I’m getting ready to compile our homeschool materials for next year, but I’m having trouble nailing down a science curriculum. I know there are several threads on here that mention curriculums that would align with an EC perspective, but I wanted to return to Sonlight science for my kids: ages 5-11 (we would likely be using two different curriculums!)
However, I reached out to their customer service to ask some questions concerning their YEC perspective (since learning more about EC), and they basically said they allow parents to interject their own ideas. The person I was chatting with online used a bunch of big words to explain it! Their higher-level science, like high school, seems to clearly indicate a YEC with their use of Apologia materials, though.
I’d really like to return to Sonlight because I’ve used the curriculum before and really liked it for elementary aged, and I’m a part-time working parent so their open-and-go method is attractive. But I tried looking at their ‘secular’ company, Bookshark and wondered if anyone here has used it. The science curriculum looks somewhat thin as far as the number of materials included. My kids are still really young so we’re more so delving into functions and purpose concerning science. But I’m pretty sure I want to eliminate any "biblically-based’’ science curriculum. I was just thinking I might use Sonlight A and D and simply skip over any mentioning of YEC if included.
Any tips, encouragement, suggestions, or criticism is appreciated! And any other curriculums you can think of for teaching a group of kids ages 6-11 because if I can avoid it, I’d like to teach everyone at one time. Thanks!!