I’m a writer, a reader, an intellectual, but not a scientist. I always appreciate a little help in teaching science. Last year I purchased several Real Science for Kids kits (not to be confused with Gravitas’ Real Science 4 Kids) on clearance at Ollie’s. We’re finally breaking them out, and I’m having more fun than I anticipated. My kids are eating it up. Today we used the Electricity kit. Wowzer!
We made simple circuits, series circuits, and a few others I can’t remember. The kids just didn’t want to put it away. I almost can’t wait to get to the Light and Vision kit we have. WooHoo!
UPDATE: I just have to add that last night our car battery was dead. I let the kids watch the neighbor connect the red wires and the black wires, explained how an alternator refills the battery’s energy, and drove them around for a few minutes explaining the whole thing in terms of our experiments today–and they GOT IT! And, for that matter, SO DID I!!! I just love home schooling.