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  • Item #: 002263
    Retail: $50.49
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    Includes 50 specimens (approximately 1") in a compartmentalized box. Includes specimens from the following groups: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; ores, gemstones, and minerals in the scale of hardness. Numbered specimens are keyed to study sheet and a Rocks and Minerals Study Guide is also included.

  • Item #: 002277
    Retail: $30.99
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    Much like the above collection, only with fewer specimens. The 35 or 24 rocks and minerals form a more abbreviated, but still adequate, range of materials for your study of geology or for identification/reference. Instead of buying one of those overpriced "book and skimpy rock collection" combo sets that pervade the market, settle on a good, basic book about rocks and rock-collecting, and use one of these sets as your samples. Unmount the specimens if you prefer - either way, you'll have a much larger and more complete collection for about the same price. Study Guide included.
  • Item #: 069558
    ISBN: 9781908489265
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Take your nature studies to the next level with this gorgeously illustrated scrapbook. Young people of all ages will eagerly create a personal keepsake in these scrapbook pages: partially blank pages (for collected items, illustrations and observations) and part instruction manual with field guide notes.

    Beginning with brief tips and the nature explorer code, the book is divided into 4 sections: earth, air, water and useful things. Each section provides a beautiful mix of information and lightly illustrated scrapbooking pages with space to secure or draw personal observations. The Earth section centers on seeds, grasses, flowers, skulls, rocks, minerals and fossils, tree leaves, mammal tracks, etc. Air focuses on clouds, feathers, owl pellets, butterflies and insects, spores, etc. Water emphasizes seashells, tadpoles and pond life, and rain/watery weather. The last section highlights favored monthly finds and field notes.

    Charlotte Mason and nature loving families will find this a wonderful portfolio of Science studies and a beautiful family keepsake. Destined to become a family favorite! Measures 10" x 12". Includes elastic closure. 81 pgs, hc ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 026884
    Retail: $13.00
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    One of the coolest things I remember about visiting a local rock and gem museum was the room with the "glowing rocks." Under regular light, they look like any other rock, but turn on a UV light and they glow in beautiful colors pink, green, blue, purple. Now you can see this phenomenon with the Fluorescent Rocks Science Kit by GeoCentral.

    The kit contains 9 rocks (approx. 1/2" to 3/4" each), a guide, magnifier, streak plate and UV pen. Use this kit to learn why rocks glow, test their hardness, and more. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 066232
    Retail: $446.00
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    Neither intensive nor too informal, this curriculum strikes an excellent balance in beginning instruction. Lessons focus on reading skills, but also incorporate math, science, Bible, art, character development, creative thinking and childrens literature. There are 26 thematic units total, with each unit taking five days to complete. Daily lessons will take 60-90 minutes.

    Beginning reading lessons are systematic and thorough, using tactile, visual and auditory methods to teach children letters and letter sounds. The corresponding letter flashcards are beautifully illustrated with animals and other items from Gods creation. Letters are not introduced in alphabetical order, but in an order to facilitate early blending into words (for early reinforcement of phonetic skills) and to correspond with elements of creation. (For example, S is introduced first along with a science lesson about the Sun. Students also construct a sundial, make raisins, paint a sun and see how, like the sun, Jesus is the light of the world.) Textured letters are integral to the lessons (see below), as are the flashcards. Handwriting is also incorporated as are various games, songs, drawing, cut & paste, and other reinforcing activities. By lesson 6, children begin blending letter sounds into simple words. By the end, they'll be reading simple stories. Each unit also has a recommended children's literature title. Math concepts include counting, writing numerals, charts and graphs, sequencing, comparing, classifying, ordinal numbers, fractions (whole and half), time, money, and simple addition/subtraction. Science topics match the illustrations on the alphabet flashcards and consist of objects that can be observed in nature.

    The Limited Ed. Package includes the Teacher's Manual; student sheets; alphabet flashcards, Lauri lower-case alphabet puzzle; What Really Happened to the Dinosuars?; For the Children's Sake; Cuisenaire Rods; Cuisenaire Rods Alphabet Book; Say Hello to Classical Music; an inflatable globe and the MFW Kindergarten Literature Collection with 26 stories to be used with the units. Ant Hill and Butterfly Garden kits are not included in the kits but highly recommended for customers in the 48 states. Both insect kits are also available from us separately.

  • Item #: 048502
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    This reference card is great for students learning about the appearance of various rocks and minerals. Attached to a 4" x 6" laminated card are samples of 20 common rocks found in the United States: Quartz, Amazon Stone, Epidote, Andesite, Flourite, Obsidian, Orthoclase, Talc, Jasper, Ulexite, Pyrite, Migmatite, Opal, Chrysocolla, Sulfur, Coal, Dolomite, Magnetite, Calcite, and Terra Cotta. Each sample is about .5" wide. The back of the card has a very brief explanation about rock classification. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 027366
    ISBN: 9780753472057
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Once part of the Kingfisher Young Knowledge series, Kingfisher has updated and revised, and the series is now known as Discover Science. Still done in a kid-friendly format, the information and pictures are visually appealing and easy to understand. Young scientists will learn the basics of rocks and fossils as they enjoy browsing through this book. In these 56 colorful pages, children will learn about the formation of rocks and fossils, weathering, dinosaurs, and do some fun hands-on projects like make your own fossils and start a rock collection. A glossary is appended. 56 pgs. pb - Donna

