Hands-On Science Curriculum That Kids Love

Don’t squelch your child’s natural curiosity with dry, boring science textbooks! Instead, make science come alive with this hands-on science curriculum from BookShark.

Pictures of young girl reading living science books and doing hands-on science activities

Have you ever stopped to think about what makes a child truly LOVE science?

Believe me, it’s not a dry textbook or a fill-in-the-blank worksheet. And it’s certainly not rote memorization of scientific facts, either.

Instead, I’ve found that the best way to nurture a love of science is to bring topics to life with meaningful hands-on science activities and fascinating living science books.

The good news is that doing science experiments and finding high-quality science books doesn’t have to be hard! In fact, it can be the easiest, most enjoyable way to study science . . . when you use the complete science curriculum kit from BookShark.

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Hands-On Science Curriculum That Kids Love

BookShark Science is a complete hands-on science curriculum for elementary and middle school. Instead of using dry textbooks, students read living science books and complete related hands-on activities.

My 7-year-old daughter has been using BookShark Science B, and she absolutely LOVES the fascinating science books and kid-friendly experiments! It is so much more engaging than the worktext-style science curriculum she used last year.


BookShark Science is a faith-neutral science curriculum. In other words, it doesn’t include specifically Christian content. We will be discussing Biblical views of science on our own as opportunities arise.


BookShark Science is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You can rest assured that this curriculum meets or even exceeds state standards.

Please note that NGSS is not the same as Common Core, which some homeschool parents prefer to avoid. NGSS standards are not a federally mandated or supported system, and adherence to them is not tied to school or state funding.

Complete Package

One of the things I love the most about BookShark Science is that is a complete science curriculum with everything included in one handy package.

Literally everything you need is included. From a comprehensive Instructor Guide and a plethora of fascinating living books, to a detailed experiment book and a full supply kit to go with it . . . it’s all there!

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BookShark Science Instructor’s Guide

The BookShark Science Instructor Guide is truly amazing. A clear, one-page weekly schedule is followed by a shopping/planning list and detailed teaching notes to round out the lessons.

With this user-friendly Instructor Guide, you’ll never have to worry about lesson planning again. You can literally open up the Instructor Guide, grab the books or supplies listed for the lesson, and start learning right away. 

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The Instructor Guide also includes colorful, interactive activity sheets for students to fill out after completing the reading assignment. Answer keys for all the activity sheets are included immediately following each lesson.

Visit the BookShark website to download free samples for an up-close look at the amazing Instructor Guides!

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BookShark Living Science Books

High-quality living science books are the cornerstone of all BookShark Science courses. And after seeing the fantastic books included in Level B, I am completely convinced that textbooks just cannot compare to living books.

BookShark Science Level B includes an excellent mix of fiction and non-fiction science books. From a fascinating lift-the-flap book about engineering, to several exciting Magic School Bus books, every book is carefully chosen to engage your child’s interest.

One thing I know for sure . . . THIS is how you inspire a love of science in your kids!

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Homeschool Science with Hands-On Activities

No high-quality science course is complete without hands-on learning, and BookShark Science includes an abundance of hands-on activities and experiments that kids will love.

Don’t worry . . . you won’t need a degree in science to complete these activities. A thorough science experiment resource book is included, with detailed instructions and full-color illustrations so you can relax and truly enjoy hands-on learning with your kids.

Best of all, each science package includes a full kit of supplies so you always have everything at your fingertips. No more running to the store at the last minute—amazing!!

See the full BookShark Science scope and sequence and request a catalog today!

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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.

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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BookShark Science Curriculum Giveaway

If you’re eager to use BookShark Science with your family, you won’t want to miss this giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win your choice of level A-F, including 1 BookShark Virtual seat.

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

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