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Looking for a recommendation similar to this science book.


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Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding: A Science Curriculum



I came across this book some time ago when I started home educating my children. However, it has very mixed reviews and I have lost interest in the book but would like something similar that might be better and have pictures. I'm mainly looking for something for my 4 year old that's a tad bit more in depth than just a science experiment book but perhaps has the background info to go with them, a bit semi-structured but flexible.


Hope that makes sense. It's me that needs the guidance behind the science.


Thanks all x

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I haven't seen anything comparable to BFSU with as much structure and so much flexibility. There are lots of science programs out there, though, so depending on how much time and tweaking you want to put in, you could probably make something work. Perhaps the people that do TOPS Task Cards have something you could do with a 4yo.


Another option in many places is to come up with a list of her/his interests and go through all the related books you can find art the library. For most 4yos retention of the material is not great, so having fun with science seems paramount.


I'm a fan of BFSU, so I still maintain that for $20 you really can't go wrong, even if you just read the lessons yourself and find library books and demonstrations to do with her. If e-Books are okay I think you can still buy it for $5.


There are a lot of science programs out there, maybe more discussion of other things you have liked at, or the quality of your library would help with recommendations.

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Thank you both for your replies. I may rethink that book and I like the books on One Small Square. Im in the UK and our libraries aren't the greatest and are quite small where we are. I want to make science fun for my 4 year old but wanted some background info that I could pop in while doing them. So the structure was more for me not my child. 


thanks again x

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