Hello everyone!

I have had an amazing time these past ten years with the Classic Science curriculum and I have reached a point where I need your help.

I have many different topics that I would love to write about; however, I want to be certain to create a resource that can be utilized by as many families as possible.  I have considered the following resources  to be (tentatively) released in 2015:

36-week Advanced Earth Science: Environmental Science (high school level)
18-week Advanced Biology: Microbiology (middle level)
18-week Advanced Biology: Genetics (middle level)
18-week Advanced Biology: Botany (middle level)

This is by no means the only resources I would be willing to create.  This is where I need your help.  I would greatly appreciate any feedback, advice, or suggestions for what I can do to help you out.  The Classic Science curriculum will continue to be generated, I only need to know which way to jump!

I hope you will consider leaving a reply on this post and providing me your suggestions.  I never could have achieved so much with this curriculum without all of your support and help.  Thank you very much for everything.  Your kind words will never be forgotten.

Take care :)


P.S. – The links on the left side of this page will provide you with a wealth of online resources for all of the Classic Science textbooks.  I have added resources for both books within the Advanced series as well.  Cheers!

41 comments for “Home

  1. July 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Good write-up. I certainly appreciate this site.
    Keep it up!

  2. Tracey
    July 26, 2013 at 3:10 am

    I would love to see more printer-friendly versions. Those solid color pages for each new chapter are vampires for ink cartridges! But we love your stuff.

  3. Jane
    August 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Love this site & the books! We prefer them in color even when we print. The upcoming courses sound great!

  4. Charlene
    August 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    We love your curriculum! I agree with Tracey, some printer friendly pages would be great. I also look forward to the 18 week middle school books.

  5. mia
    August 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I would love to see more High school level stuff and if you could make a way to document honors work in it that would be awesome! I agree on a more printer friendly version. It looks beautiful online but when it needs to be a actual book for the reviewer, I hate using that much ink.

  6. Juanita
    August 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I love the idea of more high school curriculum. I have two boys starting high school this year and I am having a hard time finding science curriculum that I like. Wish it were ready now!!!

  7. Debbie
    August 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I love the idea of genetics and advanced botany for the middle grades. Either of these options would be purchased by my family!

  8. Vicki Slakey
    August 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I vote for an Advanced Earth Science course as Earth Science is one course to meet the high school Physical Science requirement here in California. My second vote would be for the Botany middle level. Thanks.

  9. Sara
    August 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I would also be super appreciative of more printer friendly options! My kids are still younger elementary level, so what you’ve already created will last us for several more years. When they hit the middle school level, of your options above, my first pick would be genetics! Thanks for all you do!

  10. August 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I would like to have a page that lists all of the supplies I will need for the year.
    Also, I pull out the vocabulary pages, copy it onto card stock, and cut the definition side into strips, so we can study each word by folding it in half and looking at the answers one at a time. Very tedious to prepare, but extremely useful for memory work.
    Again, if these pages were all together in a vocabulary section it would save so much time.
    I really like your program, its fast and easy, and my kids get it.
    Looking forward to your new works!

  11. Lynn
    August 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    We love your curriculum here! My youngest son uses it and this may be the first year my older son tries it out with the new advanced program (our only holdout is that he may love it, but then not have anything ready to follow with next) We use the curriculum on our iPad, printing only the worksheets as needed.

    My biggest request would be to simply continue with the more advanced curriculum to allow patents to use this completely through middle and high school. You offer such a full line for the younger kids, and i hope to be able to continue on with more and more as they get older. Science is so hard for so many parents to choose and we personally love the conversational approach you use and the fact that most experiments can be done with little advance prep and that they really are fun to do.

    Since my older son is right on the cusp of having enough to continue on with if we do switch him over (8th gr this coming year), maybe releasing more of the 18-week semesters in the older levels as opposed to the full year would allow you to keep the older kids working as you complete levels? I liked all the listed ideas you’ve come up with, especially botany, which is harder to find. Maybe add in a marine biology or zoology at some point, hs physics is needed, and my son is very interested in a forensic science…maybe consider a semester of that? Feel free to contact me if I can be any help along the way, as a parent/customer.

    Thank you for all the work it takes continuing this series!

  12. Rose
    August 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I would *love* to see the high-school level Environmental Science that you describe. I imagine that to make it most appealing at the high school level, you’d need to make it prepare students for the Enviro Science AP.

    Of the Middle School books you describe, I would say Genetics would be most appealing – I don’t know of a lot of genetics resources for this age group. Microbiology would be my second choice. Ellen McHenry has a new Botany program out, which would be competition if you wrote a Botany program.

