Love that this lends itself so easily to the scientific method. And it is really easy to get out and go with. It pairs really well with our Classical Conversations cycle 3 work.
My two boys, ages 7 and 9, love doing their Noeo science! They really enjoy the experiments! I love that it’s not super long lessons, and they maintain their focus!
The experiment were very simplistic and could have easily found information online to do them. I did not feel that is was worth the expense to have the materials gathered for you since most were common household materials. If I didn’t already have the item at home they were readily available to purchase and would have been much more affordable.
Got this for my kindergartner. She loves it! The experiments are fun and she is learning so much already. It’s all very user friendly. The instructor’s manual is perfectly laid out and so helpful. We are very happy with it and definitely plan to continue using this curriculum.
So thankful for this curriculum! It is great for multiple ages moves quickly, but is well flushed out. The kids really enjoy the different readers and
My Grandson age 5 loves this. Wants to do more science. I ordered a second book and experiment kits for my older Grandson. But, he didn't try. Age 8.
But, my granddaughter watched us do an experiment and 3 older public school children took over the 2nd kit and wow they love doing it ages 9, 10 and 11. They said at school they never done anything like this.
I love this curriculum. I tell all my friends about it. It’s easy to use. My kids are excited to learn and look forward to the experiments. I wish they had other subjects. We will be a lifer now.
I like the curriculum but I don’t love it. I ordered the Biology 1 for grades 1-3 and it wasn’t enough for my 3rd grader. I feel like this could be better labeled for grades K-2. I have to supplement a lot to get her where she needs to be. Also, the workbook isn’t necessary. We can ask the reading follow up questions without it, so it’s something we don’t use at all.
My kids are loving the books & experiments. As the teacher, I wish that my handbook and the experiment guide were one and the same. But otherwise liking it
Great bundle! Extremely valuable. Well structured, all the materials for experiences are included. Great books.
It has lots of materials organized so you can do any order. Many home materials are not everyone’s typical lol so having to go shopping for many things
This is our third NOEO science program. We actually have science as part of our curriculum but my kids enjoy the activities and experiments so much we supplement with this. Great customer service as well. We were right in the middile of an experiment and the cars sent didn't work. I was going to start the hunt online to replace them but thought I'd see if NOEO would help me out. Not only did they help get us working pieces but we got them in just 2 days! That was great because we didn't have to have a gap in the lesson.
I ordered this for my first grader. He is a kinesthetic learner and a voracious reader. We practiced a lot of Charlotte Mason’s principles in kindergarten and he absolutely THRIVED! Noeo is exactly what we needed for science. The living books are all exciting and there are lots of hands on experiments. The manual is simple and not overwhelming like other curriculums. I only wish our charter school would partner with Noeo. THANK YOU!
Not all the experiments worked as they were suppose too so that was disappointing because we LOVED the fire box!
We are enjoying the experiments and the books - however, the pace of the books (often 1-3 pages at a time) was painfully slow. We have ended up reading the books in full a few times, instead of only reading a couple of pages at once.
I’m thrilled to hear my kids throwing around terms like “inertia” in proper context - that has proven to me this was the right curriculum for us!
My son will be in 4th grade this coming year and bought the physics 2. The material is amazing and very complete, but he isn't anywhere ready for what is said to be for his age group.
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. Our levels are based on reading comprehension and are not strictly grade-bound. We suggest that before you purchase Noeo, you take a look at the samples to make sure that the content is at the right level for your student.
We are enjoying science! Started with Biology and working our way through Chemistry and Physics next.
My 10 yr old son absolutely loved doing this mini unit. He was sad when it was over.
I used this curriculum this year for my 2nd grader (who is 7) and it was by far his favorite part of the school day. We loved the engaging books, the structure topics, the experiments, and the open and go format. It was good quality and easy to use so I would definitely recommend it to others!
(Just as a note to the creators, the only experiment that didn't work was the freezer playdoh one- it never changed color).
This curriculum provides a thoughtful design and structure that any home educator can modify to suit his/her needs. My daughters love the books that come with the curriculum; they certainly pique their interest and help to get them curious. What I find cumbersome are the 3 "manuals" --- Instructor's Guide, Experiment Guide, and Lab. There has to be a way to combine the Instructor's Guide and the Experiment Guide into one. Much of the content is repetitive (ex - answers to questions from the Lab Manual in both), and I think both are unnecessary. Additionally, the Lab Manual is ONLY in a Question & Answer format. NOEO (and I) could have saved money with a simple list of questions in the Instructor's Guide instead of an entire Lab Manual dedicated to this, and I could have orally asked my children the questions. My hope was that this manual would have been more creatively designed with suggestions to draw what my girls had seen, document data in a chart (such as for the experiments dealing with force) or some other interactive "extension" activities. As it is, I strongly recommend that they redesign the Lab Manual to BE MORE than what it is. Overall, you could do much worse than this curriculum, and the overall layout is helpful to structuring the year. However, there is room to improve.