Suggestions for What to Teach
You can teach science with living books or with conversational science courses. If you would like to use a conversational science course with descriptive text, notebook suggestions, experiments, and reviews, look in the column titled Conversational Science Courses. If you would like to use living books either alongside a science course or instead of a science course, see our suggestions in the Living Science Books column. Note: If your child is planning to take college courses, we recommend he or she complete the high school Apologia science courses listed.
Be sure to include Nature Study with whatever books or courses you select for science. Click on any title to see that book’s details in our CM Bookfinder.
How to Teach
Charlotte taught science with a balanced two-prong approach: (1) structured and systematic through living science books and (2) spontaneous discovery through nature study.
So select either a conversational science course or some living science books to read and have the children narrate. Then at least once a week, go outdoors and encourage the children to look carefully at various aspects of nature around them and to enter their observations in their nature notebooks.