Science

Hands-on Homeschool Science

Expect an exceptional science education

Sonlight Science covers the full spectrum of science studies, such as earth, space, life, health, physical, and technological science.

Your children will learn these subjects in greater depth as they circle back through each topic over the years.

Sonlight students interact with more scientific subjects and more material – more often – before middle school than many students cover once before high school.

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A medley of books and experiments

Each Sonlight Science program, from A–G, includes an Instructor's Guide, a collection of great books, and hands-on experiments. Let's look at each.

Science Instructor's Guides

The Science Instructor's Guides include the complete schedule for the year: what books to read when, what experiments to do and movies to watch. The Guides also include notes to enhance the reading.

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!)

Guides A-G also include activity sheets, filled with questions and simple activities to help reinforce each day's learning.

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A collection of great books

As in our History programs, each of the Science programs include some longer books that students read for many weeks.

Unlike in our History programs, the additional, shorter books do not reinforce the same subject, but offer fascinating information on other topics.

For example, Science B includes four longer books: one on the human body, one on outer space, one on animals (one of my favorites, World of Animals, filled with incredible photography), and one on how things work (this, too, is outstanding: how to make a guitar, ballet shoes, Legos, and so on, all with beautiful photographs).

Added to that are four shorter books: one on illness, one on food, one on nocturnal animals, and one on waterworks, a look at the water that comes out of the tap: where it comes from, and where it goes.

This is the pattern for all our Science programs. I like this approach because it allows the student to learn about a wide range of topics, from immediate (tap water!) to beyond-comprehension remote (the universe).

In addition, each Sonlight program from A-F includes one scientist biography. In B, students read a brief, illustrated biography of Louis Pasteur. Other years include Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, and, in F, a collection of short biographies about people who made important advances in medicine.

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Hands-on experiments

In each program, I chose the best book of experiments I could find. Informative, interesting, illustrated. In B, this book is Science Activities, Volume 1, with homeschool science experiments on water, magnets, and light and mirrors.

Sonlight adds extensive homeschool science kits to the book of experiments. 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 put your hands on at a moment's notice: everything from marbles and powerful magnets to wire, thumbtacks, straws, mirrors, seeds, and paperclips.

(Previous customers! New for 2016: no need to buy a Non-Consumable kit. All the Non-Consumable supplies have been incorporated into all the programs' science supply kits.)

In addition, all homeschool science curriculum programs A-E include a Discover & Do DVD with every one of the experiments performed by an enthusiastic instructor.

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

And some families belong to HENSE (Home-Educators Neglecting Science Experiments), and find that they don't always get to experiments with their children. This DVD allows them to still watch the experiments.

Sonlight Science Programs

Science A AS5

Science A
Biology, Botany, and Physics

Animals, plants and the way things move. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$147.00
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Title: Biology, Botany, and Physics
Age Range: 5-7
Grade Range: K-2
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Science B BS5

Science B
Animals, Astronomy, and Physics

Animals, outer space and the way things move. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$210.88
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Title: Animals, Astronomy, and Physics
Age Range: 6-8
Grade Range: 1-3
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Science C CS5

Science C
Geology, Meteorology, and Mechanical Technology

Weather, geology and basic machines. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$199.90
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Title: Geology, Meteorology, and Mechanical Technology
Age Range: 7-9
Grade Range: 2-4
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Science D DS5

Science D
Biology, Taxonomy, and Human Anatomy

The human body, categorizing plants and animals. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$255.76
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Title: Biology, Taxonomy, and Human Anatomy
Age Range: 8-11
Grade Range: 3-5
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Science E ES5

Science E
Electricity, Magnetism, and Astronomy

Electricity, magnetism and outer space. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$227.81
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Title: Electricity, Magnetism, and Astronomy
Age Range: 9-12
Grade Range: 4-7
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Science F FSB5

Science F
Health, Medicine, and Human Anatomy (for Boys)

The human body: anatomy, health and medicine. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$170.81
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Title: Health, Medicine, and Human Anatomy (for Boys)
Age Range: 10-13
Grade Range: 5-8
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Science G GS5

Science G
Geology, Physics, and Origins

Earth science: geology, physics and the science of origins. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$204.93
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Title: Geology, Physics, and Origins
Age Range: 11-13
Grade Range: 6-8
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Science H - Technology HS00

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

Learn about some of today’s hottest career markets.
$259.67
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Title: Conservation, Robotics & Technology
Age Range: 12-14
Grade Range: 7-9
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Science J JSP

Science J
Physics, Electromagnetism, & Waves

Bring the astonishing History of Science concepts into your home with the Science J Lab.
$146.98
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Title: Physics, Electromagnetism, & Waves
Age Range: 13-15
Grade Range: 8-10
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Upper level science courses

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

Science H Package HS0B

Science H Package
General Science

A course from Apologia Educational Ministries: learn to think scientifically. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$129.98
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Title: General Science
Age Range: 12-14
Grade Range: 7-9
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Science 150 Package 150-05

Science 150 Package
Physical Science

A course from Apologia Educational Ministries: earth science and basic physics. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$120.98
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Title: Physical Science
Age Range: 12-16
Grade Range: 7-11
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Science 250 Package 250-05

Science 250 Package
High School Biology

A high-school level biology lab science course from Apologia Educational Ministries. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$503.97
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Title: High School Biology
Age Range: 14-18
Grade Range: 9-12
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Science 355 Package 355-00

Science 355 Package
Berean Chemistry Package

Learn the theoretical and mathematical basis of chemistry that follows a sequence of learning similar to biology.
$173.98
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Title: High School Chemistry
Age Range: 15-18
Grade Range: 10-12
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Science 450 Package 450-05

Science 450 Package
High School Physics

A high-school level course from Apologia Educational Ministries. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$108.98
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Title: High School Physics
Age Range: 16-18
Grade Range: 11,12
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Science 550 Package 550-00

Science 550 Package
Advanced Biology (2nd Edition)

Lab course from Apologia preparing students for the AP* Biology test. Course includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$327.96
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Title: Advanced Biology
Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11,12
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Science 551 551-00

Science 551
Advanced Chemistry

Lab course from Apologia preparing students for the AP* Chemistry test. Course includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$194.00
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Title: Advanced Chemistry
Age Range: 17-18
Grade Range: 11,12
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