Stop Dreading Science Experiments

Photos from our review of BookShark Science Level D

“Mom! Is it time for science yet?”

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I dread science experiments

My girls love the hands-on nature of science! They eagerly anticipate experiments. If I don’t plan them, they come up with their own. 

Super creative, super messy, and sometimes lacking in safety!

Perhaps you are like-minded and don’t enjoy gathering materials and planning experiments. 

Maybe your children are constantly waiting for you to get needed items for an experiment.

This happens at my house often!

But not this year!!! 

Say “Hello” to BookShark Science and stop dreading science experiments.

*I was compensated for the time I spent reviewing BookShark Science Level D. As always, all opinions are mine.

This year, I’m super excited to have the opportunity to try out BookShark Science Level D (ages 8-11) for our homeschool science curriculum.

Table of Contents

What is BookShark Science?

BookShark Science is a literature-based curriculum.

We love books at our house! Pulling out a book and reading together is one of our favorite activities.  

See the collection of  literature we are reading for BookShark Science Level D.

BookShark Science is standards-based.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) not common core.

BookShark Science is secular.

This homeschool curriculum is described as faith-neutral. To fully understand what that means, you’ll want to read BookShark’s detailed explanation.

BookShark Science is a complete package.

Everything you need to teach science and do experiments with no prep time.

  • Instructor’s Guide
    • 4 day week
    • Easy to follow
    • Activity Sheets
  • Literature
    • Books, books, and more books!
  • Science Experiments
    • Hands-on
  • Science Supplies Kit

BookShark Science Level D is for ages 8-ll. BookShark offers several levels, so you can find the right fit for your children.

This is the perfect age range for my girls to do science together this year.

BookShark Science is four days a week. The fourth day is always a hands-on experiment day!

Your children will quickly catch on to this pattern and anticipate the fourth day! If you forget, they’ll likely remind you, just like mine.

“What are we doing today?”

We love having the fifth day for finishing an experiment or joining our homeschool friends (see more homeschool benefits).

Our First BookShark Science Experiment

Our first experiment day took more than one day. Not because it was hard, but because we were having so much fun making models of the butterfly lifecycle. 

RJ’s butterfly was very detailed. She is an expert when it comes to Monarchs.

Stop Dreading Science Experiments!

Easy to Follow Directions

Ever messed up a science experiment? Yep!  Many times!

BookShark Science has clear, easy to follow directions for standards-based science experiments, so you can homeschool with confidence.

The process of each experiment is consistent and features:

  • Key Concepts
  • Materials
  • Introduction
  • Make a Prediction
  • Investigate
  • Draw Conclusions
  • Takeaway
  • See the Bigger Picture
  • Go Further

Science Supplies are Ready

You already know my weakness with science experiments! I never have the materials!

Thank you, BookShark, for taking away my dread of science experiments! 

The BookShark Science Supplies Kit has the experiment materials you need (with the exception of common household items).

In the first three weeks, we used:

  • clay
  • toothpicks
  • marbles 
  • tweezers 
  • yarn 
  • plaster of Paris
  • ping pong ball
  • pipe cleaners

It’s such a relief to know all the supplies are ready and waiting in the box!  Sure, we have a few of these items in our home, but not all.

We are able to do each experiment without running to the store for missing supplies or worse –just skipping it

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Is BookShark Science the Right Choice for Your Homeschool?

My family is off to a great start this year. My girls are loving the books and experiments!

BookShark Science is a great choice for:

  • Busy moms! Who has time to prep or chase down science supplies?
  • Kids who love science experiments!
  • Families that want to read books. BookShark Science is literature-based.
  • Homeschool families that prefer a secular science curriculum.
  • Teachers who want a complete, planned, and organized science curriculum.

Download A BookShark Sample

The best way to know if BookShark is right for your family is to test it out!
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New for 2021: BookShark Virtual

When you pair BookShark print curriculum with a Virtual seat, parents and students get cool online features like assessment, grading, and accountability—accessible via mobile or desktop!

The best way to understand BookShark Virtual is to try it yourself. The first three weeks of every Virtual course are available for free just like the Instructor’s Guide samples always have been.

Watch the demo videos to get your bearings, and then take it for a spin. Let your child take a peek, too!

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