Science 1

Purchase for $269


  • Developmental Biology—Describing the Life Stages of Human Beings
  • Botany—Observing Trees
  • Earth and Space—Exploring Sunlight, Water, and Soil
  • Zoology—Investigating Animals and Their Habitats
  • Anatomy—Discovering What Is Inside Our Bodies
  • Entomology—Examining the Characteristics and Life Cycles of Insects

Is this an insect or a spider?
How do you know?


Insects have six legs and three body parts. The three body parts are the head, thorax, and abdomen. Spiders have eight legs and two body parts. The two body parts are the cephalothorax and the abdomen. This beetle is an insect!


"Finally! A primary science program that isn't too primary!" - Peggy A., Illinois

"Science 1 is like Christmas in the mail for a first grade child!"- Maggi Beardsley, reviewer, The Old Schoolhouse® magazine

Nancy Larson Publishers is proud to bring you Nancy Larson® Science 1. It is a comprehensive and creative approach to elementary science where sophisticated topics are explored in age-appropriate ways. Our kits include the things you need to successfully teach the program. Challenging topics, innovative strategies, built-in reinforcement of reading, and many hands-on activities make this program a very effective and enjoyable learning experience for parents and students!

Nancy Larson® Science 1 is recommended for ages 5-8 and is appropriate for older children with limited science experience.

Your Homeschool Kit

Includes: Science 1 Tool Kit, Teacher’s manual, Student materials, Resource materials

Science 1 Tool Kit Photo

Your Tool Kit

Our science tool kits contain important items to illustrate or augment lesson content. From bugs and beakers to x-rays and pine cones, we’ve gathered it for you!

The Science 1 Tool Kit contains pine cones, tree cookie, hand lens, x-ray set, Live Butterfly Garden®, Butterfly Larvae Coupon, Ladybug Land™, Ladybug Larvae Coupon, insect learning cards, plastic insects and spiders set, and the following books: What Do Scientists Do?, Peterson First Guide to Trees, Trees to Paper, Familiar Insects and Spiders, Your Insides, and The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree.


Your Teacher's Manual

Your teacher's manual contains the lessons and answer keys. The lessons are presented in dialogue form so all important vocabulary will not be missed.

Sample lessons are available to preview.

Your Student Materials

Challenging and engaging content is presented through student booklets. Concepts are reinforced through lesson reviews and assessments, all gathered in a handy, tear-off tablet.


Your Resource Materials

Included in every science kit are photo cards and a special CD loaded with photos, glossaries, word cards, science word labels, teacher's masters, and other materials to help you teach.

Your Resource Materials

Nancy Larson Makes Science Primary in Reading!

Vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension are three important components in reading that we have taken into consideration when we wrote our lessons. To reinforce your child's reading skills and comprehension of text, important strategies are built into the program. Some of these include observing, visualizing, applying, predicting, describing, and summarizing.

Purchase Science 1 Complete Program for $269

Science 1 Individual Student Unit (ISU) $32

If you are teaching more than one child you will want another set of Student Materials for each additional child.