As a family, it’s important for us that the science we teach our kids is based on God’s Word and have a Biblical Worldview. I was excited to learn about a curriculum that offers Science from a Biblical Worldview and I knew it would be a great fit for us. Today I’m going to share with you how much fun we are having and how much we are learning with Big Bible Science from Christian Focus!
What Is Big Bible Science?
According to their website, “Big Bible Science helps children and those who teach them to explore God’s World and God’s Word through real live science experiments. There are twenty–one different units taking students through scientific concepts such as Gravity, Friction, Animal Classification, and the Nervous System. God creates young minds to ask questions and seek answers. This book is designed to stir the imaginations of students and develop a lasting love for Christ.”
Each chapter has 6 main components which are:
- Objectives (science learning goals)
- The Big Idea (scientific explanation from a Biblical perspective)
- Appy it (examples in your world)
- Go Beyond: (for more advanced students to think and experiment further)
Experiments included are:
- Newton’s First Second and Third Laws of Motion
- Coefficient of Friction
- Static Electricity
- Acid-Base Taste Test
- Combustion Reactions
- Plant Requirements
- Lunar Craters
- Water Cycle
- The angle of the Sun’s Rays
- Basic Animal Classification
- Field Trip: The Zoo
- Nervous System
- Respiratory System
- Circulatory System
- Digestive System
- Urinary System
How We Used Big Bible Science?
Today, I will be reviewing the unit study on Gravity. I completed this lesson with my 3-year-old and 5-year-old. I can’t begin to tell you enough how much fun we had with Big Bible Science! During our review period, we used this curriculum as our main science curriculum. You can see a sample of this unit here.
My kids love hands-on learning and I knew they would absolutely love this lesson.
We started out collecting our materials which were objects of different shapes, sizes, and weight. I then moved on to teach them about gravity, using The Big Idea as a guide.
We then moved on to the activities which were to test to see which object would fall first after being dropped. Prior to starting the experiment, we formed a hypothesis for each object and then proceeded. I started by standing in a chair and held the objects in my hands and then dropped them at the same time and observed and recorded our observations. After I demonstrated, I gave each of the children a chance to do the experiment for themselves.
They absolutely loved this part! It was so cute watching them. Once we finished the experiment we applied what we just learned in the real world. I used a basketball and a ping pong to demonstrate the Earth and the Moon and explain how the earth’s gravity keeps the moon in orbit near to Earth.
I then had them walk around the living room as they normally would and explained how gravity holds them on the ground instead of flying off to space. Then I had them jump up and down slowly as if Earth had very little gravity like the moon. Lastly, I had them walk around like there were 5-pound weights on their feet and pretend Earth had even more gravity!
To wrap it up, I asked them what other ways does gravity help us and they came up with some brilliant (and silly) ideas!
How Much Does Big Bible Science Cost?
The Big Bible Science curriculum is very affordable! It costs $12.99 plus shipping.
My Thoughts On Big Bible Science
This science curriculum is fantastic! It lines up with our Biblical Worldview and I highly suggest it to Christian Homeschool families. The kids had a lot of fun and I really enjoyed teaching from this curriculum.
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