BJU science is challenging--those Jr. High books are packed with stuff, and the tests can be picky-picky. For that reason, I spread out Life Science for 7th and half of 8th for one of mine. There was no math involved in the Life Science to trip him up, the course was just a step up and he needed more time to work at it.
Very good course, though. I taught the course, and we did what labs we could. The bug collection stands out as a highlight.
My oldest son did Physical Science this past year (using DIVE science) and the math involved was challenging for him, but we were able to work it out--he was concurrently taking BJU Algebra 1 (mom taught again, and he had to switch courses part way through- math is his nemesis.) I would NOT try the Physical Science course without having taken a strong Pre-A course first. BJU's Pre-A is great.
Edited by Zoo Keeper, 16 July 2017 - 05:27 PM.