We have been using Real Science 4 Kids Science book. I love it but more importantly, Mickey loves it just as much. These books lay a good foundation and is told in a way that a child (and a mother) actually understand what is being taught.
There is also a book that has experiments that will go along with a chapter concept. The stuff that is needed for the experiments are common household items that won’t break the budget. I love that.
We were going to go down the path of Apologia this year but I found that the text and reading was beyond what I think that a first grader could be able to grasp so we went this route. I am so glad that we did. We are coming to the end of Chemistry and will be starting Biology. I will check in and let you know how that goes. After Biology and then there is Physics. I am looking forward to that one .
Mickey is very serious when she is involved in science.