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Old 07-14-2019, 02:41 PM   #10
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Default Re: Science Resources -- Share what you've used

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Originally Posted by Soliloquy View Post
I am SUPER excited about this series!

Real Science 4 Kids.

Written by a homeschool mom with a doctorate in biophysical chemistry. Like me, she took college prep classes in high school yet was blown away by the learning curve in 200 level college science classes. While homeschooling her kids, she wanted a science program that introduced more real science at younger ages but couldn't find one. So she wrote her own. I've looked through the sample chapters and labs and I'm definitely ordering some of these next fall. This is exactly what I have been trying to find for several years. And what I have been creating on my own when I teach a co-op class.

There are two main lines in Real Science for Kids:

The "Focus On . . . " series. There is a series for elementary and one for middle school and focuses on one main discipline of science. Astronomy, geology, biology, chemistry, physics.

Building Blocks of Science is a typical science curriculum, elementary and middle school. It covers all the disciplines each year.

I am so excited to try this next year. When I wanted to teach a co-op class on astronomy, I found NOTHING at the middle or high school level that went beyond just the basics. No wonder I was struggling in college astronomy. It's just not taught until college, beyond the basics of the solar system and types of stars, etc.

Here's the website:

https://gravitaspublications.com/
https://gravitaspublications.com/focus-on/

Sample chapters of Building Blocks with labs are available here:
https://gravitaspublications.com/building-blocks/

Video of the author explaining why she developed this program
https://www.rainbowresource.com/prod...ations%29/2727
I am looking at this curriculum for my kids this year, but it's so expensive! I can't spend $300 on science alone. I think I spent less on all school books for the entire last school year.
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