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  1. Has anyone done either Rainbow Science OR Exploration Education THEN do Derek Owens Physical Science? Or would that be redundant? As I look at these three, it really looks like the RS and EE are very hands on, and DO is deeper in lecture and math. Pam
  2. Has anyone used this? It looks so tempting since we are STEM focused and I really like the idea of everything included. I feel like I spend half my time hunting down things! :glare: I already have lots of science planned for the year. Life of fred physics and a couple of engineering is elementary units and an elementary forensics unit for fun. Would this be too much? I don't mind spreading it out over two years... What can you tell me about this?
  3. I've done a search and read a great number of reviews on Exploration Education and it seems that the reviews are decent. Definitely some cons mixed in with the pros but it sounds like E.E. is heavy on the hands-on (which I'm wanting) and weak in the reading portion (which I can add in). OTOH, the Thames & Kosmos kits that are recommended in WTM sound really good and if I buy all 4 of them ($$ :svengo:) and add in library books (which I'd have to do for Exploration Education too) we could have a great year. Does anybody have any opinion with following WTM recs and using all the Thames & Kosmos kits vs. doing Exploration Education? Would one be more rigorous than the other? More fun? More.. I dunno? Oh, less crazy for me? :tongue_smilie: Could I combine the two somehow or would that just be too much?- I'm thinking doing EE first and then finish off the year with the advanced T&K kit- Physics Pro? Maybe? :001_unsure: Part of me feels like I'm not going to know which way will work better unless I try both somehow. :001_huh: Gosh, I hate making my oldest the guinea pig for everything. Also, why is it that WTM recs for physics books is lacking so? It seems to all be kit recommendations. Please don't recommend the CPO book :lol:.
  4. I had looked online at these two programs. Apologia seems more for a homeschooler. I have heard about CPO science through these boards. It seems like it is more for a classroom. I am looking to do Physical Science for my eighth grader next year. I would like to know what the pros/cons are of each program. I wonder for CPO how do you get the materials for experiments. They seem so expensive. Thank you to those who can help. Sincerely, Karen http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/testimony
  5. Has anyone tried this or know anything more about it? The sample on the website is nice and I like they way they break down concepts in a fun way. I also like that everything is included in the package and the review pages are a good way to evaluate what's been learned. I'm thinking about taking the plunge but would love to know if anyone has any experience with this first or if you've heard anything (good or bad) about it. http://www.explorationeducation.com/store/index.htm Thanks!!
  6. I am trying to find a good physics or physical science curriculum for dd for 8th grade. We used McHenry for chemistry in 7th, and I thought it was just a bit light, but fine with supplementation. Dd loves the conversational, humorous style. Have any of you used Exploration Education materials? Am I correct that the main teaching tool is a DVD? We have already done a year of biology and one of earth science, so I am not too keen on buying a curriculum for physical science that has a heavy emphasis on those subjects. Thank.
  7. I originally wanted to use Exploration Education's Physical science curric this year but never got around to purchasing. We've done some work-booky stuff up to this point but now I'm ready to make the purchase. Of course since I've had months to check out science currics I've change my mind hundreds of times! DS was STOKED about the EE set but I got to wondering if we might should save that for later? I don't want it to be over his head, yk? So I tried to see if he would be interested in something else & he said he either wanted to do physical science or chemistry. I need something that comes with EVERY thing. The materials for experiments, textbook, workbook, everything. I have a $130 budget. Any recommendations or should I just stick with my initial thought & get the EEPS? http://www.explorationeducation.com/intermediate/overview.html Sorry--I can't hyperlink on my phone--and please, excuse the thumb-typing!!! ;)
  8. How would it work to do the modules through the week and do all the projects/experiments for that chapter on Friday? I'd really prefer to have one long lab time each week rather than three shorter ones. Thanks!
  9. I'm considering this for my 5th gr ds next year. SWB recommends this as an alternative to kits and RS4K in 8th grade. I'm using PH Science Explorer texts for my older girls, but my son will definitely need something more hands-on. Most of the reviews on this board have been positive. If you tried it and dropped it, what didn't you like about it? Thanks. Caroline
  10. This looks awesome...if its not young earth creation science. I am thinking of using the upper level for my had-very-little-science older DD. I was going to bite the bullet and use PH, but frankly it looks b-o-r-i-n-g and a pain to implement as it is geared for classroom use. This looks way more user-friendly. Please, please tell me if it is young earth science!I am ok (and firmly believe) in old-earth, evolution as the means of creation based science, ie we are not athiests or anything and some references to God are fine. But I can't do young earth science. The website doesn't mention a POV at all, and it may not come up at all in physical science (which is cool) but I need to be sure. (((crossing fingers over here its not!)))
  11. I'm trying to find a semi-independent physical science curriculum for my 5th grader. I was wondering if anyone has used exploration education's intermediate program? Is it worth the $$? Is it thorough? Did it keep your dc's attention and what was your overall thought? Thanks so much!
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