Are There Any Australian Secular Science Curriculums for Homeschool?

Hi Michelle,

just wondering if you know of any good non religious Australian Science curriculums?

It’s not that I am anti religion. I consider myself spiritual and am happy with most Christian ideals and morals etc. I just can’t seem to wrap my mind around teaching science etc. from a religious point of view.

Kind thanks


Hi Kellie,

There are many options if you want to teach a secular science curriculum for homeschool. However you will find that the difference between a secular science curriculum for homeschool isn’t that different to a Christian curriculum.

The main difference that you will find in a Christian science curriculum is the reference to evolution as a theory rather than a fact. This spills over into intelligent design, dates for fossils and dinosaurs. The facts are all the same, it’s just the interpretation of the facts – the worldview is different. Many non-Christians still find the Apologia stuff good and the parents present the alternative view.

I am not aware of any secular Australian curriculum that homeschoolers use for science.

The Australian National Science Curriculum has a guideline of what they want covered but of course you need to put the resources together yourself. My outcomes guides might help you with this.

If you are new to homeschooling and trying to work out what should be in your science curriculum it’s not that hard to do.

Putting Together A Secular Science Curriculum For Homeschool

You can easily keep your curriculum secular using Charlotte Mason’s teaching methods of:

Charlotte Mason believed in using nature study as the beginning of science study for young children.

nature kids

Using a notebooks and nature journals for your children’s lessons.

botany notebook

“Books dealing with Science…should be of a literary character, and we would probably be more scientific as a people if we scrapped all the text books. Where science does not teach a child to wonder and admire, it is perhaps of no educational value. “ Charlotte Mason

Other books can also be used that cover science in the four areas that you need to cover in primary school. Biology, Earth Science (astronomy & geology), Physics and Chemistry. If you think in these terms you will find it easy to gather your curriculum using the books you choose.

It’s all about the books that you choose and getting your children to read good quality stuff. It’s not as hard to do as you think.

Australian Science Resources to Help You

If you are desperate for a textbook here are some American ones.

I hope that helps.



If others know of secular science curricula you could recommend please comment and leave suggestions.