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  • Item #: 031209
    ISBN: 9780972860338
    Retail: $17.95
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    Enthusiastic users of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World will be excited to rediscover the modern era, “From Victoria’s Empire to the End of the USSR.” Formatted similarly to the previous volumes in the series, the Modern Age text contains 42 chapters highlighting some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan’s Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler’s rise to power, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much more. As usual, students will get a “balanced” view of world history, with events from nearly every country in the world - not just Europe and the U.S. Each “story” from history is told in an exciting, readable way, which is sure to hold students’ attention - especially as they cover history in the not-too-distant past! The activity book is once again substantial and invaluable, containing both teacher and student portions. The parent’s pages feature review questions with answers, guidelines for an outlining exercise for the student, suggested further reading and literature tie-ins, map activities, and hands-on projects related to the topics covered in the text. As usual, the projects are very creative and I can definitely see kids getting excited about doing them - one of the activities for Chapter One definitely caught my eye! In this activity, kids will get to time themselves and compare “loading” two different “rifles” with cardboard tubes, homemade “cartridges,” and a few other kitchen materials! The parent’s portion for each chapter also features cross-references on the same topic to other resources, including the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, the Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, the Usborne Book of World History, the Usborne History of the 20th Century, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia. The student’s portion of the activity guide includes partial outlines for each chapter for them to finish, outline maps for map activities, worksheet activities, and timeline figures including world flags from each country’s independence or establishment. The tests and answers for this volume are bound into a paperback, 3-hole punched volume, and include tests and answers for each chapter. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put together a very exciting and multi-faceted history study that everyone will love!

    The text is now available in either paperback, hardcover, or spiral binding, for your convenience. The Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 050299
    ISBN: 9781450785082
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $48.95

    This course is for your visual learners who need high school credit in Chemistry. Wes Olson, the host of Biology 101, will take you on a journey through the history of chemistry along with what the study of chemistry is all about. This course is divided into nineteen 20-45 minute segments and examines the world of chemistry, the periodic table, important characters in the field of chemistry, the essentials of chemistry such as neutrons, isotopes, ions, compounds, molecules, and balancing chemical equations, an explanation of the elements – non-metals, poor metals, transition metals, rare earth & radioactive metals, and the future of chemistry. This is a 4 DVD set that has a running time of 10 hours, 55 minutes along with PDF files for the guidebook, accreditation booklet, and an extended periodic table.

    To get started with this program, you will want to print off the PDF files for the guidebook, periodic table and accreditation schedule, or take them somewhere to have them printed (the guidebook is over 120 pages). Students will be starting a chemistry notebook for this program in which they will write their research and reports. You will want to read ahead in the guidebook so you can gather and prepare needed items for the next lesson, mini-labs, and reports. The guidebook also allows the student to review information covered in the lessons along with quizzes and discussions questions. Mini-labs are demonstrated in the lessons and are performed with items from around your house or are easily accessible. I think the labs are much better and meatier than those found in Biology 101 and would do a much better job of meeting the high school credit. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 012710
    ISBN: 9780890512951
    Retail: $14.99
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    An introductory history of chemistry, this extremely readable text covers discoveries and developments from ancient to present times. Major emphasis is placed on the contributions of individual scientists (such as Cavendish, Mendeleev, Boyle, and Rutherford) and how they made their discoveries. The focus is not on balancing chemical equations or learning the number of electrons in specific elements. 16 chapters cover: ancient metals (iron, lead, tin), money metals (gold, silver, copper), the search for gold, gases in the air, the use of currents to separate elements, the first periodic table, using a spectroscope to identify elements, cathode ray tubes and alpha particle experiments, compounds by electric attraction, water and its unique properties, carbon and its compounds, organic chemistry, nitrogen and its compounds, silicon and its compounds, modern metals, and chemistry in today's world.

