Science is one of the easiest and most enjoyable subjects to learn without a curriculum. Science experiments are also surprisingly easy to strew.
What kid – big or small – can resist the temptation to find out what will happen when we add this liquid to that powder, or when we connect a battery to this strange contraption?
What’s in my unschooling science video?
In my video this week I talk about – and show you – a fun afternoon we spent experimenting. As you’ll see, my children each took the initial idea to make red cabbage indicator in a completely different direction.
And you’ll hear about the shocking discovery I made when I recently browsed a science curriculum for KS3 children (aged 11-14).
My son would (approvingly) call the previous sentence ‘click bait’. Sorry about that. I first wrote ‘surprising discovery’ but I went back and changed it because my jaw really did drop at what I saw!
I plan to compile two more mini videos from the footage of our afternoon’s science:
(1) Our demonstration of how to make red cabbage indicator, and
(2) Cordie’s liver and hydrogen peroxide experiment that I talk about in this video.
Unschooling science – Show notes
Fun With Catalysts – How to Make Elephant Toothpaste
Fun With Acids and Bases – How to Use Red Cabbage as an Indicator (my original post)
You might also like to look at my science page for other fun experiments we’ve done.
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Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about my first video, and for your inspiring ideas for future videos. I did record another last week in which I talked about how we decide what to learn, but I’m not sure about it. (Perfectionism? Or fear of not being seen as a ‘proper’ unschooler? Maybe I’ll quietly put it up on YouTube anyway.)
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Have you done any fun science experiments recently? I’d love to hear from you. 🙂
I’m appreciatively linking up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers Weekly Wrap-Up.