One of my goals for 2009 is to increase my use of unit studies in our homeschool. I think that this will allow us to have a little more fun while we are learning things that interest us in addition to our regular studies. Learning should be fun!
To meet this goal, I have every intention of using the great monthly planner modules put out by TOS. These little modules are chock full of lots of information and links that make my job as a homeschool mom and teacher easier. I love how these modules can be used as unit studies or as supplements to the lessons we are already learning.
December’s planner module is filled with ideas and lessons for science. Let’s face it, science can be fun, but often the thought of finding and implementing experiments is daunting. At times I even shudder. Sometimes those great experiments get put on the back burner or even neglected due to time. TOS to the rescue!
I love how this module is laid out. It is impressive with the mix of information and the activities that are encouraged. Science concepts are expertly intertwined with fun activities. Your kids will be begging for more! And you will be the “cool” mom once again.
Your children will learn subjects such as meteorology, grossology, biology, chemistry and so much more! They will learn things such as:
- How to make your own weather chart
- The five “states” of matter
- What “oobligook” is
- How to make ice cream in a baggie
- The systems of the human body
- The science behind tasting your favorite food
- How to create your own “gross garden”
- How you can help to take care of the wonderful world God has given us by reducing trash, reusing what you can and recycling anything else
This module also contains coloring pages that were created just for this module. There is also copywork, as well as quizes and activity pages, including a wordsearch to reinforce the concepts being taught.
Now, these monthly modules can be used at ANY time. Just because the planner module was released for December, doesn’t mean that you can’t use it at any other time of the year. The modules are designed with timeless information that is great for whenever you need it.
The planner sells for $7.95 at the TOS website. However, if you hurry, it is on sale from now until January 4, 2009 for just $3.98! Don’t miss out on this sale! Get your copy of Let’s Be Scientists today!