I see you over there wrinkling your brow as you cruise the internet looking for the solution to your science curriculum problems.
I get it. Not everyone enjoys the same things - some of us are more on the math and sciences side (me) and others (like yourself) might feel better equipped when it come to Shakespeare and short stories.
The problem arises when your math and science kiddo is starting to get older and wanting more.
Now you are wondering if your kiddo has what they need to be the brain surgeon they announced they were planning to become at dinner last night? Or when they mentioned GMOs and you had no idea what they were talking about.
I’m sure your smile was reassuring, but your mouth went dry as you tried to continue with a normal family dinner.
Now you are here, searching for something to help your kid get what they need (or just want) in the sciences.
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This program doesn’t have a religious worldview. It is science based on scientific-evidence. In the homeschool world, that is called secular.
This program doesn’t offer a lot of reading and writing everyday for a prescribed amount of time, but does ask students to do some critical thinking in exploring both scientific ideas and applying principles.
This program is NOT worksheet based although there are times your kids will be completing written work. You can’t simply say turn to the next page and complete the workbook.
This program is not open ended. There are specific learning objectives and quizzes and tests to help analyze whether your kiddo met those expectations. How you choose to handle assessments and grades is up to you. It is adaptable to kids with special needs and learning difference (I developed that with my own kids in mind).
This program is not a mastery model. Science (especially before high school) is a more spiral approach where we continue to add to previous concepts. This program has lots of built in review to make sure that they are building their knowledge from a strong foundation.
If this sounds like what you have been looking for, grab the first unit and try it for a week. If it doesn’t work for you, let me know before the week’s end and you can get a full refund.
If it does, WOO-HOO! You have something that will let you enjoy a lightness in your chest because you don’t have to worry about science anymore and your kids might be giving you a random hug (or high five).
The only thing you have to lose is that knot of worry in your stomach.
Unit 1 - Study of Life
Learn how biologists classify the levels of organization on the planet and how they determine what is living and nonliving. Students will have a chance to work with video, texts, evidence, and experiments to resolve questions like:
Unit 2 - Cells
Learn the parts of a cell and how cells were discovered. Students are asked to explore the diversity of cells and the role of STEM cells in human development. Students will have a chance to work with video, texts, evidence, and experiments to resolve questions like:
Unit 3 - Cell Division & Genetics
Middle school students will begin to develop a more advanced knowledge of the workings of the cell including genetics. Students are given a chance to explore genetics, mutations, and pedigrees. Hands-on learning using genetic crossings. Students will work with topics like human blood typing, autosomal mutations, and gamete mutations.
Unit 4 - Energy and Cycling of Matter in Nature
Develop a model to illustrate the cycling of matter and flow of energy in an ecosystem. Students will explore an updated water cycle, how oil and water interact, the impact of oil spills on the environments, and test water quality and the implications that has one communities. In addition to exploring the human impact on the climate and the composition of the atmosphere and the potential for change.
Unit 5 - Atoms and Elements
Develop and use models to illustrate the structure of atom. Classify matter as pure substances or mixtures based on composition. Analyze and interpret chemical reactions to determine if they support the Law of Conservation of Mass.
Unit 6 - Putting it Together
Put your new knowledge from the other 5 units to good use in a series of mysteries that only a well trained scientists, like you, will be able to master.