Saturday, April 16, 2011

Science Decisions for Next Year

Believe me making a final science decision for this year was tough. I floated back and forth between Exploring Creation Series, General Science, Real Science 4 Kids, and even making up my own curriculum. But when I really thought about it all of those items would need to be purchased. So yesterday while I was going through alot of my own materials that I already owned, a light bulb moment happened. In these harsh economical times I should look at what I have and try to put something together without spending alot or any money. So this is what I came up with. According to alot of scope and sequences the 7th grade year should pertain to general science. Well, in my documents on my computer I had about 10 saved lap books and unit studies that ran the spectrum of all kinds of science and to make it even better most of them are for 3rd - 8th grade. Perfect! Really looking forward to the next year.
Here is the list of topics I have decided for us to cover for our 7th grade science year through unit studies and lap books:


  • Human Body

  • Animal Life Cycles

  • Ecosystems

  • Exploring Light

  • Simple Machines

  • Volcanoes

  • Earthquakes

  • Thomas Edison

  • Weather

  • Will also continue with Nature Studies once a week through a new nature study book


2 comments:

goodnufranch said...

I wish I would have known you when I was homeschooling my kids! Your science for the year sounds really rounded to me. Grace should enjoy it.

Diane said...

goodnufranch,
That is a very sweet comment. Most days I feel like I am flying by the seat of my pants.
Blessings
Diane