Do you wonder what homeschool science programs other homeschool families are using?
A question that always gets ask when a group of homeschool moms gather is:
“What are you using for ______?” (fill in the blank with any subject)
I’ve asked my homeschool mom friends this questions. I’ve even asked this question to homeschool moms I just met. And now as a mentor, I’ve been asked this question by many homeschool moms.
Today I’m continuing the series “Homeschool Curricula we’ve Used” by sharing what homeschool science programs we used in middle school.
Homeschool Science Programs we used in Middle School
Two Quick Notes:
- If you missed what homeschool science programs we used in elementary school, you can read that post here.
- Asterisks (*) indicate that I’d be happy to write a post about any of these topics. Just let me know by leaving a comment below.
5th Grade for Daughter –
An introduction to Chemistry using Christian Kids Explore Chemistry by Robert W. and Elizabeth J. Ridlon. As a homeschool mom, I liked this program. As homeschool students, our daughter didn’t mind this program, but she didn’t enjoy the subject matter. And this program (designed for 4th-8th graders) proved to be too much for our son who was only in 3rd grade at the time.
5th and 6th Grade for Son –
In 5th or 6th grade, I created a Scientist Study* for our son who liked history more than science. As for the other year, I’m not sure what our son did for science.
6th Grade for Daughter–
I pulled together a hodgepodge study of science topics* based on the schedule for a homeschool science class held at our local natural history museum.
7th Grade for Daughter –
At this point, our daughter was ready to do more science and our son a 5th grader was not. So, this was the first year our children started doing science separately and the last year we did science as a family. Our daughter used Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science which covered the history of science, the history of life, geology, paleontology, archaeology, and biology
7th Grade for Son –
This was the year our family took off in an RV and traveled across the US (which you can read about on our family’s travel blog). I called this year Science on the Go*, because our son learned science at national parks and in science museums across the country.
8th Grade for Daughter and Son –
Both of our children used Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science which covered chemistry, physics, meteorology, and earth science
One last comment:
Even though I split what we used for science into 3 posts, it’s still a lot of information. Since other homeschool moms have wanted to know more about how I taught science, I’d be happy to write a post about:
* the Scientist Study I created for our son
*how I made a Hodgepodge study of science topics work for us
*more about Science on the Go
just leave a comment below or send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I’m here to help you.
Next time I’ll share what homeschool science programs we used in high school.