There are many different home school science resources as there are many ways in which Science can be taught. In Science, we want out children to observe, read about science, conduct science experiments, notebook about science and I'm thrilled that there are so many beautiful home school science resources to help us do that!
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.
Keeping a Nature Journal, Second Edition
By Clare Walker Leslie & Charles E. Roth / Workman Publishing
Help your children to be keen observers as they view 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.
Handbook of Nature Study
By Anna Botsford Comstock / Cornell University Press
A huge book including study questions and black and white photographs. With the naturalist, Comstock as your guide, you can trek through the natural world to observe dandelions, toads, and fireflies, to robins, rocks, and weather describing the habits, habitats, and physical structures of common living and nonliving things.
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. It is both a practical guide to nature study and encouragement for you.
Read the Description Here! and find out how you can use this as a part of your home school science curriculum.
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.
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
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.
An extremely well written, beautifully presented text which engages the reader and fills them with awe for the creator. My favourite science resource for grades 1-6. Also comes with notebooking ideas and separate notebooking pages. Read more about these books on the homeschool science curriculum page.
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.
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
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.
One of the best parts of science is experimentation and although there are a great amount of simple science experiments that you can do with ordinary household items, there are many fantastic homeschool science kits which help you to explore far more.
Here's a selection of the most popular science kits for kids.
More homeschool science kits, science fair kits and supplies, microscopes and homeschool curriculum and kits can be found at Home Science Tools.
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.
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.
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).
There are two more books in this series.
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
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.
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.
Create your own with this 4 in 1 set or look below for some ready-made Unit Studies.
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.
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.