We've been reviewing the Introductory Science program from Science Shepherd. Science Shepherd offers three different options for online homeschool science programs: Introductory Science (elementary) , Science Shepherd Life Science (middle school) and Science Shepherd Biology (high school.) The elementar program, Introductory Science, is designed for kids ranging from ages 6-11, this bibically-based science program combines earth science, life science, ecology and natural resources, and physical science into lessons that have both a workbook component and an online video component.
Each lesson is heavily based in scripture and is designed to be easy to use with quick lessons done independently by the student each day. The lessons are divided into 35 weeks with short lessons to be done each day. The videos take about 5 minutes to watch and the workbook portion is one page, which is short and sweet. My kids were ale to finish science in less than 15 minutes a day.
There are two levels to the workbooks. Level A is for 6-8 year olds while level B is for 9-11 year olds. We used level B since my son is a science whiz.
Things you should know about this curriculum:
- Heavily based on scripture
- Young earth based
- Overview of science, not super in-depth
- Video based information
- Light workbook work
- Easy to use and implement
- Little to no planning for the teacher (unless you want to do the activities)