  • Item #: 027106
    ISBN: 9781934670613
    Retail: $12.95
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    If you have a young one interested in rocks and collecting, this book can offer some fun supplementary activities to educate them on the subject. Explore Rocks and Minerals teaches children about the structure of the earth, minerals and crystals, igneous/sedimentary/metamorphic rocks, fossils, and how to be a rock hound. All of this is done by incorporating 20 different hands-on projects that will make the learning fun like making an edible 'earth' model, growing your own crystals from Epsom salts, modeling basaltic columns, baking 'pumice' meringue cookies, eating a 'sed-sandwich' for lunch, and wrapping up by making your own rock display. More than just fun, your children will be introduced to the amazing world of rocks and minerals. This non-reproducible book is divided into 7 chapters and each includes information on the topic, vocabulary words, interesting facts, black & white illustrations and activities. The back of the book includes a glossary and a page of resources in case you are interested in further investigation. You can use this book as a supplement to your curriculum or do a mini-study on rocks and minerals. Either way, you may be training a future geologist. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 027080
    ISBN: 9781556524424
    Retail: $16.95
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    Let your young scientists explore the earth with 60 activities in the areas of the earth's structure, fossils, rocks & minerals, crystals & gems, and earthquakes & volcanoes. Don't let the smaller 9"x 7" size fool you; this book is over 180 pages of information and fun. Each of the five chapters follows the same format. A cute little poem (corny at times) begins the chapter and is then followed by a list of the activities and new words you might encounter (along with definitions). 'Dynamic Earth' offers bulleted information on that specific topic and then a number of activities is presented along with materials lists, instructions and illustrations (black & white) where needed. You will get to play 'Earth Trivia,' make an earth spinner, take a core sample of a cream-filled cupcake, use tostada shells to model the continents, play 'Continent Bingo,' make fossils, start a fossil collection, grow crystals and much more. You'll find most items needed for the activities around your house, and there are some reproducible pages for some of the other activities. The back of the book offers a few (minimal) suggestions for additional resources, but you will probably be able to find some good ones at your local library. There is also a suggestion for purchasing fossil, rock, and gem specimens but you can let your child collect rocks while playing outside or find your own sources for purchasing (We carry quite a variety).

    Use this book as a unit study about earth science or as supplemental hands-on for your curriculum, either way you will have a lot of fun as you learn about the earth. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 012403
    ISBN: 9780794515263
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.64

    An introductory guidebook to rocks, fossils, and much more. Through the numerous colorful illustrations and diagrams, the various geological processes that helped to form the world's collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils are described. Students will learn the difference between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks as well as what clues they give us as to how the Earth's surface formed. Students will additionally learn where to look for certain rocks and fossils and how to identify them. The effect natural forces (such as water, wind, ice, and volcanic eruptions) have had on the shape of the land is also discussed. Much of the book sticks to the subject, but evolution is assumed and evolutionary dating is used. 32 pgs. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 003065
    Retail: $6.00
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    This is a fun little starter set for older students who are interested in rocks and gemstones. The specimens measure ¼" to ½" and are set in a divided plastic tray (about 4 ½" x 5"). Each set offers a different variety of gemstones and names and pictures of some of them (not all of them) are found on the back of the box. Children can have fun researching and finding the names, taking them out of the tray and playing a game of trying to name them, or matching them to the pictures on the box.
  • Item #: 002278
    Retail: $23.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.25
    Much like the above collection, only with fewer specimens. The 35 or 24 rocks and minerals form a more abbreviated, but still adequate, range of materials for your study of geology or for identification/reference. Instead of buying one of those overpriced "book and skimpy rock collection" combo sets that pervade the market, settle on a good, basic book about rocks and rock-collecting, and use one of these sets as your samples. Unmount the specimens if you prefer - either way, you'll have a much larger and more complete collection for about the same price. Study Guide included.
  • Item #: 002261
    Retail: $88.99
    Rainbow Price: $69.25

    A good basic set containing 75 rock and mineral samples, unmounted, in a compartmentalized specimen tray. Rocks are number-coded to a list of their names by category with additional information contained in the accompanying Rocks and Minerals Study Guide. This set is used to demonstrate the major rock-forming minerals; the scale of hardness; and recognized physical properties (streak, luster, cleavage, fracture, and specific gravity). It also includes metal and nonmetal ores and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Each specimen is of fairly good size (most about 1½" x ¾"). A streak plate, magnet, magnifier, nail, and copper coin are furnished so you can test for properties.

