What science do you LOVE? (4th grade)

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What science do you LOVE? (4th grade)

Postby chelle belle » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:28 am

I'm looking for an exciting 4th grade science....
The program I'm presently using is just OK.
Does anybody have a great suggestion???

Thanks! :D
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Postby 4given » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:31 pm

We absolutely LOVE Apologia!

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Postby alwayshomeschooling » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:08 pm

I have a few favorites that depend on what you are looking for!
Apologia is wonderful, especially if you want to teach several different levels the same thing AND if you love hands on projects. You focus on one specific subject for the year and your kids get to dig in deep. This one receive rave reviews from many homeschoolers. Purchase it here. http://www.curriculumexpress.com

If you are looking for more of a general science, where you cover a bit of physical science, life science and earth science all in one year, then there are different options:

For a colorful program that just provides the key information with lots of experiments to make the learning come alive, check out Singapore Science. This one is broken down into five units for the year, each covering a different area of science and is awesome for the visual student. You can view a description and sample pages here http://www.singaporemath.com/MPH_Science_s/66.htm by clicking on a title and order it for a discount here http://www.curriculumexpress.com.

For a Christian based program that takes the scientific principles you are learning and applies them to the Bible and Christian living, check out ACE. This one is written from the perspective of a teacher and student interacting, includes a few experiments and is filled with Biblical application. Students receive 12 workbooks for the year--in each they learn a specific character trait and a memory verse. I do not know of any site where you can see the program, but you can purchase this program here http://www.curriculumexpress.com.

Hope this helps!
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Postby heidijo » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:36 pm

We love Apologia Zoology series for younger grades. They have lots of good pictures and make the text interesting. Plus there are activities if you want to do them. You can find some more science info on my site under "subjects".
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Postby JoshCHS » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:23 pm

Christian Liberty Nature Readers are a nice supplement, and Apologia Zoology, Astronomy, or Botany courses receive RAVE reviews.
Christian curriculum -- discounted prices

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