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This page focuses on the science resources you will find on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Its goal is to help you find resources by skill or topic. For a complete list of our courses (including science, health, and nutrition courses), please visit the Quick Links page. Please watch the Latest News page for updates on new science-related courses!

Advanced Chemistry: This advanced chemistry course covers all the basic topics of general chemistry. As an advanced course, it is suitable for grades 11-12 and would be best appreciated by a student who has already had a basic introduction to chemistry. This course includes approximately 25 hours of video instruction, supplemental readings, extensive practice exercises, and answer keys.

All About Animals: From jaguars to butterflies, introduce your children to a wide array of God’s creatures, where they live, what they eat, and what sets them apart from other animals. All About Animals includes colorful text, puzzle pages, fun facts, activities, and more.

Animal Science: In Animal Science with veterinarian and teacher Dr. Sonya Brouillette, we’ll study twenty-seven weekly lessons covering animal classification, digestive systems, reproduction, food animals, companion animals, human responsibility toward animals, and preventative care in domestic animals.

A World of Animals: From hamsters to hammerheads, A World of Animals takes elementary students on an engaging adventure through the world of animals. They’ll learn how these animals are classified, what they like to eat, whether or not they are endangered, and how to care for the animals that are possible pets.

Biology: Whether your children are taking biology because they can’t get enough science or because mom said they had to, Ruth Sundeen loves the challenge of making science fascinating, even for students who don’t consider themselves “science people.” This full-year biology course provides weekly lessons covering a wide range of topics including field study, animal kingdoms and classification, cellular reproduction, ecosystems, the Creation vs. evolution debate, and more. This course is taught from a Creationist worldview.

Botany: This sixteen-week botany course examines why we study plants and takes an in-depth look at plants, soil, leaves and stems, plant cells, gymnosperms, and more. In Botany with Julie Polanco, we’ll take a look at the amazing gifts our Creator has given us in the botanical world. Weekly lessons include printables, worksheets, and answer keys.

Bug Science with Rosemarie Pagano brings you fourteen weekly lessons that explore the mysteries and complexities of one of our most underappreciated creatures—the worm. Learn about how they move, how they breathe, how they eat, and the many ways they impact our world. Discover both the good and the dangerous types of worms, learn about vermicomposting, and unearth a world of fun science.

Charlotte Mason Preschool: Join Brittney Jordan for six four-week Charlotte Mason Preschool units that explore nature study themes and incorporate activities such as handicrafts, art, and living books to help you and your littlest ones enjoy purposeful play and fun time together.

Chemistry: All Things Matter Anna Crisostomo loves teaching middle school science and challenging her students to think and create! This twelve-week introduction to chemistry covers topics such as the physical and chemical properties of matter, the phases of matter, and more.

Chemistry Help: Matthew Poston includes thirty-six short instructional chemistry videos (between 5 and 15 minutes in length), printable worksheets, printable answer keys, and video explanations of the answer keys. It is designed to help expand on topics typically studied in high school chemistry such as scientific notation, mass and weight, conversions, significant digits, covalent compounds, ions, polyatomic ions, ionic compounds, energy, states of matter, specific heat, and latent heat. It is not designed to serve as a stand-alone class but rather an in-depth tutorial for extra help and practice in key areas of chemistry.

Creation, Nature, and You is a video-based supplement to an elementary science class. Students will take a closer look at seeds, soil, trees, fruit, and the wilderness in these eleven video specials.

Curious Science: From diamonds to quicksand, slime eels to fire ants, this 2-year (72-week) Curious Science series incorporates eighteen one-month unit studies that will intrigue, surprise, and fascinate students and parents alike. Designed for elementary grades, each unit includes language arts, math, science, art, Bible, and history for 3rd-4thgrade, as well as activities for both younger and older students as well.

