My oldest daughter wants to be a Marine Biologist when she grows up. In planning the upcoming year, I was thinking of allowing her to complete Swimming Creatures as HER OWN science (just too text-booky for my younger one). But, I'm not sure if she can/would do it on her own and I dont' want to have too many things on MY plate. I'd originally planned to just do the living books, nature stories and nature study route through 6th grade with the entire family and then they could start General Science individually as they reached 7th grade. But, she has this interest. I'm wondering if I should feed it with a full science curriculum like Swimming Creatures or just continue with our Nature stories, Nature Study and throw in some Ocean unit study type stuff for her?
Any thoughts or opinions?
It's already going to be an adjustment for her to have so much more to do this coming year than her sister and alone (independent reading, written narrations that she's never done before, dictation, etc.). She tends to feel left out and lonely when she has to do things while I'm working with her little sister.