Science: I am a new stay-at-home mom and an ex-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist, so I make field exercises a big part of our homeschooling! Here's an idea for younger children (pre K, K, or younger) that is always a favorite for a science lesson! We live in the city limits of a town in the mountains of northeast Tennessee, so I pack up my 4-year-old and 1-year-old and head to a mountain stream in a local park. We head up the rocky stream with a bucket in hand searching for anything living under rocks, and all flora and fauna. Our favorite is studying amphibians, looking specifically for salamanders! It is such great excitement. My little girl can tell you the characteristics of amphibia, their life stages, why amphibia are not found as commonly in colder climates, when they have gills… She mostly loves their smooth, wet skin. The 1-year-old enjoys the rocks mostly and has a great time with us! You don't need to be in the mountains for a science project like this; any old stream or pond will do. There is a whole biology and creation lesson waiting for you out there!