Life Science & Hands-On Learning

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Learning Life Science

Science is all around us, and we definitely take advantage of that. There are all sorts of opportunities to incorporate science learning into our days, and hands-on experiences create a spark that creates enthusiasm. Hands-on learning doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, and many spontaneous occasions arise that make it easy to do spur-of-the-moment science. Here are some ways we’re embracing the light bulb moments of discovery.

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We go on field trips, many of them free, to places like fish hatcheries, wildlife parks, state parks, power plants, rock and gem stores, farms, recycling centers, museums, lakes, nature centers, beaches, lakes, historical sites, etc., etc., etc.

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We explore our neighborhood nature trail. We find evidence of beavers, animal tracks, interesting wildflowers, and even a big snake. All kinds of interesting plants grow in the woods, and the change of seasons brings new landscapes into view.

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Life science @mylearningtable.com

We are amazed at who comes to visit, So many beautiful details to discover and observe.

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We search through our field guides to give them a name.

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We watch the sky. Weather patterns are recorded, and clouds inspire paintings.

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We peek inside the hidden places.

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We see amazing things in our own backyard.

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We garden and dig in the dirt.

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Our garden attracts wondrous creatures.

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We look up at the moon. We wish on the stars.

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We marvel at mushrooms.

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We learn new things online, like electronics and soldering.

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We play and build with Legos.

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We collect books and field guides.

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We have pets. We watch our lizards like they are television, and we keep nature journals.

Life science @mylearningtable.com
We play with magnets.

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We read about God’s creation.

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We babysit our microbe biosphere, which is almost a year old and still going strong.

How do you incorporate hands-on learning in your classroom?

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Comments (4)

  1. Mommy Cameron | Raising the Cameron Clan

    What awesome pictures! I love how simple science can really be. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I’m your newest follower.

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  2. abbie

    Great photos. I just love how much learning can take place when you have kids playing outside.
    Thanks so much for joining the outdoor play party this week. We would love it if you could share the link to the party with your readers and let them know you linked up! The bigger the party gets the more great outdoor play ideas we all get to learn about.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. learning table

    I’ve got the Outdoor Play link on my sidebar.
    🙂

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  4. abbie

    So sorry I missed seeing that! I should really check!! Thanks!

    Reply

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