I have to say that I have found it much more interesting to teach science as a homeschooler than I did to learn science as a student. I want my kids to love learning and so in my quest to make science engaging, I look for hands-on activities that will help my kids to retain what they learn. When we were learning about the Earth, we found some awesome science experiments!
Doing these hands-on activities made learning about the Earth interesting and helped the kids to understand the concepts much better than if all of our unit had been reading out of a textbook. Their favourite ones seemed to be the ones about natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados and hurricanes. Personally, I found the groundwater one to be the most interesting as it was something I didn’t know before.
Layers of the Earth from here on The Chaos and The Clutter (pictured)
How to Make a Volcano with Kids from Happy Brown House (pictured)
Making Groundwater from here on The Chaos and The Clutter
Why is the Sky Blue? from Rookie Parenting (pictured)
How Fold Mountains are Made from here on The Chaos and The Clutter
Graham Cracker Plate Tectonics from Playdough to Plato (pictured)
Landform Activities from Gift of Curiosity
Earthquake Experiment from here on The Chaos and The Clutter
Make a Hurricane from Inspiration Laboratories (pictured)
Hurricane in a Jar from One Time Through (pictured)
Water Cycle in a Bag from Playdough to Plato (pictured)
Make a Rock from Fantastic Fun and Learning (pictured)
If you are looking for more fun science ideas, be sure to check out my Simple Science board on Pinterest where you will find tons of hands-on experiments and learning activities.