I've been looking at Noeo Science and Home Science Adventures. I've also looked at Real Science 4 Kids. We use a classical/living books approach thus far. We'll be doing 1st grade next year. I know a lot of people piecemeal it at this age, but doing his Kindergarten year has taught me that I need things ready to go or they won't get done. I run a full-time daycare and homeschool so time is limited!
My son is very bouncy and hands on. He's intensely curious and loves working with his hands. He's also a sponge and is able to soak up quite a bit of knowledge.
Home Science Adventures seems awesome because it's so experiment based from what I can tell. My only concern is that it might not be meaty enough. While it doesn't have to be super deep at this age, I want the underlying principles of the experiments to be well taught. My science knowledge would not be sufficient enough to wing it!
Noeo I really like the look of. I love that it incorporates a living books approach with biographies included. There are experiment kits included with Noeo. I'm not sure how much of the time is focused on reading and how much on experiments. I do like that Noeo focuses on one area per year as I think that will give us greater depth. I just want to make sure that it would be hands on enough for us.
Real Science 4 kids I haven't looked at in awhile, but I remember being impressed with that one also. I think I wasn't sure with that one how much time is devoted to reading and how much to experiments.
I want to avoid anything that's going to feel too much like a textbook. I want to encourage my son's love of hands on discovery, but I do want something that's well-rounded that will give him depth.
Thoughts? Does anyone have experience with these curriculums? I'd love some insight.