I really am stumped about science for my dd. Other than the topic of Biology, she could care-less about science. She likes reading living books and she does, but in preparation for high school science, I think she needs more and sometimes you just have to do what you don't want to do.
Having said that, I want her to retain as much as possible of this material that she's not all that interested in.
My son (11 1/2) reads through the Apologia books and up till now (he's on the Botany), he hasn't required the notebook; however, Botany is so full and it's not as interesting to him, I think I'll get that for him to document. But I'm concerned about him.
My dd: I've had her do the Astronomy one w/the notebook this year. She's done it, but she says she gets tired of reading it and it's not because she's a poor reader-quite the contrary.
So, I better stop rambling; I don't know if I should switch her to Real Science 4 Kids after she finishes Astronomy or wait till she finishes the Astronomy one and have her look through the Zoology notebooks (the topic she's most interested in) before making that decision. My careful nature instinct regarding purchasing and switching around (I rarely switch) tells me to:
-have her finish the Astronomy book/notebook then have her preview the Zoology notebooking journals at a local HS'ling store before deciding to switch.
Additionally, if I don't have her switch, slow her down in her reading to smaller chunks.
If I decide to switch, is RS4Ks the right one? I need a science course that is independent for her, not teacher intensive.
So any opinions and/or advice is welcome. I'm sort-of "thinking out loud" and looking for either confirmation to stay w/Apologia since she is about to enter into a topic that she's actually interested in or switch (which isn't as economical either-another deterant for me); or other ideas.
If this made no sense (because it's a reflection of my thinking),let me know that, too!