Learn close up how things work through dissection. A variety of kits available.
Young Scientist Kits
We have taken all 36 themed science kits from Young Scientists and added literature to round out the study of each topic.
- Educational and fun for kids
- Great hands-on learning kit
- Encourages creative learning Kit has everything you need
- A great starter kit for all aspiring young scientists
- Multiple award-winning science kits that make science fun, educational, and hands-on
- All kits are put on the market after it has passed the ultimate test-approval by multiple teams of Young Scientists
- Create a compass, measure, and graph expanding foam creature capsules, and make different kinds of paper. Grow beans and wheat seeds, learn about composting, make magnets dance, move cars “magically,” and much more!
If you want to go into great depth on a particular topic like Chemistry, Marine Biology, Astronomy, etc. then the Ultimate Science Curriculum might be best. It teaches kids in a hands-on real-world way using step-by-step video lessons to guide them through every detail of each lesson, experiment and project. Then it introduces academics to support the lesson your child is working on. Each lesson includes step-by-step videos, detailed reading, exercises, and quizzes. Since the Ultimate Science Curriculum program is available on DVD as well as online, you can use it even if you don’t have a high-speed internet connection available. And remember, while this is a video program, it’s primarily based on hands-on science. This means that your kids will be spending most of their time creating experiments and building projects (not just looking at a computer). Since it’s a self-guiding program, while you’re welcome to go through it alongside your kids, it’s designed so you don’t have to. Just set your kids up, and they’ll go on their own. Learn More
Hi-ya – we are Blaine and Tracey Sassafras! And, we want to take you on an invisible zip-line journey around the world to learn about science. Well not in real life because the technology patent is still pending for the lines, but we have got the next best thing lined up for you – a living book!
Here is what some of our current travelers have to say about the series:
“My kids absolutely love these adventures! They talk about them all day long. Even my 3- and 5-year-old can remember animal facts from these books. Highly recommend!” ~ (Review from Amazon)
“My children begged for science and more science today. They are having so much fun traveling the world with Blaine and Tracey in their zoological adventures. My oldest is sneaking the book under the covers at night to get a head start on the rest of us.” ~ (Review from Facebook)
You can read the novel alone, or add in the activity guide and logbook for a complete living books science curriculum. Learn More
Elemental Science Classic Series
The courses are designed with the classical trivium stages—grammar, logic, and rhetoric—in mind. The ESC series also leans somewhat toward the classical approach as described in The Well-Trained Mind (by Susan Wise Bauer) with its emphasis on written work, acquisition of facts, and testing. It has students write definitions for vocabulary words on Unit Vocabulary Sheets, write outlines or narrative summaries of their reading, write complete lab records and reports, and make timeline entries. Courses also include quizzes, reviews, and tests, although these are optional. Of course, you can adapt how much writing each student is required to do.
Courses also draw upon Charlotte Mason methodology, using narration and sketching along with the other learning activities. Students using the ESC series create a notebook for each course, but notebook creation is made easy with the separate student workbook for each course that has much of the work already done for you, especially if you purchase the printed edition of the workbook rather than the ebook.
Hands-on learning through science experiments is also built into the ESC series. You will need to gather resources for science experiments. Experiment instructions come from the required resource books rather than the teacher’s guides or student workbooks. While experiment resources required for the Classic series are not very difficult to find, you might want to purchase their experiment kits that save you the trouble of hunting down items like the aquarium tubing, large suction cups, and an instant-read thermometer used for Biology for the Grammar Stage.
ESC courses were each written to target a span of two grade levels, but tips are included for stretching each course to suit a wider age range, often using alternative spine books and adapting the amount of writing required. Learn More
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