Compared to Apologia’s Exploring Creation series, BJU Press homeschool science curriculum is the more traditional approach (like when I went to school in the 60s and 70s). Like Apologia, it is also a Christian curriculum with a creation science view.
This is a solid academic science curriculum that has been used by homeschoolers with success for over 20 years.
We’ve used everything in the BJU Press science curriculum but the physics (nothing against the physics–they didn’t take it.) Our older children liked these science courses and did well in science on the college level (even though it wasn’t their major interest.)
Bob Jones homeschool science also has more student activities which include various lab experiments and different types of activities to reinforce learning (Q&A, matching, fill in the blanks, etc.). Those activities are a great way to learn thee types of questions that homeschoolers will see in college courses.
Life Science Grade 7 4th Edition
Life Science 4th Edition Home School Kit
Life Science (4th edition) introduces the living world with all its wonders. Content on cellular biology, genetics, history of life, microbiology, botany, zoology, ecology, human anatomy and physiology. Life Science is presented with a Biblical perspective.
The BJU Press Life Science 4th Edition Homeschool Kit includes one of each of the following:
- Teacher’s Edition 279950
- Student Text 276832
- Lab Manual Teacher’s Edition 279935
- Student Lab Manual 279943
- Tests 280008
- Tests Answer Key 279992
Life Science 4th Ed. Teacher’s Edition
The Life Science Teacher’s Edition with CD has notes in the margin to help in preparing lessons, chapter overviews, suggested teaching schedules, and more.
The Teacher’s Toolkit CD has extra material such as section quizzes, additional activities, visuals, and more.
Life Science 4th Edition Student Text
The Life Science Student Text 4th. Ed. has these features in each chapter: colorful images, a list of key terms, a chapter summary, review questions, and extra questions to prepare students for standardized tests.
Life Science 4th Edition Tests (1 Packet)
There is one test for each chapter in the Life Science Tests. Questions are presented in a variety of formats including multiple choice, true/false, matching, diagrams, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and essay.
Life Science 4th Edition Tests Answer Key
Answers for all the objective questions and suggested responses for essay questions are provided in the Life Science Tests Answer Key.
Life Science Student Lab Manual 4th Edition
The Life Science Student Lab Manual includes worksheets, activities, and labs.
Life Science Lab Manual Teacher’s Edition 4th Edition
The Life Science Lab Manual Teacher’s Edition has the following features:
- Answers for each of the Applications and Investigation questions
- Suggestions for grading
- Margin Notes with suggestions for substituting materials, hints for making labs work in a homeschool setting, tips for explaining difficult concepts and procedures, and helpful background information.
Earth Science Fourth Edition for Eighth Grade)
Earth Science Home School Kit 4th Ed.
Earth Science Fourth Edition is the latest edition of Bob Jones 8th grade science. Topics covered include geology, rocks and minerals, fossils, oceanography, rivers and lakes, the atmosphere, weather, climate and climate change, maps and mapping, and a final unit on our solar system, the universe, and space exploration.
The Earth Science Home School Kit Fourth Edition includes one of each of the following:
- Teacher’s Edition bju271510
- Student Text bju271486
- Teacher’s Edition Lab Manual bju271528
- Student Lab Manual bju271494
- Tests bju271502
- Answer Keys bju271536
Earth Science Teacher’s Edition 4th Ed. with CD
Featuring the standard full color and reduced size student text pages with large side and bottom margins for the teacher answers, additional information, and suggested teaching schedules, the Teacher’s Edition includes a resource CD. It has supporting materials such as a large digital image gallery, Google Earth placemark files, a full year lesson plan overview, and and editable Lab Manual Materials list.
Earth Science Student Text 4th Ed.
The 4th edition student text is in the larger softcover version in one volume. The student lab manual is now in a separate book. We’re glad to see the return to this format.
Earth Science Teacher’s Edition Lab Manual 4th Edition
The Teacher’s Edition Lab Manual has the following features:
- Suggest sources for equipment and materials
- Helps with lab setup
- Covers the principles and background knowledge needed for the lab activities
- Provides suggested answers to activity questions.
Earth Science Student Lab Manual 4th Edition
The Student Lab Manual, 4th Ed. was heavily revised to be a true lab manual—not a review activities worktext. Students will identity rocks, make graphs, predict the weather, go stargazing, and launch rockets amongst many activities in this action filled resource.
Earth Science Tests 4th Ed.
This is one set of Tests for one student.
Earth Science Tests Answer Key 4th Ed.
The Tests Answer Key is three-hole punched and has answers to the printed tests.
Physical Science 5th Edition Grade 9
Physical Science Home School Kit 5th Edition Grade 9
Topics covered include: classical mechanics, work and energy, electricity, magnetism, light optics, the atomic model, elements and compounds, chemical reactions, solutions, acids, bases, and salts.
The Physical Science Home School Kit 5th Edition includes one of each of the following:
- Teacher’s Edition 2900791
- Student Worktext 286807
- Teacher’s Edition Lab Manual 290817
- Student Lab Manual 290809
- Tests 290825
- Test Answer Key 290833
Physical Science Teacher’s Edition 5th Edition
Physical Science Student Text 5th Edition
Physical Science Lab Manual Teacher’s Edition 5th Edition
Physical Science Student Lab Manual 5th Edition
The Physical Science Student Lab Manual has two labs per chapter printed in full color with illustrations to aid in completing the labs.
