Topic | biology for lower grades

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  • AmandaM
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    Why aren’t the basics on how the human body works included in the Science curriculum in the lower grades (1st-3rd)? My children are very interested in this topic but I don’t see it listed until the formal biology course. Obviously I can put together my own list of books on this topic, but I am just wondering if there is a reason it’s left out.

    sarah2106
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    I think it is just personal preference. It is my understanding that CM used nature study for science for the younger grades, which works great, but for some they want to branch out, and I say go for it 🙂

    We have used all the Apologia Exploring Creation elementary series of books for 1st-6th grade and really enjoy them. We enjoy nature study and learn a lot there, but I wanted something different and Apologia worked for us. The lessons are still short and we add in oral narration and making journals about what we learn. There are other optioms, I only mention Apologia because it is what I have used.

    If there is a subject that interests you and your students right now, go for it. 🙂

    CM was an educator with fantastic methods, but I do wonder what she would do in this day of age with the variety of books and availability of options. Not that the methods would change but the variety might change because of more options 🙂

    Karen Smith
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    I assume you are referring to our elementary science courses. The reason none of the current courses have lessons on the human body is because the spine books used for those courses are focused on other topics. They are still elementary biology courses, just not human body.

    Our discontinued course, 106 Days of Creation, did have lessons on the human body. There are two courses currently being written that will replace 106 Days of Creation. One course will be for grades 1-3 and the other for grades 4-6. Both will have lessons on the human body and on many other science topics based on the days of creation.

    AmandaM
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    Thank you for your reply! I was just curious about it, so I think we’ll take time to study it at some point!

     

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