  • Item #: 007561
    ISBN: 9780936981086
    Retail: $30.95
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    We already have lots of writing programs in our catalog, so why add Easy Writing? Because this book focuses not so much on what to say, but how to say it. Most of the writing programs concentrate on sentence content; this product is concerned with sentence structure. And it's not the same as grammar; identifying grammatical constructs in someone else's writing is different than composing good sentences of your own. Those of you who have used Easy Grammar know that those books are light on instruction and heavy on practice; not so here. This book offers a good balance of instruction, examples and practice. Another difference is that the role of the teacher is stressed more here.

    The program contains eight units: items in a series, semicolons, appositives, present participial phrases, past participial phrases, having + past participles, subordinate clauses, and relative clauses. Each unit is taught at two levels: level 1 (lower and upper elementary level) gives the easier examples; level 2 (for junior high and high school) contains the more complex. For each unit, determine the best starting point for your student. Some concepts, such as items in a series, may already be familiar to a student while others may be brand new. For each lesson, instruction is given first, followed by examples, then practice exercises. Coverage of each topic seems adequate to get the idea across. Answer key is provided in the book.

  • Item #: 047977
    Retail: $9.99
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    This fun card game is simple to learn and easy to play – and as an added bonus, kids will become more familiar and comfortable with money. Game play is similar to Uno, with players trying to discard cards in their hands by matching either the color or money amount on the previously played card. Each player is dealt 7 cards and the rest of the deck becomes the draw pile, with one card overturned to start the discard pile. The deck is composed of 110 cards, with cards featuring all coin types (from pennies to half dollars), $1.00 cards, wild cards, loose change cards (with varying amounts of odd change), tax collection cards, and bank withdrawal cards. Play goes clockwise, each player trying to be the first to empty their hand. You can match the money amount, either by playing the same coin or by announcing "Exact Change" and playing several cards that add up to the previously played card, or you can match the color. If you cannot discard, you must draw cards until you can play. Wild cards can be anything, but you must announce the color and amount when you play them. Tax collection cards force all other players to draw one card from the draw deck, and bank withdrawal cards forces an opponent of your choice to randomly draw a card from your hand. When one player runs out of cards, the round is over and they pick another player's hand, total the cards remaining and this becomes the balance in the bank account of the player who went out. The first player to "save" $2.00 is the winner. 2-6 players. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 046285
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    This is the manipulatives set that is required for the RightStart 2nd edition mathematics series. The set includes an AL abacus, Math Card Games book, place value cards, AL abacus tiles, folding meter stick, geoboards, colored 1" tiles, Casio calculator, tangrams, base ten picture cards, tally sticks, geared clock, six card decks, two fraction charts, drawing set, 4-in-1 Ruler, Goniometer, coins, geometry reflector, centimeter cubes, math balance, RightStart geometry panels, geometric solids, Yellow is the Sun CD, and dry erase pen.

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  • Item #: 001353
    ISBN: 9781601442277
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  • Item #: 040593
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.50

    Introduce young students to weight and measurement with this durable set from Learning Resources. Included is the actual balance, which measures 16.5" x 6.5" x 6". It holds two clear plastic buckets that can be removed easily for emptying and allows students to see what they have placed inside. Any dry or liquid material can be measured in the buckets. Lids are included, which you can snap on top of the buckets and use as measurement platforms. The base of the balance scale has a built-in drawer to use as storage. In case you need something to weigh and balance, this set comes with some cute little bears that will certainly do the trick. There are 102 bears in six rainbow colors (17 of each color) and each bear measures 1" and weighs 4 grams. This is a very handy set that will help students have fun while they learn about balance and measurement. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 031037
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  • Item #: 018729
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    As the name suggests, this sturdy balance scale uses buckets instead of pans. Measures both solids and liquids, and the transparent buckets are removable for easy cleaning. Colorful scale is made of durable plastic, and there's even a storage drawer in the base. Less expensive than the pan balance, with more features. The deep buckets hold approximately 300 ml, with markings every 50 ml, for measuring. Also features sliding compensators.

