science faves

When I first began homeschooling I got a general science book that was arranged chronologically. The theory would be that it would follow the timeline of history studies and be more cohesive to the kids. Well the general science book was teaching evolution and I just wasn’t ready for that. It’s not that I don’t want them to know about evolution. I think it’s good to know about all kinds of theories, even if I don’t personally believe in them. But because I’m so limited in my actual scriptural knowledge, I knew I would not be able to explain away evolution with scripture references as support. So I quickly sold that book and found another.

I was VERY excited to find the APOLOGIA science books. They are creation-based and they have small activities and experiments already built in to each lesson! I was so glad I didn’t have to go hunting for a science experiment book that matched each of our lesson topics! These books read right to the student, so the kids can even read them independently. Each lesson is very thorough in what it covers, and this line of books can carry my kids all the way through high school. The kids love them. They have great colorful pictures and are easy to understand. I love that they talk about God and have scripture references occasionally. Here are some we’ve been through:

There are just a few topics here and there that Apologia doesn’t cover. So I was on the hunt for something that would fill in the gaps. I wanted to at least brush on these other subjects before they hit high school science. I found another creation-based series called GOD’S DESIGN that fit perfectly. It’s not as thorough as Apologia, but the topics are good and the pictures are nice. Each lesson can be as long or as short as you want, so the flexibility is great.  Here’s one we started with:

Check out the websites to see each line’s full spectrum of books. I hope you find something that will work for you!

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