Little Monsters Universe | Homeschool Science Curriculum

Teaching science at home can feel a bit overwhelming for many parents. The idea of unraveling the mysteries of science with your kids might seem like a challenge.

But fear not! Little Monsters Universe (LMU) is here to make science not only easy to grasp but also a whole lot of fun. We get it – science can be intimidating, but with the right homeschool science curriculum, you and your kids can dive into the wonders of the universe together. Let’s explore how LMU takes the stress out of teaching science, encouraging your child’s natural curiosity every step of the way.

Why Homeschool Science Education Matters

Understanding the importance of science education lays the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Science not only helps children comprehend the world around them but also fosters crucial skills such as observation, analysis, and logical reasoning. For an in-depth look at why science is vital for your child’s development, check out our dedicated article on the significance of science education.

Science Curriculum Overview

Think Like A Scientist

LMU takes a distinctive approach to homeschool science education by focusing on developing skills that enable children to think like scientists. Through engaging activities and hands-on experiments, students learn to ask questions, make predictions, plan and carry out investigations, analyze results, and communicate information. These skills are not only applicable in the realm of science but also transferable to various other subjects, enhancing overall cognitive abilities.

STREAM Education

LMU highlights the impact of STREAM education (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to foster a holistic and well-rounded homeschool educational experience. Our approach involves seamlessly combining various subjects to equip kids with skills, fuel curiosity, promote smart thinking, and inspire creativity.

For a deeper dive into why STREAM matters and how it molds young minds for success in science and tech, check out our dedicated STREAM article. Now, let’s explore a snapshot of what LMU offers in each STREAM component.


LMU’s science curriculum is dynamic and hands-on, encouraging students to explore the wonders of the natural world. Through a variety of mini, regular, and custom units, students investigate scientific concepts, conduct experiments, and develop a solid foundation in scientific principles.


Our technology component extends beyond computers, emphasizing the use of various tools to simplify tasks and enhance problem-solving skills. LMU ensures homeschool students are equipped with a diverse set of technological skills, preparing them for the complexities of the modern world.


Reading is the heartbeat of our homeschool science curriculum. We place a strong emphasis on literacy skills through engaging content that supports scientific understanding and fosters a love for reading. Living science books are incorporated, allowing students to learn through compelling stories.


LMU’s engineering component empowers students to think critically and creatively. Through hands-on projects and problem-solving activities, students apply engineering principles to real-world challenges, developing valuable skills in design and innovation.


Creativity is celebrated in our arts component, recognizing the importance of imagination in science. Whether it’s incorporating artistic expression into scientific projects or exploring the intersection of science and art, LMU aims to nurture students’ creativity as an integral part of their scientific exploration. We believe that integrating the arts with science not only enhances understanding but also encourages students to take risks, fostering a spirit of innovation and discovery.


Mathematics is seamlessly integrated into our curriculum to enhance logical reasoning and problem-solving skills. From measurements in science experiments to mathematical concepts applied in engineering projects, LMU ensures a strong foundation in math across the curriculum.

Homeschool Curriculum Tailored for Every Learner

LMU’s science curriculum is thoughtfully crafted to meet the diverse learning needs of children. LMU organizes its homeschool science lessons into three distinct categories:

Homeschool Science Mini Units:

These bite-sized modules are specifically designed to introduce young learners to foundational scientific concepts. Mini units are shorter homeschool science lesson plans that take a playful and interactive approach, sparking curiosity and laying the groundwork for more in-depth exploration.

  • Duration: Shorter in duration, typically spanning anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks.
  • Scope: Focuses on a specific topic or concept.
  • Depth: Offers a brief but intensive exploration of the chosen subject.
  • Objectives: Aims to achieve specific, targeted learning outcomes within a condensed time frame.
  • Example: A mini unit on “Pumpkins” in a fall-themed curriculum might include lessons on pumpkin varieties, life cycle, and uses, along with related activities and assessments.

Standard Homeschool Science Units:

Designed for a deeper dive into scientific principles, regular units offer a comprehensive study of various topics. Students engage in hands-on experiments, collaborative projects, and discussions that foster a holistic understanding of the subject matter. 

  • Duration: Longer in duration, usually spanning several weeks, typically a month or more.
  • Scope: Covers a broader range of topics or a more in-depth exploration of a particular subject.
  • Depth: Allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the material, often with more extended activities, projects, and assessments.
  • Objectives: Aims to cover a larger body of knowledge or a set of interconnected concepts and skills.
  • Example: A regular unit on “Fall in the Forest” focuses on all the interconnectedness in the forest and the different changes happening in the fall, exploring topics such as leaf decomposition, animal adaptations, and seasonal patterns, with multiple lessons, discussions, projects, and assessments.

Custom Homeschool Science Units:

LMU understands that each child is unique, and their interests may vary. Custom units allow for personalized learning experiences, enabling students to explore specific areas of interest. This flexibility encourages a sense of ownership over one’s education.

  • Description: Custom units involve parents meeting virtually with a member of LMU to design and plan a unit tailored to their child’s needs and interests.
  • Process: Parents collaborate with an education professional to identify the child’s strengths, areas for growth, and personal interests. Together, they create a personalized unit that aligns with the child’s learning style and preferences.
  • Flexibility: Custom units provide flexibility in choosing the duration, scope, and depth of the learning experience, allowing for a truly individualized approach to education.
  • Benefits: This approach ensures that the curriculum is engaging and meaningful for the student, fostering a love for learning and accommodating any unique learning needs.

Pre-K to Second Grade Science Topics

LMU’s Pre-K to Second Grade Science Curriculum takes young learners on an exciting journey into the wonders of the natural world. Through engaging and age-appropriate lessons, children will explore Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science, fostering a love for discovery and laying the foundation for a lifelong curiosity about the world around them. Let’s delve into the captivating topics that make up this enriching curriculum:

Life Science Units

Plants: Dive into the world of plants, exploring how they grow, what they need to thrive, and the different types of plants that surround us.

Animals: Embark on a journey to discover the amazing diversity of animals, from tiny insects to fascinating mammals. Learn about their habitats, behaviors, and what makes each one special.

Earth Science Units

Weather and Climate: Investigate the mysteries of weather patterns, clouds, and the seasons.

Space Systems: Discover the repeating patterns and cycles in space, like how the moon changes shape and the constellations move with the seasons.

Earth’s Systems (Coming Soon): Explore the processes that shape our planet. From mighty mountains to flowing rivers, delve into how Earth’s features are formed and how they work together to create the world we know.

Physical Science Units

Simple Machines: Engage in hands-on activities to understand the basics of simple machines.

Force and Motion: Engage in exciting experiments to unravel the principles of force and motion.

Light and Sound: Immerse yourself in the captivating worlds of light and sound, discovering how they shape our perception of the world around us.

Check Out Our Entire Homeschool Science Curriculum

At Little Monsters Universe, science education is not just about memorizing facts; it’s a dynamic journey that cultivates curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. LMU’s approach to science goes beyond the classroom, preparing students for a future where their scientific mindset will serve them well in various academic disciplines and real-world scenarios.

Our goal is to inspire a lifelong love for learning, equipping students with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Embark on this exciting adventure with LMU and watch as your little ones unfold the mysteries of the universe!

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