How are your homeschool supplies? Are you running short of materials?
When I look around my home, I’m often surprised by how many items we can use as learning materials. I like to “shop my home” first before I make any purchases from educational stores.
Not too long ago I published a similar list of math materials and manipulatives and I had someone ask me a very good question:
How do you store your materials?
I store most of my materials in file/banker’s boxes. I have one for each subject except for math and science (with those subjects I have two boxes because I have so many supplies)! I label the boxes and store them on a shelf in our basement. I take out the materials from the boxes as I need them.
I’ve been meaning to draft up an “inventory/list” to store on the outside of each box, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe I’ll do that project during our next homeschool break.
We have a small home, so I need to be intentional with how I store our homeschool supplies. If you’re interested, I have several other organization tips in my post, How to Organize a Small Homeschool Space.Check out this handy list of 65 science materials you can find around the house! Click To Tweet
Science Materials You Can Find Around Your Home
Here is my handy list of science materials you can find around your home.
- styrofoam packing chips
- egg cartons
- batteries (make sure to store these properly)
- paper clips
- sea shells
- insects (hopefully you find these outside of your house)
- tin cans
- baking soda
- food colouring
- scale (kitchen scale and/or bathroom scale)
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- turkey baster
- coffee filters
- tissue paper
- paper towels
- electric fan
- blow dryer
- hand-held fan
- soda cans
- glass jars with lids
- plastic containers with lids
- resealable plastic bags
- magnifying glass
- medicine dropper
- plumbing pipes and connectors
- rubber gloves
- ice cube trays
- stop watch
- pipe cleaners
There you have it! 65 easy-to-find and inexpensive (or free) materials that you can use for your science explorations! Enjoy!
This post was previously shared (in part) on my other website, The Deliberate Mom.