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  • Item #: 008285
    ISBN: 9780316286121
    Retail: $8.99
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    When your aunt is in jeopardy of losing her house and having to fire all of her employees, there's only one thing left to do - head for the California gold fields. Twelve-year-old Jack and the family butler Praiseworthy do just that. From Boston to California, follow the adventures of this delightful pair as they seek to gain the funds needed to save the family home. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 006220
    ISBN: 9781561378104
    Retail: $11.99
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  • Item #: 006219
    ISBN: 9781561378111
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 061525
    ISBN: 9781569826225
    Retail: $16.95
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  • Item #: 000673
    ISBN: 9780698116214
    Retail: $6.99
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    Though small in stature, James Madison was a powerful influence in our country's past. His eloquence and political intelligence greatly contributed to the shaping of the Constitution and our nation and led young America through two wars. This 159-page Jean Fritz biography recounts the industrious life of this great president through captivating text and black and white photographs.

  • Item #: 010493
    ISBN: 9781929683055
    Retail: $24.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.75
    This is the first in a new series of science studies from Dinah Zike and Susan Simpson. The book is a unique blend of focused science lesson plans for the teacher and information-packed mini-booklets-to-be for the student. The basic idea behind the series is to put complicated information in a simple-to-understand visual format to ease learning and extend retention.

    The mini-booklets are called "Lots of Science Library Books." Pages from the World of Plants book are cut out and cut or folded in various ways to make into the mini-booklets. Approximately one-fourth of the pages are used to make these mini- booklets. This is an unusual approach, but not surprising, given that co-author Dinah Zike is also the author of Big Book of Books and Activities and The Big Book of Projects, both paper-manipulating activity books. Each mini-booklet addresses a specific question, then includes clear drawings and text to answer the question. Occasionally, one of the mini-book pages is titled "Fascinating Facts" and tells an interesting tidbit relating to the question.

    Another quarter of the book is devoted to graphics which are cut out and made into 3D Graphic Organizers. The student makes these into his own visual aid on the topic, such as the parts of a plant, manipulating each part while learning the names and functions of the part.

    The remaining half of the book is devoted to Teacher Pages. Lessons are designed to take one to three days to complete. These include vocabulary words, concept maps, assessments, assignments for all grade levels, and enrichment activities for the 24 lessons. Each lesson is laid out in a similar format. The lesson begins with a question, like "How do plants respond to the world around them?" Several basic statements about the concept are then given. Most of the information for the lesson is included in the "Lots of Science Library Book" for the lesson. Learning takes place from assembling the "Lots of ..." books, putting together the 3D Graphic Organizer, and doing the labs, using the "Investigative Loop". This is a term for the systematic process of posing a question, doing research or making predictions, starting a procedure, observing changes, recording data, drawing conclusions, and communicating conclusions, which may lead to another question and a new loop. Materials for the labs are listed and are generally ones that are commonly available. Instructions for the lab are brief. Although the labs are not complicated, some of them require observations over a period of days; the included "Lab Log" will help you keep track of which experiments you will need to observe on what days. All activities and labs indicate which are appropriate for Beginning Level (K-1), Primary Level (2-3), and Intermediate Level (4-8). If using the program for grades 7 and 8, the extension activities are recommended.

    If you are looking for a program where students are spoon-fed information from a textbook and the teacher needs little preparation time, look elsewhere. This program is the essence of a hands-on program. For those who learn best by doing, this approach is well worth considering.

