Included are vouchers for the caterpillars for the Butterfly Garden, and one to send for the ladybugs.
Tita Williams creates many of the photos used in our Nancy Larson Science programs. She’s also helped with the field testing and revisions.
Naturally, I wanted you to meet Nancy and see where the programs are created.
The next person I’d like to introduce is Matt Thomas, who handles getting your Nancy Larson Science kits to you as quickly as possible.
When I was recently at Nancy’s home and our office, I filmed the wonderful people behind Nancy Larson Science. I’d like to introduce you to the people who handle all the details that make our customer service so terrific. Here’s the first one, Julie Paradis.
Jolanthe recently posted what she’s doing this coming year for her fourth grader. Read the complete curriculum choices.
Zachary worked on Science 2 together with Kaleb. Although he has worked through the level before (several years ago) he really enjoyed doing it with Kaleb. Because of the way the program is laid out (lesson plans already in place), there were a few days when he offered to do the lesson teaching with Kaleb (I may have enjoyed that a lot!). Above you see the end results of dissecting an owl pellet (something both boys enjoyed much).
We added in some fun simple machine projects using our Simple Machinesfrom LEGO and also our K’Nex Simple Machines set. When we were learning about pulleys and levers, Zachary built a ‘working’ elevator using the K’Nex set (he may have been very proud of that!).
The initial plan was to have him work on 3 Snap Circuit assignments each week, but in truth that ended up being when he wanted to work on them. There were days that he did between 3 to 5, but he did work on most of the projects in the box over the course of the year. This was one of those “I’m really glad that we purchased it” items for the year. He loves hands-on projects like the ones included and it keeps him away from other things…such as my vacuum cleaner. (ahem)
Jolanthe wrote about their Homeschool Curriculum Choices.
Our boys (2nd and 4th grade) both worked on Nancy Larson Science 2 together this year and loved it. We added in some fun simple machine projects using our Simple Machines from LEGO and also our K’Nex Simple Machines set (the boys LOVED these!!). The pace for the year was 2 to 3 lessons a week, depending on how they wanted to work on the lessons. If we were in a groove, we kept going with lessons!
Because Kaleb isn’t a huge fan of writing (a lot of complaining when he has to fill in blanks, etc…), there were times when I just let him get creative with his answers (so instead of writing out the color name, he drew a colored line).