boscopup Posted January 18, 2011 Share Posted January 18, 2011 I'm looking at science for next year (second grade). I was planning to do ES Biology or maybe the Earth Science (since my son LOVES weather). The one thing that's holding me back? Lack of an experiment kit. I just HATE trying to put together materials for experiments. I'm doing ES Intro to Science this year, and first, I don't always have the materials that it calls for (like clear film canisters - I haven't owned a film camera in YEARS), so then I end up having to find a good substitute. My son loves the experiments, and most of them are easy to do. But I still have to put together the materials. I'd love to have an open and go curriculum with an experiment kit that has everything right there for me. I drool over the kits for Apologia from Nature's Workshop Plus, where they have *everything* you need except water and maybe a bowl. And it's all in baggies labeled by week, I believe? THAT is what I'm looking for. But I don't particularly want to spend a whole year (or even a whole semester) on one Apologia book. I'd like a little more diverse set of topics (not just birds week after week). Plus I'm really leaning toward something that includes weather study, as DS is a huge weather geek. Apologia doesn't have an earth science book yet. So what are my options? Note that I am a Young Earth Creationist. I don't need the curriculum to be overtly Christian - it's fine if it's secular and just doesn't talk about the controversial subjects (as ES, RSO, etc. do). I was looking at Sonlight Science 2... the DVDs with it look cool, and the topics look like ones my son would really enjoy (and the tag-along preschooler too - he's in a dinosaur phase). Does the experiment kit come with everything? Is it organized or just a bunch of stuff in a box? Other suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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