  • Item #: 021314
    ISBN: 9780823410828
    Retail: $16.95
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    When I look up and see a jet streaking across the sky, I'm amazed that such a big hunk of metal can actually get up in the air and fly. Men have been fascinated with the art of flight for millennia, trying to copy the birds of the air and what their Creator has made the winged creatures do so naturally. Early man-made attempts at flight were dismal failures—until the Wright brothers came along. Flight captured the imaginations of Wilber and Orville Wright from the time they were young. Their curiosity was aroused by the experiments of Otto Lilienthal, and these close brothers began a journey of learning and research. They began experimenting with gliders and failed miserably. So they experimented some more. They were eventually successful, but it was a long, hard road to get there. This is their story, wonderfully told by Russell Freedman and illustrated with contemporary photography (including many photos shot by the Wright brothers themselves). This large paperback would make a great addition to a unit study on flight or inventions, but children will enjoy reading this story just for fun, too. Don't be surprised if they become inspired to pursue and develop big ideas of their own! 129 pgs, pb. –Chad
  • Item #: 029105
    ISBN: 9780688144258
    Retail: $8.99
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    David Kherdian's award-winning book about Veron, a young Armenian girl living in a small Turkish village amidst the massacres around 1915, on the heels of World War I. Life was very good, beautiful, and secure for nine-year-old Veron, who greatly enjoyed her family and other simple things in life. She never imagined things to be any other way until the day her family and other Armenians were forced to evacuate Azizya. This day would mark only the beginning of years of unspeakable horrors and struggle that she is about to face. Though she faces great loss, pain, and hunger, Veron is a young woman who was made to endure all of the challenges she would encounter. Through dark times, without denying her true feelings, she also maintains an optimistic outlook and forgets her personal sorrows by brightening the lives of others. Though several situations take place in her crucial adolescent age that threaten to separate her from her Armenian roots and her Christian faith, she remains strong and hopeful.

  • Item #: 023355
    ISBN: 9780544439566
    Retail: $6.99
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    "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!" Okay, so there isn't any singing and dancing in the book by P.L. Travers. In fact, if you've only ever seen the movie, be prepared to be introduced to the real Mary Poppins, who in actuality is terse, demanding and sharp-spoken. Although her personality isn't "sugary-sweet," you will come to adore her and the many lessons and adventures she has for the Banks children. This is a reprint of the classic, and the "Bad Tuesday" chapter has been revised to be more culturally sensitive. A great classic that is truly "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"! (Okay, so that isn't in the book either, but I couldn't resist!) 209 pgs, pb. elise

  • Item #: 023389
    ISBN: 9781591583110
    Retail: $35.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    For some reason, it seems like it's generally harder to get boys interested in reading than girls. This book tries to help you solve that problem by listing and discussing nonfiction books that are likely to capture the attention of middle grade boys. With mention of over 1100 books in a variety of categories, you're sure to find something that will fascinate any boy. The book is divided into ten chapters based on types of books like American History, Animals, Science, All Things Gross, Creepy-Crawly Creatures, Disasters and Unsolved Mysteries, etc. There are three kinds of book listings in each chapter. First, several of the authors' favorites are shared in detail, with a description of each book including some interesting examples and quotes from the book. You really get a feel for the book and can see whether or not it would be something that would interest your reader. Next, there are annotated lists of a few dozen other books in that category that are popular with boys. There is a sentence or small paragraph describing each book so you get a brief insight to the book. Lastly, each chapter includes an additional long list of book titles that the authors have not reviewed but which have received praise from major library reviewing sources like School Library Journal or The Horn Book Guide. Throughout the book, there are black and white graphics showing the covers of some of the books. There really are a lot of great nonfiction reading materials out there for boys, and this book is a great aid in helping you find them. By Kathleen A. Baxter and Marcia Agness Kochel, 270 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 063098
    ISBN: 9781495162817
    Retail: $69.95
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    If you like the idea of a dvd to teach your high school physics course, Wes Olson has the solution – Physics 101. Like the other courses in the 101 Series, Wes Olson offers an engaging visual course rather than having the student read a text. Learn about the physics of our world, historical figures and their contributions and do hands-on labs to help you understand the concepts.

    Physics 101 covers concepts in these areas: light and color, mirrors and lenses, invisibility and speed of light, sound, acoustics, fire, thermodynamics, heat and cold, electricity, outlets and circuits, batteries and electromagnetic spectrum, Isaac Newton, Universal Law of Gravity, 1st Law of Motion, 2nd and 3rd Laws of Motion, Albert Einstein, relativity, quantum mechanics and the future of physics. There are 20 segments and a video for each that range in length from 20 to 43 minutes - a total of 11 hours and 10 minutes of video. Options are offered for subtitles and closed captions – a variety of languages are offered.

