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BJU Science

Despite the persistently mixed reviews for Bob Jones science, one theme consistently emerges—if you don't want to spend time personally teaching your kids science every day, don't buy this curriculum. Like all Bob Jones curricula, this one is heavily slanted toward a classroom setting and you can forget about letting your student teach himself. On the other hand, if you're willing to follow the lesson plans and formally instruct your student, this is a great choice. Like most other science options, the elementary texts deal with general science and the 7-12 grade books cover more specific branches of science like biology and physics.

BJUP has been making textbooks for several decades now and they've perfected the art of making a visually engaging student text. The pictures are fun and colorful and just plain enjoyable to look at.  But pages can be hard to look at for this same reason—there's often so much to see that the student might find it difficult to concentrate. The texts aren't as comprehensive as they might be, but this deficiency is fully compensated for in the teacher's manuals. Much of the information students need to learn is actually in these manuals (as well as everything the teacher needs to know).

Students can certainly learn what they need from this course. If nothing else, parents with a time-constraint could simply have their kids read the teacher's manual and take the tests. However, it is often left up to the instructor to make the presentation of material interesting and fun. Appraisals of the experiments and activities by parents who have used the program are varied, and seem to depend on how well their children enjoy science in the first place. Kids who are good at science and/or enjoy it seem to find the experiments somewhat dull and uninteresting, while those who needed a boost in the subject found them fun and educational.

There is no separate series for younger or older students, but the coursework does change significantly. To understand the differences, see our reviews on both the elementary and upper grade science series.  Again, if you're willing (and able) to invest the time and effort of actively teaching science, this is a good curriculum. If not, you'd be better off looking elsewhere.

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Biology - Lab Manual
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 10th grade
$27.22 $17.50 (1 in stock)
Biology - Lab Manual Teacher Edition
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 10th grade
$28.33
Biology - Student Textbook
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 10th grade
$61.11
Biology - Teacher Edition
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 10th grade
$66.39
Biology - Tests
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 10th grade
$15.00
Biology - Tests Answer Key
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 10th grade
$10.83
BJU Biology - Home School Kit
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 10th grade
$198.43
BJU Chemistry - Home School Kit
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 11th grade
$160.05
BJU Earth Science - Home School Kit
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 8th grade
$201.61
BJU Life Science - Home School Kit
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 7th grade
BJU Physical Science - Home School Kit
5th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
BJU Physics - Home School Kit
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 12th grade
$190.47
BJU Science 1 - Home School Kit
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 1st grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
$162.50
BJU Science 2 - Home School Kit
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 3rd grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
$180.56
BJU Science 3 - Home School Kit
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 3rd grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
$169.73
BJU Science 4 - Home School Kit
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 4th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
$169.73
BJU Science 5 - Home School Kit
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 5th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
BJU Science 6 - Home School Kit
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 6th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
$141.45
Chemistry - Lab Manual
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 11th grade
$27.22 $19.00 (1 in stock)
Chemistry - Lab Manual Teacher's Edition
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 11th grade
$31.67
Chemistry - Student Textbook
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 11th grade
$61.11 $42.50 (3 in stock)
Chemistry - Student Worktext (old)
2nd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 11th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Chemistry - Teacher's Edition
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 11th grade
$83.33 $58.00 (1 in stock)
Chemistry - Tests
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 11th grade
$15.00
Chemistry - Tests Answer Key
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 11th grade
$10.83 $7.50 (2 in stock)
DIVE Biology
from DIVE, LLC
for 10th grade
$59.95
DIVE Chemistry
by David Shormann
from DIVE, LLC
for 10th-12th grade
$59.95
DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics
by David Shormann
from DIVE, LLC
for 9th-10th grade
$59.95
Earth Science - Lab Manual Teacher Edition
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 8th grade
$31.67
Earth Science - Student Lab Manual
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 8th grade
$27.22
Earth Science - Student Textbook
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 8th grade
$61.11 $42.50 (1 in stock)
Earth Science - Teacher Edition with CD-ROM
from Bob Jones University Press
for 8th grade
$66.39
Earth Science - Tests
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 8th grade
$15.00 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Earth Science - Tests Answer Key
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 8th grade
$10.83
Life Science - Student Lab Manual
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 7th grade
$27.22
Life Science - Student Lab Teacher Edition
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 7th grade
$31.67
Life Science - Student Textbook
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 7th grade
$61.11
Life Science - Teacher Edition
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 7th grade
$66.39
Life Science - Tests
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 7th grade
$15.00
Life Science - Tests (old)
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 7th grade
$13.23
Life Science - Tests Answer Key
3rd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 7th grade
$10.83
Physical Science - Lab Manual
5th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
$27.22
Physical Science - Lab Manual (old)
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
$24.50
Physical Science - Lab Manual Teacher Edition
5th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
$28.33 $17.00 (1 in stock)
Physical Science - Lab Manual Teacher Edition (old)
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
$15.00 $9.00 (2 in stock)
Physical Science - Student Textbook
5th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
$61.11 $32.00 (1 in stock)
Physical Science - Student Textbook (old)
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
$32.00 (2 in stock)
Physical Science - Teacher Edition
5th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
$66.39 $46.50 (1 in stock)
Physical Science - Tests
5th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
$15.00
Physical Science - Tests (old)
4th edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 9th grade
$16.11
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