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Every Bed of Roses (2017) “These books are beautifully presented and well put together.  They are twaddle free, logical and provide you with challenging science instruction.  This curriculum will make it easy for any parent who has no scientific background or understanding to give their children and themselves a quality scientific education, preparing them for a lifelong love and understanding.”

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The Old Schoolhouse Building Blocks Book 7 review (April 2017) : I love this program. This is real science from an actual scientist, written in a way that is accessible to students. She doesn’t talk down to the student, and the material is fairly advanced. To keep using Chapter 11 as an example, the student is introduced to the concept of static electricity (the common term) and electrostatic charge (the physics term). They learn about electric charges in general, and then about the Van de Graaff Generator. There is some math in section 11.4 as they learn about electric force and Coulomb’s Law. They move on to learn about electric fields, including more math concepts. Electric Potential Energy and then Electrostatic Induction round out the chapter.

The Old Schoolhouse Building Blocks Book 4 review (Dec. 2016) : Within the colorfully illustrated Student Textbook (200 pages), your child will read a conveniently sub-categorized chapter loaded with information and followed by a brief summary. I may have even learned some new details. Admittedly, I’m not much of a student of the sciences. The photographs and fun drawings are an amazing tool for visual learners to help with retaining the details of the lessons.

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Raising da Vinci Grade 1 Science (2016) :The books I received are for 1st grade (Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 1) and right off the bat just skimming through I was immediately impressed with the concepts they are introducing for this age group. The book covers what science is, explores the history of science and teaches the scientific method. It then moves on to teaching Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geology and Astronomy! All in an age appropriate but not watered down way. As Dr. Keller puts it, “My strategy is to introduce the ‘real’ science concepts from the beginning at an appropriate pace for each level.”

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Look We’re Learning (2016)  … I wasn’t quite sure how to teach her microscope basics. After all, my college textbook was a little too advanced. I still wanted her to have a chance to learn it without me hovering somewhere nearby.

Enter Real Science-4-Kids! This homeschool science program for grade 6 offers plenty of hands-on biology lessons and experiments!

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Faith Filled Parenting (2016) I was drawn to Real Science-4-Kids because they teach difficult subjects at an early age.  I love that! This curriculum allows our kids to be exposed to chemistry, biology, and physics and develop a love for science.

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Our Good Life (2016) : “We have been picking and choosing the experiments that we work on, since I never seem to do things in order! So far most of them have taken us about 30 minutes, a little less if I prep the night before.  Our favorite one (so far) has been making the Edible Earth Parfait – we used crumbled cookies, puddling, ice cream, whipped cream and sprinkles. It might be the only experiment ever that I get asked to do over and over again!”

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Classically Homeschooling (2016): The student textbook is written to the student. There are bright, descriptive pictures which do an excellent job of explaining visually. Have you ever heard the phrase a picture is worth a thousand words? The student textbook lives up to this phrase.

While the pictures use images, such as blocks or atoms linking arms, the text introduces scientific terminology such as microtubules, ribosomes, and reactions. Each scientific word is highlighted in red and defined.

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Far From Normal “We love the subjects covered– Chemistry- including atoms, the Periodic table, and chemical reactions. Biology- with cells, bacteria and viruses. Physics- including force, energy, and laws of physics. Geology-  Rocks and minerals, Earth’s layers and Earth’s dynamics, and last but certainly not least Astronomy- with sections on the Earth, Moon, Sun and planets!!  These subjects are in all their books each focusing on different details and at an appropriate grade level!”