Weekly Science Lesson

simple weekly science lessons

We have had a lot of fun recently using a weekly science lesson from a company called Mystery Doug. Each week we get an email with a link to a video answering a question. We watch the video and then, if even one of the girls is interested in learning more, we do the extension activities when they are offered.

This week the question was about the skeleton – why do our skeletons have so many bones? The short, five minute video was a neat illustration of the human skeleton and its function. It doesn’t take long for the video and we have really learned a lot of interesting things from these videos.

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Sometimes, there is an accompanying hands-on activity. This week, it was making an artistic rendition of your own hand so that it looks like an x-ray. It was lots of fun and Miss J did a great job with hers.

We have found that the video do so well that the topics pop up in conversations often. For example, the other night, we were talking with grandparents about the trees changing colors. Miss J popped out the explanation for the change in colors and shocked everyone at the table (the other two girls had missed that particular video lesson). She was quite proud of the fact that she knew something no one else did. Great way to increase self-esteem, as well.

If you are looking for a short and simple addition of science to your week, check out Mystery Doug.

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8 thoughts on “Weekly Science Lesson

  1. Annette V October 28, 2017 at 10:38 pm Reply

    i need to check him out yet.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome October 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm Reply

      I really enjoy the quick and easy lesson. Plus, extension opportunities are always good.

  2. Kirsten West (DoodleMom) November 9, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply

    I love how the time you spend together with the lessons boosts your childrens’ self esteem! That is an aspect of homeschooling I think often gets lost as we think of all the other reasons we keep our children home to teach them. I love it!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome November 9, 2017 at 11:42 am Reply

      Aw – thanks. I think this is a huge part of homeschooling but I have never thought of it with the term “self-esteem.” Thanks for pointing that out – it does definitely provide that boost.

  3. worthabowedhead November 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm Reply

    We just love Mystery Doug!

  4. Kym Thorpe November 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm Reply

    sounds like an interesting way to explore science! Very cool!

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