Using this list as a basis, you will find appropriate homeschooling resources which will help you as a family study, enjoy, research, observe, take notes, read and experiment. Read more about Ways to Teach Science.
Hone your children's powers of observation as they delve into the wonders of the natural world. Filled with beautiful illustrations, this excellent teacher's resource offers tips for documenting what you see, pointers on sketching and watercoloring, suggestions for keeping accurate records, ideas for teaching nature journaling to a group, and much more. Ideal for city and country dwellers alike! (Includes some "New Age" poetry.) 214 pages, softcover from Workman.
Witness the wonders of God's creation with naturalist Comstock as your guide! From dandelions, toads, and fireflies, to robins, rocks, and weather, she takes you on a lively trek through the natural world, vividly describing the habits, habitats, and physical structures of common living and nonliving things. Includes study questions and black-and-white photographs. 887 pages, softcover from Cornell University.
Diaries are usually kept private--but not this one! It reveals the secret hopes, joys and disappointments one woman experiences throughout her first year of homeschooling. Filled with delightful quotes and other tidbits, this book on 'the gentle art of learning' provides over 100 examples of what to look for on a nature walk, poems and questions for your own homeschooling journey. More than heartwarming reading, it offers both a practical guide to nature study and a little encouragement for you. A supplemental section features Charlotte Mason quotations and suggestions for further reading. 272 pages, softcover.
Send your chemistry students on a witty and instructive journey to discover the "nature of things." From ancient philosophers and alchemists to modern teams of scientists, Wiker outlines the genealogy of the periodic table, explores principles of theoretical and practical science, discusses the history of the scientific method, and introduces atomic theory. Ages 12 and up. 166 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.
Galileo changed the way that we see our world by asking question after question. This easy-to-read biography looks at Galileo's life, including his testing of data and discovery of new theories. 95 indexed pages, softcover with illustrations.
Gladiator medic, bold traveler, and personal physician to emperors, Galen lived an adventurous life in 2nd-century Rome---and became the greatest doctor in history! Weaving compelling biography with a fascinating account of ancient medicine and culture, Bendick introduces your kids to the surgeon and scientist who would become the standard medical authority for 1,300 years. Ages 10 and up. 131 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.
Few stories rival the fascinating and exciting adventures of the Wright brothers both prior to and during their early days of flight. This illustrated reader contains a wonderful story that features that special relationship between the Wright brothers and their sister. 3rd grade level, 160 page softcover.
This biograpy follows the life of Isaac Newton from the time of his birth through his school years and into his years as an inventor, scientist, and teacher, to the time of his death and the impact his inventions and discoveries have on our world even today. For ages 9 to 14.
Born to slave parents, young George was orphaned before he could walk. In his youth he fought poverty and throughout his life he battled prejudice. Yet George Washington Carver emerges as one of history's most remarkable men! How? "The Lord has guided me," Carver was heard often to say. "He has shown me the way, just as He will show everyone who turns to Him." Carver declared, "Without my Savior, I am nothing." With his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, George Washington Carver was greatly used by God to discover countless numbers of scientific wonders and to lead a life which has inspired millions of Christians everywhere. For ages 9 to 13.
Johannes Kepler considered his vast scientific studies as another way of looking into God's magnificent creation. He often became so excited with his discoveries that he would write songs of praise to God along with recording his findings in his scientific journals! In all of history there has never been another man like Johannes Kepler. A listing of his many accomplishments could not do justice to the exciting facts of his life. For ages 9 to 13.
Robert Boyle lived a life of contrasts. He was born to one of the richest families on earth, but he chose to live a simple life. Robert became one of the greatest scientists of all time, but remained a shy, humble person. Despite his quiet nature, he worked forcefully and bravely against persecution and injustice. Robert Boyle survived rebellions in Ireland, the English Civil War, the Black Death, the Great Fire, and political unrest. He succeeded in making many remarkable discoveries during those difficult times. He lived a devout Christian life, using his science to glorify God. For ages 9 to 13.
Why are so many creation stories similar all around the world? Did dinosaurs exist even up until the Middle Ages? So many questions can be answered from the Genesis account, yet so many remain in "willful ignorance". Read evidence on how the Genesis account is more ancient than historians believe, and has become the basis for countless myths, stories and histories around the world. Rediscover our human past through finding your roots in Genesis. 111 pages, hardcover with index.
This engaging history of medicine covers some of the most important and life-saving remedies discovered, from ether and anesthesia to washing hands to discovering germs. Chapters focus on some of the most famous surgeons, doctors and scientists who discovered these principles; photos and interesting sidebar provide additional information. 161 indexed pages, softcover.
Provide your 10- to 14-year-olds with an overview of history's explorers and scientists---from a creationist perspective! Featuring photographs, illustrations, and chapter review activities, Tiner's resource highlights important Christian thinkers and discoverers---from Sir Isaac Newton to rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and astronaut Jim Irwin. Students also learn about discoveries and inventions that helped bring "terra incognito" to light. Answer key included. 160 pages, softcover from Master Books.
