Three Young Earth Science Curriculums
Ever wondered if there's a science curriculum out there that matches your own scientific beliefs? Many Christian homeschooling parents are seeking to avoid long earth science curriculum's and are asking for curricula that agrees with their biblical worldview. I took a quick look at the following programs which are popular among Australian Christian homeschooling parents.
Berean Builders Science Series
Cathy Duffy does a review of the Berean Builders Science series by Dr. Jay Wile. In it, Duffy says Wile is known as the original author for most of Apologia's content for upper grade levels.
Most lessons have a practical, hands-on component, and kids can get their hands dirty while learning their science in the meantime. The cost of the science lessons is minimal as lessons mostly use ordinary household items.
The Berean course proceeds chronologically, starting with Creation and then works its way through history as it makes science discoveries on a timeline. Read more here.
Answers in Genesis
According to the AIG website, the AIG science curriculum is 'Bible-based and Creator-centered'. The course, designed especially for homeschoolers, actively affirms 'the truth of creation and the insufficiencies of the idea of evolution'.
God's Design Science 4th edition is printed in full and exciting colours (so characteristic of Creation Science's brilliant graphic designs). They get kids doing hands-on science experiments. You can get samples of the AIG science curriculum here and a review of the curriculum in more detail here.
My Father's World
My Father's World is a curriculum that claims to integrate Charlotte Mason learning techniques with classical education, biblical knowledge, and a global focus. Looking at different reviews, it seems many parents like the flexibility and easy to follow nature of this course. Yet, many feel the work needs to be supplemented by library books or other sources. There are many reviews from parents who've been through their curriculum here.
The curriculum you pick is up to you, but if you would like other recommendations, head to one of your homeschooling groups (Facebook is a great place for this) and ask other parents what they've used. Happy homeschooling!