  13. Noelle
    August 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I would love to see an advanced (high school) physics!

  14. Jennifer
    August 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I have just now found your web site, thanks to a friend who referred me to it. I am looking through very thoroughly and so far have decided that I really love the materials that are here, so this is what I will be using. With the questions on what to write, I thought I would answer that my son is 9 and my daughter is 7, I would love to see some stuff here for middle schoolers as next year that is what we will need. More stuff for high school. I personally love to find a company or one set curriculum that I can follow and stick with covering what they need from year to year. This site is fantastic and thank you for providing it. This is exactly what I have been looking for- for the past 4 years of home schooling for science. I have been writing my own and teaching but I can tell that yours is so much more in depth with the hands on approach and that is what I have needed the most help with. Thanks for your time and the efforts you put forth to help out the home school community.

  15. Jbowers
    August 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I would definitely love to see both the microbiology and botany books – love your resources!

  16. Jenny
    August 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I wish I had your Microbiology and Botany for middle school this past year for my fifth grader. My oldest son completed your Elementary Series and had to move somewhere from there in fifth grade. We work through a four year cycle of Biology, Earth Science/Astronomy, Chemistry, Physical Science starting in first grade, so having Microbiology and Botany for fifth grade would have been a great fit (for us). My next two kiddos will be working through Elementary Physical Science this year and I would love to be able to use Microbiology and Botany for them next year. It seems to me that there is a greater lack for middle school resources than for high school resources (but that may just be because those are the resources I’m currently trying to find). Hope that helps :) All of my kids have absolutely loved your curriculum.

  17. Betsy
    August 4, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    As I have middle school and elementary students, I appreciate the middle school projects you have planned. High school books will be appreciated also as they will get there soon enough. I agree with Tracey that a more printer friendly version would be nice. Ink does get expensive with full-color pages. Thanks for all your hard work!

  18. MA
    August 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Middle school curric. is the hardest to find.
    That would be a really appreciated addition.

  19. Marla
    August 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I’d love to see you go with the middle school classes. Printer friendly pages would be nice too. Thanks for all you do!

  20. Trish
    August 5, 2013 at 2:38 am

    I agree with both of the above comments. Keep up the good work, we love your stuff, and if printer-friendly pages could be made that would be awesome.

  21. Kelly
    August 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I vote for earth science. There are no easy to use secular courses with a lab component at that level.

  22. Marti
    August 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    All of the above sound great, but the environmental science high school level would be of particular interest to me and my students.

  23. August 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I would like to see a high school level physics curriculum. But the ideas you listed here are also appealing.

  24. Connie
    August 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Hi Scott,
    I’d vote for the Advanced Earth Science course but it would also be awesome if you’d consider doing an Advanced Physics course.

  25. Chantel
    August 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Middle school leveled books would be fabulous. My little budding farmer would really appreciate a Botany study. I adore your stuff. I compare it closely with the $150 Science Fusion I was eyeing up last week. THANK YOU for making a more budget friendly option. :)

  26. Kristin
    August 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I would be thrilled with any of these. We love your stuff and your experiments, even my three-year-old son who doesn’t grasp most of the scientific concepts just yet! I would agree with those who have asked for more printer-friendly pages, though. That would be nice. If I had to choose, I would pick either earth or environmental science for upcoming topics. Thanks for all you do!

  27. August 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I would love to see more high school level offerings as well. I think it would be great to have a selection of semester-long (18-week) courses for us to mix and match! My son is particularly interested in Astronomy/Cosmology, emphasis on the Cosmology aspect (the universe as compared to just our solar system.) I think Zoology and Marine Biology would be big hits here as well! He just doesn’t like the more traditional path of chemistry and physics! :)

  28. Wendy
    August 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Love the books. I think they are just the right amount of work that doesn’t monopolize all of our hours. We read them on computer, only printing as needed…
    I’d like to see the “big 3″ for high school – you’ve got Chemistry, now we need standard Biology and Physics. But you will have to hurry for us! For Biology, maybe consider the expectations for CLEP test takers (we are just hoping your Chemistry as already written will get us close for CLEP). For more narrow topics, 18 week courses are nice and convenient…
    For level, I have a high schooler and officially a middle schooler, but we only do high school science here. We would skip the middle school books…
    We need a better way to differentiate between your texts that say “Advanced” that are high school and “Advanced” that are only middle school level…
    In addition to the texts, perhaps a mapping at the high school level between your chapters and Khan Academy videos to beef up the course and grant more credibility for those of us turning in our course descriptions. Maybe chapter mapping to another trusted site with virtual labs or video labs too…
    Knowing we are all doing mostly kitchen labs, have you thought of offering a day of on site labs? Only labs that we CAN’T realistically do with home resources. Kind of an honors lab option…
    A nice forum for discussions by chapter would be fun. Such as, “So is this how our cookies were suppose to look?”…
    Finally, my son’s suggested course addition: Astrophysics. My daughter would love your microbiology and genetics, but she needs high school level.

