Did you know homeschooling can be GROSS?! It can be. It can be so disgusting. There are certain things that will be part of your homeschool if you have a child who is actively enjoying their learning. I thought it would be fun to share the 10 gross things homeschoolers will ask you to do. Some of these are not gross to me but to others they may be completely disgusting.
10 Gross things Homeschoolers Will ask you to do
When an owl eats something it does not digest the fur and bones. This will be vomited back up in small pellets. Many homeschool kids find it very interesting to dissect these owl pellets and put the skeletons back together. You can buy owl pellets on Amazon and I have a great post on dissecting owl pellets for you.
Ok, I am terribly allergic to formaldehyde so my two will have to do this in a group with someone else. Nonetheless, there are many homeschoolers who will find this very interesting. You can order frogs and other animals to dissect online. You may pay more but there are simulation dissection kits if you are not interested in working on a real animal.
Keep different animals in your house
Think tadpoles, butterflies, ant farms, and so on. That may sound fine to you or it may sound as gross as it did to me. I think the tadpoles drove me the craziest. They get so loud as they get older. Don’t be surprised if there are many different animals in your house over the course of your homeschool life.
Slime, Goop, and so on
At least once in your homeschool you will end up making slime or goop of some sort. Not only is it messy, sometimes it can be gross because not all slime recipes come out as promised.
Mold and more…
If you have a child who loves Science you will have a food item sitting to study mold and decomposition at some point in your homeschool life. Keep it in a sealed container to avoid health issues from the mold but expect the gross to happen at some point.
Watch Live Animal Births
My daughter was obsessed with live animal births. She found it so interesting to see different animals come into the world. I have included a video of her favorite animal that she has watched birth. If you have a child that loves these like my daughter did, Youtube is fantastic for this. Animal Planet Live on the Roku also has a channel that sometimes features them.
Boogers, snot, farts, and so much more
If you spend any length of time homeschooling, not only will you hear about every bodily function you will probably study it in great detail. At some point you will get the question, “Why do I have boogers?” This will inevitably lead to a booger Science project. Be ready for it. It’s gross but someone has to teach it.
Come see this..
These words should evoke feelings of dread in you. I know they do in me. It’s generally followed by showing me a creepy crawly bug, hole the size of my child in the yard, or something disgusting in my yard. Be ready for your child to explore their world and be very curious about it. You’ll see. You will come to dread these words too.
A well done experiment can be amazing! However, an experiment that didn’t go to plan can be downright gross! Whether it’s something that burned, put together wrong, or forgotten for too long it can get stinky pretty quick.
Explosions and Chemical Reactions
There will be many times when you are teaching different chemical reactions such as vinegar and baking soda or mentos and coke. These can go from messy to gross quickly. Look up Science on Pinterest and you are sure to find a variety of disgusting options.
What is the grossest thing you have ever done in your homeschool?
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