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Looking for the top homeschool science curriculum options? If you are new to homeschooling or just looking for something new for your family, you have come to the right place. I have a comprehensive list of ideas here for you!
I have been asking around among the homeschooling circles 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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Teaching science can seem overwhelming, but it does not have to be! If you get a great science program, it can make things so much easier! Many websites also sell science kits to go along with the curriculum to make teaching and doing labs much easier!
Science in homeschool for the elementary grades is often grouped by topic or specific science concepts such as human body, biology, astronomy, physical science, animals, etc. So typically I start by choosing what topic we want to cover that year. This helps me narrow down out choice.
Apologia Science is the biggest winner in this survey. It was mentioned the most often as a favorite. We used this for many years with great success. It is a Christian curriculum.
They have science for all grade levels. Their books work great for kids in elementary and middle school. Their high school levels are great, too!
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The Good and the Beautiful has a growing collection of Science curriculum units. This is our top pick these days. We have used a few of the units the past few years and love them. This is what we are currently using for my elementary-aged kids.
Their units go from elementary through junior high (8th grade). They do not have any high school science yet.
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! Check out my printable Nature Study Journal, too.
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.
Exploring the World of series is a great more advanced series of books. They have smaller books on the topics of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
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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