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A Reason For… Series

by Mary Ann Kelley

A Reason For… materials are designed for Christian parents and students to “incorporate Scripture Values and provide options for Differentiated Instruction.” The materials include leveled readers with biblical stories, spelling based on contemporary stories based on biblical themes, and a handwriting course built around Bible verses with challenging letter combinations. The courses include workbooks, teacher’s Continue reading »

A Beka

by Mary Ann Kelley

A Beka provides a complete line of traditional Christian educational materials that have been developed and refined over a period of 50 years in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy.

A Little Garden Flower

by Mary Ann Kelley

A Little Garden Flower is a Waldorf curriculum for Pre-K through 6th grade.

Academy of Science for Kids Kits

by Mary Ann Kelley

Academy of Science for Kids Kits are made up of “self contained kits that cover a science topic. Each kit includes 6 weeks of science exploration, 12 complete experiments, a journal, display board, a special code to take an online test, all with the goal of preparing future scientists and caretakers of the natural world Continue reading »

Apologia

by Mary Ann Kelley

Apologia provides fun and challenging K-12 creation-based science curriculum specifically designed for the home school. Written by a former university professor and homeschool parent, the courses provide college-preparatory science in a way that is both clear and challenging… Continue reading »

BJU Press

by Mary Ann Kelley

BJU Press offers both curriculum for purchase and a distance learning solution. The texts cover all core subjects with a Christian worldview, critical thinking, and hands-on learning.

Christian Kids Explore… Series

by Mary Ann Kelley

The Christian Kids Explore… Series is a series of three self contained books, covering chemistry, biology and earth and space from a Christian perspective with multiple chapters, each one representing a lesson. There are also multiple unit reviews. The books are available for around $30.

Christian Liberty Press Science

by Mary Ann Kelley

Full-color photos, illustrations and charts throughout clearly display concepts discussed and help with visualization of terms and processes. From the scientific method to biochemistry to body systems and biogeography, each chapter looks at how God’s plan and purposes are evidenced in creation. Scientifically accurate and true to a 6-day/young-earth creationism, Biology provides a scientific education Continue reading »

Christian Light

by Mary Ann Kelley

Christian Light Education is a complete curriculum from grades 1 through 12, including teacher material, support items, and an extensive line of high school electives.

Considering God’s Creation

by Mary Ann Kelley

Considering God’s Creation is a creative encounter with science that consists of a 272 page consumable workbook, a teacher’s guide, and a CD with Christian songs. There are no preparations required and the course is structured in a way that allows multiple grades to be taught together. Considering God’s Creation works well with notebooking and Continue reading »

Continental Press

by Mary Ann Kelley

Continental Press produces affordable materials that support curriculum and state-testing goals with instruction and assessment products for reading, mathematics, social studies, science and phonics.

Digital Frog Science Resources

by Mary Ann Kelley

Since 1995, Digital Frog International has been creating award-winning natural science educational software. From a full, interactive virtual frog dissection and anatomy program to teaching about some of the world’s most fascinating ecosystems. Using a mix of encyclopedic information with learning through discovery and interaction, they strive to make learning science fun and accessible to Continue reading »

Exploration Education

by Mary Ann Kelley

Three CDs contain all the materials for a complete K-10 science curriculum that is projects-based. The CDs include the text, testing materials, experiments, activities and projects.

God’s Design for Science

by Mary Ann Kelley

The biblically based “God’s Design” series was designed by homeschoolers for homeschoolers. This twenty-four book set includes the three student books and three teacher’s supplements for the “God’s Design for Life”, “God’s Design for Heaven & Earth”, “God’s Design for the Physical World”, and “God’s Design for Chemistry & Ecology.” The former two series are Continue reading »

Great Science Adventures

by Mary Ann Kelley

Great Science Adventures from Dinah Zike is an arts and crafts-based science program that allows children at different grades and levels of mastery to be taught at the same time. Each level has 24 lessons, two to three are completed each week. The teacher instructions are embedded in the text, allowing instruction to take place Continue reading »

Joy Hakim The Story of Science

by Mary Ann Kelley

Striking at the root of scientific curiosity, Joy Hakim’s “The Story of Science” arrests attention with flowing text that effortlessly combines biographies of eminent scientists, the scientific-historical context in which they lived, the manner in which discovery built upon discovery, and the research backing up their ideas. Each book is focused on biographies of great Continue reading »

Lifepacs

by Mary Ann Kelley

LIFEPAC is a full-color, consumable worktext homeschool curriculum with Bible-based content for grades K-12. Designed by a team of accomplished educators with years of classroom experience, LIFEPAC is based on the principle of mastery learning. Students master content in each unit worktext before progressing to the next. Ten LIFEPAC worktexts provide one full year of Continue reading »

McGraw Hill Science

by Mary Ann Kelley

McGraw Hill Science has one book per grade that covers grade-appropriate units. Each book is attractive with compelling photographs as well as explanatory charts and graphics. Books include unit tests and worksheets.

Nebel’s Elementary Education: Creating a Tapestry of Learning

by Mary Ann Kelley

This is a one volume book that provides a complete curriculum for K-6 grades with an emphasis on science. From the publisher’s description: “Gives both subject content and teaching methods for a complete, superior K-6 education. The book is especially strong in the sciences, also addresses economics, government, and character education. The 3Rs are integrated Continue reading »

Real Science 4 Kids

by Mary Ann Kelley

Real Science 4 Kids is a worldview-neutral curriculum that focuses on real science and gives your kids the tools to evaluate both philosophical and religious perspectives. It was designed by a homeschool mom, Dr. Rebecca Keller, who has a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry. The curriculum covers chemistry, biology, physics, geology and astronomy. Dr. Keller’s philosophy Continue reading »