Pandia Press also offers a R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey course for middle school students. Biology Level Two can be completed after the Level One course or on its own. This hands-on curriculum is designed for independent study, and a teacher’s manual is available for more in-depth information about each experiment or activity. The textbook provides everything students need to learn science using a hands-on approach while applying the scientific method. The textbook includes student pages and lab sheets and provides a full year of science. Additional student pages can be purchased separately for multiple students. This curriculum presents an evolutionist worldview.

REAL Science Odyssey Curriculum Review – Grades 5-8
Curriculum Components Recommended Textbook, Teacher’s Manual
Curriculum Cost (per Grade) $174
Hands-on Activities Cost (per Grade) $65
Strengths
  • Designed for independent study
  • Experiments are based on the scientific method
  • Information is clearly presented over a wide scope and sequence
Weaknesses
  • Information lacks visual appeal and includes few color illustrations
Learning Environment
Homeschool Suitability ★★★★★
Classroom Suitability ★★★
New Science Teacher Suitability ★★★★
Learning Evaluation Tools ★★★★
Includes Student Tests No
Worldview Evolutionist
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

Customer Reviews

Solid science curriculum
The lessons are very well planned out and easy to follow. Engaging to the student. Very nice curriculum. (Review by Alison)