HomeSchool ActivitiesScience Curriculum Highs, Lows, and Woes

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Science Curriculum Highs, Lows, and Woes — 6 Comments

  1. You need to get your kids a lab notebook. That is the way scientists record their results. You have a title, hypothesis, methods and procedures, and results.

    I have a huge issue with science and homeschool curriculum. Luckily, I have a masters in Molecular and Cellular Biology and my hubby has a PhD in Chemistry – so we can give them what they need.

    I want something rigorous and not from the Christian Worldview, and it’s hard to come by. I might have to get them in a more official class, but now, we can give them what they need.

    • Lisa, do you have a lab notebook for kids that you recommend? I think that would help us, instead of the way so many of the books tell us to make one. I need a little more guidance than that! 🙂

      Your kids are fortunate to have you and husband’s expertise in this area for sure. What a blessing!

  2. I’m sure this isn’t helpful, but here is what I do. We are exactly like you – we prefer to READ about it rather than do it.

    I have a science-loving friend come once a week to do experiments. This friend is always open to suggestions, but usually comes with, “Here is this cool thing, which I can’t wait to share with you.” It has been amazing because it shows the kids science in all different areas that can be fun and exciting. And this friend is amazing because he just wants to share his knowledge and fun. His goal is to make science accessible and fun. I’m ok with that because it has opened up life-long learning. Also, it keeps science rolling in our house. Finally, I’ve started to finally understand science a little bit! That’s awesome!

    During the week we READ science books like apologia and bob jones science books.

    I hope that helps!!

    • Corrie, it’s so good to know we aren’t the only ones who want to read rather than do! I’m going to start praying for a science-loving friend who would help us out in this way. Thanks for your encouragement!

  3. Have you looked at apologia’s exploring creation series? You can purchase the Notebooking journal or not, and can do the end of chapter experiments, or not! 😉 We’ve just finished reading the astronomy book and loved it. My first grader even soaked up info and I don’t make her do any journaling. My 4th grader does the journal independently. If we choose to do the experiment we save it for Friday! We read through land animals of the 6th day last year. We loved it too! Looking forward to anatomy next year! Hope y’all find a good fit!

    • We are going to do Apologia for 7th grade next year, but I may just have to do this and check out their elementary line. Although, I will say that the next Sassafras Book is finally out and so we are knee-deep in that now and loving it! Crisis averted for now!

      Thanks for stopping by and for the great suggestion!
      Tina

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