Would a Nature Study count as a lab science? My girls are neither one interested in science - one is going into music, the other film production. We're doing biology now, and I suspect we'll either do chemistry or physics, but the thought of doing both is a little...exhausting to think of to my two non-science-centered girls.
And another question...would earth science count as a lab science? We covered astronomy, weather, etc., oceanography, etc. and built lots of weather forecasting items and built a telescope to study the stars.
For nature study at a high level try Kamana.org...requires observation and "lab sheets"...geared toward adults but my 9th grader is working through it fine. There is also Kamana for kids. There are 4 levels and each can be "certified" I believe.
This year we did a half year of chemistry (hated it) and half year of Kamana.
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