What is Your Favorite Homeschool Science Curriculum?
I have been asking around because I wanted to know the favorite homeschool science curriculum options. I have gotten TONS of great responses on Facebook, homeschool forums, by email and in person. I know it can often be hard to make your decision when it comes to curriculum for homeschooling. I wanted to help you along in your decision making.
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Apologia Science is the biggest winner in this survey. It was mentioned the most often as a favorite. Here are a couple of great reviews on the Apologia science books shared by some of my homeschool blogging friends.
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Elemental Science was mentioned many times as well. They have a variety of things on their site including Preschool curriculum, unit studies, living books, and more. The more I read, the more impressed I am with this curriculum. We absolutely adore their living science Sassafras books! Read my review!
TOPScience was one I had never heard of, but enjoyed exploring their website. They have experiments and labs on all different subjects for all grades at very reasonable pries.
Real Science 4 Kids also got several mentions. We have been using the Chemistry pre-level one this year and have had lots of fun with it.
Real Science Odyssey by Pandia Press has also been mentioned a lot as a favorite. I have a good friend who has been using this one with her kids and raves about it.
Nature Study & Journals is great for those following the Charlotte Mason style of schooling. You don’t use a curriculum, just learn and study science through nature. Often people use the book The Handbook of Nature Study. It is a wonderful one! Simply Charlotte Mason has a great post on Nature Study: 8 Reasons To Do Nature Study. Also check out the Handbook of Nature Study blog. It is so wonderful to guide you along this path!
I heard many good things about Christian Kids Explore by Bright Ideas Press. It sounds like an engaging curriculum!
God’s Design Curriculum is a creation-based curriculum for grades 1-8. It can be used with kids in multiple grades at once. They have all kinds of different topics including: life, heaven & earth, physical world, chemistry & ecology.
Noeo Science is a new one for me, but looks like fun! They have science for kids ages 5-15. It includes living book lists & experiments.
Shining Dawn Books– Have nature study units on all kinds of topics: trees, rocks, fungus, rain, ponds, birds, wildflowers, and more.
Creek Edge Press Task Cards are really tempting me. I may be trying these ones out soon! Each course has cards with discovery-oriented tasks to encourage learning on tons of different topics. They are for grades K – 8.
Biology 101 science is a DVD curriculum from a Biblical perspective. They also have Chemistry & Physics.
Supercharged Science is a hands-on video based curriculum with loads of fun experiments and projects. We tried this one out. See my review here.
What science curriculum are you using? Did I miss your favorite? Leave me a comment & let me know what science you love most.
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