Hi! I am HSing my only child, a daughter almost 10. I'm researching curriculum for her 6th and 7th grades. We've used Sonlight Science and Noeo Science all these years. These types of curricula are what I want -- living books in a package with a schedule and experiments. A complete kit. (I live abroad and have no access to a library or even bookstores. So I have to buy it all in one shot.) I LOVE Noeo. It's exactly what I want. But the problem is that my daughter is outgrowing it.
So I need a middle school level living books science curriculum. Does anyone know of one?
I've looked at Living Books Curriculum. They have a 6th grade science set and are soon to have 7th & 8th. But to get the schedule, you have to buy the WHOLE IG from $50-75. Also, I don't think it includes experiments. Has anyone here used their material? The website doesn't offer a lot of detail.
And on a related note, since I know someone may recommend Apologia....why do so many people use Apologia? Can someone tell me how it is not a textbook? Or do we just stop using living books at upper levels for science? Even SL uses Apologia. Everywhere I look for middle and high school science I see Apologia. It feels that I'm forsaking the living books to switch to this curriculum. Can someone help me understand why Apologia is so popular among CMers?