Anyone use Mr. Q's Classical Science?e=mcq
Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:21 PM
Posted 09 November 2009 - 10:22 PM
The life science book is free, but it is an ebook so you have to contend with whatever amount of printing you need done. The earth science book (and I think the physics and chemistry books as well) is US$50, and you still have an ebook so you have the same printing issue.
I have a love/hate relationship with ebooks as schoolbooks. I like the flexibility, but prefer books to be in paper format so printing is an issue.
That said, my kids really enjoy his books and I think learn a lot.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:17 AM
I just looked at this.. thanks to you.. it's great:-)
Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:02 AM
So far, it's mainly been review for dd9 so I'm thinking of beefing up the experiments a bit by using Janice VanCleave's "Biology for Every Kid". If we do a unit of Mr Q followed by a week of extra experiments and discussion I think it will work very nicely for the year.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:40 PM
Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:09 PM
Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:17 PM
He posted a link to the hive on his page
Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:57 AM
IMO starting with Life Science makes sense. Life Science is all around us & our actions and decisions have a greater impact it than on other branches of science so it seems like a logical starting point. Maybe it's my own strong "earth steward" convictions...
We still toss in other random science stuff for exposure - Bill Nye from the library, Owl magazine etc.
I'm planning on using all 4 modules. The printing thing does bother me. I have a http://www.amazon.co...62263949&sr=8-1 so I print and make booklets. If anything, it's an advantage for me. We are constantly losing books in the house.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:24 AM
Ugh, I just opened one of the chapters from the link the op posted and I see that the font has been changed! It would have been nice if that had happened before we made the switch. *sigh* Oh well, with the cost of printing + the $50 fee for the other books we would probably have switched to R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey next year anyway.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:32 AM
Ugh, I just opened one of the chapters from the link the op posted and I see that the font has been changed!
Yeah, they changed the font after I'd already printed out the whole student book. We're doing this with a coop, and everyone else has the more readable font. Oh, well - I'm not printing it out again!
Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:34 PM
I will likely continue through the whole series for two reasons. First, the experiments use easy-to-find materials and generally seem to be related to the lessons. Second, I can supplement with whatever materials I want. I tend to get worked up about not being able to find or afford the extra books recommended with other programs. This is crazy, of course, but less stress is good.
The books do exactly what I want to do for elementary science: introduce vocabulary and basic concepts, and allow kids to play with science and see it in their lives. So overall I'm really happy with it.