So my little Harmonie is a scientist at heart. Her mother on the other hand is not. Her mother was never interested in science growing up. So I have heard or read through the grapevine that home schoolers use Netflix, You Tube and other such resources to add in the home school process. Since we rarely have materials on hand for science projects, I have begun to utilize Netflix and Hulu for our science unit. We watched an episode of National Geographic on hammerhead sharks and Harmonie was completely in grossed.
Today we found a show on Hulu called “Food Science”. I thought that since she is a chef in the making, a show on the food and science might be a winner. I was right. Food Science is a show of short segments about 15 minutes long that host a woman scientist by the name of Dr. Kiki. She speaks on subjects like nitro glycerin, the chemistry of fudge, how to cook eggs in the microwave and teflon. She goes through different experiments and explanations on how nitro glycerin can be used to make ice cream. Harmonie loved that episode but not nearly as much as she loved the episode explaining the chemistry of fudge. Watching eggs cook in the microwave inside of a egg contraption that was created for this purpose so eggs do not explode, something Harmonie has done before, was a huge hit too.
I love that we live in an age where we can teach our children and learn in so many different ways that suits our learning styles. Home school parents have a bask array of tools at our finger tips to assist in teaching our children. I’m sure home school moms of yesteryear wishes they had the advantages that we have. I am pleased with all the opportunities we have and I can’t wait to see what new tools are created in the near future.