High School Science

darnheather

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I've always been a secular homeschooler which has sometimes made it difficult to find groups and in the beginning curriculum. With my youngest daughter I ended up using The Well Trained Mind method without the religious components and going back further back in history.
For high school I got used textbooks from eBay, but I'm curious what is is new out there for the secular homeschool student.
 

Dessa

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I have found it very difficult to find secular curriculum. I gave in this year and bought non-secular history and science books. I often find myself skimming ahead to find parts i want to ommit from that lesson. It is exhausting.
 

DeLaura

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There is a group on Facebook that has been great for finding/considering various secular options. I can look up the name if anyone wants it. My oldest is 7, so I'm not sure what's available for older students. We started using Torchlight this year and so far it's been a hit with both my kids (7 and 4).
 

Klevesque

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Have you looked on SEA Homeschoolers for ideas?
 

darnheather

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There is a group on Facebook that has been great for finding/considering various secular options. I can look up the name if anyone wants it. My oldest is 7, so I'm not sure what's available for older students. We started using Torchlight this year and so far it's been a hit with both my kids (7 and 4).
I'd love a link.
 

JCHaley

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I don't know which age groups you are working with but I used Ellen McHenry's curriculum for botany, biology, and chemistry. She also has curriculum for anatomy and linguistics among other things. Her lessons can be used for several different age groups. I always purchased her downloaded versions which run about $15 and have everything you need. Her web store has more information: https://ellenjmchenry.com
 

Sarah-MJFL

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I don't know which age groups you are working with but I used Ellen McHenry's curriculum for botany, biology, and chemistry. She also has curriculum for anatomy and linguistics among other things. Her lessons can be used for several different age groups. I always purchased her downloaded versions which run about $15 and have everything you need. Her web store has more information: https://ellenjmchenry.com

I love Ellen McHenry's stuff!!
 

Sarah-MJFL

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Not sure what science you are currently looking into but for Biology, Friendly Biology offers a Christian and secular option.
 

momschool

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I found this years ago and am considering using it with my oldest next year, its calle Mr. Q science and is secular http://eequalsmcq.com/classicsciinfo.htm My husband is a science teacher, he teaches honors and AP, he looked it over and felt it was a good curriculum and would be happy if our boys used it. He is teaching my oldest two right now or I would have used it already. The middle school LIFE science book is free to download so you could check it out a bit more if you wanted.
 

Delphine 83

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I found this years ago and am considering using it with my oldest next year, its calle Mr. Q science and is secular http://eequalsmcq.com/classicsciinfo.htm My husband is a science teacher, he teaches honors and AP, he looked it over and felt it was a good curriculum and would be happy if our boys used it. He is teaching my oldest two right now or I would have used it already. The middle school LIFE science book is free to download so you could check it out a bit more if you wanted.
I downloaded this free science book. I omitted a few chapters since my son is so young and we really don't need to be talking about drugs and alcohol yet. He absolutely loves the book!
 

Delphine 83

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I have found it very difficult to find secular curriculum. I gave in this year and bought non-secular history and science books. I often find myself skimming ahead to find parts i want to ommit from that lesson. It is exhausting.
I don't know what levels you need...but have you looked into Bookshark or Torchlight?
 
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