  29. Angie
    August 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I like the idea of you moving onto finishing the Advanced courses first … just so that we can continue on with your science programs.

    LOVE your science curriculum!!!


  30. Cynthia
    August 17, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I’d like to see the 36 week advanced earth science followed by the genetics course. Then anything else after those. I’m not sure we can keep up since my older two are 10th and 8th grades but I have a 2 1/2 year old who will be coming up behind them and hopefully it will be all planned out.


  31. Kyle
    September 15, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Wow, thanks for all your work!
    I just found your site this weekend. Since I have an 8th grader, my own preference is for high school level sciences, with labs ???? He has said he would like to take the environmental science AP exam in the next few years, so preparation for that would be wonderful. But we still want the more traditional high school lab courses of Biology and Chemistry. I would like to find a course/book that will provide really strong preparation in chemistry so he can take PA Homeschoolers’ AP Chem course in about 3 years.
    As far as color and ink savings, you could achieve both if you used a patterned fill instead of a solid fill – sort of a net or waffle-weave of color with white…
    Looking forward to getting to know your books better and hopefully using your materials for several years to come.

  32. Katie
    September 30, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I am homeschooling a first grader and kindergartener this year. This is by far the easiest to use and most fun. We love reading the chapters and the projects are fun and well-planned. I love the idea of Botany. Even though it’s a long ways away, the idea of advanced physics or some upper level physics – my husband is a physics junkie so we will probably delve into this topic a lot. You are an amazing teacher through this program, I can only imagine how lucky the kids are that get to have you in person!

  33. October 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    My vote is for anything middle school level. I would guess you have a wider audience for that age group than high school. Plus, that is what I would need next :)

    We have been using the free biology book this year and I am considering the Earth Science for next year. I absolutely love these books. Keep up the good work!

  34. Alicia
    October 17, 2013 at 3:51 am

    I agree that middle level materials are the most difficult to find … and easier to modify for younger, bright children. I would be most interested in the Genetics course followed by Microbiology. Thank you!

  35. Daneille
    October 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I would love to see more high school material. My kids are in middle school, and looking to high school, the only materials available are public school texts or religiously biased curricula. I have a science-loving daughter who needs something in-depth yet doable at home for high school science. Thanks!

  36. Morgan
    January 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Mr. Q, I am thrilled to be able to come across such a magnificent piece of scripture that encompasses such a wide variety of teachings. The work that you have put into this website is appreciated by not only I, but my fellow science gurus. Your article on the science of salad intrigued my interest. I am now a further educated young adult.

    Your truly,

  37. Morgan
    January 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    And I like your curriculum too :)

  38. Kathy
    January 21, 2014 at 4:30 am

    My husband and I found you very recently through our homeschool network as each person finds out about you and passes on the good fortune! We were very impressed by what we both saw. (I used to be an elementary and then a middle school teacher myself. My husband was middle school then high school science.). I know a good lesson. He knows well taught science. You do both. So we have three children and it is a tough decision what to ask for. But my 7th grader will soon be in high school and so will my 6th grader. So our vote would have to be36 week high school level advanced earth science/environmental science.
    Thank you for all your are doing for our children to make their home school experiences more exciting!

  39. Jen
    January 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I love your resources! I think the 18 week middle level courses sound perfect for our needs. My son would LOVE them.

  40. Stacey Abshire
    January 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Found you through the all in one easy peasy homeschool. Using your free book this year, but will be purchasing others over the next few years as I take our 8th and 5th graders through science. Love all the color, and the short easy to understand chapters.

  41. January 29, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I’d LOVE to see an environmental science high school course. Everything else, I’d support as well. We’re new to your curriculum, and my daughter is taking your Anatomy & Physiology. She loves it, so far :) I know I’m selfish in my wishes, but the environmental science course work would fit perfectly in our plans of establishing a “Conservation Club” among area homeschool teens.

    Whatever you do, I look forward to more titles.

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