This Christian Light Science Curriculum consists of 10 workbooks (Light Units) and an answer key set. Introduced in 1988, it is currently undergoing is first updates since publication. It works well for independent student self-study or minimal teacher instruction and adapts well for homeschool use. The teacher’s guide includes answer keys and limited support material. This curriculum covers all the science topics, but with limited detail and moderate hands-on learning. It does not provide a robust science lab experience. We do not recommend it for students who enjoy science or want a rich hands-on learning experience. This curriculum presents a Christian creationist worldview.

Note: Christian Light lists Apologia as an alternate curriculum for grades 8 and up.

Christian Light Science Curriculum Review – Grades 7-12
Curriculum Components Recommended 10 Light Unit Set, Answer Key Set
Curriculum Cost (per Grade) $52
Hands-on Activities Cost (per Grade) $75-240 depending on grade
Strengths
  • Designed for mostly independent learning
  • Easy readability
Weaknesses
  • Dated with no color pictures
  • One-time use of Light Unit workbooks
  • Not designed for science-oriented students
  • Not a rich hands-on learning experience
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 15-30 minutes

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