What does a homeschooler do for high school science classes?
For many homeschool parents, this is a really big issue for a number of reasons.
- Some parents don’t like science (and all the *icky* hands-on parts)
- High school was a long time ago, and most of the science material in the memory is long-since atrophied
- It is a lot of work to put all the labs together
- If several levels of students are being taught, science experiments for each one can be overwhelming
- Lab equipment and supplies can be quite expensive
- “Science is better done in a group setting”, some might believe.
Nevertheless, high school sciences are probably the most crucial classes to be done well and documented well in order for college admissions officers to give your students a second look. Labs in particular need to be frequent, hands-on, utilizing scientific method, and working with real lab equipment.
So, how does one overcome the obstacles to ensure that your homeschooled students are not lacking in this area?