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Elemental Science – Grammar Level Biology {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY}

Recently, I was asked to review Elemental Science, which is  a year-long science curriculum written by homeschool mom, Paige Hudson.

We chose to use Elemental Science, Biology for the Grammar Stage. This is intended for grades 1-2 and is a 36 week course, including study of

  • animals
  • plants
  • the human body


The curriculum lays out for the parent/teacher, in step by step format, what is to be done each day. The worksheets and pictures are included and may be printed out.

Here, you see my 2nd grader studying and writing about walruses and other mammals. She enjoyed classifying the animals and recording what she learned about each one.

She also did an experiment wherein a rubber band was placed around her fingers and she tried to remove it without using her hands. This was to show how pollution can affect animals.

This Elemental Science curriculum is perfect for the parent who wants daily lesson plans already written for an entire year of science. And if you like the idea of your child doing

  • daily writing activities

  • simple experiments

  • classifying animals

  • learning more about science

you will love Biology for the grammar stage.

The books that are to be used with this curriculum are

(I found some of these on my bookshelves and at our local library. (Fortunately, I'm not banned there. It was touch and go for a while!)

This Elemental Science Grammar Level Biology ebook combo, which includes student workbook and teacher's guide with quizzes sells for $16.50, but you can win one FREE by entering below!

Please, leave a comment on this post for each entry.

Tomorrow, stop by Maureen’s blog at Spell Outloud to read about her experience with Early Years Curriculum for K4/K5. She’ll be having a giveaway as well. Be sure to visit Jessica’s blog review from yesterday to learn more about Physics Grammar Stage.

*This is a paid review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Julie B says:

    I followed @elemental science on twitter.

  2. Julie B says:

    My children like doing science experiments the best in science.

  3. Julie B says:

    I thought the Sassafras Scince Adventures looked interesting on the Elemental Science website.

  4. Angela Ayaz says:

    My girls love exploring nature and learning about animals through real life observation.

  5. Angela Ayaz says:

    My kids love nature journaling.

  6. Angela Ayaz says:

    Liked elemental science on twitter.

  7. Angela Ayaz says:

    The early years program looked great for my preschooler.

  8. Heather Brandt says:

    My son likes astronomy & animal science best right now.

  9. Kimberly Foster says:

    We love doing the experiments! Apologia, Jeanine Fulbrights book are fantastic with hands on science projects! We would love this, as my older boys are doing Biology this year!!!

  10. Heather Brandt says:

    I love the earth science & astronomy study available through the website

  11. Kristin says:

    My 11 year old loves learning about the solar system and my littler ones love learning about animals!

  12. Kristin says:

    I follow elemental science on twitter

  13. Kristin says:

    the grammar stage biology looks interesting to me!

  14. Jennifer M says:

    Right now, my 2nd grader and my 4th grader enjoy Animal Science the most.

  15. My kids love doing science experiments.

  16. I think the Chemistry for the Grammar Stage looks interesting.

  17. Jennifer M says:

    I would be interested in the Early Years Program. Thinking ahead for my toddler…

  18. I am following Elemental Science on Twitter. @rangersbraves

  19. Exploring the outdoors (nature walks =)

  20. Amy Osborn says:

    My son really likes to do science experiments.

  21. Amy Osborn says:

    I follow Elemental science on Twitter

  22. Amy Osborn says:

    The early years looks most interesting to me. So excited to learn about this program-Thank You!

  23. I love the idea of incorporating writing into science :)

  24. I followed Elemental Science on Twitter

  25. Sheilah Miller says:

    For my three boys in school right now I would have to say experiments are probably their favorite. I’m homeschooling next year so I hope I win this it would come in handy.

  26. Donna Bailey says:

    I love all of the great ideas and cool things that you post….so helpful to us happy home-schoolers…..

  27. I like the teaching material divided into the different classical learning stages, and the use of narration/writing to give feedback of what was learned.

  28. my son is really into learning about animals right now.

  29. My kids like doing science experiments and love learning science. They would love this!!!

  30. biology grammar stage is right where we are at. that looks great fro their site!!!

  31. Chelsey says:

    My son loves finding bug and learning what they eat.

  32. Chelsey says:

    On elemenatl’s website the intro to science looks interesting for where we are now, but I really like the looks of the upper level sciences.

  33. My son just loves learning about the world around him. Plus he enjoys my attention as I teach and the attention he gets from others when he shares what he’s learned.

  34. Kimberly says:

    Scienc experiments are a hit in our home. My soon to be 8yr. old has been into electricity for months now. My husband works for a power company. We were able to tour a power plant and see a turbine while it was being worked on. He is still talking about it!

  35. Natalie M says:

    My children love to do science experiments for science.

  36. Natalie M says:

    Looking at the website, the Early years looks like something my pre-k child would love.

  37. Michaeleen from JoshEWEa's Garden says:

    My children get lots of hands-on science here on our farm, but that doesn’t mean we skip the “official” lessons! I’d love to work this with my little boys.

  38. Katherine Nguyen says:

    My daughters favorite part about science is studying animals, especially sea creatures. She wants to be a Marine Biologist!

