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MamaDearie
Science?
February 6, 2013 at 2:25 PM


Which of these science curricula do you prefer? Please feel free to elaborate below.
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  1. 0% - Noeo
  2. 0% - Singapore/My Pals Are Here
  3. 7% - Real Science for Kids
  4. 0% - R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey
  5. 92% - Other (Please describe below)

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  • blueyedbaker
    February 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    I've never used any of those. I've bought different package curriculum. Last year was through Calvert. This year it was from Harcourt. I have no idea what I will do for my girls next year...still gathering information.

  • bluerooffarm
    February 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM

     I'm going to use Van Cleave next year.

  • kirbymom
    February 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Oh wow. I have never used a program for science. I wouldn't know a good one from a bad one. lol  We just write our own and do a project with it if we want to.  

  • MamaDearie
    February 6, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    I thought the Van Cleave books were designed more to do experiments without really getting into the 'meat' of the science. Like a supplement but not a full science curriculum. Am I confusing it with something else? (that is totally possible)

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

     I'm going to use Van Cleave next year.


  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    February 6, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    I have used everyone except for singapore.  I would say out of all of them I prefer noeo.  Their textbook was just them picking out books that fits the topic.  I now do my own science lessons.  I purchase books from amazon and use library books.  I also find experiments to go along with what we are studying.  Making your own science lessons is not hard.  It is also a lot more fun and cheaper.  I paid around $100 for noeo and it was basically just doing things I could research on my own.  

  • bluerooffarm
    February 6, 2013 at 7:05 PM
    Yes it's all about experiments, but once you have experiments you can create your own objectives and assessments from there.

    Quoting MamaDearie:

    I thought the Van Cleave books were designed more to do experiments without really getting into the 'meat' of the science. Like a supplement but not a full science curriculum. Am I confusing it with something else? (that is totally possible)

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

     I'm going to use Van Cleave next year.


  • KrissyKC
    February 7, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    We've always just went with whatever was at hand.    I want to try switching to Apologia next year.

    Anyone use this?

  • skeletor1017
    February 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

     I did the first year mistake and purchased a textbook. We're using the Scott Pearson Science Diamond Edition. It is super boring because all the fun interactive online stuff is for B&M schools only and not for HSers. So, I'm trying to find a good science curriculum for next year.

  • Brooked18
    February 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM
    Apologia exploring creation
  • Brooked18
    February 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM
    We are doing botany right they have textbooks and journals my ds 7 do we are using the junior Journal


    Quoting KrissyKC:

    We've always just went with whatever was at hand.    I want to try switching to Apologia next year.

    Anyone use this?


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