I don’t have one. I’m a wee bit of a sciencephobic. But that doesn’t mean I don’t look at things often and wonder if that is the one that could change it all or check out another and wish I could/would buy it (sometimes I can but that fear of science keeps me from actually doing it).
First and foremost, I would recommend Khan Academy- for upper middle school and high school. It is free and Sal explains things so well- you may not understand it but you feel like you do (A bit like those Holiday Inn commercials: “Is there a doctor here?!” “I can help.” “Are you a doctor?” “No- but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.” *smile*- yea a bit like that)
At Khan Academy you can find videos for
- Organic Chemistry
- and one or two others that I’ve never used/viewed.
And recently, I stumbled across Ellen McHenry’s Basement Workshop for some science books as well as some activities. I purchased the Cells book to use with my daughter for the remainder of the year- funny and informative- much better than what we’d been using.
Finally, I want to use more living books in all of our subjects (and more than just one book each) so really like the site Macbeth’s Opinions for their lists of living books. Click here for high school science. You can also find elementary science lists.
"Books dealing with science...should be of a literary character, and we should probably be more scientific as a people if we scrapped all the text books which swell publishers' lists and nearly all the chalk expended so freely on our chalkboards." (Charlotte Mason in Philosophy of Ed., pg. 218)-quoted at the aforementioned site
So there you have some of the science ‘resources’ that I have been perusing lately. I cannot say that I have a favorite and this post could very well look very different if I write it again in a few months
I encourage you to check out the other science resources found and used by other TOS Crew-ers (eh, spelling, schmelling) along the TOS Blog Cruise (on 3/13/12).