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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 »

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 »

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.

Science With Me

by Mary Ann Kelley

This is a series of 189 science worksheets and experiments that may be downloaded for free. Accessing the materials requires a free subscription.

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.

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 »

TOPS Science

by Mary Ann Kelley

According to publisher’s materials, TOPS offers a series of home experiments and “the best science projects for parents, teachers and students that are simple to do. Our fun science activities can be done with simple things that are probably already in your home or classroom.” The experiments cover Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Math.

Singapore Science

by Mary Ann Kelley

Singapore Science course materials are based on the science curricula presented in the Singapore Public schools. The elaborate curricula cover many subjects, and are based on the inquiry method of study. The publishers caution that some of the practicals are not appropriate for home schooling. Materials include texts, workbooks and teacher’s editions for various grade 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 »

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 »

Supercharged Science

by Mary Ann Kelley

This is a complete hands-on online science curriculum for homeschoolers taught by Aurora Lipper, a former Mechanical Engineering instructor at Cal Poly University. It is designed to be totally kid-friendly so that you can just point your kids to their next science lesson. The curriculum includes videos, texts, homework, a teleclass featuring the textbook author, Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Science for High School in Your Home

by Mary Ann Kelley

Science for High School in Your Home is designed for the three textbooks, Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science, to be the leaping off points for students to do independent research to fully understand the concepts introduced at the beginning of the week. At the end of the week, the student will explain the concept, take 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 »