Log In Sign Up

Science


Forum: Homeschooling

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Homeschooling LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
May 21st, 2007, 06:50 PM
MissyPrincessEha's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 11,318
What are you using?

Do you like it?

Is it hands on?

Give me some examples of a few lessons please.

How much did it cost.
__________________
"I am a midwife. It is not just what I do, it is what I am, and I grow in it."
-Ruth Cobb

Reply With Quote
  #2  
May 22nd, 2007, 06:24 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,160
We used My Pals are Here by Singapore Science. We really liked it. The main text is about $8.00 as is the workbook and activity book that go along with it. We used the workbook the first semester and did have some trouble with it since it didn't seem the lessons always matched up, but the activity book (we used it 2nd semester) was much better. Had activities the kids really enjoyed as well as worksheets to reinforce what they learned. The books are colorful and fun. I think they go from grades K or 1 through 6.
__________________
Earthy-Birthy Tree-hugging Mama to 5 (6 for now) great kids:

SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3

and RK, 13, exchange student from Japan

My Homeschooling Blog:
Reply With Quote
  #3  
May 22nd, 2007, 06:28 AM
jhmomofmany's Avatar Look! A Dancing Banana!
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 14,233
Send a message via Yahoo to jhmomofmany
We completely unschool science. The kids get books from the library, but at this point it is all pretty much observation and nature study. I've read (and it makes sense) that formal study of science cannot be achieved until the student has mastered higher mathematics.
__________________
~Jennifer, wife of one, mother of many

Robert: 18 Raechel: 17 Daniel: 14 Joseph: 12 Thomas: 10 Mary Mae: 6 Lucy Marie: 4 and John Anthony, 1!!

Always Missing our Angels: Hope (7-8-06 @36w) and Francis (7-4-12 @12w)


I've lost 60 pounds, and I'm stronger than ever! No gimmicks, no BS, just exercise, nutrition, and support from the awesome Fitness and Weight Loss board here at JM!! Click the blinkie to join us!



Reply With Quote
  #4  
May 22nd, 2007, 06:34 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,160
oops, I just looked at the site and MPH goes from grades 3-6. Sorry about that. For grades 1-2, it's called Let's Learn Science. Looks like it is probably similar to MPH though.
__________________
Earthy-Birthy Tree-hugging Mama to 5 (6 for now) great kids:

SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3

and RK, 13, exchange student from Japan

My Homeschooling Blog:
Reply With Quote
  #5  
May 22nd, 2007, 07:03 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 28,853
We are using Sonlight Science (doing Science K currently). We like it for the most part. There is not much busywork and the few questions there are to answer help me be sure the kids are understanding what we are reading. We love the Discover and Do DVD. The guy shows every experiment so we're not trying to do something from a description in a book plus if there happens to be something that we can't make work or can't do for some reason it's okay since they can still watch it being done. The books are okay, maybe a little out of date (like rotary phones and TV antennas). The plant book we're in now is great. The experiments could be better aligned with what we are otherwise learning, but I don't think my kids actually care if they are or aren't. Doing experiments is all that matters to them. I am a firm believer, however, that science at the elementary age is best learned just by being in the world. Of course Cameron loves science so much he'd have a fit if we didn't "do" science every day. Sonlight has proven to be low key, quick, and gentle so it fill my requirement for not teaching much but instead allowing discovery and Cameron's requirement of doing something science related. The samples are at http://www.sonlight.com/samples-sonlight.html (scroll down to Science).

We paid about $130 for it. That includes the non-consumable supplies kit (that encompasses Sonlight Science K through 7) as well as the Science K stuff itself. That's a consumable supplies kit, three books, the Discover and Do DVD, and the instructor's guide.

(We tried Apologia Astronomy but ended up really hating it. The tone was rather condescending and overbearing.)
__________________


~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
Smaller on the Outside

Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:18 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0