Tuesday 27 January 2015

Science at Home {Poppins Book Nook}

This months theme for the Poppins Book Nook is To the Laboratory!

I don't know about you but when I see the word laboratory I see lots of dollar signs and dead things to dissect ...  I do NOT like dissecting things (I am very grateful for a husband who is willing to step in and help me do this ) and as a single income family dollars are very precious.

Today I would like to share with you some of the books we use to explore science at home.

Books we enjoy
As you can see from this list we really enjoy using Usborne science books here.  They are twaddle free and the illustrations serve to enhance our learning.

Sonlight has produced a fun DVD ( Discover & Do Level 1 DVD ) which Nathaniel really enjoys watching and I find useful for the days when I really don't want to get hands on science in my kitchen.

Magic Schoolbus books are a wonderful addition to your science book library. Join Miss Frizzle for many fun filled scientific journeys.

We have also enjoyed The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature
Topics covered
On the WWW
On YouTube
Our Microscope
You do not NEED a microscope to enjoy science at home but if you are able to save up and purchase one it opens up a whole new world for you and your children to enjoy.    A few years back I spent a long time researching microscope options and settled on the Sonlight's Variable Voltage Microscope. You can read all about it's technical specifications and watch a YouTube walk through.

If you are living in Australia you can not order in science specimens they will not be allowed past customs.  If you are wanting to purchase dissection specimens you can order them from Southern Biological in Melbourne.  They also stock a full range of items for science use at home and they also ship to New Zealand.

In the USA I highly recommend Sonlight's science resources and the resource kits from Rainbow Resources.

If you are looking for something to keep in your handbag then have a look at the Discovery Scope.

FREE for You
Jill from over at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom has made this FREE Poppins Book Nook pack for you To The Laboratory Theme.

  • An official interactive Poppins Book Nook bookmark for this month’s theme
  • This month’s Passport pages to add to your lapbook
  • Several lapbook elements centered around The Laboratory.
  • Reading response writing prompt

We have enjoyed the company of our science resources this month.  You are invited to blog and share one of your book adventures on the theme of To the Laboratirt! and join in our link up below.

Looking forward to reading your adventures

Your Poppins Book Nook Co-hosts

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