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dntdoyle
09-23-2012, 02:16 PM
I am looking for a good curriculum for a ninth grade science for my daughter. She hates science! preferably an earth science or a biology course.

RubyRain
10-22-2012, 07:19 PM
My son is doing the Plato Earth Science that we got through the Homeschool Buyers Co-op. There are lectures, virtual experiments, and other linked videos with questions. We've tried some other things and he likes this best so far. He'll do Plato Physical Science when he's done with this one.

momto2Cs
10-28-2012, 03:04 PM
Have you looked at Oak Meadow? They have a lot of more open ended assignments that might work well for someone who dislikes science.

Batgirl
10-29-2012, 01:08 PM
I just heard of a high school biology textbook called The Dragonfly Book. Our co-op is using it. Here's the link: Introduction to the Dragonfly (http://www.millerandlevine.com/intro.html)

bcnlvr
10-29-2012, 01:38 PM
I second the Miller/Levine book (Dragonfly) as well as Campbell.

Also, there is a homeschooler who has put it all together and posted it to her blog. I may just use this myself when I get there.
HS Biology | Quarks and Quirks (http://quarksandquirks.wordpress.com/biology-hs-level/)

:)
bcn

yocumdeb
10-29-2012, 02:53 PM
I am looking for a good curriculum for a ninth grade science for my daughter. She hates science! preferably an earth science or a biology course.

I keep seeing an ad on this website for Bridget Ardoin High School Science.Have you taken a look at that? It looks interesting and different. I'd love to hear what anybody knows about it. I've got one that will be starting 9th grade classes sometime this winter so I need to find something as well.

Bodhisource
10-31-2012, 01:02 AM
I use Chemistry 101 Chemistry - Open Education Source (http://openeducationsource.weebly.com/chemistry.html) and my 8th / 9th grader is really enjoying it. She was so switched off science before we started this. It is a series of videos and includes printable worksheets. It is really well explained - I'm learning too. And it's free.

yocumdeb
11-07-2012, 09:03 PM
I use Chemistry 101 Chemistry - Open Education Source (http://openeducationsource.weebly.com/chemistry.html) and my 8th / 9th grader is really enjoying it. She was so switched off science before we started this. It is a series of videos and includes printable worksheets. It is really well explained - I'm learning too. And it's free.

I took a look at this and I am very intrigued! I also love that it's free.=) Does it include doing any experiments yourself or do you just watch them being done on the video? If you actually do them, how do you prepare ahead of time?

49cats
12-27-2012, 08:47 PM
I'm going to look into the Chemistry 101 Open Ed Source, as well. Thank you for sharing, Bodhisource.

We bought a year subscription to Adaptivecurriculum.com. We got the MS and HS science. The site is a collection of very high quality animations, activities, and virtual labs. They have multiple choice questions at the end of all the activities and also worksheets you can print out. My boys aren't doing the worksheets, but they do usually complete the online quizzes. They have really enjoyed the activities. We do other science as well, so I've let them explore the adaptive curriculum activities pretty much on their own. They are planning to have all MS and HS activities done by the time our year subscription is up. It's been a great introduction for them to areas we haven't covered much in. Some of the high school topics are pretty advanced for them, but I occasionally help them through the problems and just get them exposed to it. They are 8th and 6th grade this year.

Mack's Mom
12-29-2012, 02:01 PM
I use Chemistry 101 Chemistry - Open Education Source (http://openeducationsource.weebly.com/chemistry.html) and my 8th / 9th grader is really enjoying it. She was so switched off science before we started this. It is a series of videos and includes printable worksheets. It is really well explained - I'm learning too. And it's free.

Thank you thank you thank you!! I have been searching for something different to use for Chemistry, since OM isn't cutting it for my daughter. She is very visual and loves computer-based learning. We need to make a change and this looks awesome.