The A Beka elementary curriculum follows a traditional school textbook approach. It works well where the student is primarily reading the textbooks or for families using A Beka curriculum for multiple subjects. Grades 1-2 offer a separate teacher edition, which provides everything needed to teach the course. Grades 3-6 has a separate curriculum/lesson plan guide to help teach the curriculum. A supplemental tests, quizzes and worksheets book and companion answer keys are also available. Beautiful photos and illustrations engage students and help them grasp the information. And the written content is very comprehensive. Students who are good readers or have a strong science interest will enjoy and do well with this curriculum. This curriculum presents a Christian creationist worldview.


Review of A Beka Book® Science Curriculum – Grades 1-6
Curriculum Components Recommended Student Text, Teacher Edition (1-2), Curriculum Guide (3-6), Test Book and Key (3-6), Quiz/Worksheet Book and Key (3-6)
Curriculum Cost (per Grade) $35 for grades 1-2

$85 for grades 4-6

Hands-on Activities Cost (per Grade) $40-65 depending on grade
Strengths
  • Clear, engaging, and beautiful pictures
  • Detailed with clear descriptions
  • Excellent scope and sequence covers subject well
  • Hands-on experimentation integrated into student text
Weaknesses
  • More detail than needed at times
  • Multiple books for tests, quizzes, worksheets, answers, etc.
Learning Environment
Homeschool Suitability ★★★★
Classroom Suitability ★★★★★
New Science Teacher Suitability ★★★
Learning Evaluation Tools ★★★★
Includes Student Tests Yes
Worldview Creationist
Student Appeal
Student Readability ★★★★★
Engaging Visual Content ★★★★★
Independent Study Suitability ★★
Suitability for Students Not Interested in Science ★★★
Reading Level Grade Appropriate
Science Content Quality
Scope and Sequence ★★★★★
Depth of Science Content ★★★★★
Age-appropriate Science Content ★★★★
Hands-on Science Learning
Comprehensive Hands-on Learning ★★★
Activities Develop Science Skills ★★★★
Activities Develop Critical Thinking ★★★
Ease of Completing Experiments ★★★★
Activity/Lab Prep Time 10-20 minutes

Star Rating: 5-Very Good, 4-Good, 3-Fair, 2-Poor, 1-Very Poor

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