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50+ Books we love to use to teach science at home


As homeschoolers, we have loads of options to teach science at home and tons of resources at our fingertips to show our students about the principles of science! This month, I wanted to share some of our favorites with you all.

This list is a huge one, so I am going to break it down into two categories - encyclopedias and living books. You can use this list as you create your own plans. But many of these are already scheduled in one our programs, so if you don't want to do the work of pulling it all together learn more about how we can help you teach science at home.



Encyclopedias are highly visual and packed with scientific facts. Here are a few of our favorites arranged from by subject from youngest to oldest:

General Science


Earth Science




    Living Books

    Living books are incredible tools to inspire our students to love learning about science. Here are a few of our favorites:

    Early Elementary Students

    Elementary Students

    Middle School Students

    High School Students

    Additional Resources

    Want to learn more about how to teach science at home? Check out this series:

    1. Performing Hands-on Scientific Tests
    2. Gathering Information
    3. Keeping a Record

    Many of these resources are already scheduled for you in our science programs! Figure out which one will fit your family's needs.

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    • Paige Hudson
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