Level: Form I (K–3rd grades)
Subject(s): Science/Nature Study
Science Form I at Bluebonnet Home Scholars Collaborative uses materials from a variety of sources including TOPS Science, Sonlight Curriculum, Elemental Science, and living books. The hands-on, discovery-based curriculum harmonizes with our gentle, Charlotte Mason approach while still offering substantive coverage of the subject at an age-appropriate level. Students will use scientific practices in collaborative groups to implement simple experimental investigations as well as communicate valid conclusions through both speaking and writing/drawing.
Concepts covered follow a three-year thematic cycle:
Cycle Year 1 (2023-2024): The Solar System, animals, and plants
Cycle Year 2 (2024-2025): Physical properties of matter, the water cycle, weather & seasons, land forms, changes to the Earth, and natural resources
Cycle Year 3 (2025-2026): Force & motion, forms of energy, pressure & buoyancy, engineering (ramps, levers, pulleys, gears), rocks & minerals
Parents provide the following supplies: