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Science?

Posted by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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Question: Which of these science curricula do you prefer? Please feel free to elaborate below.

Options:

Noeo

Singapore/My Pals Are Here

Real Science for Kids

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey

Other (Please describe below)


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blueyedbaker
by on Feb. 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
by Gold Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM

 I'm going to use Van Cleave next year.

kirbymom
by Sonja on Feb. 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
by Member on Feb. 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.


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jen2150
by Silver Member on Feb. 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
by Gold Member on Feb. 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.


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KrissyKC
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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We've always just went with whatever was at hand.    I want to try switching to Apologia next year.

Anyone use this?

skeletor1017
by on Feb. 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
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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Apologia exploring creation
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Brooked18
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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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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