Homeschooling on a budget often means choosing between a feature-filled
program that comes at a great cost and a less expensive program that lacks
the resources you need to teach effectively. This challenge can be
especially difficult in choosing a curriculum for science, where teaching
strategies and hands-on activities are key to understanding concepts.
Science and Technology offers unparalleled science resources at a great
value. This middle grades science program includes three books, one each
for life, earth, and physical science.
Read Cathy Duffy's review of Holt Science & Technology: Physical Science
The program begins with a textbook filled with content and
activities. Easy-to-follow text and helpful illustrations guide students
through the course, and chapters are broken into sections with key
objectives, vocabulary terms, reading strategies, comprehension questions,
and a section review. Quick Labs and Chapter Labs offer an opportunity for
hands-on learning using objects that can be found around the house.
The new Parent Guide CD-ROM is designed with homeschoolers in mind, offering
a wide variety of teaching resources while guiding you through each day's
lesson. A synopsis of the lesson allows you to preview what your child will
be learning, and activities are broken into Core, Optional and Enrichment,
and Good to Know so that you can prioritize and tailor the content to your
Also included in the homeschool kit is a Chapter Resources CD-ROM, which
includes skills worksheets, vocabulary review worksheets, directed reading
worksheets, lab and activity data sheets, chapter quizzes and tests, and
With a rigorous, engaging textbook and a teacher's guide designed
specifically for parent educators, the Holt Science & Technology program is
an ideal solution for your middle school student.