Physical Science Tests 1 Packet) 5th Edition
Physical Science Tests Answer Key 5th Edition
BJUP Biology 4th Edition
Biology Home School Kit 4th Edition
The Biology 4th Edition Homeschool Kit is written from a Christian perspective and includes one of each of the following items.
- Teacher’s Edition 268110
- Student Text 268078
- Teacher’s Edition Lab Manual 268169
- Student Lab Manual 268094
- Tests 268144
- Tests Answer Key 268151
BJU Press has a Biology Dissection Lab DVD. In addition, if you need one, they have a reasonably priced Biology Dissection Kit. Both are sold below.
Biology Teacher’s Edition with CD 4th Ed.
Biology Student Text 4th Ed.
Biology Teacher’s Edition Lab Manual 4th Ed.
Biology Student Lab Manual 4th Edition
In this new edition, BJU Press has separated the lab manual from the student text. We think it is better this way for families who have more than one student who will use the text.
Each of the lessons involves a laboratory based activity or experiment. Biology Student Lab Manual is a very thorough lab book that coordinates with the Biology Text. Necessary supplies such as a microscope, slides, specimens, and necessary equipment are listed at the beginning of each lesson.
Short of setting up a fully functional biology lab in your home, what is a homeschool family to do? Alternatives include:
- Find a local homeschool coop or Christian camp that offers biology labs. For example, our local Camp Susque has a science lab and offers biology labs to homeschool students in their off season.
- Search online at Google Images images of microscopic slides or at YouTube for videos of specific biology experiments. I quickly found many choices for penicillum slides and for frog dissection videos. You could give your student the responsibility of finding these. It would be a good experience to view the different choices and make the best selection. Of course, parental supervision of your student’s internet activities is strongly advised.
Biology Tests (tests only) 4th Ed.
Biology Test Answer Key 4th Ed.
Biology Dissection Lab DVD
Item # bju205773
The Biology Dissection Lab DVD is an excellent step by step dissection video for any biology curriculum. With color and close-up photography, it identifies major organs and systems and discusses their functions. This is a great thing to do with another homeschooling family!
Biology Dissection Kit
Item # bju033027
The Biology Dissection Kit “contains everything needed for an individual to begin lab work and is completely compatible with the Life Science and Biology programs. It includes an earthworm, crayfish, a perch, and a grass frog preserved in an odorless and nontoxic form and vacuum-packed moist in a plastic bag. It also includes seven dissecting tools in a vinyl case, a magnifying glass, an econopan, a student activity book (bju033761), a packet of tissues, self sealing storage bags, dissection pins, and towelettes.
I think you could use this kit for two students at a time. We always had a lab partner when I was in high school.
BJUP Chemistry 3rd Edition Grade 11
Chemistry 3rd Edition Home School Kit
The Chemistry 3rd Edition Home School Kit includes one of each of the following:
- Teacher’s Edition with CD 264515
- Student Worktext 233007
- Tests 232918
- Test Answer Key 232991
Chemistry 3rd Edition Teacher’s Edition with CD
Chemistry 3rd Edition Student Worktext
Dive into Science calls this chemistry textbook a “rigorous, college preparatory curriculum.”
Chemistry 3rd Edition Tests (1 Packet)
Chemistry 3rd Edition Test Answer Key
Chemistry Lab Manual Teacher 3rd Edition
The Chemistry Lab Manual Teacher has overprinted answers and shows steps for calculations where applicable. Lists of suppliers for scientific materials and local sources for common chemicals are included. In addition, an alphabetical list of chemicals and equipment is correlated with the labs where they are used.
Chemistry Student Lab Manual 3rd Edition
The Chemistry Student Lab Manual includes 35 labs that coordinate with the text and use standard chemistry laboratory equipment.
Alternatives to setting up a fully functional chemistry lab include:
- Find a local homeschool coop or Christian camp that offers biology labs. For example, our local Camp Susque has a science lab and offers chemistry labs to homeschool students in their off-season.
- Search online at Google and YouTube for free video demos of the experiments. You could give your student the responsibility of finding these. It would be a good experience to view the different choices and make the best selection. Of course, parental supervision of your student’s internet activities is strongly advised.
Physics Grade 12 Third Edition
Physics Home School Kit
Item # bju271296
According to the publisher, the new Physics Third Edition “offers classical mechanics, work and energy, periodic motion and wave theory, electricity and magnetism, optics, relativity, quantum physics, and nuclear physics. These topics are presented in conjunction with real-world modeling exercises (dominion modeling) that reinforce a Christian worldview by demonstrating the relevance and validity of approaching science from a biblical perspective. The course is mathematically rigorous and algebra-based. The well-prepared student should have completed at least two years of algebra and one year of geometry instruction. In order to help students succeed, the necessary math skills are gradually introduced in a scaffold fashion, reinforced with numerous example problems. “
The BJU Press Physics Home School Kit (3rd Edition) includes one each of the following:
- Teacher’s Edition with CD 259119
- Student Text 259069
- Lab Manual Teacher’s Edition 259093
- Student Lab Manual 259077
Physics Teacher’s Edition with CD 3rd Ed.
Item # bju259119
The Physics Teacher’s Edition with CD has a reduced student text with wrap-around margins that contain teaching objectives and schedules; additional information and resources; and answers to all review questions.
The support materials CD includes tests and answer keys and digital visuals, completely worked-out solutions to all questions, and more.
Physics Student Text 3rd Edition
It is recommended that Algebra 1 and Geometry be taken before this physics course. Algebra 2 may be taken at the same time.
Physics Teacher’s Edition Lab Manual 3rd Edition
Physics Student Lab Manual 3rd Edition