Karen Shumway has a master’s degree in biochemistry, but she minored in Latin during college just to periodically escape the science building. After grad school, she began teaching for a science magnet high school in Texas. Then her family moved to West Virginia and she found herself an accidental homeschool parent to her 4-year-old. The following school year, they tried school for a semester before becoming intentional homeschoolers. Nine years later, she is still educating her three children (ages 14, 11, and 5½) at home, loving the fact that she gets to use both her humanities and science backgrounds every day.
High school science seems daunting. But there are so many great options for homeschoolers—we have more flexibility than brick-and-mortar schools—if only we know where to look! The answers are not always obvious, but you do not have to design science curricula from scratch, nor do you have to spend a fortune procuring quality materials. In […]