Science and Career Curriculum

The last two weeks Greg Jr. and Carol went on a number of expeditions aka ‘field trips’ to explore biology, physics, and chemistry. They visited the Space and Science Center, the Provincial Mueseum, and the Valley Zoo.

Friday we sat downto talk about what he enjoyed the most and what was most memorable. As it turns out his real interest in in Mechanics, which we knew but wanted to expose him to other learning opportunities.

We discovered that he has a real interest in physics and chemistry. Our plan is to incorporate the physics and chemistry that take place in mechanics and internal combustion engines as a way to explore his interests in physics and chemistry.

This way he has a subject that interests him – mechanics – plus he is able to explore it from a physics and chemistry perspective as well. 🙂


3 Responses to “Science and Career Curriculum”

  1. 1 Tanya Pollard October 11, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Hi there. As a mother of a semi-autistic toddler (MacKenzie is 3) I totally plan to homeschool. I was gifted in school and spend 12 years BORED BORED BORED. There is no worse feeling! I commend you on taking the step to homeschool.
    As for science activities that may interest your child, try contacting the University of Alberta science department. They do “camps”, sort of like weekend/holiday activity days. And they do tons of cool stuff. Especially the physics and bio departments. Most of the faculties have these opportunities, so don’t limit yourself to science. You can also try the Jon Janzen Nature Center (by Fort Edmonton Park). They have wicked awesome activies you can enroll in. Belive it or not, West Edmonton Mall has Zoology activites as well. Leave it to WEM, you can get your child an education and new sneakers all in one spot. Ask your family doctor as well. Sometimes the hospitals have mock “clinics” for children interested in medicine.
    As for your budding entrepreneur, lots of places let kids do a type of “work experience” so they can see if they can handle a job, and just gain experience. Payment is usually a little bit of cash and a lot of free stuff.
    Hope that helps. Good luck. Hope others reach out to help too. Us crazy parents need to stick together.
    Tanya Pollard

  2. 2 Tina August 31, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Your site’s tagline is “One Families Experience as New Home Schoolers.” “Families” means more than one family. “Families'” means belonging to more than one family. I think you mean “One Family’s…” This very public error does not bode well for your ability to pass along to your children the very basics of written communication. Yikes.

  3. 3 obriencardenas4046 April 9, 2016 at 9:00 am

    It is a big concern of mine as well. I’ve been reading about Peak Oil. Click

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