This science curriculum is designed for students in grades K-3.
It is a literature-based curriculum with a Biblical emphasis. There
are three units contained in this study: human body, space, and
animal classifications. A resource list (of the books required
for the unit) and a materials list are included in the front of
the spiral bound, non-consumable teacher's guide. There is also
a list of memory verses for older or advanced students to add to
I love that each week contains only two days of lessons. This
allows for great flexibility with the lessons. If you do science
all week, you can accomplish two weeks of study each week. If you
don't, you won't feel pressured to get more done than you can accomplish
in a week. Lessons consist of a memory verse related to the topic,
a reading selection, discussion questions and an activity. The
second day of the week's lesson consists of reviewing the memory
verse and discussion question, a Bible connection, and an additional
activity. Each unit consists of ten weeks of study (two days each
week). Reproducible worksheets are included for each unit as well
as a unit test at a 3 rd grade reading level for those who desire
tests. If your child is not at an appropriate reading level for
the test but you still wish to test him, you can read the test
aloud and either take dictation on the student's answers or just
do the test orally.
The unit study is thorough but not overwhelming. The lessons are
very doable, and the instructions are easy to follow. The activities
are relevant and would be fun for most children. I would recommend
this unit study to homeschooling families with 3 rd grade children.
This would also be a good study for those trying to incorporate
younger children into school with older children who might be studying
some of these concepts at a higher level. It would allow the younger
students to study the same material and save the parent a lot of
time and effort in reworking the material to a lower level.
The unit study is not yet available in retail outlets; it can
be purchased only from the author herself. It sells for $20, and
you can order by writing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She is also working on a second study manual covering weather,
electricity, and oceanography. This is an excellent resource for
those wanting to study through living books and a unit study approach.