How to be Scientist
I have long recommended DK's 101 Great Science Experiments as an alternative to a full science curriculum at the younger grades full of experiments presented topically. This newer book by DK, How to be a Scientist, is another I would add to that recommendation. You could use this book as your guide for doing hands-on science with younger children, and it adds background information along with experiments. This book is divided into 6 sections of science natural world, human body, chemistry, earth, physics, and space. Within each section you'll find photos and illustrations with explanations that are bite-size and age-appropriate. Activities are suggested that can be done using items that are readily available. Children will learn about the world around them as a gentle introduction to science and meet some of the people responsible for the things we see in science today Andreas Vesalius, Charles Darwin, and Galileo are just a few. 143 pgs, hc. ~ Donna
Less than a whole curriculum, but with a mix of instructional information and activities. Items here tend to cover a range of grades all areas in science.