We are done with science!

We are done with science
We are done with science
We are done with science
And that is very cool!

(to the tune of “Blue’s Clues”)

So, this is what happened.

We signed up to be in this homeschool co-op back in May.  The younger boys did not have an option for their classes, as they were placed based on “grade levels”.  Garrett takes a unit study class (Paddle to the Sea), a science class, as well as art and gym.  Mikhail takes a unit study class (Little House), art, gym and choir.

Which means, Mikhail did not have a science.  So, I came up with one for him that we started over the summer.

And, of course, Garrett did the science with us, because we do all our subjects together. . .

Which makes me wonder why on earth I thought I needed to have a science course for Mikhail at all.  But there you have it.

So, since co-op started we’ve been doing TWO sciences, and I’ve been wanting to pull my hair out.  Yesterday, we finished Mikhail’s science!  And just so you know Garret received a 92% and Mikhail a 89%.

This is the spine we were using:

And here were the books we added on:

  • Sunshine Makes the Seasons
  • How a Seed Grows
  • Wiggling Worms at Work
  • Why Do Leaves Change Color?
  • How Do Apples Grow?
  • Corn Is Maize
  • Milk from Cow to Carton
  • Farming
  • Snakes are Hunters
  • What’s It Like to Be a Fish?
  • Big Tracks, Little Tracks
  • Animals in Winter
  • How Do Birds Find Their Way?
  • When I Lived With Bats
  • Stellaluna
  • Air Is All Around You
  • Feel the Wind
  • Clouds
  • What Will the Weather Be?
  • Down Comes the Rain
  • Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
  • Tornado Alert
  • Bugs are Insects
  • From Caterpillar to Butterfly
  • Caterpillar, Caterpillar
  • Ant Cities
  • Chirping Crickets
  • Honeybees
  • Fireflies in the Night
  • Look Out for Turtles!
  • Magic School Bus Spins a Web
  • Spinning Spiders
  • A Nest Full of Eggs
  • Where Do Chicks Come From?
  • Ducks Don’t Get Wet
  • Tale of a Tadpole
  • Why Frogs Are Wet
  • Uncover Frog

Now I can simply concentrate on Astronomy this year (the class that Garrett is taking at co-op).  (By the way, Patterns of Nature had a section on Astronomy, but I skipped it, and did more weather — for obvious reasons.)


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