Helpful Science Websites for Homeschool Families

Every year, homeschool families spend money on curriculum and materials. Here are 5 helpful science websites to help lower those costs just a bit.

  1. Have you ever wondered which bird is making the noise outside your home? Find out using the Macaulay Library from Cornell. Then, consider checking out books from your local library or doing a web search to find out more about the birds local to your neighborhood or state.

2. If your child prefers other types of animals, check out the Sea World collection of sounds               from a variety of animals.

3. Are you working on an astronomy unit? Check out Astronomy for Kids for loads of info about     our universe.

4. The National Math and Science Initiative provides free lesson plans. This site is especially              helpful if your children are heading to middle or high school grade levels.

5. You can find a variety of links and lesson plan information on the Middle School Science blog.     This site is great if you need to see a variety of different ideas before choosing a unit or                 activity.

While these sites can help you get started without breaking the bank, make sure you check out my resource list  for more ideas. Some sites charge money while others are free. Be sure to read all details before you use the sites.


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Melissa Packwood, M.S. Ed.
Photograph by Alexandra Islas