"My question is regarding high school science for a Mom and student who just can't get their heads wrapped around science."
~ Bethany Plante from Amesbury, Mass.
Is there a certain area of 'science' that your child is interested in? Crime scene science? Raising animals? Growing a garden? The human body, or even a system of the body? Nutrition? Genetically engineered foods? Engines & motors? Energy -- solar, wind, fossil fuels? Ocean animals? Pollution of the oceans?
There is a lot more to science than just what is in the BJU or ABEKA catalogs!!
I might have to disagree with a couple of points! Depending on the child, and how much you've been hammering & working & toiling on that 'weak spot' -- you could make them absolutely hate that subject. Sometimes you need to step back, reduce the amount of time you spend on that topic, maybe not even touch that topic for awhile. Not everyone is going to make A's in Algebra 2 or Chemistry or Spanish. I do agree with taking a different tack -- a different curriculum, maybe that same topic a few grades or levels behind to make it easier to get through.
There are as many ways to approach that 'weak subject' as there are children!
Lee, you always have encouraging suggestions, but this is the one that has stuck with me. I'm so excited to have my daughter taking an outside biology class this coming school year, that I've already signed up and talked with the teacher.
I've looked at various college admission requirements (per another suggestion of yours!), and the science requirements vary widely. Yes, she *can* take an offbeat science schedule (i.e., Classical Astronomy, Forensics, both with labs), but since she doesn't know yet where she wants to go, we want to be sure her choices are not limited just because she missed science classes that she had an opportunity to take.
You know I continue to share your website with hs moms of older kids at my library, and I recently purchased your "How to Find a College" DVD. You are such a blessing.
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