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    Bookshark

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    Textbook-based K-8

    From the leaders who built the award-winning Sonlight® curriculum, BookShark offers a literature-based academic program that meets the needs of all homeschool families. BookShark’s comprehensive curriculum schedules an unrivaled selection of books and is filled with thought-provoking questions. All the preparation is done, enabling you to focus on teaching.

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    Building
Foundations of Scientific Understanding

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    Book
    (lesson plans plus teaching strategies)
    K-8

    BFSU provides a systematic, yet flexible, continuum of lessons, K-8, that integrate all major areas of science as they build understanding in logical, incremental steps. Throughout, hands-on lessons foster learning by observation, logical reasoning, and relating activities to real-world experience. Ongoing support is provided at no cost.

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    Global Village School

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    Online/Workbook-based/Textbook-based/Multisensory/CD-Rom/Literature-based/Book K-12

    GVS is an international, non-profit, K-12 distance learning school. We work closely with families to provide creative and progressive curricular options whether you want to enroll or use our curriculum on your own. Our K-8 guides are designed to be very flexible while our 9-12 offerings are more structured.

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    Homeschool Programming
Website

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    Textbook-based

    4-12 The award-winning KidCoder and TeenCoder computer science curriculum will teach your students how to create their own websites, videos games, and apps. They will learn popular programming skills in a fun, self-study, hands-on format. No teacher expertise required! Spark a passion for computer science with these elective courses.

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    Oak Meadow

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    Textbook-based/Multisensory/Literature-based/Book/Other

    PreK-12

    Learn organically with Oak Meadow! Their homeschooling curriculum for K-12 encourages creativity and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects. Child-centered and nature-based, families love their organic approach to personalized learning. Use independently or enroll in their distance learning school.

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    Online

    K-2

    Science4Us delivers a complete, interactive. multimedia curriculum that allows early elementary students to investigate, explore, experiment and most importantly learn to love science. Science4Us provides all the support a parent needs to confidently guide a thorough and engaging science lesson.

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    Actual Size Science
    Workbook-based
    PreK-6
    36 detailed blueprints with simple directions along with 36 complete lesson plans make it easy to create full-scale drawings

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    AIMS Science Activity Books

    Hands-On

    K-9 Easy to prepare and use, and most of the materials you need are readily available

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    Basic Astronomy Series

    Workbook/Book/Devices

    6-12

    Falling Apple Science Institute. Unique approach to observational astronomy in three books.

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    Be Naturally Curious
    Online/Workbook/Multisensory/Download
    K-5
    Science taught through stories, movement, printable games, experiments, and outdoor exploration - great for all types of K-5 learners

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    Biology Matters

    Textbook/Workbook

    9-10 Standard-style textbook with experiment suggestions and assessment tests

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    Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding

    Book

    K-8 Three volumes - - each covering 3 grade levels of inquiry-based science learning

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    Centripetal Press

    Textbook-based

    7-12 Science education materials for 7-12th grade and college undergraduate studies.

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    Chemistry for Everyone

    Book

    9-12 A helpful primer for high school or college chemistry

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    CK-12 Foundation
    Online, Textbook-based, Multisensory, Concept-based   
    6-12
    Free multi-modal, open source content (books, videos, simulations, etc) for math and science grades 6-12

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    Classic Science

    eBook

    3-12

    Classic Science provides a full-year science curriculum for ages 8-18. Try the first year, Life Science, for free!

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    CPO Science

    Textbook/Hands-On

    6-10 combination of curriculum resource guides and hands-on equipment

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    Daily Science

    Workbook

    1-8 Designed to supplement other science curricula by making sure all gaps in science ed are covered

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    Developing Critical Thinking Through Science

    Hands-On/Activity based

    1-8 No-cost, easy-to-use activities teach physical science and develop scientific thinking

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    EEME

    Online/Multisensory

    4-8

    EEME makes hands on projects paired with online curricula to teach 7-12 year old kids electronics

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    Elemental Science

    Classical

    K-7 Science curriculum with a classical bent

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    Experiences in Biology/Chemistry/Physics

    Hands-On Labs

    9-12 Labs designed for being able to be carried out at home

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    Food Fun Nutrition Cards

    Online/Game

    K-8 Easy, proven system for teaching the basics of nutrition and exercise. Each card a learning aid. 8 games included

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    Friendly Chemistry

    Online/Multisensory

    8-12 Finally, a chemistry curriculum written so that all may understand and be successful! Game-based learning with lots of labs. 

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    Growing Up Wild
    Multisensory
    PreK-2
    early childhood education program that invites children to explore wildlife and the world around them

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    HippoCampus Science Courses

    Online/Multimedia

    9-12 Completely free simulations that could supplement a textbook

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    Horrible Science
    Books
    2-6
    A "spin-off" of the Horrible Histories series that aims to tackle science subjects with irreverence and humor.

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    Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments

    Hands-On/Activity based

    9-12 How-to guide for setting up your own home chemistry lab and step-by-step instructions and how-to's

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    Inquiry in Action

    Book (free pdf)

    3-6 Inquiry based approach to chemistry and physical science

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    Kinetic Textbooks: Physics

    Online/Multimedia

    9-12 online multimedia textbooks with animations and simulations plus virtual labs

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    Lyrical Life Science/Lyrical Earth Science

    CD-Rom/Textbook/Workbook

    4-8 For those who remember what they sing; uses music and lyrics to teach scientific concepts

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    Middle School Chemistry
    PDF Download
    6-8
    Free resource of guided, inquiry-based lesson plans that covers basic chemistry concepts along with the process of scientific investigation

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    My Science Box

    Online/Hands-On

    K-12 free lessons, hands-on activities, assessments, and field trip ideas for science teachers

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    Mystery Science
    Online/Multisensory
    3-5
    free beta program for science consisting of videos, discussions, and hands-on activities

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    Nancy Larson Science

    Kits

    K-5 Each kit includes all resource materials, teacher's manual, and student materials

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    Noeo Homeschool Science

    Books/Kits/Teacher's Guide

    1-9 Engaging books and activities to make science approachable for parents and kids

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    Project Learning Tree
    Guides/Multisensory
    PreK-12
    environmental education curriculum available to schools and families

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    The Quirkles

    Books

    1-5 26 alphabet-series books that integrate science AND phonics in a fun and unique way

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    Rainforest Journey
    Online
    K-5
    Rainforest Journey is a theme-based e-learning program that uses vibrant media and text to teach life sciences to grades K-5.

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    Real Science-4-Kids

    Books/Online

    K-12 Choose between book bundles (text/manual/lab) and 11-week online courses

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    R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey

    Workbook-based/Textbook-Based/Multisensory/eBook version available

    1-8 Perfect for classical learning; integrates a story, lesson, and lab into each unit. From Pandia Press.

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    Sassafrass Science Adventures
    Novel/Activity-based
    K-6
    a living-books approach to science currently covering zoology, anatomy, and botany

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    Science for Every Kid Series

    Hands-On/Activity-based

    4-8 Each experiment includes a purpose, a list of needed materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and a scientific explanation of the results

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    Science for High School

    Multisensory/Research-based

    9-12

    Students are guided to seek out, experience and engage in scientific study through labs, quizzes and exams

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    Science Fusion

    Online/Textbook

    K-8 incorporates the latest scientific research into a user-friendly program that presents information through interactive worktexts and an online curriculum

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    Science Jim

    Online

    3-12 Science Jim is a science educator like no other.  Hands-on, humorous and fun. Bring science to life for your learner.

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    Science Logic
    Inquiry-based
    3-7
    an inquiry-based, hands-on science curriculum for middle level students. Each unit incorporates background information, literature, and long-term projects

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    Science Through Children's Literature

    Literature-based

    1-8 Integrated approach to science study

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    Science Detective

    Workbook

    3-6 Teaches standards-based science as it develops reading, writing, and critical thinking skills

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    Science Giants Books

    Books/Hands-On

    5-8 Explores biographies of great scientists combined with learning activities

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    Science in a Nutshell Kits

    Kits/Hands-On

    2-6 Kits for life, earth, and physical science for up to 3 students

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    Science Powerpoint

    Online

    5-10 Science lessons via interactivepowerpoint presentations

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    ScienceWerkz

    Interactive iBook

    5-8 ScienceWerkz iBooks are engaging and empowering, with an inquiry/research-based framework - "a 21st century response to a 21st century vision."

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    Sciencewise, Books 1-3

    eBooks/Hands-On/Workbook

    4-12 Designed for the classroom, but most activities will work fine in homeschools

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    SciTT Kits

    Multisensory, Kits

    K-6 Every kit comes individually wrapped with everything the student needs to perform the particular activity.

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    Small Wonders: Hands-On Science Activities for Young Children

    Hands-On/Activity-based

    K-3 correlations of science activities with creative movement activities

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    The Story of Science

    Classical

    6-12 three books of narrative style texts with teacher and student guides included

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    The Student Lab Report Handbook

    Book

    9-12

    concise guide to syntax, format, analysis, error reporting, graphs and charts for preparing premier lab reports

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    Supercharged Science

    Online/Hands-On

    K-12 combination of videos, live tele-classes, reading and exercises

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    Thinkwell Chemistry and Biology

    Online

    11-12 video lectures and practice exercises

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    Tops Learning Systems

    Hands-On

    3-12 numerous books on multiple topics; promotes itself as good for teaching different grade levels together

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    What Are Global Warming and Climate Change? Answers for Young Readers

    Book

    6-9 Critically praised overview of climate change science, policy and suggestions for how students can take action. Includes exercises, activities.

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