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Choosing the right science curriculum for your children can be the difference between them loving or really disliking science. There is no “one-size-fits-all” curriculum, so homeschool parents have to search and find the right fit for their children.
For our youngest, Nancy Larson Science was the right choice. Take a look at these 5 reasons we chose Nancy Larson Science and see if it might be a good fit for your young scientists.
One of the main things I look for in a science curriculum is a quality hands-on aspect. If you are a regular reader, you have heard again and again that science isn’t found in a text book. Science is all around us. It is hands-on. Nancy Larson Science has a hands-on activity for every lesson.
Students get to dig into the science everyday through exploration, experimentation, sketching, and recording results. Those hands-on experiences drive the lesson home.
How many times have you gotten ready to do a really cool science project with your kids only to find that you are missing some of the supplies necessary or just don’t know where to find something on the supply list? One of the biggest reasons parents do not do hands-on activities and experiments with their kids is that they do not have the right supplies.
Nancy Larson Science fixes that problem. The program comes with the student texts, teacher’s manual, related books, a CD full of resource materials, and a tool kit with nearly all the supplies you’ll need for the entire year of hands-on science! I love when the Nancy Larson box is delivered. I know that everything I need is inside!
3. Teaches study skills
4. Developmentally appropriate
Nancy Larson Science not only teaches reading and study skills that build as the year progresses. NLS teaches in a away that builds on developmental progress, well. Madon Dailey, the homeschool representative for Nancy Larson Science, put together is video that addresses this very well.
5. Open and go
Sunday nights can be long for a homeschool mom trying to prepare lessons for the week. The scripted teacher’s guide and all-inclusive nature of Nancy Larson Science makes it so easy. There is hardly any prep work at all! Just grab a few items from your supply box that are listed in the teacher’s guide and you are ready.
We’ve really enjoyed Nancy Larson Science. If you have any questions about the curriculum, I’d be more than happy to try and answer them for you!
To see more of our adventures with Nancy Larson Science, check out these posts.