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Posted: April 19 2007 at 7:55pm | IP Logged Quote graciefaith

My friend has just started using this with her 6yo and 11yo and they are loving it. She says it's very hands on and it's a lot of fun. I have read mixed reviews about it though. My girls are young but i'd like something fun to do with them. I'm not as hands on as i'd like to be. It says it's for K-8th and multilevel. Next year i'll have a 6yo and a 5yo. Here is a link to it. If you've used it, please let me know what you thought of it. TIA!

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Posted: April 19 2007 at 10:05pm | IP Logged Quote lapazfarm

If by hands-on you mean cut and paste, then yes, they are. But other than that, I'd say not so much. My ds was bored with it real quick.
We've discussed these here before. You may want to try a search to get some other opinions.

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Posted: April 19 2007 at 11:45pm | IP Logged Quote Erin

I bought a copy and then sold it. It wasn't the right fit for us. As Theresa said they are very basic, they are advertised for an older age range than I would agree with. IMO I would say suitable up to about grade3.    It didn't fit us as it needed a lot of 'teacher' prep and that wasn't me. For the lesson to flow I really needed to photocopy, cut and fold etc the night before and I never did. Even my dc who particularly love notebooking didn't like it. Having said that my friend with lots of little one 9 and under loves it. But she does say that you have to prepare well the night before.   Is that you?

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Posted: April 20 2007 at 1:29pm | IP Logged Quote JuliaT

I'll join in with not liking this curriculum. We didn't even start it. I had such great hopes with it, but all of that copying, cutting and pasting made me antsy, so we used something else.   

If you want hands on, why don't you try Usborne experiment books or Janice Van Cleave books. I believe she has a series for younger ones.

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Posted: April 26 2007 at 7:26am | IP Logged Quote florasita

I bought it too and it was way to much photo copy that , cut that work for me and I never seemed to encouraged to be outside .
I used straton house and the kids and I liked it much better . we still use the carry along microscope .all the plastic bugs got used up .
We use sonlight science now and nature study thats plenty enough for me .
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