Elemental Science Online Curriculum
These materials provide schedules and supplemental materials for parents while relying on outside books (published by Usborne, DK and others) for the bulk of the science content. Beginning in fall 2014, they will also offer live online high school courses in biology and physical science.
Elemental Science provides several choices of printed science curricula, including a “classical” track for the Grammar and Logic stages. Their materials provide schedules, plans, and supplemental materials while relying on outside books for the bulk of the science content like: The Usborne Internet-linked Science Encyclopedia and The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science; and DK books like Human Body. Though the author is a Christian, she does not include a religious viewpoint in the materials. Elemental Science includes books that come from an evolutionary standpoint.
Available for the first time in fall 2014, Elemental Science is launching two live online courses for high school students: either physical science or biology. These courses are two semester courses which meet twice weekly (beginning in August and running through December and then picking up for the second semester in January) with a live teacher in a classroom and lecture/discussion time. The course also includes homework, quizzes, and tests which are graded and the student receives a semester course grade for their work. The required text for the course is Biology, by authors Miller & Levine, which presents a thorough investigation of the topic, including significant coverage of evolution. More details about this text can be found above.