Our middle school boys adore science. It’s an extra-special passion for our youngest–I’m sure he’s headed for some sort of math or science career. This past year we used Master Books’ Concepts of Mathematics & Physics curriculum pack as a part of our curriculum. The boys loved both Exploring the World of Mathematics: From Ancient Record Keeping to the Latest Advances in Computers and Exploring the World of Physics: From Simple Machines to Nuclear Energy. In fact, they were often the first books they chose to read from their assignment list each week.
For the coming year (7th and 8th grade), I let the boys choose a new “Concepts” pack. Honestly, I don’t think the books will make it to our fall schedule. I’ve had to wrestle both away from them so I could read them and finish this post. You can probably expect another “Concepts” post in a few months!
The Concepts of Biogeography & Astronomy curriculum pack includes a Parent Lesson Planner, Exploring the World Around You by Gary Parker, and Exploring the World of Astronomy by John Hudson Tiner….. [Read more…]