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    Has anyone used Noeo? Noeo Homeschool Science Curriculum It isn't secular, but that doesn't bother me. I can easily remove anything religious. My question is if anyone has used it, and what they thought of it. I'm considering buying Biology I for my six year old. The expense makes me want to get a few opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvesandgiants View Post
    Has anyone used Noeo? Noeo Homeschool Science Curriculum It isn't secular, but that doesn't bother me. I can easily remove anything religious. My question is if anyone has used it, and what they thought of it. I'm considering buying Biology I for my six year old. The expense makes me want to get a few opinions.
    I personally never assume that's true with science. History, maybe. English, maybe. Math, sure. Science... nope. If it's in there, I assume it's Gorilla glued down.
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    Just about every review I've read about Noeo is that it is BORING, and secularized or not, that is always an immediate turnoff for me.
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    PS I wouldn't buy a science curriculum for a six year old at all. There's simply no real need. Check out library books and go do kitchen chemistry or something similar. Not that you asked.
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    I am using Noeo biology with my 6 year old son this year. We did not find it boring, just not enough. I liked all of the books that came with it and I can see myself continuing to use them.

    My criticisms would be that there is not enough hands on and for a boy that begs to do science every day, it has only lasted us half a year. The weather kit was cute and he enjoyed using it (and still checks at least the thermometer every day) and at least everything is included with the experiments so you don't have to go looking for anything.

    My older son is also doing Noeo biology and it is fine, but he really needed to be on level three and they did not release it on time. I will be finishing with both of them next month and then the younger will do REAL Science Odyssey biology level on and the older will do level 2.

    If you want to do only one or two days of science a week, then Noeo would be fine.

    Did any of that make sense or help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpippin View Post
    PS I wouldn't buy a science curriculum for a six year old at all. There's simply no real need. Check out library books and go do kitchen chemistry or something similar. Not that you asked.
    I know a lot of people who feel as you do, but that just isn't my children's learning style. By K, my kids need a fairly rigorous curriculum. They are much more advanced than I was at that age, for sure! I remember doing a lot of cut and paste in K, and finding it difficult!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlapoderosa View Post
    I am using Noeo biology with my 6 year old son this year. We did not find it boring, just not enough. I liked all of the books that came with it and I can see myself continuing to use them.

    My criticisms would be that there is not enough hands on and for a boy that begs to do science every day, it has only lasted us half a year. The weather kit was cute and he enjoyed using it (and still checks at least the thermometer every day) and at least everything is included with the experiments so you don't have to go looking for anything.

    My older son is also doing Noeo biology and it is fine, but he really needed to be on level three and they did not release it on time. I will be finishing with both of them next month and then the younger will do REAL Science Odyssey biology level on and the older will do level 2.

    If you want to do only one or two days of science a week, then Noeo would be fine.

    Did any of that make sense or help?
    Thank you! This was exactly what I needed! I think I'll go ahead an get Biology I, and then supplement with other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    I personally never assume that's true with science. History, maybe. English, maybe. Math, sure. Science... nope. If it's in there, I assume it's Gorilla glued down.
    Noeo isn't supposed to be overly religious, and I've had 15 years of practice sanitizing our science curriculum.
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