While learning to integrate subjects into Science, I had another beautiful experience. I was taught something amazing through the "Scientific Method." (This will give you another perfect example of what I call "The Principle Approach." In the Gospel of Jesus Christ, there are doctrines and principles that I could easily see and connect with the different subjects while we were homeschooling. Go to "Math" to see another one. This one with Science was amazing!!)
In the Scientific Method:
Step 1 - one begins with a question. (The spiritual principle here is to ASK - and ye shall receive).
Step 2 - one researches the topic of the question to form ones own theory or "hypothesis" (opinion or belief) of what the answer to the question may be. (The spiritual principle here is to SEEK for your own "theory" or understanding - and ye shall find).
Step 3 - one then tests the hypothesis through experimentation. (The spiritual principle here is to KNOCK [experiment or experience and observe] - and it shall be opened unto you).
Step 4 - one analyzes the "results." (The spiritual principle here is "what are the CONSEQUENCES" or results of our choices and actions?)
Step 5 - one draws his conclusions using the facts and his reasoning and shares his conclusions with others. (The spiritual principle here is that one comes to KNOW for himself and bears witness or testimony of the truth he's discovered).
We were able to use this "Principle" approach with every subject. Here are some ways we brought other subjects into Science that year:
ART / MUSIC / POETRY - Find paintings, songs, artwork on themes. Learn to draw and label (and/or cut/paste) the pictures of the scientific topics we studied. Learn and memorize songs/poems that went with the themes we were studying. (See also scientists: Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Morse - below.)
ENGLISH - Parts of Speech. Read/Write Vocabulary words of scientific themes.
Classics: The Giving Tree; The Other Side of the Mountain; Where the Red Fern Grows; Flatland; Shipwrecked. (See also Samuel Morse (for the language of "Morse Code") below.
LATIN - bio, geo, logos, astro, meter, graph, luna, autos, tele, scope, video
MATH - Relationships (comparisons, classifying, grouping, sets, sorting, size, measurements, weights, symmetry, congruence, similarity, etc.) and Cause and Effect (energy, pressure, direction, power, reflection, etc.)
There are so many different sciences. We chose to stick with four main ones: Biology, Earth & Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics. We took one a year. Science was a blast to integrate other subjects into.