This online science curriculum is published by Alpha Omega Publications. It is designed specifically for homeschools with minimal teacher instruction. This elementary science curriculum covers grades 3-6 only and is ideal for homeschool use and independent study with reading students. It includes auto-graded tests. This curriculum covers all the science topics, but with limited detail and moderate hands-on learning. 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.

Monarch Science Curriculum Review – Grades 3-6
Curriculum Components Recommended Complete Online Course
Curriculum Cost (per Grade) $90
Hands-on Activities Cost (per Grade) $35-70 depending on course
Strengths
  • Contains video clips, engaging games, and multi-media visuals
  • Convenient for homeschool and travel
  • Easy to follow
  • Clear, concise explanations
  • May use the same curriculum for up to three students
Weaknesses
  • Not designed for science-oriented students
  • Not a rich hands-on learning experience
  • Curriculum access expires after 18 months
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 10-15 minutes

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