Any recommendations for a non-religious science curriculum?
Several of my homeschooling friends have recommended Apologia textbooks for my children’s high school science curriculum, but I am uncomfortable with the creationism taught. I want to find an excellent secular science curriculum, but I keep running into options that teach creationism
Great question! As you’ve probably noticed, there is a wealth of high school textbooks that teach creationism and a lot of secular homeschooling resources for elementary and middle school. However, trying to find challenging science materials for high schooler-aged colearners can be a challenge. One site with good course/textbook recommendations is Oak Meadow (https://www.oakmeadowbookstore.com/curriculum/high-school-courses/high-school-science-c165/). If you’re looking for a rigorous curriculum, I really like the Prentice Hall textbooks, keys, and manuals. I’ve also heard great things about the Kolbe Science programs; while Kolbe has Catholic roots, their lessons are grounded in secular science. If you find science to be a daunting subject, many teenage colearners have found success in science classes at community colleges.
There is a series called REAL Science Odyssey from Pandia Press. I am probably going to use the Chemistry level 1 with my kids this upcoming year. I was looking for secular and lots of hands on learning and experiments and this was recommended to me. In the past I have used Bookshark, which is another great secular option, they just didn’t have enough experiments in the last level we used and my kids specifically requested more experiments for next year.