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5 Stars Out Of 5
Pretty good book
September 19, 2014
I've been happy with this book. I bought it to provide a general science background for my 3rd grade daughter. I preview the material and teach some basic concepts from the lesson, and then either we read the lesson together or she reads on her own and completes the exercises. The exercises are pretty well written and do test her knowledge of the material and make her think on a deeper level. Overall, I am very pleased with the book. I don't think it's enough as a stand alone curriculum, and we also read books from the library that go into topics into greater depth and do narrations on these topics. But these are good worksheets for her to do on her own and get a general education in scientific concepts.
I didn't like how they defined a theory as a hypothesis that has been proven correct many times. A theory us typically the result of many experiments that have many hypotheses that support a more detailed explanation of what is going on. Although it has some good features, there are better text books out there.
I have been searching for the perfect homeschool curriculum for the last couple of years. This one is workbook based. My son loves it and does not mind doing the writing involved. I think however if you as a parent enjoy teaching and digging deeper this curriculum allows the freedom to do that. If you are the type of parent that uses alot of self teaching type methods I can see how it would not be enough alone. My son was having problems with repetition and going over the same thing several times was very hard to keep him focus. I like this because used with other things it gives you the freedom to focus on problem areas.