Sonlight Homeschool

Science Curriculum

Sonlight offers complete and easy-to-use hands-on science programs from kindergarten to college-level lab sciences.

Sonlight Science covers the full spectrum of science studies—from earth, space, life, health, physical, electrical, and technological science, to college-level lab sciences (chemistry, physics, biology and more). Your children will learn these subjects in greater depth as they circle back through each topic over the years.

Sonlight Science will inspire you and your children to love science!

Sonlight science lays a firm foundation of scientific understanding as it builds on, and fosters, your children's natural curiosity about how the world works. Delight your children with the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Sonlight Homeschool Science CurriculumSonlight Homeschool Science Curriculum
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Sonlight offers complete, hands-on science programs from Kindergarten through High School. 

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Add to your science program with a variety of materials, including Science Supplies Kits, Microscopes, Discover & Do, and more.

Homeschool Science Programs

Sonlight Science Programs

Sonlight marries the joy of reading with the excitement of hands-on experiments to bring you complete, high-interest science programs.

Each Sonlight Science program includes an Instructor's Guide, a collection of great books, and hands-on experiments.

Science K: Ecosystems, Meteorology, and Engineering DesignScience K: Ecosystems, Meteorology, and Engineering Design

Science K

Ecosystems, Meteorology, Physics, and Engineering Design

Animals, plants, weather, climate, forces and motion with STEM hands-on experiments.

Age Range: 5-6
Grade Range: K-1

Sonlight Homeschool Science A: Light and Sound Waves, Biological Features, Space Systems, and Engineering DesignSonlight Homeschool Science A: Light and Sound Waves, Biological Features, Space Systems, and Engineering Design

Science A

Light and Sound Waves, Biological Features, Space Systems, and Engineering Design

The natural Earth, human body, outer space, and animals. The scientific process with STEM hands-on experiments.

Age Range: 6-8
Grade Range: 1-3

Sonlight Homeschool Science B: Matter, Ecosystems, Earth Systems, and Engineering DesignSonlight Homeschool Science B: Matter, Ecosystems, Earth Systems, and Engineering Design

Science B

Matter, Ecosystems, Earth Systems, and Engineering Design

States of matter and elements, animals, plants, and the Earth. The scientific process with STEM hands-on experiments.

Age Range: 7-9
Grade Range: 2-4

Science Homeschool Science C: Forces and Interactions, Life Systems and Cycles, Weather & Climate, and Engineering DesignScience Homeschool Science C: Forces and Interactions, Life Systems and Cycles, Weather & Climate, and Engineering Design

Science C

Forces and Interactions, Life Systems and Cycles, Weather & Climate, and Engineering Design

Electricity, weather patterns, robots, and ecosystems. The scientific process with STEM hands-on experiments.

Age Range: 8-10
Grade Range: 3-5

Science Homeschool Science D: Energy, Waves, Biological Systems, Earth Systems, and Engineering DesignScience Homeschool Science D: Energy, Waves, Biological Systems, Earth Systems, and Engineering Design

Science D

Biology, Taxonomy, and Human Anatomy

The human body, categorizing plants and animals. Experiments and hands-on activities.

Age Range: 9-12
Grade Range: 4-7

Science Homeschool Science E: Physical Science, Energy in Ecosystems, Earth and Space, and Engineering DesignScience Homeschool Science E: Physical Science, Energy in Ecosystems, Earth and Space, and Engineering Design

Science E

Electricity, Magnetism, and Astronomy

Electricity, magnetism and outer space. Experiments and hands-on activities.

Age Range: 10-13
Grade Range: 5-8

Science F: Health, Medicine, and Human AnatomyScience F: Health, Medicine, and Human Anatomy

Science F

Health, Medicine, and Human Anatomy

The human body: anatomy, health and medicine. 

Age Range: 11-14
Grade Range: 6-9

Science G: Geology, Physics, and OriginsScience G: Geology, Physics, and Origins

Science G

Geology, Physics, and Origins

Earth science: geology, physics and the science of origins.

Age Range: 12-14
Grade Range: 7-9

Science H: Conservation, Robotics, and Technology (4-Day Only)Science H: Conservation, Robotics, and Technology (4-Day Only)

Science H-Technology

Conservation, Robotics, and Technology (4-Day Only)

Learn about some of today's hottest career markets. 

Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10

Science J: Physics, Electromagnetism, and WavesScience J: Physics, Electromagnetism, and Waves

Science J

Physics, Electromagnetism, and Waves

Bring the astonishing History of Science concepts into your home with the Science J Lab.

This is not a stand-alone product. It is designed to be used in conjunction with HBL J.

Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10

Upper Level Science Programs

Sonlight's upper level science programs are founded on the creation-based home school science books from Apologia Educational Ministries and Berean Builders.

Science H: General ScienceScience H: General Science

Science H

General Science

Learn to think scientifically. Includes experiments and materials.

Age Range: 12-14
Grade Range: 7-9

Science 150: Physical ScienceScience 150: Physical Science

Science 150

Physical Science

Earth science and basic physics. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.

Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10

Science 250: High School BiologyScience 250: High School Biology

Science 250

High School Biology

High-school level biology lab. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.

Age Range: 14-17
Grade Range: 9-11

Science 355: Berean ChemistryScience 355: Berean Chemistry

Science 355

Berean Chemistry

Learn the theoretical and mathematical basis of chemistry. Follows a sequence of learning similar to biology.

Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 10-12

Apologia High School ChemistryApologia High School Chemistry

Science 350

Apologia Chemistry

Learn the theoretical and mathematical basis of chemistry. Follows a sequence of learning similar to biology.

Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 10-12

Science 450: High School PhysicsScience 450: High School Physics

Science 450

High School Physics

High-school level physics course. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Science 550: Advanced BiologyScience 550: Advanced Biology

Science 550

Advanced Biology

Lab course from covering both the anatomy and physiology of the human body’s 11 organ systems. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Science 551: Advanced ChemistryScience 551: Advanced Chemistry

Science 551

Advanced Chemistry

Detailed descriptions of limiting-reagent stoichiometry, atomic and molecular orbitals, intermolecular forces, solutions, equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions, nuclear and organic chemistry. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.

Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11-12

Homeschool Science Materials

Looking for additional science materials? Shop supplemental science supplies and resources. 

Science Supplies KitsScience Supplies Kits

Science Supplies Kits

All the small and unusual items you'll need for the experiments in our science programs.

Included in your Sonlight Science program. 

Discover & Do: Science Experiment VideosDiscover & Do: Science Experiment Videos

Discover & Do

The ideal video supplement to the early levels of our science programs.

Included in Sonlight Science K-C. Additional levels coming soon!

Sonlight Science Activity SheetsSonlight Science Activity Sheets

Activity Sheets

Need an extra set of consumable activity sheets for your Sonlight Science program? Find them here. 

Homeschool Microscopes & Microscope SuppliesHomeschool Microscopes & Microscope Supplies

Microscopes

Sonlight offers a variety of microscopes to fit both your student's needs and your budget! Find the microscope and accessories you need to enhance your homeschool science explorations and study. 

Lyrical Life ScienceLyrical Life Science

Lyrical Life Science

The musically and lyrically rich sound recording and text sets found in these Lyrical Life Science programs use humor as well as challenges to help students learn about various science subjects.

Discover & Do: Science Experiment KitsDiscover & Do: Science Experiment Kits

Discover & Do: Science Experiment Kits

Kids can’t get enough science? Get a taste of Sonlight's complete Science programs with these accessible and fun Discover & Do Science Experiment Kits.

Additional Information

Sonlight's Science programs are built on an Instructor's Guide, a collection of great books, and hands-on experiments. Let's take a closer look at each. 

Science Instructor's Guides

Each Sonlight Science program is anchored by a customer-renowned Instructor's Guide. The Instructor's Guide (IG) provides structure and a complete schedule for the entire year: what books to read when; what experiments to do, videos to watch, and more. The IG also includes question prompts, explanations, hands-on activities (beyond the experiments), and additional notes to enhance the reading and reinforce what your students are learning. No need to create your own lesson plans as the IG clearly lays everything out!

Sonlight integrates a Christian perspective into our Instructor's Guides, so you and your children can look at the world through the lens of God's Word, the ultimate source of truth. We highlight God as Creator and Intelligent Designer. And we encourage your family to first seek to understand differing perspectives before critiquing them, so your children gain the ability to discern.

Each guide includes a list of what science supplies you will need, both for the present week and the week to come. (Need to save a milk carton for next week? Now you know!)

Instructor's Guides in levels K-J also include Activity Sheets filled with questions and simple activities, charts, illustrations, and pictures to help your children remember what they’ve learned. Teaching multiple students? You can purchase an extra set of Activity Sheets for each student (or if you plan to reuse the program with a younger student later on).

Click here to learn more about Instructor's Guides.

A Collection of Great Books

Each science program comes with gorgeously illustrated books that captivate students and entice them to read more. Your children will not only learn the facts of science but also gain a love of discovery and get to know key scientists. These books become valued references for years to come.

Hands-On Science Experiments

There is no better way to delight your kids with the wonder of science (and reinforce lessons!) than by experiencing it firsthand through hands-on activities and experiments. With Sonlight Science, your students will conduct simple, engaging, hands-on experiments and activities, all while reinforcing the concepts learned in your reading.

New in 2021, Sonlight Science levels K-C now include Discover & Do: Science Experiments. With Discover & Do, children will not just memorize the steps of the scientific process. Rather, they will conduct simple, engaging, hands-on experiments at home and actually use the scientific method to explore their world in an enjoyable and interactive way.

Each experiment ties directly to that week’s reading material for a more linear progression from reading to doing. Thanks to this new approach of Discover & Do: Science Experiments, your end-of-week experiments reinforce and apply the concepts studied in the days previous so you can plainly see your child’s developing mastery of particular science concepts.

Sonlight also adds extensive homeschool science kits that include key supplies, making the experiments easy-to-do. These are boxes of materials that you probably don't have lying around the house, plus the stuff that, even if you own it, you're not likely to find at a moment's notice: everything from marbles and powerful magnets to wire, thumbtacks, straws, mirrors, seeds, and paperclips. This includes consumable supplies and non-consumables.

Additionally, Sonlight Science level K includes the all new Discover & Do: Science Experiment Videos. These videos provide reinforcement of the concepts observed during the experiment and heard in the weekly reading passages. The highly entertaining videos reenact all of the experiments your students perform, providing review, additional factoids, and excitement to truly enhance your entire science experience. 

Some families watch the videos first, then perform the experiments. Some let their children watch, and experiment on their own.

And some families find they don't get time for every experiment with their children. These videos allow them to still watch the experiments. Stay tuned for new videos in additional levels!

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

The new, 2021 Sonlight Science levels K-C were designed to follow the classic Sonlight model of learning (reading, discussing, and doing) while also adhering to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These research-based, up-to-date science standards are simply good instructional practice. Dozens of scientists, esteemed scientific institutions, and science-based businesses have put their support behind these standards.1Now you have even more assurance that Sonlight Science provides an outstanding science education — at home.


1https://www.nextgenscience.org/voices-of-support NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

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