A personal note from the author...
Nancy Larson Science starts with a conversation
When we take part in a conversation, we connect and learn from the people around us. The same is true for young children trying to learn the most challenging subjects.
As the author of Saxon Math Homeschool and Nancy Larson Science Homeschool, I have studied how guided conversations can shape and develop young minds. The results are often a rock-solid educational foundation and confidence to learn the most rigorous topics.
I understand that homeschool parents care deeply about their child’s education and are personally invested in their success. I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of parents having a conversation with their elementary school child about mathematics and science. Through conversation, children learn!
Two decades of service to homeschoolers
My mission to bring effective education to the growing homeschool community began in 1993 with Saxon Math Homeschool. I painstakingly wrote the program so it would be simple to teach yet give kids the confidence to succeed. By mastering subjects early, students have the courage to take their learning to the next level.
My two-decade commitment to homeschool educators and co-operatives around the country remains true today with Nancy Larson Science Homeschool. My homeschool science program is taught in all 50 states and a growing number of countries around the globe.
I believe a hands-on, cross-curricular approach wrapped in a scientific conversation is the best way to teach children. I hope that homeschool educators see the joy of students discovering a love of science.
Saxon Math Homeschool was written as a conversation. Today, Nancy Larson Science follows in the footsteps of Saxon Math as a well-crafted conversation.
The same philosophy of guided inquiry that I brought to the successful Saxon Math Homeschool K–3 is used effectively with Nancy Larson Science Homeschool K–5. Homeschool parents can take comfort that millions of elementary school children have learned from my math and science programs.
Giving your child a strong foundation
When I first looked at writing a science program, I examined national standards and the scientific concepts students need to know in order to be successful in high school advanced placement courses. I wanted our Nancy Larson Science homeschool graduates to be able to succeed in high school classrooms and college courses before going on to careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
A great career in any of these STEM areas begins with a strong foundation. At Nancy Larson Science, we are committed to building that scientific foundation – and the love of learning – that will serve our students no matter what their future professions.
Teaching children to think
I've had homeschool parents tell me personally that their children are having so much fun they don't even realize they are learning serious science. And they are learning a lot more. The in-depth scientific vocabulary, reading informational text, writing and study skills included in every program also support English Language Arts.
Children eagerly work through lessons and enjoy being scientists. Throughout the journey of scientific discovery, Nancy Larson Science Homeschool students learn through a multi-sensory approach, develop higher-level thinking skills, and comprehend and retain the concepts being taught.
A guided scientific conversation between a parent and his or her child can produce dramatic results. Each age-appropriate program provides a complete kit so homeschool parents can focus on teaching time with their children rather than searching for materials.
I am extremely proud of the response that Nancy Larson Science Homeschool has received from dedicated homeschool parents. If you would like to read more from our homeschool parents, please visit our testimonial page.
I hope you will become a part of our Nancy Larson Homeschool family!