Homeschool Science Curriculum
Looking for a homeschool science curriculum? We have found some great options that homeschooling parents are raving about!
What to Look For:
The two factors that most parents are concerned with when choosing the right program are: high academic standards and proper worldview.
High Academic Standards:
The future is bright for children who do well in the sciences. Therefore, it is important to many parents to diligently look for the right curriculum that will prepare their children for college or job placements that may require a good scientific background.
Worldview: A science textbook that is appropriate in a secular home will not be the best choice for a Christian home. The reverse is also usually true.
Therefore it is important to realize that your worldview will be a factor in the text that you choose to use.
This is becoming more and more a factor as the two schools of thought become more polarized. Many secular textbooks are in complete support of ideas of evolution and no longer allow other theories.
Most conservative Christian textbooks completely dismiss any theory other than what is presented in the Bible.
It is important to understand which viewpoint you want presented even if you plan to introduce your children to both.
Our Top Choices
Our top choices have both high academic standards and a Christian worldview. They are:
Apologia is a top favorite among homeschooling families who desire a strong foundation for their children. The high school programs, in our opinion, are better than most traditional schools. Students who learn from this program are more than prepared for tough college science courses that may be in their future.
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There are two options available: Life Pacs which are workbook based and Switched on Schoolhouse which is computer based.
Both have strong academic foundations and involve the children in some great scientific experiments. Many children who use this program say that science has become their favorite subject.
Both versions have their advantages. The LifePac version can be done almost anywhere and is easily taught by parents or tutors. The Switched on Schoolhouse version’s multimedia approach allows children to interact with their learning, play games and watch cool experiments on their computers. It also saves busy parents the hassle of grading tests and doing much preparation.
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