  39. Katherine Nguyen says:

    I would love to try the Earth Science and Astronomy curriculum. I know it would interest my sons!

  40. My children love learning about Science–animals, astronomy, cells, the human body. My daughter wants to be a scientist when she grows up. Her favorite thing is doing experiments.

  41. My son like doing experiments and reading science magazines.

  42. I am following Elemental Science on Twitter.

  43. The earth science and astronomy look the most interesting to me.

  44. I visited the site and I would like the product that your reviewed, the Grammar level Biology. The sample pages look great and it is not so overwhelming to a young person as some science curriculums.

  45. My children like learning more and more about God’s amazing creation. That’s their favorite thing about science.

  46. Sarah J. says:

    My daughters’ favorite things about science are the hands-on science experiments.

  47. Melissa R. says:

    I would love to win this since we are doing biology next year! :)

  48. Melissa R. says:

    I am very interested in the lapbooks from the Elemental website as well. :)

  49. Thanks for the review. I love to see great curriculum in use. We love hands on experiments in science.

  50. Rebecca L. says:

    My children have enjoyed studying nature, leaves, trees, etc. in science. They liked dissecting as well.

  51. Rebecca L. says:

    I am interested in the lapbooks….I want to try that this coming school year with my little one.

  52. My children love the study of the planets when it comes to science! Great giveaway!

  53. Followed on twitter!

  54. The product that looks the most interesting to us is the Sassafras Scince Adventures. Looks amazing!

  55. My daughter just loves science. She loves all of it, really. Right now, we’re studying plants.

  56. I followed them on Twitter.

  57. I’m interested in the K-1 Intro to Science and also the Earth Science/Astronomy stuff.

  58. Esther L says:

    My 5 year old loves to see what happens when things mix together. As of yet, she has not grown bored with baking soda and vinegar!

  59. My kids love to work on experiments.

  60. My kids love experiments, the more hands on the better.

  61. Kerry Z says:

    Right now my ds wants to know everything about planets and is chasing bugs around with a magnifying glass.

  62. Kerry Z says:

    I follow Elemental on Twitter.

  63. Kerry Z says:

    I find the new Sassafras books interesting.

  64. My boys are explorers. We love unit studies. This curriculum really looks like a big long unit study. I love that! Thanks for the chance.

  65. My children love doing hands-on experiments the best, especially ones where they can get dirty!

  66. I love that I can teach my two older children the same science together all the way through elementary school. The astronomy grammar unit looks neat. I also like that they provide the supplies needed.

  67. Following Elemental Science on Twitter

  68. My kids LOVE to do experiments! They love to try and guess what is going to happen!

  69. I think my kids would love the biology lapbook.

  70. Melissa says:

    Caleb says he likes learning about cats, and his favorite cat is Edgar.

    And he says Mrs. Smockity has pretty hair.

  71. My boys love experiments! After a good detailed lesson, a complimentary experiment really ties it all together and makes things really “click” for my kids.

  72. The Biology grammar stage would work out very well for my kiddos!

  73. Lisa Sloan says:

    My kids would love this. Sounds like experiments are pretty easy as well.

  74. My boys love learning all the different facts about animals

  75. I’m very interested in Biology. The Early Years study also looks right for us.

  76. Kristen says:

    We love Elemental Science at our house. I find science interesting but hard for me to know how to teach.

  77. Kristen says:

    On their website I would love anything from the logic stage up or Physics or Biology for the grammar stage.

  78. Have you heard back from the library yet on their rental policy?

  79. My children love nature shudy and anything outdoors.

  80. Amy Clark says:

    Its not too late, is it? I’m frantically looking for a science curriculum right now! I would love to get this one!

  81. My daughter loves hands on science experiments.

  82. I really like the Earth Sciences Grammar level. I think I will have to try that when my boys reach grades 2 and 4!

  83. We don’t love science right now. I’ve tried three different programs and none has been right for us. I would love to try this one with my boys!

  84. Kimberly Davis says:

    My kids LOVE learning about anything and everything around them. This curriculum would be PERFECT for them…..and me! :)

  85. My son loves to touch things, pull them apart and put them back together . . . that’s why he loves science.

  86. Boy would this be great for my boys! I’m sure my girls would enjoy it as well!

  87. I think Biology would be a home run at this house!

  88. Kimberly Davis says:

    We would enjoy the Biology the most, but ESA looks pretty good too. We LOVE studying the planets, stars, etc.

  89. Nancy and George says:

    Our grandchildren love to hunt bugs outside and then Google about them.

  90. Nancy and George says:

    We think Biology would be the most fascinating to study, especially the lapbooking.

  91. Amanda Snyder says:

    My son loves experiments! The messier the better:)

  92. We love nature studies! And we’ve been living vicariously through your chicken adventures since we can’t have them. I’m thinking of trying your library tactic on my town leaders to change the chicken code, :)

  93. Jennifer C. says:

    I think my kids like science experiments the best!

  94. I would like the day to day plans.

  95. I told you what I would like best. Ha!!

    My kids like the experiments the best.

  96. Earth science looks most interesting to me. I also like that that already have logic stages also.


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