By Karen Nelson
I have used the Exploring Creation series for several years, and highly recommend it for those who want an in-depth, accurate, detailed, and exhaustive study of the various sciences.
The illustrations are top-notch, and the format of the chapters is easy to follow and allows for discussion between teacher/parent and student/child.
I must admit that I do NOT utilize any curriculum that has a faith-based angle. Spirituality is my family’s responsibility, and there are too many discrepancies between theologies to comfortably accept everyone’s personal viewpoint.
However, I chose the Exploring Creation series because of it’s outstanding academic qualities – it simply blows away the other science curricula. Anything faith-related that imposes on my beliefs or preferred choice of words, is easily skipped over, as it is not integral to the teaching text.
The accompanying Notebooks/Workbooks are a tremendous bonus to the program as well, allowing students to make colorful, manipulative demonstrations of what they are learning. The textbooks also include multiple science experiments and easy, inexpensive demonstrations.
Each text completely covers a facet of the life sciences, chemistry, etc. which may be new for educators indoctrinated in the western public school method of a spiral return to the same topics year after year. Instead, Exploring Creation allows the reader to truly master one area before moving to another.
Overall, this series is ideal for the educator who wants a clear program of study that is anything but elementary!
(From a public school teacher, curriculum writer, and homeschool educator)