Thursday, October 2, 2014

Getting Started With Nancy Larson Science 2


We have spent several weeks digging into Nancy Larson's Science 2. I posted a few weeks ago about Why Nancy Larson and if you missed it please take a few minutes to go read it.



My children love this curriculum and today I want to basically show off their work and the awesome way that Science 2 is put together.

Here is one of the reason's I love this curriculum. Everything is laid out for me (even when I don't need to read word for word, because I am sure at some point I will). This is a picture of one of our early lesson's from my teacher guide.


This is our Science Word List. Each lesson we learn new vocabulary words and this is the place we write them down so we can review them. The kids have also needed to use this list to help them with a few worksheets.

I allow my kiddos to take pride in this science list, they each take turns writing our words and they also pick colors for the word, I don't mind because they are being as involved as they want with this and that makes me happy.

Next you are looking at some of our work text that my children have completed. 

I personally have to brag on the way the black and white pages keep Zachary's attention, see I have to be very careful what I use for him because his attention gets away from him easily. 


My daughter loves the fact that there is so much sketching and activities to complete.

Both of my children love that they get to use a highlighter to highlight their vocabulary in each lesson. I would have never thought that something so simple would actually be a favorite to them but they are always eager to get the highlighter when we start the lesson and pay attention to where the new words are so they can use it! A great simple way to get the kids to pay attention because they are having fun highlighting the new words. Genius!


Both of my children love all the hands on projects or labs as they call them (they do this because of Kyle's science, Chemistry).


Now you are seeing a great hands on experiment about buoyancy. In this lesson we took many different objects and guessed if they would sink or float but we used the correct term "buoyant".


My kids then completed a page in their journal about buoyant objects. Once daddy got home they actually re-did the experiment because they needed to explain to him what buoyant meant lol, and playing in the water is always a favorite.

I would also love to point out that all but 2 of the items where supplied by the Science 2 Kit! I used our own spoon and napkin. Another reason why you truly can't go wrong with this science! Everything is supplied for you and you have to waste no time prepping!

I will have many more pictures to share about Nancy Larson Science 2 because we love it.  

If your looking for a new way to engage your children to love science I highly encourage you to take a look at Nancy Larson Science. They offer many different levels so that something will fit into your home!


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