Reason for Science
From the same people that brought you A Reason for Handwriting, this Christian-based science curriculum includes hands-on activities in every lesson. This curriculum was written for use in Christian Schools (the course refers to student teams of 3-5 students) or a home school environment (a parent and student can be the "student team"). This series could be good choice for use in a science co-op. This curriculum assumes the use of the Reason for Science Material Kits to conduct the experiments. The series focuses on 4 areas: Life Science, Earth Science, Energy & Matter, and Forces.
The student workbooks are colorful with the fun illustrations one has come to expect from the other "Reason for..." books. The lessons do not focus on presenting facts, but go directly to the experiment or activity. This is in keeping with the philosophy of the authors that elementary students learn by doing and understanding the concepts rather than memorizing a collection of facts. This series uses a multi-sensory approach where each lesson has a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic component. The Homeschool Set includes the Teacher Manual and the Student Workbook. The Teacher Guidebook includes a list of content standards that relate to each individual lesson from the National Science Education Standards. The Teacher Manual also includes additional information to present to the student, workbook answers and assessments with answers. Complete Sets include the Homeschool Set and the Materials Kit. ~ Jerry