Originally Posted by LauraLoo
Uh oh...... can I ask why?
The teacher's manual consists of what pages to read out of which of the living books, and what experiments to do from the kit.
The progression of the reading in the books didn't make sense intuitively and we only bought one of the kits which was very expensive for what we got and could have easily been put together from simple household supplies. I'm in Canada so it's even harder to justify the cost of a kit that amounts to baking soda, straws, ping pong balls and balloons.
The teacher's manual basically didn't add any value whatsoever in my opinion - no extra explanations, no additional resources to explore, no extensions of the experiments or learning. There is no information on what the experiements are supposed to be so you can't gather enough information to put them together on your own.
The suggested books for the most part were good but I wouldn't buy them, other than perhaps the science encyclopedia because if you have a decent library you could easily put it together
For a first year homeschooler, I think it might be of value - maybe. Although imo, you are probably better just copying down their booklists, checking out your library and grabbing a couple of Janice VanCleave or similar experiment books and working through the topic yourself.