What is Elemental Science?

Elementary Years (6 – 10 years old)
Are you looking for a homeschool science program to use with 6- to 10-year-old students in 1st through 5th grades? Here is what we recommend.

The Classic Series (Grammar Stage programs) – The straightforward, easy to use plans and customized student workbooks of our classic series deliver the tools you need to teach homeschool science. Each of these programs explores one discipline of science for a full year through the use of weekly scientific demonstrations, readings from visually appealing children’s encyclopedias, and notebooking with customized student workbooks. This option will provide you with a full year of plans for homeschool science.

Sassafras Science (aka The Living Books Series) – The Sassafras twins are zipping into homes around the world to deliver a living books education in the sciences. Read the novel alone or add in the activity guide and logbook for a complete homeschool science curriculum. This option will deliver a semester of adventure-filled homeschool science.

Science Lapbooks (ebooks only) – These lapbooks save you time by providing the tools you need to introduce the key facts of an area of science through an exciting, hands-on approach. The easy-to-use plans and attractive lapbook templates will help you to create a fantastic learning opportunity with minimal effort! This option will allow you to pick and choose what your students will study throughout the year.

Middle Years (10 – 14 years old)
Are you looking for a homeschool science program to use with 10- to 13-year-old students in 5th through 8th grades? Here is what we recommend.

The Classic Series (Logic Stage programs) — The straightforward, easy to use plans and customized student workbooks of our classic series deliver the tools you need to teach homeschool science. Each of these programs explores one discipline of science for a full year through the use of weekly experiments, readings from visually appealing children’s encyclopedias, vocabulary, sketches and so much more. This option will foster independence in your middles school student while providing you with a full year of plans for homeschool science.

Sassafras Science (aka The Living Books Series) – The Sassafras twins are zipping into homes around the world to deliver a living books education in the sciences. Read the novel alone or add in the activity guide and logbook for a complete homeschool science curriculum. This option will deliver a semester of adventure-filled homeschool science. The Sassafras Science series is appropriate to use through 6th grade, but after that, you will need to add in a bit more for your students.

High School Science (14 – 18 years old)
Are you looking for a homeschool science program to use with a 14- to 18-year-old students in 9th through 12th grades? Here is what we recommend.

The High School Series — The Classic Series offers guides for high school students! These programs use a standard high school text and incorporate digital labs provided by Late Nite Labs.

Multiple Ages (Ranging from 5-13 years old)
Are you looking for a homeschool science program to use with multiple ages/grades?

If your students are close in age and you are wanting to keep them all in the same program, we recommend…

Sassafras Science (aka The Living Books Series) – The Sassafras twins are zipping into homes around the world to deliver a living books education in the sciences. Read the novel alone or add in the activity guide and logbook for a complete homeschool science curriculum. This series is designed specifically for use with multiple ages, so you can pick and choose the appropriate assignments for each of your students.

Science Lapbooks (ebooks only) These lapbooks save you time by providing the tools you need to introduce the key facts of an area of science through an exciting, hands-on approach. The easy-to-use plans and attractive lapbook templates will help you to create a fantastic learning opportunity with minimal effort! This option will allow you to pick and choose what your students will study throughout the year.

If you don’t mind using multiple programs or if you have an age gap of 3 or more years between your students, we recommend…

Classic series – You can do this by placing your older student in one of the logic stage programs, while the younger students use the corresponding grammar stage books. For instance, if you have a first, second, and fifth grader, your older student could work through Biology for the Logic Stage with some independence, while you lead the younger two through Biology for the Grammar Stage. The topics won’t line up perfectly, but there are suggestions in the front of each of our logic stage guides for lining the two programs up.

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