Daily Discoveries: Yvonne Blake brings a series of Daily Discoveries unit studies that explore various environments such as the forest, the seashore, and ponds. Each environment is studied for four weeks, with each week containing reading material, vocabulary exercises, math, writing prompts, and an activity.

Dinosaurs and the Bible is a sixteen-week course presented by Patrick Nurre. It will try to solve some of the mysteries surrounding dinosaurs from a Creationist worldview and dispel some of the myths. What do believers in the Bible do with dinosaur fossils? Those who believe in the Bible have been ridiculed and misunderstood for over 250 years. This class will attempt to set the record straight.

Earth Science is a full-year course designed for students in grades 7-9. Each session consists of three different types of activities: video lessons to watch, notes for the student to fill out as he/she watches the video lesson, and a worksheet to complete that will help the student study for the quiz. Quizzes, as well as answer keys, are provided. The course will explore aspects of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

Experiencing Weather is a fun five-part series that helps students discover weather phenomena through picture books. These unit studies help kids learn about various weather phenomena including snowflakes, fog, rain, and wind through engaging stories and fun hands-on activities. They will also get an introduction to the geography and food of the British Isles, learn writing skills, learn about art, and much more.

Exploring God’s World with Kindergarten Science combines young children’s love of animals and nature with easy-to-follow short stories and tons of hands-on activities. From flowers to flies and cats to coal, enjoy ninety bite-sized lessons, conduct experiments, and have fun!

Exploring God’s World with Fifth Grade Science: This course is designed to teach fifth grade students about the incredible creativity and diversity evident throughout creation. Through weekly lessons, reading assignments, comprehension questions, and periodic activities, students will study and explore the world around them.

Exploring God’s World with First Grade Science is a 36-week introduction to science for first grade. It includes text, experiments, activities, extension activities, and links to further resources.

Exploring God’s World of Fourth Grade Science explores topics often taught in fourth grade including the scientific method, plants and animals, habitats and environments, the earth and solar system, and many other topics. This full-year course includes reading assignments, worksheets, quizzes, and optional labs for hands-on practice.

Everyday Astronomy: Starting with the sun and moving out from there, “Professor Light” shares 180 bite-sized Everyday Astronomy lessons that introduce students to the wonders of God’s universe. Activities such as observing the stars, creating tasty snacks, and more are included.

Friendly Anatomy: Thorough knowledge of a subject area begins with a solid foundation. Veteran educator and large-animal veterinarian, Dr. Joey Hajda, builds this foundation with you in a gentle, friendly manner. Bone by bone, structure by structure, learn the anatomy of the bovine skeletal system. This is the perfect resource for the aspiring veterinarian or animal health technician.

Friendly Chemistry comes in 12 lessons that provide text, video, practice pages, quizzes, and tests. Topics including an introduction to chemistry, atoms, electrons, ions, and quantum mechanics are discussed. Favorite labs of Joey Hajda’s Friendly Chemistry course are included! Have fun learning the basics of chemistry with Joey’s creative class.

General High School Biology: The first semester includes a special introduction to science, human biology, ecology, and zoology. In the second semester, students will learn about botany, microbiology, cell biology, genetics, and origins. This course includes approximately 25 hours of video instruction, supplemental readings, and answer keys. A Christian, creationist worldview informs the lessons where appropriate.

Geology: Patrick Nurre, owner of Northwest Treasures and a popular conference speaker, is offering audio/video slideshows and weekly worksheets to help you discover the amazing world that God has created. His geology course is broken down into two units. Unit 1 covering Rocks and Minerals offers sixteen weekly lessons explaining how to identify various types of rocks, the roles each type of rock plays in our world, and how geology points to a Creator. Unit 2 covering the Geology of Our National Parks offers sixteen weekly lessons. From glaciers to volcanoes, explore the vast wealth of geology found in the United States National Park System.