This engaging history of chemistry covers some of the most important discoveries, from hydrogen to metal alloys, electricity to snowflakes. Chapters focus on some of the most famous scientists who discovered these principles; photos and interesting sidebar provide additional information. 142 indexed pages, softcover.
Show your students that numbers don't have to be difficult---in fact, they can be enjoyable! More than just another textbook, this supplement to your curriculum traces the history of mathematics principles and theory; features simple algebra, geometry, and scientific computations; and offers practical tips for everyday math use. Includes biblical examples, fun activities, chapter tests, and lots of illustrations and diagrams. 160 pages, softcover from New Leaf.
Homeschool Science Curriculum
An extremely well written, beautifully presented text which engages the reader and fills them with awe for the Creator. My favourite Science Resource for Years 1-6. Also comes with notebooking ideas and separate notebooking pages. Read more about these books on the Science Overview page.
Exploring Creation Series by Jeannie Fulbright
These Notebooking Journals are a fantastic way to consolidate the learning from the Exploring Creation Series. These books are fantastic. Following the study from the Exploring Creation Text, your child will use copybook, narration and drawings to explain experiments and Science processes. A beautiful keep-sake for those children who just love their Science.
God's Design Series...
Finally, a complete science curriculum with a strong Christian worldview! The Lawrences were homeschooling parents, and in turn decided to write a curriculum for other homeschoolers. Recommended for Years 1-6
"Amazing," "a blessing," and "totally cool" are only a few ways parents and students describe this introductory science curriculum. Combining a creationist viewpoint with clear explanations and fun experiments, Dr. Wile presents 16 modules covering simple machines, paleontology, biology, human anatomy, and other topics. All labs use household items. The course is even backed by an Internet support system! Includes a 107-page test/solutions book. 434 pages, hardcover. For 7th grade.
Newly updated, this preparatory course for high school biology features more color illustrations; fuller responses to student questions; easy-to-perform experiments; in-text graphics for online resources; and additional material for advanced learners. Topics include the atmosphere; hydrosphere; weather; structure of Earth; environmentalism; physics of motion; Newton's laws; gravity; and astrophysics. Textbook is 510-page hardcover; solutions & test book is 206-page softcover. From Apologia. For 8th grade students.
Designed as the first high school-level science study a homeschooler takes, this new edition of Dr. Wile's biology curriculum includes more color illustrations; clarified explanations; easier experiments; and a website with links to extra helps. Sixteen modules cover cell life, genetics, creation science as an alternative to evolution, ecology, insects, plants, reptiles, mammals, and more. Includes a 200-page test/solutions book. 594 pages, hardcover. For 9th grade students.
The award-winning chemistry course that took the homeschool community by storm is now even better! Featuring Dr. Wile's easy-to-understand explanations---revised for extra clarity---this Christ-centered modular course offers a rigorous foundation in high-school/college-prep chemistry. The colorful, user-friendly text is designed specifically for home learners and employs experiments using only readily available chemicals and equipment. Completion of Algebra 1 is a prerequisite. Includes a 272-page test/solutions book. 603 pages, hardcover. This course is designed for sophomores in high school.
Dive into this comprehensive curriculum and get an up-close look at peculiar creatures and exotic environments that exist in the wonderful world below the surface of Earth's ocean! Sixteen modules cover marine vertebrates and invertebrates, intertidal zones, estuary communities, coral reefs, continental shelf communities, deep ocean habitats, and more. Hands-on experiments require microscope and dissection equipment. Includes a 190-page test/solutions book. 462 pages, hardcover. This course is designed for high school seniors or for students whose parents feel that they are sufficiently prepared for the demands of this advanced course.
Online Science Curriculum
If you have been on my website, and know a bit about what my kids love doing, then you would already know about Supercharged Science. If not, check out some of the fantastic experiments my children have enjoyed doing on the "More Cool Science Experiments" page and an explanation of what we do.
More information about the Lyrical Science CDs can be found on the Homeschool Music Resources Page. You can learn all sorts of Science facts through the use of these catchy tunes.
Absolutely Wonderful Free Science Resources
Science Experiment Guide ($25 value)
This experiment guide includes:
Over 30 complete experiments...
Defy gravity as you levitate water
Crush a soda can using a few drops of water
Make an indoor corkscrew roller coaster
Stick your kid inside a real bubble
Grow crystals overnight
Create and crack your own geodes
Build a flying machine that shouldn't be able to fly at all
...and much more!
Your kids will be so jazzed about science that they'll be begging to learn more. Click here to get the Free Science Experiment Guide. This eBook download comes bundled with the Rocket Scientist Newsletter, which includes a weekly free science experiment in your email box.
Science Activity Manual and Video
Science Activity Manual and Video Collection ($30 value)
Cool science experiments! Did you know that you can bend light to make objects disappear? Make the fourth state of matter in your microwave? Build a speaker from a plate? You can do all these activities and more in our free Science Guide!
Use everyday household objects to illustrate natural laws, teach biblical principles, and affirm God as the Creator of all things! Perfect for homeschool lessons, sermon illustrations, or family devotions, each of these 30 simple object lessons features a hands-on science experiment with a straightforward explanation and a related Scripture verse (NIV). For students of all ages.
God created everything, so it only makes sense to mix the Bible and science experiments! Thirty new demonstrations using common household items (and illustrations and diagrams for the scientifically challenged!) combine scientific principles and scriptural truths. Learn why a candle shouldn't be hidden under a bushel basket and how something scarlet can be made as white as snow with these fun and fascinating experiments. 103 pages, softcover.
Donald DeYoung's first two volumes of Science and the Bible have been widely popular with children's ministry leaders, parents, pastors, homeschoolers, and teachers. Now this third volume provides even more ideas for demonstrating the order and grandeur of creation to encourage an appreciation of all God has made. The book's thirty dynamic but simple experiments illustrate the laws of nature, teach Bible principles, and affirm God's power as Creator. Each demonstration has a catchy or unusual result, making the Bible truth unforgettable. The clearly explained experiments use common household objects, require little set-up time, and are illustrated by pictures and diagrams.
Amateur Einsteins who love to explore and experiment will thoroughly enjoy these dynamic books! Each features 30 science-related activities with parallel Bible lessons. Common household items, clear illustrations, and easy-to-read instructions offer surprising scientific results that will capture the attention of children---and make corresponding biblical truths unforgettable. Ages 8 to 12. Approx. 100 pages each, three softcovers from Baker.
Teaching your kids about the important events in Genesis will be most effective if it's fun and interesting! This book uses memorable ABC rhymes and colorful (often funny!) illustrations to help your children explore the gospel message from creation to the new Heaven and new Earth. Includes coloring pages, Genesis commentary for teachers, plus student exercises for different ages. 118 pages, hardcover from Master Books.
This book will not only teach your children about the Bible but also equip them to defend their Christian faith against the onslaughts of evolutionary ideas that are so pervasive in our society. D Is for Dinosaur provides a unique opportunity for parents to spend time with their children, teaching them the wonderful truths of creation using dinosaurs. This rhyme book is entertaining, colorful, and instructive. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
Dinosaurs by Design By Duane T. Gish, Ph.D., illustrated by Earl & Bonnie Snellenberger / New Leaf Press (master Books)
Here's a valuable tool if you want to give your kids accurate information on their favorite subject. (Homeschoolers have used it for years!) Gish outlines God's divine design for dinosaurs and provides you with biblical evidence to combat today's pervasive evolutionary theories. 88 pages, hardcover from Master Books.
Crank up your imagination and join the Parker family on their annual fossil-hunting adventure! With this colorfully illustrated and cheerfully narrated guide, you'll discover how long it took the Grand Canyon to form and how fossils actually contradict evolution theory. Great for homeschoolers, this biblically based guide by a real paleontologist answers your kids' hardest questions---and your questions, too! 80 pages, hardcover from Master Books.
It's never safe to assume that children will grow uprejecting faulty theories and accepting truthful ones. If your children are starting to ask questions about the Big Bang or what happened to the dinosaurs, then show them the right answers here. Based on a biblical, creationist perspective, this colorful book covers many theories children are likely to hear purported as 'gospel truth', giving scientific evidence why it just isn't so! Presented in a newspaper like format with plenty of sidebar features to keep kids attention, these fascinating facts present a challenging affront to any evolutionist argument. 189 pages, indexed, softcover.
A handy 42 page booklet that covers a wide range of questions in the evolution vs. creation debate. From radiometric dating to puzzling questions like Where did Cain get his wife?, this book is ideally suited for home and church studies, and also makes a great witnessing tool. For ages High School to Adult.
One can either take the Bible as the basis for scientific truth or use ever-changing evolutionary assumptions as the foundation for your biblical and scientific knowledge. The Bible-as-base model resolves contradictions and gives concrete answers; the evolution-as-base model is as unsure as building a house on sand. Ken Ham knows this, and wants to provide families and individuals with the answers to questions raised by the media's wholesale acceptance of evolution, be it human or cosmic.
Unafraid to take on the tough questions, Ham and the other authors he has assembled eviscerate notions of millions of years, gap theory, dinosaurs turning into birds, and a local flood. Moreover, they give the basic facts behind the Ice Age, distant starlight, carbon-14 and radiometric dating techniques, and the supposed proofs for evolution.
Perhaps best of all, and what sets this book above others of its kind, are the final two chapters which are instructional to evangelism. Showing how this information can be used in witnessing and how dinosaurs can be used in spreading the Gospel message as given in the Creation narrative. Adults, kids, believers, nonbelielvers, creationist and evolutions can all benefit from this resource.
Dump tedious textbooks---and make the most of your child's home-based education! Learn to create student-tailored curriculums with this 4-in-1 collection. Combining How to Create Your Own Unit Study, The Unit Study Idea Book, For the Love of Reading, and Success with Unit Studies---plus new and expanded material---it covers everything from evaluating resources and understanding educational philosophies to getting started and record-keeping. 336 pages, softcover from Bendt Family Ministries.
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