  • Item #: 005780
    ISBN: 9780064431439
    Retail: $7.99
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    This is a tale about a peddler, but not any ordinary peddler - this one carries his hats balanced on his head! After he walks a while, he decides to take a rest underneath a tree. Just to be sure, he checks that all of the caps are there and in place before he takes a nap. When he wakes up, he feels refreshed, rested, and happy... until he realizes his caps are all gone! Wherever did they go?

  • Item #: 001285
    ISBN: 9781601442253
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  • Item #: MIFCUP
    Retail: $235.44
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  • Item #: FSRCMP
    Retail: $59.90
    Rainbow Price: $49.95

  • Item #: 058410
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    This math balance allows students to practice their addition facts up to 10 in a self-checking way. Hang two weights on the numbers to be added together, and place another weight on the opposite side on the correct answer. Stack the included 20 weights on the base for storage. Dimensions are 25 ½ x5 in. ~ Nick

  • Item #: 043835
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    When dealing with weight, Horizons Math recommends using a platform scale instead of a balance bucket like Saxon Math. It measures both liquids and solids in a pan that can be removed from the weighing platform. The weight is easy to read on the large display, which features both the English and metric scales. The scale has a 5 kg/11 lb. capacity.

  • Item #: 041921
    ISBN: 9780979505102
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Subtitled "Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age," I could see this book serving as a great introduction to Latin for the family who is not sure they want to jump right into a full-fledged Latin course. Of course, it would be just as useful for an older student (or even Mom and Dad), if they have never studied Latin but want to learn it on their own. The course was designed out of necessity by author William E. Linney, after he was asked by a relative to teach Latin to her children. He set out looking for a course that would not require a Latin teacher, was self-paced, self explanatory, offered lots of practice exercises, was non-threatening, and inexpensive. When he couldn't find a course that suited his needs, he designed this one. The book contains 134 lessons, which are short (usually less than a page in length), un-fluffy, and incremental in progression. Lessons strike a nice balance between introducing new vocabulary, explaining simple grammatical concepts, and memorization of noun and verb forms. No lesson covers all of these tasks, but instead focuses on one objective and covers it well. Lessons that introduce new Latin vocabulary feature a new Latin word, its English meaning, and sometimes a pronunciation tip. This is usually followed by about ten sentences to translate. Lessons on grammar are also bite-sized, and different forms and cases are introduced gradually. As they are introduced, they are added to a chart, and students will translate sentences that use the forms and cases that they have learned. As charts are filled with endings or forms, students may be asked to memorize them, to aid in future lessons. Just for fun, "Latin Expressions" are scattered throughout the book. In each one, the author takes a common Latin phrase like "caveat emptor," or "etc." and explains the Latin history behind each phrase. Don't underestimate how these little "sparks" of knowledge whet your appetite to learn more! By the end of the book, students will have stockpiled basic vocabulary of around 100 words, be comfortable translating simple sentences in Latin, and have a grasp of basic Latin grammar.

    There are a couple of aspects of this course worth noting. First of all, because the book is more of a text than a worktext it is not designed to be consumable. For translation purposes, the author recommends translating the sentences in a separate notebook. If extra practice is desired, you may wish to translate the sentences back to the form given in the lesson. Secondly, while we all realize that pronunciation is very difficult to teach "out of a book", the author has considered this, and has come up with an ingenious solution. He has provided MP3 audio files free of charge on his website, which can be downloaded and used with the lessons. As an added bonus, you can choose from either classical pronunciation or ecclesiastical pronunciation. Audio commentary on the lessons and a host of other helpful resources is also included on the website. Lastly, this course would be excellent prep for an older student who will be studying Latin in high school or college who hasn't had the benefit of laying a basic Latin foundation earlier in life. Upon completion of this book, I think students would be more ready to tackle Lingua Latina, Oxford University Latin, Henle Latin, or Cambridge Latin, than if they were starting off cold. Latina Christiana I or other complete courses designed for younger students could also be considered reasonable continuations, although there would be much more overlap/review between courses. This is a terrific way to get started in Latin and I am glad that the author did not find what he was looking for to teach Latin, because he has certainly written a course that fulfills all of his goals! – Jess

  • Item #: 033996
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    Jumping rope is great, but if you want something a bit different and have three or more players, Chinese jump rope is a classic activity that kids love! Instead of moving the rope and jumping over it, the rope remains stationary and the jumper moves around the rope in a variety of jumps. When I was young, my friends and I used to do this to fun chants, and we always had a lot of fun. This rope is a good value; it's a continuous thin loop made of stretchy, durable material. The two rope holders stand with their legs about a foot apart, and five or so feet away from each other with the rope around the outside of their legs at about ankle height. You want the rope taut, but still loose enough so it can stretch. The jumper starts with both feet inside the two sides of the rope and jumps in and out. A classic, simple rope that everyone will love!

  • Item #: 032125
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    This accurate balance provides precise measurements, yet is simple enough for any student to use. Balance measures 11" x 6" x 3.5" (including pans) and has a 2000g capacity with +1 - 5g accuracy. The built-in storage compartments hold 10 brass weights:two 1-gram, two 2-gram, two 5-gram, two 10-gram, one 20-gram, and one 50-gram. Accuracy controls include calibrated pointer, damping button, and calibration slider. The large capacity opaque gray pans hold up to a ½ liter, and pans are removable to accommodate larger items. Includes a brief instruction guide in English, French, Spanish and German. ~ Alysia

  • Item #: 031391
    ISBN: 9781601442765
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  • Item #: 031106
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  • Item #: 009276
    ISBN: 9780310354512
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Dr. Paul Brand, renowned surgeon, and Philip Yancy, celebrated journalist and author, explore the marvels of the human body and compare it to the Biblical metaphor of the body of Christ. This book will have you thinking about your body and the Church in whole new ways. With great scientific detail, the book explores cells, bones, skin, and motion. Very detailed aspects of the human body are applied to the body of Christ for equally descriptive and impressive metaphors about how Christians should act. Bible verses and passages are interspersed throughout the book to support the metaphors. The book shares stories about Brand's experiences in India as a leprosy specialist and correlates these stories and the things he learned about the human body and disease to conditions that can be found in the Church. The discussion about cells includes metaphors about church members, diversity, worth, unity, and more. The bones section talks about the "backbone" of Christianity, the laws God set forth, and discusses hardness, freedom, growth, adapting, and more. The skin segment talks about visibility, perceiving, compliancy, loving, and more. The motions section discusses movement, balance, dysfunction, and more. Lots of interesting scientific facts about the body are included, but the best part of this book is the amazing insights it shares about how the structure of our bodies shows us how the Body of Christ should function. Great for both science and religious reading. 214 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 005983
    Retail: $9.99
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    Set of 54 Hexagram weights for use with your balance scale. Includes twenty 1g, twenty 5g, ten 10g, and four 20g weights.

  • Item #: 004554
    ISBN: 9781879478213
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.75

    In Spelling Plus 1000 Words toward Spelling Success, author Susan Anthony addresses her concerns of the difficulty students may encounter in applying what is learned from their spelling lessons to their actual writing. One of her recommendations was to incorporate the practice of dictation. The Spelling Dictation Resource Book, specifically written by Anthony to supplement Spelling Plus, provides the links between spelling, language mechanics, and real life writing applications. The goal of this book is to help students achieve balance between creativity and grammatical correctness in writing.

