Homeschooling parents used to send their teens to school, feeling they couldn’t provide quality high school science instruction at home. That hasn’t been necessary since Dr. Jay L. Wile wrote and revised his Apologia high school texts. These excellent, Creation-based courses are clear enough to be essentially self-teaching, even though they cover difficult material. In fact, as a scientist, I am impressed by the breadth
Science is fun. I want to fit it in. In juggling the demands of this busy homeschooling household, I don’t always manage it, though. The answer: living books! For me, it all starts with the books. A topical, science-based, information-packed, well-illustrated set of books often provides the basis for scientific study at our house. They give me the boost that I need to develop a science topic into a science
Warning: LONG review, but worth it (I think!) Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition is a 7th or 8th grade science curriculum that I have been very impressed with! Written from a Biblical perspective, 32 lessons cover a broad range of introductory science themes that will give your child a solid knowledge base when entering into higher level science courses. Sixteen Modules cover the
One of the issues I’ve struggled with over my years of homeschooling is the desire to do hands-on science projects with my children and the time/effort/inconvenience needed to gather all of the materials to do so. While I adore doing hands-on projects with my children, I do not enjoy gathering up all of the needed materials, running out at the last minute to purchase that
We have many, many Dover coloring books, and they have changed the life of at least one of our children. Miss 12 spends hours carefully coloring fashions of the past. She has learned so much history simply from studying the pictures and reading the captions. In fact, when she looks at paintings she can date them accurately, just by what the people are wearing! She’s
Nature study is something my family has only been doing for a few months now. When I began looking for something to hold my hand as we jumped into the nature study waters I came across the NaturExplorers series by Shining Dawn Books. These downloadable unit studies were just what I needed. I received Constant Conifers ($12.00) for my family to review. Packed into each unit
Gone are the days of buying separate science curriculum for various levels. Focusing on different topics in multiple grades. For me, as homeschool parent, I no longer have to set aside time to “do science” with each child. Everyone is learning together. A unit study approach for the whole family. Four years worth of units for grades 1-8. Each with 3 units God’s Design for
As many moms out there can probably relate to, I have a son that’s obsessed with SCIENCE!! Or maybe more accurately, I have a son that’s obsessed with reading science books. He can fly through a book in a day and if I can’t find him, I can almost count on the fact that he’s off somewhere reading. I know, only a homeschool kid, right??