Hands-on Science Courses for Grades 4-6 (Ages 9-12)
• Homeschool ready:Yes
• Self paced:Yes
• Lesson planning:Not required
• Student exercises:Yes
• Independent Learning Package:Optional
• Course length:65+ hours
• Design and print:USA
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Young Scientist Series
The first five out of a twelve-book science series for students ages 9-12
Engaging approach to learning that gets students using what they learn
Allows students, fast or slow, to explore subjects at their own pace
Full of activities that enhance understanding and creativity
NO LESSON PLANNING
Makes it easy to teach any subject well, with very little prep time
"I was super impressed with both the curriculum and the company. They were genuinely interested in making sure we were able to make the best use of their products and really helped answer questions! I also really liked how well laid out the materials were. My kids were able to get a more hands on experience and were able to do the majority of it independently!"
-- Homeschool Parent --
What's in the box
The Fabulous Human Body - Book and Cards
This beautifully illustrated book introduces young students to the fascinating subject of human anatomy. Punctuated with interesting tidbits, this book introduces the main body systems and their parts and functions, using simple, non-technical language. Students learn about cells and how they make up tissues, which make up organs, which make up systems.
Take a Closer Look
This book gives young scientists all they need to know to begin using microscopes, discovering the unseen world all around them.
Along with simple but informative explanations of how to use a microscope and how to prepare slides, this book is packed with activities that get students observing the microscopic world.
Light Bulbs, Switches and Batteries
In this illustrated book, students are introduced to the concepts of energy, electrons and electrical energy. They learn about voltage, current and resistance, and Ohm's law, which relates to all three. Students learn where the energy to light the light bulbs comes from, and how it can be turned on and off. The book includes activities which direct students to connect light bulbs to batteries with wires, and experiment to find out what happens when they use more batteries, or more light bulbs, or different kinds of wire.
World of Plants
From the smallest flower to the tallest tree, plants are all around us. With so many plants in the world, there’s so much to discover about them. What makes plants so important to humans and animals? What is the purpose of a flower? How does a plant make seeds? What’s inside a tree’s trunk?
World of Plants answers these questions and many, many more! It also provides fun activities such as growing bean plants and sprouting radish seeds.
Circulation of the Blood
What actually happens when your heart goes lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub? Where does blood enter your heart? How exactly does it move through the heart and get to the different parts of your body? What are veins and arteries? And how does all this work with your lungs and digestive system?
Every minute of every day, your blood is working its way all around your body, keeping you alive! Find out how, and so much more, in Circulation of the Blood.
Student Learning Guides (optional)
The student learning guide provides step-by-step instructions that help students study at their own pace, learning with confidence every step of the way.
Teacher Resources (optional)
These materials are designed to facilitate and provide a full and complete educational experience for the student
Every box we ship includes some extra educational goodies
"I’m an educator and absolutely LOVE Heron’s materials. They provide such great illustrations which show the concepts being taught. This, even on its own, makes learning so much more engaging..."
-- Educator --
"We bought the pack of all the science subjects and my daughter is working through ‘The World of Plants’ and she loves it. And I love that she’s able to take charge of her own work (she’s 12) It has been hard for us to find good quality homeschool curriculum that doesn’t need parent involvement most of the time (we have 5 kids). So we are very glad we found this!"