    There are PDFs that you may want to print and are included on the fourth disc (there are four discs in this course). The first pdf is titled, “Course Accreditation Program” and the second is the “Guidebook.” Instructions for opening the pdfs are printed on the face of Disc 1. Print out the files, hole punch them and put them in a notebook for your convenience.

    The Course Accreditation Program (CAP) is important information on how to use the course and get high school credit – a syllabus. Physics 101 provides about 135 hours of content, which is enough for one credit in physics. Basically, a lesson includes 4 steps: watch the video lesson, discuss the questions (found in the guidebook), do the mini-labs, research, write a 200-word report and take the segment quiz. The CAP includes all of the information for doing mini-labs – lists, instructions and where to fit them in. Mini-labs use common household items and a master list is found on page 4 of the CAP. You may run across a few unusual items, such as a canned air horn, microphone with jack to plug into your cell phone, magnesium fire starter, volt meter, etc. Items that are less common are marked, and you can skip labs if the items can’t be found; you will find that some sections have no labs and others have multiple. Instructions are included for assembling a student notebook that will be used all year; here students will record, take notes.

    The Guidebook is 106 pages and includes the table of contents (showing the segment and chapter divisions), an outline for each segment, discussion questions, quizzes, quiz answers and an alphabetic index.

    Physics 101 is a great high school level physics for your visual student or an interesting and informational watch for your family. Presented from a Christian worldview, students will learn about the relationship between science and the Bible in the area of physics. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 016153
    Retail: $120.00
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    The Elementary Chemistry & Physics by Apologia uses very specific items in their labs; this kit is a great convenience to complete those labs. Bagged and labeled by lesson, the kit includes: 25ml plastic cylinder, table salt, plastic straw, turkey baster, die, bead, ping pong ball, small block of wood, cork, aluminum foil, Neodymium magnet, effervescent tablet, popcorn kernel, rubbing alcohol, flavored gelatin, wax paper, needle, pint and gallon size bags, gum, balloon, Epsom salt, Pop Rocks Candy, small paper plates, paper plate, Nerds candy, yeast, gloves, Peanut M&Ms, peroxide, borax, cornstarch, spoon, rubber band, string, bamboo skewers, Styrofoam cups, red & blue litmus paper, Mentos, steel wool, cardboard tube, thread, sugar, candle wick, thermometers, vinegar, alum, potassium nitrate, cotton swab, coffee filter, white sand, sand, dish soap, chalk, stopwatch, marbles, index card, pie pan, modeling clay, toothpick, washer, baking soda, funnel, black powder paint, Cheerios, dominoes, mirrors, prisms, bouncing ball, adhesive putty, colored cellophane pack, PVC elbows and pipe, small nail, film canister, rubbing alcohol, cooking oil, small paper cups, sandpaper, cardboard, electrical tape, 6-volt battery, insulated copper wire, small light bulbs, light bulb holders, large paper clips, paper fasteners, d-cell battery, Wint-O-Green Lifesaver, pepper packet, LED bulb, needle, bar magnet, horseshoe magnet, iron filings, compass, AA battery, lid for water bottle, bare copper wire, round magnets, 3" iron nail, paper clips pack, small board, rope, and plastic tubing. Some items used in the labs are too large to be bagged with the lesson and are found loose in the kit. Those items are marked with an asterisk on the packing list that is included. You will still need to gather some items from around your home, but this kit really takes a lot of the effort out of it. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 020028
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $144.95

    Chemistry labs can be scary and overwhelming, especially if you don't have a curriculum that lays them out for you. It can be expensive to buy the equipment and many of the chemicals are restricted and difficult to obtain.

