Need an easy Chemistry Lab Co-op for homeschoolers? Here are a few tips!
How to Start an Easy Chemistry Lab Co-op for Homeschoolers
I’m about to start Chemistry with kid #5. Over the years, my kids have always done chemistry labs with our co-ops. This year, we’ll lab together with a bunch of our umbrella school families.
Here’s how we do it:
We research over the summer for the labs we’d like to do with our kids. The lab ideas come from:
-One of our favorites: Alka-Seltzer Chemistry (8 fun experiments)
-Chromatography with coffee filters
-Fill it out any gaps by googling “easy chemistry experiments at home”
Then we divide the labs over 9 sessions, once a month, 3 or 4 hours each session. Each mom picks labs to supervise each month.
The moms set up stations on lab day and the homeschoolers rotate in groups through each lab station.
Fun, easy, and not overly expensive. (The “real” chemistry supplies we needed were from Edmund Scientific.)
Hey, you might not have teens who are a mad scientist, but they can read about one in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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