Recommended for Grade 1. This comprehensive Pack contains everything needed for a full year (36 weeks) of lessons in Life, Earth and Physical sciences, with a weekly hands-on activity to engage your children in learning fundamental concepts. The Homeschool Pack includes:
- 1 Science Level A Student Worktext
- 1 Science Level A Teacher Guidebook
- 1 Science Level A Materials Kit
Both the Teacher Guidebook and Student Worktext are 100% recyclable.
Delivery was faster than what I expected. We opened the box right away and we are so excited to try the experiments when we start our Homeschool year! Everything looks amazing.
My favorite part was the handwritten note by the owners!
My son, who is 8, has ADHD and doesn’t focus very well. After a certain amount of time he completely loses focus and doesn’t absorb anything so I have to keep subjects short for him. It’s difficult at times but thankfully I found A Reason For Science and it’s been perfect! He is truly understanding what he is learning, he is listening, and focusing through everything. The lessons aren’t long either and the teacher guide really helps me with lesson planning. He also loves the experiments. My daughter, who is 3, also loves the lessons as well. I alter it a little for her understanding and age but overall it’s been amazing for her too! I definitely will be ordering more through the years! Thank you so much for this because it truly has been a relief - as a mama who has tried dozens of options, I truly mean it.
This is a really fun curriculum and I really like it. The workbook is great - it has the reading, writing, experiments, etc. As a program though - I would not say that it is for the homeschool family. I am using it in coop and it is wonderful - but if I were to have bought this for my kids (I have two) I would have been very disappointed. It is (in my opinion) more effective with multiple kids in a classroom setting - at relatively the same level. Also, the teacher's manual is not overly easy to use without additional planning time. I type out full lesson plans for my classes because it is not easy to just move along with the teacher's book. All that said, I would recommend this under the right circumstances because it is really a lot of fun and very educational. [Source: Rainbow Resource, October 24, 2015]
I am a huge fan of the "Reason for" series from handwriting to science We used these science kits when our kids were little in a co op setting and it was so easy to use and we had everything we needed in the kit provided I loved how we went straight to the hands on stuff for the age group we were working with The kids had fun and were eager to do more and we did several lessons at the time because they simply loved it that much Perfect and reasonably priced for a co op setting! [Source: Rainbow Resource, November 13, 2010]
The actual curriculum is very well organized and laid out very nicely for a teacher of any level. They go as far as providing the teacher scripts to say verbatim to their student(s)! It is laid out to be done daily for a 5 day school week. Honestly, each "day" takes under 5 minutes and can be shrunk down into a once a week thing.
As far as the "meets expectations" - Ok - the bad/ugly. These are not science experiments. And this is not a "lab kit". These are craft projects. As a homeschooler - this can definitely be considered "art" curriculum and "science" curriculum. I was very disappointed at the "activities". For example, while studying caterpillars - we made a balloon caterpillar. I wasn't expecting that. I was expecting to perform experiments and that was the only reason I splurged on this and spent almost $200. If I would have realized I was tying yarn around a balloon and pasting google eyes on it - I wouldn't have spent $200. Another project is to make a butterfly out of pipe cleaners. Again, this seems awfully expensive for such basic craft time stuff.
If you are eager to give this a try - my recommendation would be to purchase JUST the Student Workbook and purchase all of the items in the kit on your own (you probably have most of them laying around) and just do a lesson a week. (There are 36 lessons)
As far as "product quality": The first batch of this kit arrived with roaches shrink wrapped inside. o_O Yes, roaches. I sent back that kit and was promptly provided a replacement kit. The Materials Kit does not adequately hold the materials. It is busting at the seems and I've had it less than a month and it is already broken.
I won't be using this next year and I wish I wouldn't have bought it this year.
[Source: Christian Book, September 20, 2016]