It's almost laughable. A secular science curriculum? They are out there, and they are extremely hard to find. Lots of authors tip toe around the Christian majority who homeschool, and there are so many creationism curricula it's unreal.
Well, let me show you what I've found so hopefully you won't be driven to wine at 10:30am. Some stuff I've used, some stuff I will try this year. Please feel free to comment below if you've used any of these and have had success (or not) with them.
- Intelligo unit studies are a great resource. Last year my son did one of their astronomy units, and found it very inspiring and thorough. They are so secular they have TWO unit studies on Evolution, and frankly, they are one of the few curricula I have ever seen to have it.
- Last year we used Noe Science and if I get around to it I will write a complete review of it. Currently the entire curricula is missing because of our move....so I'll have to find it first. It came with a science kit, lots of experiments and was pretty fun to use. There are no tests, which I didn't like, so it was hard for me to know what my children were retaining. We did Biology, and I'm sure it's pretty obvious, but evolution was never discussed. Also, there is a biblical verse in the beginning, however the rest of the curricula had no reference to any religion.
- Real Science Odyssey is said to be a secular science curricula. This is a contender this year for my butterfly. I'm betting this particular curriculum is to easy for my little science geek son, but it might be a good fit for my girl.
- Focus on Middle School Science is more of a contender for my son. They also claim to be secular.
- Elemental Science is also a contender for us next year. They go from pre-k to 7th grade and up. Edit: We ended up not choosing this curricula, so I have no personal experience with it. Comments below have noted that this is not quite a secular curricula but more of a neutral curricula. They do not cover evolution.
- Building Foundations is another secular curricula. It comes in different levels up to 8th grade.
- Last one I found that seemed worthy of a nod was the Nancy Larson science curriculum. This curricula is for kindergarten through fourth grade.
So there you have it. Hopefully with this post I've saved some sanity for you. If I missed any curricula just link it below, I'm happy to add any secular science curricula my readers may find.