Supercharged Science is a homeschooler science site created by Aurora Lipper. Most of her materials are for purchase, but she has freebies and ideas as well.
1. Aurora Lipper.
Aurora is a mechanical engineer, astronomer, university professor, pilot, homeschool teacher and mom. Her specialties are in physics and engineering. Find out more about the woman behind the brand.
You can also check out her interview on the Homeschool Heartbeat at . . .
The Supercharged Science site is designed for homeschoolers from grades 1 – 12. it is a complete home study program with hundreds of experiments. The curriculum has won numerous awards. It utilizes materials you have at home. She emphasizes learning by doing. Look around the site to see what she has.
Science topics are broken down into four groups, grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12. She has the basics for what kids in each grade area typically learn. You can also sign up to get an in-depth summary of the topics. You can use this as a reference for creating your own STEM activities for your kids.
Aurora doesn’t have a lot of freebies compared to other science sites. If you sign up, you can get a free science guide with 30 experiments. She also hosts a periodic video telecast.
She focuses on making science fun. Science encourages creativity and innovation. Before you do science, you have to get the kids excited about it. You do this by being hands-on with experiments. Letting them DO the experiment is much more important than reading about it. Look at some science activities. Are they hands-on and fun or lecture and boring? Can you change it to make it better?
Go beyond the science and follow Aurora’s blog. She goes into homeschool issues which can be adapted to working with kids in general. Check it out!
Aurora is a maker! Check out her e-Science to see if it’s something you might want to learn more about.
Keep up-to-date on what Aurora is doing (including the latest free video telecast) through her Facebook page.
Aurora has many videos up for various experiments including making glow juice, building bridges, making a clothespin catapult and more. Check out a few videos.
Find more science fun on her Pinterest boards.
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