Random question. What homeschool curriculums do most of you guys use?
I used Abeka books, Bob Jones, McGuffey, & lots of other random school workbooks for writing, math etc my mom would get at the book stores.
Mostly we used abeka & I really liked it until highschool. I had to use the DVD teachers because my mom was not able to explain the difficult contest with me like algebra in English and we had too many kids for her to be able to teach me and although the DVD teachers did a good job explaining it really wasn't that fun.
I think the thing I was most disappointed about was that we never did science experiments the only science experiment I basically did was like a volcano with baking soda and vinegar I never did any science experiments throughout all my homeschooling you mostly just did books and when I get high school biology/chemistry I just watched the DVD teacher doing the science experiments.
But the good news is you're never too old or too young to learn something new so since a few months I've been subscribed to a monthly chemistry subscription called " Mel Science"
that sends me two to three science experiments to do each month and I had just bought a huge chemistry set with 335 science experiments by thames and kosmos ( apparently its enough experiments to count as highschool chemistry. ) So far I've complete 295 of the experiments & gotta say I'm definitely impressed with their chemistry kit!
I also plan on buying two more chemistry kits from a website called " Quality Science Labs " and one biology kit from this homeschooling science lab kit website I found online they are high school level and the chemistry set is advanced college level so I'm having a lot of fun learning that right now and hopefully I'm going to finish it by the end of the summer time.
It's just for personal development but if you guys are still homeschooling in high school I would suggest you ask your parents to go online and find you some science experiment kits for your grade level. You can buy complete kits for each grade.
You can even get dissection kits for biology in high school and complete chemistry kits for each grade level on homeschoolscience.com. I also read online that most good universities and some colleges usually require that you have done science and chemistry labs for high school so you should try and ask your parents to make sure that they get you some Hands-On science projects to work on that you can add to your transcripts and portfolio especially if you plan on going to college University for anything related to science,biology or health. Just reading the textbooks isn't enough.
Anyways I actually think it's pretty cool that I can buy a dissection kit and a chemistry kit online nowadays I'm planning on buying the dissection kit in August and it comes with 10 different species to dissect including a fetal pig, frog, fish and more.