Lets get to the Science now.
You have the Young Explorer Series which is topic related.
This is up to about age 12.
You have Exploring creation with – Flying Creatures, Swimming Creatures, Zoology 1, 2 and 3, Astronomy, Botany.
These are basically topic related creation science book together with a workbook. The workbook/junior workbook is for the children to work in, as you are doing the lesson, you read the lesson from the book and they do the lesson in their workbook.
It becomes part of their learning process. Is it vital? No? Is it nice to have? Yes! They are going to learn a lot about flying creatures, yes, what is important about that? Discovering God, the amazing creator that He is, whether they actually do the notebook or not, is not as important. What is important is what you are imparting to them about their creator.
Numeracy and literacy obviously they need and obviously The Word of God. These science books are additional, they do complete the picture in many ways but they are not vital. This is for the junior years and what you buy depends on your budget and how many you can afford.
When it comes to the young adult years, you start with General Science, with your 13 or 15 year olds, somewhere around there. You then progressively move through the books in the order they are advertised on the web site. General Science, Physical Science, there was a print or solutions and tests book that goes with each module, and so you move on.
This gives them a very broad overview covering a lot of subjects. It covers history, geography and science so don’t think of it as just science. They are going to do a whole section on the atmosphere, a whole section on history. If you want to see what is in these books look at the website, the contents are listed there. If you want the children to have a comprehensive broad knowledge of science and something that relates back to God, this is what you need to get then. If you have some children that are particularly mathematically, scientifically focussed this will help.
You are doing Konos, all the way through, but when the children become young adults, they no longer run out and play to the same extent. So you can now set them independent studious work as in science, an audio disc and companion disc comes with these books so you are there very much just there as a companion and guide. The students put the discs in, do the audio, do the study module at the end, they don’t have to do the exam at the end of each module as a test. I would suggest that you go about that by sitting with the student and discussing that module with them, that is how I would suggest you go about it. It is not about testing their knowledge