Physics: Why Matter Matters (Basher Science)
If you prefer your science "outside the textbook" then you'll want to look at Elemental Science. Designed as a Classical science program "loosely based on the ideas for classical science education that are laid out in The Well-Trained Mind," this one may also appeal to Charlotte Mason home educators. The program itself provides a framework of science study while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of quality resource books including DK, Usborne, Kingfisher and Janice VanCleave
Although we have added several new science programs over the past two years, Elemental Science offers some very unique features and will likely appeal to both Classical and Charlotte Mason home educators. The main difference? The program basically provides a framework of study and lesson plans while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of excellent, high-interest resources including DK, Usborne, and Kingfisher
The Basher Science series has been a favorite since Periodic Table: Elements with Style. The series has grown and each book introduces a new set of characters to help us become familiar with different science topics. Each new term is represented by an animated character that might illustrate characteristics of that term, and has an Asian or Anime look to it. For example, the earth is represented by a gently smiling earth with a wedge lifted out to show the earth's layers, and the sun which is seen as a little person with a glowing sun-head. These books make science terminology accessible to younger children and the visuals help to cement the learning in such a fun and cute way. With Basher Science you get solid, detailed science information with funny, cute, and interesting characters.
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.