    MicroChem Experiment Lab is a kit that takes away some of the pressure and expense of those high school chemistry labs. This kit includes scaled-down amounts of chemicals (about 1/100th the usual amount) and is enough to do experiments about 5 times. By scaling back on the chemicals and using plastic equipment (where possible) the cost is controlled a bit and there is less of a problem with chemical disposal at the end of the course. Chemicals come in dropping' bottles, so they are ready for use. No mixing and less spilling is a definite benefit to this kit. Experiments may cause for a drop' or drops' of a chemical, so the special bottles are great for dispensation.

    The kit includes a 119-page manual that contains introductory information, how to use it, and safety information. The manual includes experiments and instruction for each goals, materials/equipment needed, background information, and step-by-step procedures. Suggested answers are given for questions in each experiment, and solutions to experiments are included at the back of the manual. If you are already using a curriculum and just need labs, an included chart shows correlation to A Beka Chemistry, 2nd ed.; ACE Chemistry, 1996 ed.; Alpha Omega Publications, grade 11 Chemistry; Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry; Bob Jones Chemistry, 3rd ed.; Glencoe Science, Chemistry: Matter and Change; and Prentice Hall, Chemistry. If you are using a different curriculum and just need the labs, just match the labs up to the concept you are studying for a lab companion. This kit isn't a complete chemistry curriculum, so you should be using a course text for explanations; there is also an assumption that students using this kit have knowledge of Algebra.

    There is a lengthy list of items included in the kit. Call our customer service if interested in the complete list; however, the chemicals included are acetic acid, bromophenol blue indicator, calcium nitrate, copper nitrate, glycerin, hydrochloric acid, lead nitrate, nickel nitrate, phenolphthalein indicator paper, potassium hydroxide, potassium iodide, sodium acetate, sodium hydroxide, sodium oxalate, sodium sulfate, sodium thiosulfate, universal indicator paper, zinc nitrate, magnesium sulfate, potassium hydrogen phthalate, cetyl alcohol, and palmitic acid liquids are in 0.1M dropping bottles.

    As with all kits, there is always a list of items you will need to supply. Most are household items black paper, books, felt-tip pens, water soluble ink, distilled water, food coloring, graph paper, ice, matches, natural indicators, paper towels, clear tape, printed paper, scissors, shallow pan, table salt, stapler, source of heat (microwave, stove, etc.), stopwatch or watch with a second hand, table sugar, vinegar, and white paper. Another item mentioned in the experiments is a voltmeter, which you would need to provide. You can either skip those labs or a voltmeter can be purchased at a minimal cost.

    These are real chemistry labs intended for the college-prep level of learning and can be used to really beef-up your high school chemistry course. ~ Donna

    Supplies included in this kit: instruction manual, 9-volt battery, 15mL, 30mL, 150mL plastic beakers, 50mL glass beaker, Capillary tubes, Chromatography paper, Conductivity apparatus, Cotton swabs, Electrolysis device, Felt-tip pen with black, water-soluble ink, 10mL plastic, graduated cylinder, 1.0mL measuring spoon, Graduated, mini, and thin stem pipettes, Plastic toothpicks, 96-well reaction plate, 24-well reaction plate, Rubber bands, 15 cm ruler, Safety goggles, Fine sandpaper, Spring clamp, 6x50 mm test tubes, 12x75 mm test tubes, Celsius thermometer (-10° to 102°C), Washing bottle, Wire gauze, Wood splints, Lab Manual, Acetic acid, Calcium nitrate, Copper nitrate, Hydrochloric acid, Lead nitrate, Potassium Hydroxide, Potassium iodide, Sodium acetate, Sodium hydroxide, Sodium oxalate, Sodium sulfate, Sodium thiosulfate, Zinc nitrate, Magnesium sulfate, Potassium hydrogen phthalate, Cetyl alcohol, Palmitic acid, Bromophenol blue indicator, Glycerin, Phenolphthalein indicator paper, Universal indicator paper, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Zinc. – all solutions are in 0.1M bottles.

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