Welcome to The Homeschool Scientist!
We are excited about science and want you and your family (or class) to LOVE it too!
After receiving my master’s degree in early childhood development and education, I spent several years teaching at a private church school. I then went to work for a biotech firm in Boston working in their laboratory sites across the United States, developing processes and computer systems to improve testing efficiency and accuracy in DNA laboratories.
With 20 years of teaching experience (homeschool and classroom) both in the United States and abroad, I have authored over 40 science kits and have coached and mentored robotics teams from elementary through high school. I served as a founding Board member for our state’s FIRST Lego League and held the role of Judging Director for six years.
I am a firm believer in hands-on learning at any age and want to dispel the myth that you or your students may have that, “I can’t do science.”
Also on the site, you will see a homeschool graduate, Leah. She has her formal educational training in biology and has a special interest in genetics, animal biology, and helping students who struggle in the sciences. Leah has spent several years developing science activities for students K-6 and has traveled throughout the U.S. conducting science activity workshops for children. She is a Research Assistant with a focus on genetics and tutors multiple levels of college biology through the university's Academy Success Center.
Tonya brings over 25 years of teaching experience. She has homeschooled her 3 children for the past 2 decades. She has worked with multiple children with learning differences. She has had to research extensively to find curriculum/ learning opportunities that would be the perfect fit for each child's learning style. She has taught in co-ops, led Scout troops, and was active in the American Heritage Girls. She researches fun and educational resources that we can share with you.
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The mission of TheHomeschoolScientist.com is to equip and encourage homeschool parents and teachers by taking the fear out of and putting the fun into science education. I want to make you a Homeschool Scientist!
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