highly recommend using multi-level science units instead
of textbooks to teach science in PreK to 5th or
6th grade, possibly up to 8th grade depending on the student.
Teaching and Sample Curriculum
Plan for more information.)
you feel you must have the structure of a textbook during
these earlier years, select one textbook (A Beka's 4th
grade science is a good choice.) for all your children
to use. Read each chapter orally to your children and discuss
the questions orally. Complete appropriate lab work and
other hands-on activities together as a family project.
Finally, assign each child age-appropriate library books
and written work to be done on their own as
than traditional school textbooks, I recommend curriculum
written by homeschoolers such as these listed below:
Exploring Creation series. (See my review.)
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kids who really like science, try Real
Science 4 Kids.
series I recommend is The
by Durell C. Dobbins, PH D. Read my granddaughter's
adventures with The Rainbow on my blog: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/EmptyNestMom/7258/.
The Rainbow website: http://www.beginningspublishing.com/
7th grade and up: The Apologia series was written especially
for homeschoolers and is very easy for the student to use
on his own. All the lab materials are easy to find or you
can purchase a kit from
Creation With General Science Written for
7th grade but can be used earlier if the child is ready
and spread over two years. This covers the history of
science, scientific method, simple machines, archaeology,
fossils, geology, creationism, DNA, cells, classification,
human body, and body systems. You will also need Exploring
Creation With General Science, Solutions
& Test Book .
Creation With Physical Science Written for
8th grade but can be used earlier if the child is ready
and spread over two years. I have written a unit plan
for multi-level teaching of this book that can be used
with younger children also. Physical
Science Unit Study. This covers atoms, molecules,
air, atmosphere, water, hydrosphere, the earth, weather,
motion, Newton's laws, gravitational forces, electricity,
nuclear energy, sound, light, and space. You will also
Creation with Physical Science, Solutions
& Test Book .
Exploring Creation With Biology A
high-school level biology course that covers the study
of life, plant and animal kingdoms, chemistry of life,
cells, genetics, evolution, ecosystems, animal and plant
kingdoms. No human anatomy is covered in this course.
For students who are not science/math oriented, you can
spread this course over two years. You will also need
Exploring Creation with Biology, Solutions & Test
Creation with Marine Biology, Student Textbook
. This homeschool-friendly high school course focuses
on marine wildlife and habitats and covers biological
kingdoms, microscopic organisms and their life cycles,
marine creature anatomy, and ecosystems such as intertidal
zones, estuaries, coral reefs, continental shelf and deep-ocean
communities, and more. First year biology is prerequisite.
Grades 11-12. Hardcover, 462 pages.
Creation with Chemistry Second Edition A
high-school level chemistry course that covers measurements,
energy, heat, temperature, atoms, molecules, classifying
matter, chemical equations, Stoichiometry, atomic structure,
molecular structure, polyatomic ions, molecular geometry,
acid/base chemistry, chemistry of solutions, the gas phase,
thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and reduction/oxidation
reactions. Student must have had Algebra I before taking
this course. For students who are not science/math oriented,
you can spread this course over two years. You will also
Chemistry Solutions Test Manual Book 2nd edition
Creation With Physics A high-school level
physics course that covers advanced topics of measurements,
motion, vectors, Newton's Laws, motion, gravity, work,
energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics,
electrodymnamics, electric circuits, and magnetism. Student
must have had Algebra II and beginning Trigonometry before
taking this course. You will also need Exploring
Creation with Physics, Solutions & Test
the science-oriented students, Apologia also has the
following available: Advanced Biology (no Algebra needed),
Advanced Chemistry (Algebra II needed), and Advanced
Physics (Precalculus needed).
those of you interested in a Classical education,
you might enjoy Jay Ryan's "Signs
& Seasons." This is an
in-depth astronomy course from a Biblical perspective.
For my review on this curriculum, check out Empty
Nest Mom on Homeschool Blogger.
I highly recommend PAC
See my complete
review on HDIT blog.
the Auditory students,
I also recommend Lyrical Science for middle grades and up. Example:
Earth Science -Geology with CD Volume 1
to Science Curriculum Recommendations