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    I'm growing closer to just trying one of the free CK12 text books as a spine. RSO looked nice, but the samples didn't go over well. Story of Science was a big flop. Are there any guide lists for youtube videos out there? Or any sort of online middle school science, maybe something supplemental? I know Khan Academy has videos for science but they don't have any sort of grade level sorting. If I go with a textbook spine then I'll supplement with videos and experiments. I'd just at the least like to have some sort of outline on a progression of topics to cover.
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    Time 4 Learning has grade-level sorted programming. I rather like T4L, but my daughter found it too childish (in 4th grade). Well, the math, anyway. The rest was less cartoon-y.
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    We've used basic science workbooks with great success. We also used Uzinggo with two of our boys. One loved the program one tolerated it. It did a great job of covering topics however. If nothing else you could look at the scope and sequence for ideas.

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    Did you see ScienceGeeks awesome soup to nuts thread this last week?
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    In terms of supplemental websites for middle school age, we used Chem4kids, Physics4kids, and Biology4kids.

    For physics/physical science, in middle school we really liked using Hewlett's Conceptual Physics. Mathematically it only requires basic algebra and is, as the title states, very conceptual in nature--why and how things work/happen. If you're willing to use an older edition, you can find them all over on Amazon and Abebooks. There are also all kinds of supplemental material. As for labs, you can make some of the material or buy them relatively inexpensively from Home Science Tools.

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