At a Glance
Age Level: 2nd thru 7th (adaptable curriculum)
Use: Stand alone science curriculum (36 lessons) or a nice supplement for the notebooking side of science.
Teacher Prep: Minimum to Moderate/Cut and Paste
Format: Workbook, Teacher’s Manual and CD (Workbook is filled with cut and paste notebook pages.)
Teaching Method: Notebooking approach
Cost: $29.95 for the Teacher’s Manual, Student Workbook and audio CD
Quick Rating: 3 out of 4 Golden Apples
What is Considering God’s Creation?
Considering God’s Creation is a hands-on creation science curriculum adaptable for 2nd to 7th grade. The method used is notebooking.
The curriculum covers:
- Solar System
- Food Chains
- Reproduction and Genetics
- Animal Anatomy
Each lesson covers:
Hands on Activity
What did we think?
I love hands-on curriculum. I am not in love with lapbooking or notebooking in practice but the concept gets me giddy. Hence, I was hesitant about this curriculum for fear I would start strong and never finish. Yet, I was pleased by the engaging lessons which were just the right length even for a short attention span notebooker as myself. Since my 6 year old daughter loves notebooking and my 2 year old loves pasting it was a wonderful way to keep my younger children engaged while teaching my 5th and 7th grader. The activities were fun, informative and well laid out. It is rare to find a curriculum that truly fits on a multiple age level so this is a treasure indeed. Since I must admit I get a bit tired of cutting, I delegated that responsibility to my oldest. She enjoys the “teacher’s aide” type of work and prepping lessons. Finding this method to be beneficial to everyone one involved, I use it quite a bit. So, I especially loved that this curriculum served the whole family. My 7th grader benefited more from “teaching” than being the student. However, keep in mind that is not because the material is too young for her as much as we have studied the subject matter before. Yet, I think it is a great idea to have the older teach the younger. In conclusion, this curriculum and the format served our family well. I would recommend it to any family with multiple ages or a child who enjoys notebooking. Another plus is the low cost!
To view sample pages click HERE.
Richele is a happy wife and and grateful, Charlotte Mason addicted, history loving, eclectic homeschooling mom to four beautiful children. She believes education should foster creativity, critical thinking, and curiosity. She enjoys tailoring education to suit the needs of her children. She loves adding in touches of classical, traditional, and hands on methods to mix things up a bit. Her educational background is in philosophy and educational psychology. Find her blogging at Under the Golden Apple Tree.