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The Science of Germs: Fall Cleaning in Your Homeschool

by Megan Mora Fuentes

As we head into the cozy fall season, schedules change, and your family starts to fall into a steadier rhythm after the summer freedom, you might get the urge to get some fall cleaning done before the cold weather. Fall cleaning is a great time to introduce a study of germs into your homeschool, and to model healthy habits and routines for your family. Check out this Homeschool Living for some fun experiments exploring the science of germs and tips for incorporating healthy behaviors into your homeschool.

Routine Clean & Healthy

Establishing a routine is one of the best and most productive ways to keep your home clean and healthy. This blog post emphasizes the importance of creating and following simple routines so that you can focus on more important activities with family and friends.

You can do a lot of cleaning with a few simple household products. Instead of buying a different chemical cleaner for every application, try simplifying your fall cleaning routines with these easy make-at-home cleaners.

While it’s definitely not realistic to have a perfectly clean home all the time–you live and learn there after all!–it is important to model the healthy practice of regular cleaning and organizing. Check out these six health benefits of a clean home for some encouragement.

Coming Clean about Germs

Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool shares eight elements that come together in a healthy homeschool, where healthy minds and hearts are just as important as healthy bodies.

You can use pepper and dish soap for this simple but effective demonstration on the reaction of germs to soap and water.

Check out this list of 20 ways to teach your kids about germs, including hands-on activities, diagrams and illustrations, and healthy habits.

Interested in taking your study of germs further? Check out “Keeping Your Homeschool Healthy” for more ways to study the science of germs in your homeschool.

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