Project-based learning is the best way to homeschool your children in the sciences. PBL should have opportunities to learn both application and concepts and the two should reinforce each other. Being able to build and use a simple machine and building pit traps to catch and identify insects are examples of critically important learning opportunities. Quality projects are multi-disciplinary, hands-on, include built-in context, and allow for open-ended learning opportunities. Some other aspects of a successful home science learning program include: free-choice (allow at least to some extent your children’s interests to help define what topics to study), tons of outside time, and frequent informal learning opportunities. This page and the links below will give you fuel for the fire and will hopefully encourage you as you explore the best projects for your unique learners. Visit our resource page for project ideas and our recommendations.