For elementary science we use the Apologia Elementary Series by Jeannie Fulbright. We love these books! There are 5 in the series so far. You can complete them in any order but we are doing them in the order they were written. The first was Astronomy.
“Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them before signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth. And it was so. And God made the two great lights – the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night – and the stars.”
The second book was Botany. Samantha really enjoyed this one!
“And God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.’ ”
The book we’re doing this year is Zoology I, Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day.
“And God said, … ‘let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.’ ”
Zoology II is Swimming Creatures and Zoology III is Land Animals. I’m sure we’ll enjoy those just as much! Jeannie Fulbright’s text is easy to read and understand. After each section there are questions to review and I rarely have to explain anything to Samantha. The projects actually work! And can be done by the student alone! That is a plus for me.
I was going to have Matthew do it with Samantha but he isn’t reading that well yet. I’d rather them do science when they can read the text for themselves and do the work independently. Next year, Matt…next year. 🙂