The Lifepac science curriculum consists of 10 workbooks (Lifepacs) and a teacher’s guide in a set. It works well for independent student work 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. The hands-on lab learning experience is not robust as it should be, but is acceptable for students without a strong science interest. We do not recommend this curriculum for students who enjoy science or want a rich hands-on learning experience. This curriculum presents a Christian creationist worldview.

Lifepac Science Curriculum Review – Grades 7-12
Curriculum Components Recommended 10 Lifepacs and Teacher’s Guide Set
Curriculum Cost (per Grade) $70
Hands-on Activities Cost (per Grade) $65-275 depending on grade
  • Designed for mostly independent learning
  • Easy readability
  • One-time use of Lifepac 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

Customer Reviews

My son loves this. He is technically 6th grade; however, while he finds it challenging, it is also interesting to him. It is nice to not have to flip back and forth between a textbook and a workbook. (Review by Kris H.)