.

Space

space for kids make a voyager space probe

You'll find lots of ideas for homeschooling science with space activities, including how to take your own free images of the solar system using a remote telescope.

And come and make your own kids model space probe using cardboard tubes and loo rolls covered in shiny foil.

With all the experiments and activities you can choose, I hope you find homeschooling science as much fun as we do!


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