Science for Every Teacher is not a curriculum, but it is a great resource for teachers of kids in grades K-8. It explains scientific principles and help you understand the concepts before you go to teach your standard curriculum. Science for Every Teacher has fifteen chapters, ranging in topics from scientific methods, Newton's laws of motions, energy, electricity, and much more. There are six appendices which help with conversions, notations, measurements, and more. You can see the table of contents online here. Each chapter starts with goals that tell you what you will read about in the chapter. There are colorful charts, diagrams, and pictures to help explain each concept. My favorite part is at the end of each chapter where they list "Ideas for Your Classroom." In m opinion, this is the best part of the book.
Appendix D was the most helpful for my son. It is Measurement Basics and explains how to properly measure things. It shows the correct and wrong way to use a ruler (honesty, I didn't even know there was a wrong way!) and how to measure liquids properly.
I have to veer away from the material and mention the paper this book is made from. The paper they used for this book is lovely. It is thick and smooth which makes the colors vibrant and the feel in your hands is delightful. I have a love of office supplies and this book passes with flying colors! Take a look inside this book to see how a chapter is set up and see the fun graphics for yourself here.
This book is invaluable to have in your homeschool arsenal, especially if you are intimidated by science. It is written in a way that helps you be successful teaching to your children whether you have a large science background or if you lack in the science department. With this book in hand, you will have the ability not only to understand what you are teaching, but also enjoy what you are teaching.