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Subject: Noeo science
Date Posted: 11/3/2008 10:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2005
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Do you find the grade levels accurate? My son is 10, but daughter 7. I was wondering if I should order the first level for both. Do you think it will be to easy/boring?


Date Posted: 11/3/2008 11:04 AM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2006
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I did the first level of Chemistry with my 8 year old last year, and in some ways it was too young for him, but it consisted of much more writing then he wanted to do.  We did not continue with it this year.  I would probably go with the higher level for the older child, it will probably be easier to omit things then try and take the time to find stuff to add.

Date Posted: 11/3/2008 2:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/28/2007
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We use NOEO here.  I have used all of the level I programs, but have not used any of the level II programs yet. 

Level I might be light for a 10yr old, but it is pretty easy to beef up or water down depending on  your needs.  This is just one of the many reasons I love this program.  It is very easy to tailor to your child and so much fun!   I have kids who are able to work on the same level (for now anyway).  The only tweaking to NOEO that we have done, is that we do not require as much writing.

Have you had a chance to look at any of the level one (or level two for that matter) books?  Do they seem to be a good fit for your kids?  You know your kids best.  What are your goals for science?  Are you just trying to introduce them to concepts? Do you want them to master concepts?

Let us know how it works out.

Date Posted: 11/3/2008 8:04 PM ET
Member Since: 10/26/2005
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We are using Noeo for the first time this year...Biology II.  I have a 5th and 6th grader.  They do the entire thing independently so far...except for some experiments.  There is a ton of writing.  Almost every day they are supposed to write and sketch about what they read.  I re-worked it so they are doing all the reading but only writing/sketching once a week.  My sons enjoy doing that and probably wouldn't mind doing it more often but there's just not room in the schedule for more.  Our goal for elementary science is just exposure.  We're going to hit it heavy in 7th grade following a more traditional and rigorous program.  I have a 3rd grade son who isn't doing formal science this year...just whatever he enjoys from library books.  So I have no experience with Level 1.  But if you have any specific questions about Level 2 I'd be happy to answer them.