Tuesday, February 7, 2017

5 Days of Building your own Curriculum: Science!


Welcome to day 2 of our hopscotch days! Today I wanted to share with you a post I had written about Science!

Visit my 5 day hopscotch of building your own curriculum!!!

Day One: Math
Day Two: Science
Day Three: History
Day Four: Computer Programs
Day Five: Reading

Hi there! Another home school post! I wanted to share with you today what we use in school for Science! Our favorites, not so much favorites, and all that jazz :)

Science is something that I really enjoy, but don't seem to be very good at teaching! At least not in the early years. In the beginning of our home school journey, when I just had one kindergartener at home, we worked through the books from My Fathers World. She enjoyed them, she even told me the other day she remembered a lesson from when she could not have been more than six of the moon and how it was a reflection. She enjoyed it! We used this little book, and just went through it one page at a time...

Things Outdoors (Usborne Explainers)

As we moved on through the grades, we started needing just a little more with our science curriculum... so we switched to Ken Hamms Answers in Genesis.. I have LOVED AIG for years and years, I love their magazines, I love hearing him speak, I love all their articles.. I just love his ministry, so it was a blessing to use it as a science curriculum!

This was a great curriculum. The chapters were short, easy to read and easy to understand. It was inexpensive, and the kids really loved it. I enjoyed the creation based accounts of how the earth came to be, and the kids enjoyed the worksheets. It is a great curriculum and I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering a science curriculum!

This year, we decided to try something new, so I finally tried to check into the Apologia science curriculum.. and I'm SO glad that I did!!!

Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day (Young Explorer Series) (Young Explorer (Apologia Educational Ministries)

My kids love sea creatures. The aquarium is one of their favorite places, and they love the Disney Oceans movie. This was a perfect fit for us this year, and I have found in it my new favorite science curriculum!!!
I actually found this second hand at homeschoolclassifieds.com, and purchased the notebooking journals from Amazon (Zoology 2 Junior Notebooking Journal: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day (Young Explorer Series) I am so pleased with this curriculum! It is a Christian based curriculum, and I love how they integrate God into the teachings. Again, the lessons are easy to read, but they are a little longer than AIG. But its still a good lesson, we enjoy them very much! The notebook journals are a great way to keep the kids interactive with the lessons! I have very artistically driven children, so its especially helpful for them!!!

I can't say enough about Apologia! It's absolutely my favorite, across the board. What are your favorite science curriculum?

Day 3: History

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