Science is a great subject, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. How can you lead your kids in an animal or nature study if you didn’t grow up surrounded by it? Can you really teach them the difference between a maple tree and an oak tree if you grew up in the city? Thankfully, with this FREE Charlotte Mason science curriculum, you can!
This free, online science curriculum includes weekly directions, vocabulary, free field books, enrichment activities, and more.
FREE Charlotte Mason Science for Early Elementary:
Get ready to lead your kids on an animal nature study with this 36-week course! Through videos, books that can be played and listened to, vocabulary, enrichment ideas, and more, students will study:
- Insects and Arachnids – 10 weeks covering the firefly, butterfly, honeybee, mosquito, dragonfly, beetle, grasshopper, katydid, cricket, and spider
- Birds – 11 weeks covering feathers as clothing, feathers as ornaments, how birds fly, bird migration, bird eyes and ears, bird beaks, bird feet, bird sounds, the English sparrow, the downy woodpecker, and the hummingbird
- Mammals and Fish – 8 weeks covering the fox, skunk, raccoon, chipmunk, groundhog, muskrat, bat, and fish
- Reptiles, Amphibians, and More – 7 weeks covering the tadpole, frog, snake, turtle, crayfish, earthworm, and snail
The science lessons are designed for 2nd grade, but they are easily adapted for a wide range of ages. It’s all available free online, and it includes not only a convenient lesson guide but a printable field book where students can record the information they are learning. Click here for free science curriculum.
FREE Charlotte Mason Science for Elementary:
Help the world of plants come alive for you elementary students with this free science curriculum. Students can learn about the parts of a plant, pollen dispersal, how plants change, ancient plants, and more. Over the course of 36 weeks, they’ll study:
- Plants and scent, petals vs. sepals, and edible flowers
- Conserving wild plants, symbiosis, and poisonous plants
- The stigma, stamen, and pistil
- Plants and colors, aggregate fruits, and pollinators
- Plants and habitats, seeds, and bulbs
- Carnivorous plants, optimized design, and the leaf factor
- Composite flowers, plants and nutrients, and defensive mechanisms
- Proactive pollen dispersal, more about pollen, and aquatic plants
- Wind dispersal, pyrophytes, and photosynthesis
- Plants vs. animals, wild plants as food, and animal dispersal
- Botany and botanists, plants and drought, and ancient plants
- Wild plants and farms, self-pollination, and annuals vs. perennials
This science curriculum is designed for 3rd grade, but it is easily adapted for a wide range of ages. It’s all available free online. It includes a lesson guide, printable field book, videos, text that can be played and listened to, and more. Click here for free science curriculum.
FREE Charlotte Mason Science for Upper Elementary:
The nature study for these 36 weeks is focused on trees. Students can learn all about trees, from learning to identify them to understanding what they require to grow and what the various functions of different parts of the tree are. During the year, students will learn:
- How to identify trees
- Deciduous trees: elm, poplar, birch, ash, maple, hickory, walnut, butternut, oak, and chestnut
- The structure of trees: leaves, stem and crown, roots
- Requirements of trees: moisture, soil, light, heat, season, frost, air
- Planting trees, pruning, and repair
- Pests and diseases
- Coniferous trees: hemlock, cedar, cypress, pine, spruce, tulip, magnolia, locust, dogwood, mulberry, sycamore, willow, and beech
The science lessons are designed for 4th grade, but they are simple to adapt for a variety of ages. It’s all available free online. It includes a lesson guide, printable field book where students can record the information they are learning, videos, text that can be played and listened to, and more. Click here for free science curriculum.
Bonnie Rose Hudson works as the Director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her website WriteBonnieRose.com for homeschool and history curriculum, resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, ways you can write for the homeschool market, and to check out her newest release from JourneyForth, The Hidden Village, an early reader set in India.
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