Answers in Genesis has published their own
science curriculum for use in the grammar stage (grades 1-6)! Now
classical educators have a solid spine text to teach from in science,
to ground their living books and nature study, just as they use the
Guerber histories as a spine to teach from in history, to ground their
living books study!
Grade 1: Living books study outlined at CCH
I do believe The World of Plants, the first book in the new series, is
a tad too much for most first graders who are just learning to read and
write. The living books study outlined at CCH for first graders is
designed to encourage and support their reading and writing practice,
as well as introduce them to the concepts basic to science and nature
study which are often ignored or taken for granted in most science
Grade 5: God’s Design for Heaven and Earth (3 book set)
To be completed in the order of Our Planet Earth, Our Weather and Water, and Our Universe
104 lessons; study three lessons per week (approximately) in conjunction with living books and nature study
Grade 6: God’s Design for Chemistry (2 book set) and God’s Design for the Physical World (3 book set)
To be completed in the order of Properties of Matter, Properties of
Atoms and Molecules (Chemistry set), then Heat and Energy, Machines and
Motion, Inventions and Technology (Physical World set)
174 lessons; study one lesson per day in conjunction with living books and nature study
Moreover, these texts work particularly well to do an all ages together
science study, as long as the children are all in the grammar stage.
Just begin with the first book and work your way through at your own
pace until you have completed the last book. They are too basic to use for
dialectic and rhetoric stage students.
The dialectic stage (grades 7-9) recommended science: Rainbow Science, creation science, and the origins science debate.
An alternate course of study for the 6th grade year would be a living
books history of science study, forgoing the chemistry and physics
study from the God’s Design series, since Rainbow Science more than
adequately covers chemistry and physics (as well as an overview of
biology) in its one year course.