I have been using the standard Harcourt Science book that most public schools use. I thought it had great science projects. But the boys hated science class. So I have been trying to come up with some curriculum and ways to get them to not whine as much about science class. We are trying online Science Jim classes also right now through Currclick. But I also found this package called Real Science 4 Kids. Awesome part......you can buy EBOOKS!!! Why pay for someone else's paper?!!??!?! So I broke down and gave up with our other curriculum and bought a set of e-books.
Benefits: I can put it on their computers and let them read through the very kid-friendly print. I also have a technology savy hubby that knows how to hook my laptop to our TV in the living room, so I can make our TV similar to a smartboard (without being able to "write" on it). So we read through our assignment with lots of pictures and then started in on the experiments. I decided to start very basic with the boys to keep their interest. Lydia can also do this along with us. Pre-Level I is K - 3. Our first lesson was on Gravity.
First we dropped tennis balls (you can see our TV in the background. I had already moved over to the eWorkbook pages, so I could point with my cursor to where they needed to fill things out. I still need my whiteboard until I figure out a "sticky notes" software on my computer.
It was fun...the kids had fun....and they are looking forward to next class!!