When we began homeschooling 7 years ago, I was so excited to finally fulfill my dream of being a teacher, while staying home with my kids. It seemed like the best of both worlds. Except for Science. It is the one subject I am not crazy about and I was honestly nervous about what I would teach how I would be even remotely qualified in this subject.
Over the past 7 years, we have used a variety of science curriculum. Some of which we absolutely loved and some that didn’t work well with our family, but were fantastic resources. I want to share some of our favorites with you and ones that I know are fantastic resources used by many of my homeschooling friends.
Apologia Science – We started out using this series with my oldest and went with Astronomy. We loved it. This series is completely Bible-based and does a wonderful job connecting what the Bible says about creation to Science.
Science Shepherd – This is a new curriculum for us and I am so excited. This curriculum is completely DVD based, which is a plus for my independent 6th grader learner. We will be using the Life Science this year, but they also offer a Biology course as well as an Introductory Science course for kids 6-11, which my younger kids will be using this year!
Experience Astronomy – This is a wonderful curriculum from Luke Gilkerson at Intoxicated on Life. This course is open for enrollment only a few months in the summer, because it runs from September through May. But seriously put this in your pocket for next year! It is amazing!! You can view the first couple of lessons to check it out.
Schoolhouse Teachers – We absolutely LOVE Schoolhouse Teachers! So many options for just about any subject – including Science! They have courses for Preschool through High School on a variety of topics from Creation to Bugs to Life Science to Biology to Physics and more!
Stars Online Unit Study – Unit Studies are a great way to bring some science in to your homeschool day. This unit study can be taken as a stand alone course or in conjunction with another stars, astronomy or universe study.
Christian Kids Explore – This series is a wonderful Bible-based curriculum that covers Creation Science, Earth and Space, Chemistry and Physics.
Answers in Genesis – We are big fans of the Creation Museum and what many people may not know is that the founder of the museum has some amazing curriculum as well. One of my favorites is the God’s Design for Science set, which covers Chemistry, Ecology, Weather, the Universe, the human body, plants, animals and more!
Kiwi Crate & Tinker Crate – These are a monthly service designed to introduce kids to science and technology in a project form. They are shipped to your house directly and contain ALL of the items needed to complete the month’s project. This is a great way to foster independent learning as well as give them some science and technology. Kiwi Crate is geared toward 4-8 year olds and Tinker Crate is geared toward 9-16+ year olds.
If you’re like me and you’re not a science whiz, sometimes you just need simple and fun. Check out these YouTube Science channels!
Apps are another great way to keep kids engaged in the learning process. Check out these Best Science Apps for ages 4-21.
Websites can be another great resource for enhancing the learning experience.
Annenberg Learner – Interactive Science sorted by grade level
And sometimes you just need some free activities and printables to help you with the learning process or to add to a lesson/theme/unit you’re doing or just to fill in some fun time during breaks or over the summer. Whatever it may be, here are some of my favorite sites and Science freebies to use.
Printable Science Worksheets from Living Life and Learning
Free Science Lab Notebook from Bren Did
Layers of the Earth printables from Homeschool Clipart
Free Erosion Lab Activity from Learning Lab Resources
Amy’s Wandering has a HUGE list of FREE Science Curriculum for PreK-12th grade!
Looking for some experiments? Check these out!
Don’t miss these Astronomy Themed Ideas and FREE Resources!
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.