An in-depth resource with tons of information on homeschooling, from curricula reviews to how to juggle work, life, and schooling, to determining your child's learning style, and more. There's an ocean of information available on this site for a variety of homeschooling needs.
A literature based curriculum set that explores topics through books read repeatedly through the week, before moving on to another set of books and further topics. Books can be digital or print, and borrowed or bought, but tend to revolve around a theme for a given week. These curricula are Christian based but not overtly so, unless you buy the Bible supplements. You will want to supplement with reading instruction, grammar, and math.
Homeschool Iowa (formerly the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators) is a statewide organization which releases a magazine full of articles, as well as holding a conference yearly and organizing the Homeschool Capitol Day in Iowa. They also provide a regional contact for homeschoolers who need some extra support or advice and keep their website up to date with information and laws.
Tons of articles, recommended reading, and activity ideas for preschoolers and kindergartners. Strongly on the side of relaxed homeschooling as opposed to early curricula.
Educational online games for preschoolers as well as elementary, and even some middle school and high school games. There are games on color, on history, US geography, world geography, seasons, nutrition, and more. Designed to supplement a more complete curriculum, or to inspire students to dig deeper into a topic of interest.
Need an owl pellet dissection kit? Rock tumbler? Planetarium? Microscope? Homeschool Science Tools provides tons of... yeah, science tools. They also provide kits designed specifically for popular curricula, like A Beka, Apologia, Real Science-4-Kids, etc, along with reviews of some curricula. There are also science project ideas, available for free.
This is a free curriculum focused on teaching reading and writing in a systematic, phonics based approach utlizing books, worksheets, and activities. Download the materials from their site and print them or read them with a tablet.
This Christian curriculum goes from Kindergarten through High School and is free, with lessons online. You can also order materials delivered to you. Lesson plans are easy to follow, with day by day instructions in what to do.
An online, inquiry and experimentation based science curriculum for a variety of ages. This works great as a supplement and an inspiration to dive more deeply into a topic. A question is presented (and you can submit your own for them to turn into a lesson) with a short video exploring the question, and then a guided activity or experiment to try to answer the question. Activities can generally be done with things found around the house, or printed materials (provided by Mystery Science).
Magic School Bus science curriculum, tapping into books, activities, and of course, episodes of the classic Magic School Bus. The curriculum is free, but you will need additional materials and access to the Magic School Bus episodes.
A full curriculum available from preschool to beginning high school. This curriculum utilizes a secular, unit-studies approach to helping students make connections and build their knowledge. This was built with gifted learners in mind and is sold by age category. It comes as an online curriculum or hard copy.
This free interactive website provides activities and instruction in human anatomy, diseases, DNA, nutrition, and more. Explore body systems with articles as well as interactive 2D and 3D interfaces to learn about everything from the endocrine system to the skeletal system with detailed illustrations. Mouse over parts of the body to learn their scientific names and more about them.
Free online courses in Math (from early math to Linear Algebra), as well as high school sciences, history, and college courses. Video based instruction, with quizzes for assessment, designed for self-paced progression through each course. The Math section includes a placement test, as well.
An interactive list of the phonograms used in English, with associated sound and video. The resource is free, although Logic of English also offers (paid) curriculum for reading and spelling instruction for preschool and elementary.
Games, activités, and information on a variety of biology related topics. Includes experiments and coloring pages, as well as simulations. They delve into very well done modules into things like cellular biology and genetics. Online, although some can be printed out ("Biology Bits" is designed for notecards), and free!
All about geology! Tons of information about the various types of rocks, minerals, and gemstones, with where to find them, identification, articles, and of course, lots of pictures. The main site also has tons of information on maps, volcanoes, earth quakes, oceanography, and more.
Kids Discover is an online encyclopedia, with printable infographics. You can access select topics per week, or you can pay to subscribe and have full access to all information, including assessments. Topics include sciences, history, and geography.
This is a free teacher's packet for grades K-3 on Caves including a poster and evaluation and other resources. Further topics are available at: https://education.usgs.gov
This is a blog, but this particular page not only gives a cool printable lesson with Legos, but also links to other Lego lessons available out there. The rest of the blog is filled with fun printable, STEM activities and other free things to brighten your homeschool.
Games and activities for preschool through 8th grade in reading, math, and science. Books are available to read online, listed by reading level. Perfect for game schoolers or as a supplemental resource.
Chemistry, reactions, and biochemistry information, along with illustrations, videos, and quizzes to check your comprehension. There are also several related sites, like Cosmos4Kids and Biology4Kids, which are linked at the bottom of the site.
Art-based lesson plans in a variety of subjects including math, science, and social studies and for all grade levels. They have coloring pages, too, for a variety of subjects from geography to biology.
Images, maps, and articles showing and explaining various features of our planet, as well as changes. EO for kids (https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/eokids) has further articles especially geared towards kids.
Over 4,000 courses for elementary students on a variety of subjects including art, math, music, and science. Courses are live, online, and taught remotely by teachers. Each course has an associated cost.
Despite the similar name, this is not the same thing as the school-at-home K12 program. Instead, this is a full curriculum, online, for free (although if you want to track your child's progress and get reports, etc, you will need to pay for a parent account. The curriculum spans from preschool to high school, and includes quizzes for assessment.
Videos and games for a variety of subjects, for a fee. Learn online or on some other devices. Covers all subjects, including art and music. Select topics are available weekly for free. BrianPOP Jr is for K-3, while BrainPOP covers 4th through 8th grades.
Reading and math for lower elementary. Phonics lessons are free and interactive, while further learning can be unlocked with an annual membership. Games and activities and online interactive books form the basis of the curriculum.
Video learning for students. Crash Course is known on YouTube for educational content, but on the website, the YouTube videos are embedded, making the experience safer and more likely to remain educational. 15 high school courses from humanities to science are included, all for free.
Timberdoodle curates a selection of curricula each year per age from a variety of sources, then ships them to your house. You can also pick and choose to create your own unique set of curriculum. Kits can be either Christian or secular.
Earth and Space science articles, as well as some lesson plans from the National Earth Science Teacher's Association. There are even Citizen Science projects, and articles for a variety of levels of understanding.
Free Montessori albums (similar to curriculum for non-Montessori philosophies) and printables for a variety of subjects in Lower and Upper Elementary. There are also a select set of virtual materials available online.
Free online activities, interactive games, flashcards, and textbooks to helps students of all ages learn in the way they like best, at their own pace. Students can be organized into a class and subjects assigned, or CK12 will suggest activities based on what they've already done.
NASA KLASS is the Kennedy Launch Academy Simulation System, and is a free STEM curriculum, with lesson plans and interactive materials. You can do this with or without downloading the software. If you use the software though, your kids get to launch a simulated space shuttle! Designed for kids in grade 6-10, and absolutely free.
Skoolbo is a full curriculum designed for ages 4 to 10, including reading, math, science, and foreign languages in the subjects covered. This is a game-ified learning system, automatically introducing students to the next lessons as they master previous lessons. Literacy and Numeracy are taught through competitions with random other students around the world (by user name for privacy) while other subjects are taught with videos and games.