Old-Earth Creation Friendly Resources:
I haven't necessarily extensively reviewed each of these resources. Mostly, I have just pre-screened them for young-earth issues. Think of this page like a homeschool convention, where I'm bringing the vendors to you. It's up to you to check out which one you think will work best for your situation.
Start by watching this short video:
By middle school, students should be transitioning to mainstream secular textbooks as their primary resource. If you want to know why I am recommending secular texts, read my blog entry: "5 Reasons Why I Think Christian Schools/Parents Should Teach Evolution."
Here are some science fair and term paper ideas related to the creation vs. evolution debate: "Science Fair/Term Paper Ideas for Creation vs. Evolution."
- Dual Revelation (DVD)
- Icons of Evolution (DVD)
- Unlocking the Mystery of Life (DVD)
- Here's something a little on the kooky side - High school chemistry teacher, Dr. Matt Carlson, discusses a variety of topics in his "Science Theater."
- Classical Home Education: Logic Stage
- Brigham Young University Independent Study: Middle School Courses (As far as I can tell, this is a solid home study program and there is no LDS doctrine present.)
- Houghton Mifflin Science Homeschool (Grades 5-6)
- Holt Science and Technology Homeschool (Grades 6-8)
- Purchase through Saxon
- Purchase from Rainbow Resource
- Table of Contents and Sample Chapters
- Lesson Plans from Saxon
- Starry Night: Grades 5-8 (Sample lessons and screenshots available)
- Christian Kids Explore Physics
- Christian Kids Explore Chemistry
- Earth Science Lesson Plans (Grades 3-6)
- Noeo Science Curriculum
- Ring of Fire Science, Level 2 (Note: Our family didn't care for this program, but yours might.)
- Science Explorer
- ScienceWorks for Kids, Grades 4-6+ (Energy, Living Things, Planet Earth, Simple Chemistry, The Human Body, Weather)
- Science Workbooks and Readers, Grades 5-8 (Creative Teaching Press)
- Just the Facts: Earth and Space Science (Also available: Life Science and Physical Science)
- Lyrical Earth Science: Geology
- Holman Quick Source Guide to Understanding Creation (My brief review)
- Sword & Spirit (apologetics web site for teens)
- What Darwin Didn't Know (booklet)
- Additional geology resources (Answers in Creation web site)
- Home Science Tools (supplies)