Science is a favorite subject for many first graders. One reason science in elementary is so fun is because it can be very hands-on and it involves studying animals at one time or another. Who doesn’t love kitties and puppies?
There are great homeschool textbooks with super illustrations, but illustrations can only take you so far. Sometimes you just want to get your hands dirty. While first graders typically do not participate in elementary science fair projects, you totally can since you homeschool. Lots of homeschool co-ops and homeschool support groups offer science fairs that first graders can enter. This is a great opportunity for your child to shine and learn tons along the way. If there is not a science fair event in your local support groups or co-op, maybe you can be the pioneer and start one.