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Science Homeschool Curriculum Guide

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Learning about science can be a natural extension of a child’s curiosity about the world.

Evan-Moor has several resources that use that natural curiosity to teach children science concepts.

Each of these titles can be used to build or supplement your homeschool science curriculum.

WARM UP
If your homeschooling could use quick, daily science review, Daily Science is a great resource to consider for consistent and focused science concepts.

Daily Science has 30 weeks of engaging activities that include vocabulary practice, hands-on science activities, and comprehension tests in multiple-choice format.

The activities in Daily Science help you successfully introduce students to earth, life, and physical science concepts.

TEACH
When you are ready for your main science lessons, Evan-Moor’s ScienceWorks for Kids series has engaging activities to teach concepts in ways that students can understand.

Each concept presented includes teacher directions for lessons and reproducible resource pages such as sets of picture cards, mini-books, and lab sheets to record the results of hands-on investigations.

ScienceWorks for Kids titles offer a wide variety of topics for each grade level:

Grades K–1:
Learning About Animals
Learning About My Body
Learning About Plants
Learning About the Earth
Learning About Weather
Learning to Be a Scientist

Grades 1–3:
Animals with Backbones
Animals Without Backbones
Energy – Heat, Light, & Sound
Exploring Space
Geology
Habitats
How Your Body Works
Plants
Simple Machines
Water

Grades 4–6+:
Energy
Living Things
Planet Earth
Simple Chemistry
The Human Body
Weather

PRACTICE and EXTEND

In our homeschooling, we have found that having the kids practice their knowledge and skills helps them remember better.

One of our favorite resources for independent practice is Take It to Your Seat: Science Centers.

We use Take It to Your Seat: Science Centers for assignments for practice and to apply skills in new ways. These colorful, hands-on activities are great for workboxes!

What I like about this resource is that each center activity is listed by topic, so you can easily select the unit you would like for your child to practice.

The center activities can be completed in any order, as long as the skills have been taught to the child.

Another option that my kids enjoy is Skill Sharpeners: Science.

Since this is a full-color activity book based on a science theme, kids receive extra practice in a fun format featuring photographs to highlight each theme.

Use the Test Your Skills page in each unit as an informal way to assess your child’s knowledge.

Additional resources to enrich your specific lessons and provide hands-on science experiments are:

Like These Titles?

If you are like me and want ALL of these titles, Evan-Moor has collected all of them (along with over 400 more) into a digital lesson plan library called TeacherFileBox!

You can subscribe by month or year, and subscribers get access to ALL subjects and ALL grade levels!

TeacherFileBox is our favorite resource to build our own curriculum!

Click here to start your free 30-day trial to TeacherFileBox!

ONE FINAL NOTE:

For additional guides by subject area, see Homeschool Curriculum Resources and Guides.

 


Amy Michaels is a certified teacher with 11 years of elementary classroom experience who is actively homeschooling her own children. Her mission is share the best teaching methods and resources with all homeschoolers. Amy supports parents through her podcasts, webinars, and online training for homeschoolers on her website www.thrivehomeschooling.com.

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