Brand new philosophy, brand new books, brand new experiments, brand new worksheets! Sonlight’s popular hands-on Science A program is completely new and redesigned. Following our new science methodology Science A will prepare your children to become future scientists by training them to think scientifically. Beyond studying classic scientific topics, Sonlight Science A creates a learning environment in which students can gain the skills and practices used by scientists and engineers to answer questions, solve problems, and innovate and improve their own designed solutions.
From the Solar System to human body systems, Sonlight Science A nurtures children’s natural curiosity and provides daily opportunities to explore the world around them. They will use real scientific skills and practices as they explore our natural earth: from weather, geology, natural habitats and animal life to what makes us ill and why we eat. Science A includes a high-level introduction to light and sound waves and other STEM topics that will prepare students for a lifetime of scientific curiosity, learning and application.
In the new Science A, our classic model of learning by reading, discussing, and doing is combined with research-based science standards. This program now adheres to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)1.
In addition, Science A becomes more interconnected as brand new hands-on experiments now tie directly to the rest of the content. Each weekly experiment helps bring to life the scientific content read each week. Sonlight’s great books provide the context, while the experiments help students apply scientific practices and principles to the topics they read about each week. Each easy-to-complete experiment provides students with a topic-related question to explore. As they discover answers to the questions for themselves, they gain experience in solving problems independently. Do you know how plants drink? Or why we have seasons? Have fun watching for the many “aha!” moments this course will provide.
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.