Science is one of the subjects I don’t typically use a curriculum for in the younger years. While this approach has been very hands on, it has lacked some of the structure and order you can benefit from by using a curriculum. The Pearson Homeschool Science Curriculum is one option for adding some structure to your homeschool science lessons.
Pearson Homeschool Science
Interactive science for 1st grade from Pearson Homeschool comes in an easy to use, consumable workbook style format for the student, with online access to the Teacher’s Edition eText for the parent.
The Teacher’s Edition eText includes the Student Edition Text. Besides just the Student Edition Text, the Teacher’s Edition eText is annotated with answers, and includes lesson plans in detail with the time needed for you to cover each lesson with your student(s).
The workbook has large print and large printing lines for young learners. One of the benefits of this format for young first graders who are newly writing is that the amount of writing required is minimal and plenty of space is given for them to accomplish that writing.
The pages are full of color and include clear, engaging images that your young student can relate to.
What is Covered
- What is a scientist? What do they do? What tools do they use?
- Living vs. Non-living
- Plants & their parts
- Animals & how they grow
- Rocks & Soil
- The Watercycle
If you are looking for a curriculum that is clearly laid out for you, Pearson Homeschool Science provides that. Every chapter is clearly laid out in a predictable sequence with definitions, reading, lessons and a fun Investigate It! hands on learning project at the end. What is very helpful is that each section is clearly defined and in small bite-sized chunks that the attention span of most young learners can manage with ease.
All the materials for the Investigate It! section are common household items that are fairly easy to gather together. If you were looking to simplify even more then you could easily choose not to do the Investigate It! portion at the end of each chapter and just stick to the reading and simple activities in each of the lessons.
Quick Practice Tip:
There are Vocabulary Smart Cards scattered throughout the book. I highly recommend laminating them for multiple and future uses. If you print two sets you can play matching games either just word-word or word-definition. This offers a fun game like manner in which to learn the science terms.
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