Our variety-filled structure is best described as a balance between the classical method and the Charlotte Mason approach.
In contrast with a single textbook approach, we think that living books, hands on experiments, lab notebooks, and other activities will encourage more interest in science, particularly with younger students.
Since 1998, all of these books and experiments have been carefully selected and updated by a team of Christians (including homeschooling parents and curriculum experts) to guide children into discovery of the complexity, order, and wonder of God's design.
How it works:
Easy-to-use Instructor's Guides
Each Noeo package comes with step-by-step teaching instructions. Each guide coordinates books and experiments for a year's worth of science. Noeo Instructor Guides make it easy to schedule 2/4 days of science around 2hrs/week and get science done every year.
We're shipping everything to you but faucet water, because your schedule is often full and your time is valuable. Science tends to be left out of if prep time is overwhelming or materials are difficult to find. So Noeo Packages come with books and hands-on experiment kits and materials, which brings the world into your home and helps you explore the world beyond.
Real, Living Books
Great books make the world come alive. A boring textbook won't. We intensely searched through library catalogs, websites, and hundreds of books so you don't have to. Since we believe that home school science should captivate the interest of the student, you won’t find any dull textbooks or tedious workbooks here. Homeschoolers get to interact with numerous authors writing to inspire, educate, and maintain their enthusiasm for science. Every level of Noeo Science is based on reading levels—not just grades or ages—so that multiple kids can share one curriculum if they can read at similar levels, listen in on older kids' readings, or read to younger kids.
Many have said, "If you can teach it, then you have learned it for life." Noeo includes notebooking assignments for kids to build encyclopedias of their own findings through labs and living books. Charlotte Mason used the term "narration" to describe a student's summary of a recent reading assignment. Students read or listen to someone reading and recount the reading in their own words, using their own creativity. Narrations encourage students to "own" their newly discovered knowledge. This technique has also been called the "teach back" method.