Great Homeschool Science Projects for the Garden & Home – Students Discover

Great Homeschool Science Projects for the Garden & Home – Students Discover

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Even though the title of this article mentions homeschool science projects, I want to state right off the bat that these science projects are designed for any student.

Whether your children are homeschooled, go to a public or private school, these science projects are designed to be fun for them.

Best part, the data your kids or students collect are added to a growing database that scientists use to study geographic biome variations.

Watch the video a bit lower in the article for more information.

The science programs are designed by researchers of two organizations, StudentsDiscover.org and YourWildlife.org

Homeschool Science Projects

Here are six interesting project examples (of more than 40) that would be excellent homeschool science projects (click image to enlarge it):

cicadas homeschool science project
bee homeschool project
chili pepper homeschool project
pathogens homeschool science project
soil homeschool science project
sourdough bread homeschool science project

Watch the video below to see an example of how the projects work and how your student's data can help scientist learn more about the project topics.

This is an introductory video for the Ant Picnic project.

More About The Organizations

The scientists at yourwildlife.org have spent the last several years doing science with the public.

They have discovered many interesting and fun things about the truths of belly buttonsarmpitsface mitesbackyard ants, and even domestic cats.

Your Wild Life has taken the next big step by bringing fun science projects into schools with Students Discover.

Though they say they're bring science projects into schools, those same projects will work with smaller groups and individual students. As such they can be also be homeschool science projects.

More specifically, they are trying to increase student and teacher enthusiasm around the world by creating opportunities for real scientific discovery. 

Never Out Of Season

I learned of these two organizations when I read the book Never Out Of Season written by Rob Dunn.

You can read my review of Never Out of Season here.

I'm not sure if Dunn started Your Wild Life and Students Discover, but he is an integral part of both organizations. 

Either way, the organizations have an excellent research and support team.

Involve Your Children In Science

If you homeschool your children, are a parent wanting to expand your kid's knowledge, or are a teacher looking to inspire science to your students, check out these two organizations.

Their Goal

The goal is to engage 10,000 teachers and their students in these exciting science projects.

Their success in working with as many of you parents and teachers as possible will also create success for all of the students around the world involved with these projects.

Why?

Because the data collected by your students will be available to share with anyone in the project.

The data collected from the projects not only help your children learn about science but expands and provides scientific information that the world may use to solve an impending food crisis or shortage.

The Importance of the Projects

In Dunn's book, Never Out Of Season, he explains how little we know about the web of life.

How each species, no matter how small or large, contributes to the balance of nature. The more we know about how life keeps itself in balance, the quicker we can correct imbalances when they occur in our food systems.

The projects are designed to collect those data and to set the student, your child, up for success.

Who knows they may be able to announce that they were the first in the world to discover something no one else in the world has ever known.

Creating Interest in Science

Isn't that enough to create interest in science, not only to learn something new and interesting but that the science is applicable right in their own backyard.

Furthermore, the data they collected themselves can be shared and used by others to solve problems that we all may face. 

Get Involved Yourself

If you take the time to look over the two websites, I think you'll agree that it's worth it to get involved with their cause.

Even if you don't homeschool your kids or aren't a teacher, pass along the information to your kid's teacher or a friend that may be an educator.

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You can visit the organizations' websites using the buttons below. The links will take you to the list of science projects each provides. Use the contact button on those sites to get involved.

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