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April 21st, 2008, 01:29 PM
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I have been doing a little bit of looking into different science curriculums or books for elementary school and I still haven't decided what I want to use. I was thinking of starting in Gr. 2 with some really simple stuff; I don't really want anything very work intensive. What do you use for science and do you like it? What age did you start doing science with your kid/s?

As an aside, just wanted to say I really like this board, you ladies are all great and I really should post here more instead of just lurking so much.
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April 21st, 2008, 02:46 PM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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We use Sonlight science. It's rather informal and not much to it so we love it. Elementary science in our opinion is mostly about exploring their world.

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April 21st, 2008, 03:04 PM
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Are you after something Christian or secular?
What we are doing this year is I have put together a number of lessons on creation and I have found experiments online to go with them. For example dark and light; water; weather; air; dirt; plants. We are also starting nature study were something from nature is looked at, drawn, photgrphed if she wants and put in her nature scrap book. We caught this cool looking bug yesterday afternoon I will have to get a photo up on here of it. I think it's a shield bug.

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April 21st, 2008, 04:52 PM
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We've used My Father's World for the past 2 years, so science was included. It's very relaxed, a little too relaxed IMO. Last year it was ok for the age/grade level, but this year was way too relaxed and neither of us were thrilled with it. Next year we're going to use Apologia's Exploring Creation with Astronomy. It's mostly for Jack (4th grade next year), but the other 2 boys (K & 1st) will be included as well.
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April 21st, 2008, 06:27 PM
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I am looking for something Christian. I have looked into Rod and Staff science as well. I like the Apologia books but they seem a little too advanced for where I want to start. I will look up the Sonlight stuff. I like looking through Sonlight's book lists and then getting them elsewhere. LOL
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