Jump to content


Science Curriculum for 5th and 3rd Grade?


Recommended Posts

I need some ideas for Science, please! We've not done much formal science yet with my older 2, who will be 10 and 8 in the spring and going into 5th and 3rd grades in the fall. We've done lots of reading, studying, projects, science videos, experiments, and hands on stuff (sprouting seeds, planting a huge vegetable garden, hatching and raising chicks, etc) as well as lessons from "Considering God's Creation" by Eagles Wings. I'd like something that is not too scripted, I don't think Apologia is my style, nor SOS. I do not want something that is textbooky approach with simply filling in the workbook answers, like BJU or Abeka. It has to be engaging and interesting, creation based, and I really need something that is not too parent involved. I'd also love to be able to combine my ds and dd as much as possible.


A couple that have piqued my interest are RSO and AHA Science. RSO appears very interesting and engaging with lots of real life application but the hands on seems pretty easy. I would order the books printed, is it for daily science? I was thinking of combining the 2 so that they may do science solo with Aha if I'm not able to do RSO that day. I may have to start a separate thread on the Aha...


Any other suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you! :001_smile:

Link to comment
Share on other sites


A couple that have piqued my interest are RSO and AHA Science. R


We have done Aha!Science for one week now and we are getting our $15 worth already. :)


I set up my dds' accounts and loaded them up w/ videos and quizes. They love it! If they don't do well on a quiz they simply go back and watch the video again.


It's a wonderful supplement to any science program, imho.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Depending on how much rigor (and organization) you are looking for, you might enjoy getting on Dr Robert Krampf's email list (http://thehappyscientist.com/) Around once ever 1-2 weeks he sends out an email with a link to a new experiment on his web site. These are free, but if you subscribe you can get access to more.


Each experiment comes with a short but helpful explanation of why it worked the way it did. My ds15 when he was 8-10 enjoyed these. It's a grab bag of topics so if you are looking for something that walks you through science step by step, this won't be it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...