Having Fun with Kindergarten Science: Get ready to go on a journey of exploration with your kindergartener! Through twenty-two engaging lessons and hands-on activities and experiments, they will have a chance to learn what a scientist does as well as learn about the world around them, including living and non-living things, life cycles, plants and animals, human senses, the weather, water, seasons, light, shadow, temperature, colors, and more.

Introduction to Life Science: Don’t let the graphic nonfiction presentation style (comic book style) fool you! Introduction to Life Science is packed full of information, illustrations that help clarify the concepts and facts, detailed diagrams, glossaries, and more.

Introduction to Physical Science: Whimsical characters introduce serious science in a fun way! Explore electricity, force and motion, heat, light, magnetism, matter and how it changes, properties of matter, sound, and more with engaging units and hands-on activities in an Introduction to Physical Science.

Kinetic Connections: If you have a child who learns best with a hands-on approach, check out the science tips Edwina Moody shares in Kinetic Connections.

Lapbooking Through Science: From farm animals to penguins, these mini science-themed lapbooks will introduce your younger students to human anatomy, healthy eating, and a variety of animals. Each lapbook includes basic lapbooking templates along with other activities.

Life Science: This full-year high school course studies the basic topics of life science including the scientific method, molecules, organic and inorganic compounds, cell structure and function, cell division, plant and animal tissue, support and transportation systems in plants and animals, biospheres and ecosystems, biodiversity, and classification.

Marine Biology introduces students to the diverse and incredible world of marine life through videos, slideshows, research projects, online resources, and downloadable materials. From the very small to the very large, students meet creatures that boggle the mind and defy imagination.

Nature Outdoors:  Erin Dean brings you fourteen monthly units exploring twenty-two different parts of nature, from traveling seeds to coyotes, rainbows to winter weather. Plenty of hands-on activities are provided.

Physics (Introduction): Middle School. “Science Jim” Mueller’s educational and entertaining Physics class is designed especially for homeschoolers. This eighteen-week course provides an introduction to gravity, friction, velocity, acceleration, Newton’s laws, electricity, magnetism, and more, while having more fun than you ever thought possible.

Science All Around Us: This fun series of stand-alone units is meant to enrich your early elementary science classes. Units explore the world of plants and animals through topics such as the food chain, migration, hibernation, dormancy, camouflage, metamorphosis, pollination, and ecosystems. Lessons are brightly colored and include both hands-on and written activities.

Science Experiments with Jason Lindsey: Jason is an award-winning science educator who loves to get kids hooked on science! Dive into more than 100 science experiments that demonstrate what you can do with basic household items in fun and easy experiments that will spark a love of science in your children.

Science Experiments with World Book is a fun way to get hands-on experience with science. Each science experiment includes the steps and instructions needed to complete it. Selected experiments also include video.

Scientific Method: Six weekly lessons introduce the scientific method and demonstrate how it is used in both science and everyday life. Fun videos, experiments, and resources are also included.

Scientists A-Z is a fun look at science through the lens of history. Each short lesson is followed by comprehension questions, activities, and additional resources that provide options for going deeper.

Small World Sensory Science: One of the ways preschoolers learn is by touching, feeling, doing, and exploring. That is what Small World Sensory Science is designed to help them do. Through twelve lessons, they will explore the farm, the pond, the ocean, wind, construction, and much more. Because sensory activities can sometimes be messy, there is a lesson on helping to keep things tidy, too!

Tinkers Club: Dr. Ed Sobey has eight Tinkers Club inventing challenges for your curious students. Put your curiosity to work and come along as you take things apart and put them back together again in unique and unexpected ways.

Wonderful World of Bugs is divided into four units that explore why we should study bugs, what exactly is a bug, the lifecycles of butterflies and moths, and the practice of nature journaling. It includes hands-on assignments and also written assignments for families who choose not to bring nature indoors!

Wondrous Weather explores the science of weather conditions, the tools of meteorologists, methods of weather observation, and methods of weather forecasting. The class includes hands-on experiments, printable worksheets, and projects.