My boys and I are enjoying the hands on learning. (ages 9, 8, 3) They are understanding the concepts, having fun discovering, and remembering things. I love how they introduced the study of matter and energy connected to the creator of matter and source of energy, God.
However, I do not recommend this book if you are not prepared to do lots of simple experiments.
My boys are enjoying this. It is very easy to understand and they love all the hands on activities. Yes it is religious based for those who are looking for that, but it is easily taken out for those who do not. It is a bit too easy for my 12 year old, but he does enjoy the activities. I would also highly recommend the notebook that goes with. It makes it simple and organized for note taking and helps guide what to take notes on.