Science Curriculum


Science curriculums can vary as much as the authors who write them. They are first broken down into the main categories of Christian, Secular and Neutral. Then those are subdivided further into Young Earth, Old Earth, and Theistic Evolution beliefs. Since Science discusses origins, these can be big motivators for choosing the right curriculum for your family. Once that's decided, then you need to choose between experiment, text or narrative based.

LEGEND
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Available Online        Religious        Religious-Young Earth        Religious-Old Earth       Religious-Evolution        Neutral       
Secular        Editor's Choice


FULL CURRICULUMS
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A Reason for Science    A Reason For Science focuses on teaching the principles of science with experiments, while relating it to scripture. They are neutral on the Old Earth/Young Earth debate.
Grades:
1st-8th
Style:
Workbook & Experiments

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Alpha Omega    Alpha Omega publishes several types of homeschool curriculum including Monarch online, Switched-On-Schoolhouse, LifePac, traditional-style Horizons, and Weaver, a unit study approach.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Workbook

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Apologia    A favorite among many for its interactive, conversational tone, Apologia is a mostly text-based approach to learning with some experiments.
Grades:
PreK-12th
Style:
Textbook & Experiments

$-$$
Berean Builders    Similar to Apologia, the series is very conversational in tone with some experiments. The elementary series follows history to explain science. The upper grades use the same "Exploring Creation" texts as Apologia.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Textbook & Experiments

$$$$
Bob Jones    A traditional approach to learning science with a Biblical viewpoint. Children can explore God's creation, investigating the universe, the structure and inhabitants of the earth, and the workings of cells and atomic reactions.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Textbook & Experiments

FREE
Khan Academy    Khan Academy embraces the theistic evolutionary view to science. They teach that while God initially created the world, he used evolution to further the design.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Online Interactive

$$$
NOEO    NOEO uses Charlotte Mason's idea of living books mixed with the classical method to teach science. The program also has kits available for experiments.
Grades:
K-8th
Style:
Books

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R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey    Each topic in the series is presented in an entertaining story-like format and is followed by hands-on activities along with background science information, parent instructions, labs, reading lists, journaling ideas, and websites. Darwinian evolution is discussed.
Grades:
1st-9th
Style:
Workbook & Experiments

$$$
Real Science-4-Kids    The series is ideal for the visual learner. A lab book is included for doing experiments. Mostly neutral text, with some references to intelligent design.
Grades:
K-8th
Style:
Textbook, Workbook & Experiments

FREE-
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Reasons Academy    Reasons Academy holds to the old-earth view that God created the world billions of years ago, and continued to create up until the seventh "day" when God rested. Learn about Apologetics, Astronomy, and refuting Evolution.
Grades:
3rd-12th
Style:
Textbook, Workbook, DVD, & Audio

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Sonlight    Sonlight offers a low-stress, complete Science curriculum, while still including hands-on activities and great books. Sonlight presents both sides of the Old Earth/Young Earth argument without holding to any particular side.
Grades:
PreK-12th
Style:
Workbook, Experiments, DVD & Literature

$$$$
Supercharged Science    Supercharged Science is for those who don't have time to teach science or don't have a knack for science themselves, but want to teach it to their children. Available as an online or DVD course with experiments.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
CD, DVD & Experiments

$$$$
Time4Learning    Time4Learning is a complete science curriculum that uses a secular/neutral approach. An old-earth concept is discussed in the unit on Earth's History.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Online Interactive

*Price includes multiple subjects.

WHERE CAN I BUY CURRICULUM?
New
   You can buy NEW curriculum from Amazon, Rainbow Resource, Christian Book, Homeschool Buyer's Co-op, The Bookies ~ Denver and Mardel ~ Littleton.

Used
   You can buy USED curriculum from Amazon, Abe Books, Better World Books, Book Samaritan, Homeschool Classifieds, Thrift Books, and Salt & Light Learning ~ Loveland.
EARTH SCIENCE
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Ring of Fire Science    Project-based curriculum that focuses solely on Earth science.
Grades:
PreK-12th
Style:
Textbook & Experiments

PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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Exploration Education    Project-based, hands-on physical science with an interactive CD for lessons. The projects in the each of the levels provide a solid foundation for science courses and make the principles taught tangible and concrete.
Grades:
K-10th
Style:
CD & Experiments

NATURE STUDIES
FREE
The Handbook of Nature Study    If you take nature walks, this is the book to have! Just pull it out of your nature backpack when you want to learn something on your walk. Feathers, trees, tracks, soils, rock types, weather, constellations - it has it all.
Ages:
All Ages
Style:
Book


PERSONALIZED LEARNING
FREE
MobyMax    MobyMax lets the student learn science at their own pace while filling in the gaps where they need more help. It also covers other topics in addition to science.
Ages:
K-8th
Style:
Online Interactive





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