Monday, April 16, 2012

Christian Kids Explore Science-chemistry




Bright Ideas Press is a company that publishes curriculum that moms love.  They have promised to publish Christian oriented curriculum that fits into a busy life.  They also say their curriculum is easy to use with children of all ages and is affordable.  So far everything sounds great to me!  Raise your hand if you if you like affordable and easy to use with children of all ages, I'll raise both hands for that one.  As I was looking through the Bright Ideas Press website I found history, literature, geography, science and a couple of things that I'm not familiar with like wonder maps and illuminations. So I dug a little deeper and found out that illuminations is an all inclusive curriculum and wonder maps is a customizable collection of over 350 maps.  Both of these sound wonderful!

I was getting really excited about the Christian Kids Explore Chemistry now that I'd had time to explore different parts of the Bright Ideas Press website and I found this description of Christian Kids Explore Science:

“This user-friendly, unabashedly Christian science curriculum includes teaching lessons, gorgeous coloring pages, hands-on time, review sheets, and an awesome supplemental book list! ”

and specifically for chemistry they said the following:

Christian Kids Explore Chemistry, Grade Levels 4-8 contains units on the basics of chemistry, atoms and molecules, the nature of chemistry, states of matter,and organic chemistry.


Chemistry is $39.95 for the book and the resources CD is $9.95 

My Opinion

My kids love science and are always asking for more and more science.  We flew through Chemistry with ease and my kids really enjoyed it.  It did seem to be very simple and almost too easy for both of my kids, they are 4th and 6th graders.  They did learn some things they didn't know though and enjoyed the curriculum but were longing for more experiments.  We easily completed this curriculum in about a month and worked on it about 2-3 times per week, we did NOT follow the recommended time frame of 1 lesson per week because it was just too simple for my children.  We did enjoy that it was centered around God creating the universe and all the compounds and matter around us.  I also love that the lesson plans were well organized, this makes for one happy mommy in this home school!
I would recommend this curriculum for younger children or families that haven't completed a lot of science.

If you would like to see what other members of the TOS Crew have to say about Christian Kids Explore Science please click here.





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About Nichole Nordeman: Nichole Nordeman was born on January 3, 1972 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a Contemporary Christian r...