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Tagged: middle school science
What are you doing/have you done for middle school (6th-8th grade) science? Trying to decide what to use for science next year for my upcoming 6th grader but finding it hard to make a definite plan without planning for all three years.artParticipant
I always use Apologia’s General Science for 7th and 8th. I allow 2 years for it because it’s the first book like that they go through. It’s slow-going at first; but they really learn how to use a textbook to get ready for high school science, since we continue with Apologia all through high school. All my kids have loved it. We don’t use textbooks for anything else, so it’s kind of a novelty. And so good.heathermaParticipant
Tried Apologia but it wasn’t a fit for us. Part of the problem was it was done too soon with our co op at a fast pace and my 12 yr old struggles to spell and write at this point in time but could do the reading. Planning on using Sabbath Mood homeschool science guides that are written to the student. Seems very doable with several kids on different levels, and a new baby this summer. I even combined them for a term next year with a family read and videos/experiments on the topic and assigned different books for their individual reading.Melanie32Participant
We have used various resources for middle school science. We’ve used God’s Design for Chemistry, living books, and Apologia. Both of my children held off until 8th grade for Apologia and worked through General Science at that point. They then skipped Physical and went straight into Biology for 9th.
I really like the look of the Sabbath Mood science guides mentioned previously. Ambleside Online has plans that include living books for science in middle school as well.HollySParticipant
I think the most obvious choices for CM science are Ambleside Online, Sabbath Mood, and Apologia. Ellen McHenry has a fun Botany book for this age as well. We will probably be going with Sabbath Mood or AO next year. Apologia hasn’t been very successful for us this year.retrofamParticipant
Master Books has several choices. We used John Tiner books, but not the Master Books guides.
The 101 series dvds (biology 101, etc) get good reviews.MichelleGParticipant
The John Tiner books are great!
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