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In the classical curriculum, science is studied by subject, rather than a smattering of everything each year.  Each science subject is paired with a history/literature time period for two reasons.  First, many discoveries in that area of science happened around that time in history.  Second, the science subjects move from less to more complicated.  (I've seen other curriculums switch chemistry and physics, but this is the order suggested in The Well-Trained Mind.)    

History/Literature Time Period - Science Subject
Ancients - Biology
Medieval - Earth Science and Astronomy
Early Modern - Chemistry
Modern - Physics
One area that I've noticed is not included in the science curriculum is dinosaurs, and kids always love dinosaurs.  We do a dinosaur unit over the summer every couple years for fun.
We use Mr. Q's Classic Science curriculum.  We LOVE it!  You can check out his site: