Thursday, April 10, 2014

Elemental Science - Biology for the Grammar Stage

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My son is 5 years old this school year and I decided at the beginning of the year to include science into our curriculum plans. We had done lots of Charlotte Mason style nature studies in his preschool years, but I wanted to be a little more formal this year. At the same time, I wanted something simple enough that it wouldn't be too daunting for a kindergartener.

Being a classical homeschooler, I decided to take the advice of The Well Trained Mind and I bought the Kingfisher first Encyclopedia of Animals. Two times a week we would read about a different animal. When time permitted, I would go to the library and find simple, living books about the animals for the week to read in addition to the page in the Kingfisher encyclopedia. Then I created some Animal Kingdom Notebooking Pages to fill out about the animals. It was a really nice rhythm of reading together (which my kids really enjoy) and then documenting a bit about what we learned.

Then my son started asking for experiments.

Come read how I solved that problem using Elemental Science!  

You can read my review at The Curriculum Choice.

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  1. I went over and read your post on The Curriculum Choice. We haven't used Elemental Science's grammar level biology, but we have used logic stage biology and earth science, along with the grammar level chemistry. I love Elemental Science! It's worked well in my house. I'm happy to hear it's working as well for you as it does for us. :-)

    1. I am glad that you have had a good experience with other Elemental Science products! Thanks for sharing that!


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