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I _thought_ I came across a reference to this on the boards, and in my imaginings it is written to the same audience as the OUP World in Ancient times series, but can't find it anywhere now ... and my Google searches are yielding nada ... if anyone either knows of it & can point me there, or is able to disprove its existence, I'd be very grateful!
All along I've been considering doing the typical preparation for college highschool sciences. My plan has been to use BJU Science DVD's for highschool since we live overseas and it's pretty impossible for me to do the lab sciences here at home. 9th--Physical Science which is considered an Integrated Chemistry and Physics course according to the boards here 10th--Biology 11th--Chemistry 12th--Probably Physics or allowing her to do something more along her interest levels, like an advanced Anatomy class or doing some community college science course But lately I've been looking at all the other great science courses out there and longing for her to have one year to do something that interests her, either Earth Science/Astronomy or a History of Science course with the Tiner books that Master Books has put together. Am I shooting her in the foot by doing that? She plans to go into some sort of graphic design, but does enjoy science and math. So she may decide to Veterinary Technician or something along those lines instead. Of course, she still has time to change her mind. Or maybe it's just me not wanting her to grow up...
So I'm thinking about making a History of Science course for my 6th grade son. This year is going to be science-focused (we're doing chemistry one semester and physics another) and so I thought, why not make history fit in, too? So I've never made up a course on my own before, so I'm thinking of including the following: Guide: Homemade Master List of Scientists to Research or 100 Scientists that Changed the World by Tiner Extra Reading: Archimedes and the Door of Science Biographies on a few of the Artists or Isaac Newton, Galileo, Da Vinci and Einstein for Kids series Output: Timeline and perhaps a map of where the scientist lived (put a pin in the map with their name attached to the pin). Research chosen scientists and present in Oral Report Unit Study-long graph of major contributions and field of study Notebook of definitions, explanations, drawings and famous quotes I'm not much of a scientist, so this is a leap in the dark for me. I'm reading Archimedes and the Door of Science and see so much potential in that book for it to be a stepping stone, or door, (ha!) into the study of other scientists. Another thought is that we have no library--except for what we've collected here at home. We live overseas. I love downloadable resources, but we can have a few things shipped. And I don't want to do too many experiments with this just because our science studies this year are going to be so hands-on. So here are some of my questions: 1. Do you have a favorite book or link that you love for deciding who are the most important scientists to include in this study? (It will last a year) Just looking it up on Amazon I found Tiner's 100 Scientists Who Changed the World and Vancleave's Scientists book. Is one better than another? Is there another I should look for? I know there is The Story of Science series but from what I understand they would last longer than the year I want to dedicate to this (am I right?). 2. Would it be just as good to use Beautiful Feet's History of Science series? 3. Am I missing an aspect of designing this course that is necessary to make it complete? 4. How long should a 6th grader do science for? Is this largely up to the parents or is there a standard? Thank you if you've read thus far and have something to direct with, no matter how little.