Level: Form II (4th–6th grades)
Subject(s): Science/Nature Study
Science Form II at Bluebonnet Home Scholars Collaborative uses materials from a variety of sources including TOPS Science, Sonlight Curriculum, Elemental Science, and living books. The 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: