Science

Homeschool Science Programs
The L family
Sonlighters from
Wynnewood, OK

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

Animals, plants and the way things move. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$143.00
Product Details
  • Title: Biology, Botany, and Physics
  • Age Range: 5-7
  • Grade Range: K-2
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Science B BS5

Science B

Animals, outer space and the way things move. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$205.88
Product Details
  • Title: Animals, Astronomy, and Physics
  • Age Range: 6-8
  • Grade Range: 1-3
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Science C CS5

Science C

Weather, geology and basic machines. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$194.90
Product Details
  • Title: Geology, Meteorology, and Mechanical Technology
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Grade Range: 2-4
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Science D DS5

Science D

The human body, categorizing plants and animals. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$250.72
Product Details
  • 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 outer space. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$235.80
Product Details
  • Title: Electricity, Magnetism, and Astronomy
  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Grade Range: 4-7
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Science F FSB5

Science F

The human body: anatomy, health and medicine. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$168.31
Product Details
  • 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

Earth science: geology, physics and the science of origins. Experiments and hands-on activities.
$196.93
Product Details
  • Title: Geology, Physics, and Origins
  • Age Range: 11-13
  • Grade Range: 6-8
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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

A course from Apologia Educational Ministries: learn to think scientifically. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$126.98
Product Details
  • Title: General Science
  • Age Range: 12-14
  • Grade Range: 7-9
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Science 150 Package 150-05

Science 150 Package

A course from Apologia Educational Ministries: earth science and basic physics. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$117.98
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  • Title: Physical Science
  • Age Range: 12-16
  • Grade Range: 7-11
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Science 350 Package 350-00

Science 350 Package

A high-school level lab science course from Apologia Educational Ministries. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$189.98
Product Details
  • Title: High School Chemistry
  • Age Range: 15-18
  • Grade Range: 10-12
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Science 450 Package 450-05

Science 450 Package

A high-school level course from Apologia Educational Ministries. Includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$107.98
Product Details
  • Title: High School Physics
  • Age Range: 16-18
  • Grade Range: 11,12
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Science 550 Package 550-00

Science 550 Package
2nd Edition

Lab course from Apologia preparing students for the AP* Biology test. Course includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$312.96
Product Details
  • Title: Advanced Biology
  • Age Range: 17-18
  • Grade Range: 11,12
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Science 551 551-00

Science 551

Lab course from Apologia preparing students for the AP* Chemistry test. Course includes experiments and a unique Sonlight schedule.
$189.00
Product Details
  • Title: Advanced Chemistry
  • Age Range: 17-18
  • Grade Range: 11,12
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Science Discussion Forum

This forum is for discussing the practical questions, issues and concerns you face as you implement — or consider implementing — the Science programs found in ALL levels of Sonlight Curriculum.