Before you can study nature, you have to know what nature is. Memoria Press’ science program has two goals prior to high school science. First, we introduce students to the world of nature by studying the things it is made up of—birds, insects, trees, mammals, and the heavenly bodies. Second, students are given a narrative account of the development of the sciences—they are given science in a story form, in a way they can best understand it. They are then ready to study high school science using the excellent Novare Science Series.