    In a concerted effort to help save time, this book provides sample sentences for dictation that correspond to the spelling lists presented in Spelling Plus. With the exception of the kindergarten lists, sentences are provided for each lesson; 20 for lists 4-47 and 10 for lists 48-69. All the spelling words from the previous week's lesson, as well as words that may follow the same spelling patterns that have been taught, are covered in the current dictation lesson. Additional features of this book include suggestions on how to use the Spelling Plus 1000 core words as a basis in teaching many language skills such as capitalization and punctuation as well as word histories for each of the 1000 words. In just 15-20 minutes a day, your child will quickly become proficient in checking and correcting his or her own written work while attaining the skill where writing is done with almost no conscious thought. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 001299
    ISBN: 9781601442260
    Retail: $0.00
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  • Item #: 041583
    ISBN: 9781557089502
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    If you have a need for some focused study on the scientific method, you'll find it in this short and enjoyable workbook. The workbook is made up of two parts, one of which dissects the steps of the scientific method, and the other which uses the scientific method in thirteen experiments. The first section features 2-3 workbook pages on each of the six steps of the scientific method, with each page including brief information about the step, and short questions which ask students to apply their knowledge of that step. The questions are pretty practical; I like the questions for "Test the Hypothesis" where short explanations of flawed experiments are given, and students have to identify where the experimenter went wrong! The labs in the second section are fairly simple experiments with each step clearly labeled to follow the scientific method. Most supplies needed are common items, but you will need a spring scale, a balance, a laser pointer, and a thermometer. Beakers and a graduated cylinder are also recommended, but you could get by with using jars of the same size if necessary. An answer key is included, at the front of the book, all pages are perforated for easy removal, and worksheets are reproducible. 28 pgs. – Jess

  • Item #: 037440
    ISBN: 9781562906658
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $26.95

    Not only is this an absolutely beautiful book for student and teacher to enjoy, it also gives you the "bones" of an art curriculum that you could spend a year or a semester on – or return to again and again, picking and choosing various projects over several years. The book is divided into chapters on the elements of art (line, shape, color, value, form, texture and space) and design (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm and unity). Each chapter discusses the concept through text and large, full-color photos and reproductions of artwork. The text is fairly brief, with important vocabulary in bold and examples from the artwork and nature noted. The last page of each chapter provides six to eight activity suggestions to further explore that concept. Examples from "Texture" include looking at several people's clothing and comparing the textures, making a clay sculpture of an animal with decorative texture, making a collage of a variety of textured materials, making crayon rubbings, and finding examples of texture in magazines and cutting them out. Several of the activities require one of the reproducible worksheets, which are found in the back of the book. A variety of media is mentioned throughout the projects, but no specific brands or types are mentioned, so you are free to pick and choose activities that fit what you have on the shelf. There are no actual instructions to working with different materials, however, so don't expect to find much advice here on working with clay or learning how to draw.

    Although designed as an upper-level resource, I don't see any reason why younger children wouldn't be able to complete many of these activities, especially if they have an older sibling to observe. Because there are no cut-and-dried "lessons," there's not enough here to be a full-blown art curriculum, but I can see this being used as a bare-bones art program for families who want to cover the basics but don't have time or money for much else. Or, pair this with an art appreciation course and mix the two up, or spend a semester on each. 72 pages, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 034204
    Retail: $59.95
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    There it was: Physics Workshop. I swear I saw fireworks. Physics is one of my favorite subjects; I love learning about how and why objects move like they do. And what better way to do it than through something as hands-on as this? With 305 colorful pieces, 37 experiments, and 36 building projects, you're sure to be learning for quite a while. A 64-page booklet lays it all out for you, from assembly instructions to fun activities. Some of the experiments made me wish I had the time to pop the kit out right there and just rip into it, but, alas, other products require reviews today. Building things is a major part of this kit, as it helps students actually see the physics in action, rather then just read about it in a textbook. Several activities caught my interest, like what degree to throw a ball to reach maximum distance, or why you balance better on a moving bike. I wish I had had this when I was 8. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 031411
    ISBN: 9781601442789
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  • Item #: 031392
    ISBN: 9781601442772
    Retail: $0.00
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