Home School Science Curriculum and Resources

On my Home school Science overview page, I have written about different ways in which Science can be taught. We spend time helping children observe, read about science, conduct science experiments, notebook about science and use different science curriculum. 

On this page, I have added the most popular homeschooling science resources which will help you as a family study, enjoy, research, observe, take notes, read and experiment. Read more about Ways to Teach Homeschool Science.

Nature Journaling Resources for home school science

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Keeping a Nature Journal, Second Edition
By Clare Walker Leslie & Charles E. Roth / Workman Publishing

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.

More information on how to use the Handbook of Nature Study to teach home school science -  Add your review here.

Handbook of Nature Study
By Anna Botsford Comstock / Cornell University Press

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.

Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning
By Karen Andreola / Charlotte Mason Research

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.

Australian Nature Study Book for Children

Read the Description Here! and find out how you can use this as a part of your home school science curriculum.

Living Books and Biographies for home school science

The Mystery of the Periodic Table
By Benjamin D. Wiker / Bethlehem Books

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.

Along Came Galileo
By Jeanne Bendick / Beautiful Feet 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.

Galen and the Gateway to Medicine
By Jeanne Bendick / Bethlehem Books

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.

The Story of the Wright Brothers and their Sister
By Lois Miller / Christian Liberty Press

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.

Genesis: Finding Our Roots
By Ruth Beechick / Mott Media, Llc

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.

The Sower Series on Scientists

The Sower Series are biographies of men and women of faith. These are just a selection of the Scientists. Easy to read and wonderful to read of those who pursue Science and bring glory to God. Ages 9-13

Home school science series by John Hudson Tiner

My children have really loved these books by John Hudson Tiner. 

I have found that these books are a great way to introduce science topics in an interesting way. These books are written in such an engaging way with photos and interesting sidebar notes as well as a quiz and answers. 

Home school Science Curriculum

Years 1-6

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... Home school Science

Finally, a complete home school 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

Years 7-12

Exploring Creation Home school Science - Apologia

This is a wonderful home school science curriculum. It is so well written from a creationist viewpoint and has excellent engaging science experiments. Also available is an audio CD. There are also excellent notebooks which you can purchase to add in narrations, experiments, drawings etc. 

We have loved using this as our home school science curriculum.

Online Home School 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.

What do I think and how do we use it? Read what I think about Supercharged Science, the online Science Curriculum.

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Lyrical Science CDs

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. 

Wonderful Home school Science Experiment Guides

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Science Experiment Guide ($25 value)

This experiment guide includes:

  • Over 30 complete experiments...
  • Defy gravity as you levitate water
  • 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!

Click here to get the Free Science Experiment Guide. 

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Science Activity Manual and Video

Science Activity Manual and Video Collection ($30 value)

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!

Simply click here to download a copy of the Homeschool Science Activity Manual & Video Guide. 

Science and the Bible - Experiments

Science & the Bible: 30 Scientific Demonstrations Illustrating Scriptural Truths
By Donald DeYoung / Baker

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.

There are two more books in this series. 

Creation Ministries Resources for Home school Science

A is for Adam
By Ken & Mally Ham / New Leaf Press (master Books)

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.

D Is for Dinosaur: A Rhyme Book and More
By Ken Ham / New Leaf Press (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.

Dry Bones and Other Fossils
By Gary E. & Mary M. Parker / New Leaf Press (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 Couldn't Just Happen: Knowing the Truth about God's Awesome Creation

Lawrence Richards 

Kids are daily exposed to the theory of evolution by the media and public schools. It’s not safe to assume that your kids will reject that theory. It’s up to us as parents and Christian leaders to make sure our children know the truth about the creation of the world. With thousands of evidences to prove He created and sustains the universe, It Couldn’t Just Happen will fascinate kids with fun activities and examples of God’s marvelous works.

The New Answer Book
By Ken Ham / Master Books

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.

Home school Science Notebooking Resources

These are blank templates have been made with space for your child to write and illustrate information they learn while working through the Exploring Creation With.... Young Explorer's Series.

Written and provided by Jeannie Fulbright.

Home school Science Unit Studies

Create your own with this 4 in 1 set or look below for some ready-made Unit Studies.

Unit Studies Made Easy

Unit Studies Made Easy
By Valerie Bendt / Bendt Family Ministries

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.

Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett

Take one mechanical engineer, add three bright and busy children and a loving husband, and you have the formula for Amanda Bennett, best-selling author and popular speaker.

She has written many unit studies - and here are some of her Science unit studies you may enjoy.

Free Websites

Check out these School Science Lessons free to download here.

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