Living books for 7th gr Apologia science?

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  • Melanie32

    Here’s how we are doing General Science at our house. 🙂

    My daughter and I read the text together every day. We simply read until we come to an On Your Own exercise. We take turns-each reading every other paragraph out loud. Then my daughter narrates and lastly we do the Own Your Own questions orally. We do some experiments but not all of them. I have my daughter complete the Study Guide by herself and I give her 2 days to do so. Then we move on to the next module.

    Some time this year, I plan on having her try one of the tests just to begin to familiarize her with the testing and studying process but I don’t see the need to do that for every module.

    I also have my daughter draw models and diagrams of what we are learning about in her science notebook when applicable.


    simplemom, although my girls do reading every day, they have “special” reading each day of the week: art biographies, science, composer biographies, etc. So I just scheduled all of the books listed for science for grade 7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (our science reading days) for her to read independently. Although they don’t go with any particular curriculum, they are great reads, and my daughter really enjoys them.

    Melanie32, I never thought about reading with her as she asked to be more independent. I wonder if she’d like that and if that would help her feel more connected? I think that is part of her angst with the program that originally made me post this thread. She noted that she’d like a program like our primary science program, and I defined that as more living books as she’s eating up the ones she is reading. Perhaps she just wants to do it together. I’ll have to ask her in the morning–thanks for putting your plan out there to give me an idea!

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