The Best Science Games for Your Homeschool

Games have been a big part of our family long before we even considered homeschooling. Games are an excellent way to spend quality time together as a family.

Gameschooling” is something that I did not find valuable to our homeschool in the beginning. I found games valuable to our family culture but not to academics. I did not see them as a resource for learning.

That was until I Emily could NOT learn her math facts. It was like they would fall out of her head. I was so frustrated with her and myself. My husband suggested we just take some time off from “school” and enjoy the holidays together (it was the week of Thanksgiving).

We ended up taking from Thanksgiving through the first of the year off. While we did not do any structured school we played A LOT of games as a family. The one we played the most was Yahtzee (it is my husbands favorite).

Guess what? When we began school again in January Emily knew ALL of her math facts. Not even just the simple ones we were focusing on either, but more complex problems like 6+6+6=18. We all know that is from her playing Yahtzee.

That is when I realized games were not only great for learning but they were going to be ESSENTIAL in our homeschool. That my friends is the day we became gameschoolers.

Games are not only great for learning but they are ESSENTIAL in our homeschool. Here are the top 25 games for science.

All games are educational in numerous ways.

Even the simplest games teach turn taking and losing/winning gracefully. I get asked questions all the time about games, so I decided to do a gameschooling series. This series will feature our favorite games broken down into subjects. This post will be all about science games. 

GENERAL SCIENCE GAMES

 Blue Orange Dr. Eureka Speed Logic The Magic School Bus: Science Explosion Totally Gross: The Game of Science Professor Noggin’s Wonders of Science –

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE GAMES

 ROCK ON! Geology Game with Rock Science Ninjas : Valence Card Game- Looney Labs Chemistry Fluxx Game Greater Than Games Compounded Board Game Covalence: A Molecule Building Game Ion: A Compound Building Game Genius Games GOT1506 Cytosis – Virus Peptide: A Protein Building Game

LIFE SCIENCE GAMES

 Family Board Game – Wildcraft! an Blue Orange Games Photosynthesis Board Game Professor Noggin’s Human Body Trivia Card Educational Board Game – Scabs and Hit The Habitat Trail Chomp Match a Track: Match 25 Animals Genius Games Virulence An Infectious Card

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Tracking Your Science Game Play

Being able to quantify game playing as “school” doesn’t have to be hard. You can just keep track of the games you play. I reccomend using a game log. There is one avaliable in my FREE Guide to Gameschooling. It is perfect for logging the games you’ve played and easy to add into a homeschool portfolio if you have to keep one.