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    Anyone have experience with both of these? I am having a hard time deciding what to use next year for eighth grade. My daughter wants to study astronomy, but I also like the content of OM. Thinking maybe ES for eighth grade then switching to OM for high school.

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    It sounds like a plan. Eighth grade is the last year she gets to do “what she wants” as far as being consequence free, anyways.

    And ninth grade is a whole year away .
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    New question....I was liking the science units from TGTB, but with modifications to remove religious stuff and then I was going to add more to it with books, field trips, projects. Some are saying it isn't enough for grade 8. I also printed the free CK-12 textbook and workbook and was originally going to switch to that, but it seems to cover so much and it doesn't look as fun. I am so torn. What did you use for 8th grade science?

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    I wouldnt try “sanitizing” religious materials... its not just what they put in, but what they leave out.

    CK-12 does have free textbook stuff, it might be good as a spine which you supplement heavily.

    I would suggest looking for Astronomy courses, since that is what she wants to use. Astronomy and religious materials ? hahahahahaah not a chance!
    I know in addition to Pandia Press’s Astronomy level 2, there are other resources. HomeschoolScienceGeek may be a good resource for you to look at.
    https://homeschoolsciencegeek.wordpr...ory/astronomy/

    As far as “not being enough”, who are these critics? Youll know pretty soon into anything whether its too easy (and you need to supplement), or over her head.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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