Science Shepherd

Introductory Science

The Science Shepherd "Introductory Science" curriculum is a complete, video-based science curriculum for students in grades 1-6; the "Level A" curriculum is for ages 6-8/grades 1-3 and "Level B" is for ages 9-11/grades 4-6. Both levels cover the same content; however, Level B contains additional exercises and assignments. Topics covered include creation, geology, biology, astronomy, oceanography, meteorology and more!

This video course includes a set of DVDs that contain daily 2-5 minute video lessons (including activities), which can be viewed on your own time schedule. The course is divided into 35 weeks, but can be easily adjusted to fit your schedule.

Workbooks and answer keys for each level are sold-separately.

Life Science: Jr High/Middle School

Developed by a physician and homeschool dad, Science Shepherd Homeschool Life Science curriculum is a robust yet easy-to-learn life science-based program for middle school / junior high. Life Science can also be used as an introductory science course for high school students who have not received a lot of science exposure. Science Shepherd's Life Science textbook was written to equip students with foundational life science principles, while remaining true to Biblical Creation.

This textbook reviews cells, DNA, classification, human anatomy & physiology, evolution & creation, earth studies, and more. Chapters are written for students to work through independently, with full-color pictures and graphics integrated throughout; each chapter ends with study questions to help students review and master the content.

The "Answer Key & Parent Companion for Life Science" includes study question and test answers, plus chapter summaries with teaching points. A helpful way to guide parents through the curriculum without needing a science background! Includes extra questions that can be asked to help ensure topic comprehension as well as a 36-week reading and lab schedule.

The Science Shepherd Test Booklet includes 9 tests that comprehensively review material from the textbook.

Middle School / Grades 6-8.

This kit includes:

  • Textbook; 300+ pages, hardcover.

  • Answer Key and Parent Companion 100+ pages.
  • Test Booklet

Physical Science

Chemistry: Grades 7 - 10

Science Shepherd's Fundamentals of Chemistry curriculum was developed for homeschoolers who wish to teach lab science courses with confidence! Designed for independent students, the step-by-step instruction allows for this full-year chemistry lab science course to be completed by middle schoolers and 9th and 10th graders to prepare them for advanced science study in high school. Nineteen chapters cover standard chemistry topics, including data collection and standardization, atoms, elements, bonding, organic chemistry, and more. Students will also learn how the observations of chemistry support biblical creation. The textbook, assessment materials, and parent resources are included in the 3-volume set. Here is a parent-friendly course that allows parents to be involved without needing to be experts in chemistry. Scripture is taken from the NIV, ESV, and KJV.  Grades 7 – 10.

The Fundamentals of Chemistry Student Textbook includes high quality, full-color photos and graphics.  Chapters begin with a preview of the chapter’s concepts, explained in easy- to-understand text. Study questions are given at the end of each chapter, and students are instructed when to take tests. About 280 pages, hardcover.

The Test Booklet provides 5 tests that feature both short answer and essay questions, as well as true/false questions. Not reproducible. 20 pages, softcover.

The Answer Key & Parent Companion includes line-listed answers for the study questions and tests. It also provides chapter lesson plans, a chapter preview with a discussion outline, additional topic questions with the correct answer in bold, and bullet-point lesson notes for each section. 80 pages, softcover.

This kit includes:

  • Student Textbook
  • Test Booklet
  • Answer Key & Parent Companion

Biology: High School

Science Shepherd's Biology 3rd Edition, Revised curriculum was developed for homeschoolers who wish to teach lab science courses through high school with confidence! Designed for independent students, the step-by-step instruction allows for high school Biology to be completed without parental expertise. Thirty-four chapters cover standard biology topics, including biochemistry, cells, DNA/RNA, genes and heredity, evolution, kingdoms, human anatomy and physiology, and ecology. This set includes the textbook, assessment materials, and parent resources.  Also available separately are the Lab Manual and Lab DVD for 19 labs, including dissections. This parent-friendly course allows parents to be involved without needing to be experts in biology. Scripture is taken from the NIV, ESV, and KJV.  Grades 9-12.

The Biology Student Textbook Third Edition, Revised includes high quality, full-color photos and graphics.  Chapters begin with a preview of the chapter’s concepts, explained in easy- to-understand text. Study questions are given at the end of each chapter, and students are instructed when to take tests in the Test Booklet. The Third Edition, Revised edition contains updates to almost all graphics and incorporates minimal text adjustments to the original Third Edition materials, with which it is compatible. 762 pages, softcover.

The Test Booklet provides 15 tests that feature both short answer and essay questions, as well as true/false questions. Not reproducible. 48 pages, softcover.

The Answer Key & Parent Companion includes line-listed answers for the study questions and tests. It also provides chapter lesson plans, a chapter preview with a discussion outline, additional topic questions with the correct answer in bold, and bullet-point lesson notes for each section. 241 pages, softcover.

This kit includes:

  • Student Textbook
  • Test Booklet
  • Answer Key & Parent Companion

New! Astronomy

Your whole family can set off on an adventure through God’s universe with Science Shepherd’s video-based Astronomy: God’s Universe homeschool curriculum! With two levels that cover upper elementary through grade 9, students learn about the solar system and planets before venturing deeper into space to explore the stars, galaxies, nebula and other astronomical wonders that God has created. Along the way, a special focus is given to discussing the merits of the big bang and creation origin models to clearly show that, scientifically, the big bang model fails while the creation model is consistent with astronomical observations.  Using a 36-week schedule, Level A is perfect for ages 10 – 13 with 66 lessons (that’s over 7 video hours) of age-appropriate content. Level B is suitable for ages 12 and up, with over 95 lessons (11+ video hours), covering the same material, and including more complex content, such as discussions about antimatter, dark matter, solar matter, binary stars, energy, relativity, and more. Curriculum workbooks for both levels and workbook answer keys are sold separately. 5 DVDs. Grades 5 – 9.