  • Item #: 000315
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.37

    This handy reference card displays gems commonly found in America. The card measures 4" x 6 and includes 16 specimens: quarts, moss agate, carnelian, chrysocalla, fluorite, obsidian, opal, thulite, jasper, Amazon stone, amethyst, ulexite, rose quartz, serpentine, onyx, and unakite. The gems themselves measure about .5" wide and are glued to the card AND coated with plastic, so you won't have a problem with the gems coming off. The name is listed right above each gem, and the back of the card gives some general information about gems. A simple but useful reference. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 018810
    ISBN: 9781580370912
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    The purpose of Personal Finance is to provide children with a solid background in money matters by offering a brief overview of fundamental financial topics. The book starts off with the exploration of career choices and then progresses to banking issues generally related to checking and savings accounts. The remaining content of the book covers the following topics: various types of insurance (auto, life, and property), investing in stocks and bonds, decision making in large purchases like a car or home, and the various classes of taxes (income, employment, sales, and property). Although the majority of the topics included in this workbook are not new to children, the extensive collection of hands-on assignments allow the child to develop a better understanding by applying the concepts to his personal experiences. After completing the exercises in this book, your child will know how to perform important real-life activities such as writing a check, reconciling a bank account, preparing a budget, and filing an income tax return. This workbook is consumable with limited classroom reproduction rights. Answers are included. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 068307
    Retail: $3.63
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      These are great for students to brain-storm ideas or complete an assignment. They will provide the perfect platform for paired or group projects where you must collectively brain-storm ideas. Each two-sided mat has a variety of graphic organizers around the border (29 total) that the student can apply to his assignment. A large center area (12.5” x 8”) has room to use a dry-erase marker, just draw a copy of the graphic organizer that fits your need. Outline an essay, prepare a presentation, or even just learn to organize your thoughts. Great for the visual learner! This can really be useful for your right brain learners too. Some of the organizers include: sequence, relational, compare/contrast, concept development, evaluation, classifying and more– specifically: Venn, fishbone, ladder, T-charts, word webs and more. Overall size is 17” x 11”, heavy-duty laminated (placemat size) ~ Sara

  • Item #: 067528
    Retail: $3.49
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      You Can Toucan File Folders will liven up your office, home or school with tropical colors and a flair for fun! This set of 4 coordinating folders in bright orange/yellow/aqua/lime/grassy green/vibrant purple/red (and a dash of white) will certainly bring the fiesta to your desk-a! All 4 are different and the patterns are on all sides. Spice up those lapbooks and paper collections!

  • Item #: 059397
    ISBN: 9781940110578
    Retail: $14.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    A field trip can be just about anything: visit a museum, historical colony, recycling plant, ethnic restaurants, zoo, farm, or even a business. How do you get the most out of a field trip? This guide from Apologia helps you plan the outing from learning objectives to those practical details (logistics, safety, maps, etc.). After the first few pages, the rest is all for your student to record their memories. They are encouraged to draw pictures, collect artifacts, document sights, scents & sounds, and summarize the experience. What a great keepsake! Each 2 page spread (14 of them) is for a different field trip memory. Another section is called My Special Spot where the child is told to choose a place somewhere outside and write about it in during each of the 4 seasons. As I See It pages (17 single pages) are for open-ended expression for your student to draw or paste an image that is meaningful to them or include whatever the child desires. Spiral bound, laminated covers (that don't look too young for older students,) 64pp ~ Sara

  • Item #: 058904
    ISBN: 9780545315050
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    "Fabulous" is a word I rarely use but in this case it's entirely appropriate. These ARE good activities – creative, supportive, and very do-able. These hands-on activities are versatile enough to use with any history or social studies curriculum. Starting with a nice topic matrix that shows you what activities support what social studies skill areas, the book provides clear instruction with good illustrations, a materials list, step-by-step directions, tips to make things a little easier and just a bit of textual content called Content Connection. In this collection you'll see some expected projects – collages and dioramas, for instance. At the same time, other activities suggest the most creative use of paper bags and hangers that I've seen in a very long time. Topics covered include geography, map skills, places, time, history, people, citizenship, environment, government, economics, and, celebrations. Grade levels are listed as 2nd to 3rd grade but could easily be adapted for higher grades. All patterns are included and reproducible for classroom use. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 054206
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    This is a unique approach to math practice – real world math within the context of the 50 states. Work through each state with place value, rounding, estimation, fractions, and percentages using data taken from the Census Bureau for 2008. We live in Illinois, and one example for our state is, "In 2005, the average cost per day for a hospital stay was $1,637; if you double this number, what digit is in the hundreds place?"

    The cd is full of PDF files (you need Adobe Acrobat Reader) arranged alphabetically by state names. Each section or state is referred to as a 'workbook' and includes basic instruction, objectives, 80 practice problems (20 problems in each area mentioned earlier), answer keys, and "What's the Big Idea" which is a blank page on which the student is to explain what they have learned. All content addresses NCTM standards. The activities can be used to reinforce mathematics and social studies, and is designed for the independent learner. Learn a little more about your state and hone your math skills. ~ Donna

    C10011 As a parent or teacher, you have probably heard the complaints about learning math, "Why do I have to learn this, I'll never use it." These books help you answer that question with real world examples and problems.

    These giant volumes include collections of problems to cover a variety of math topics. Within each volume, there are 11 sections or workbooks and each of them contains 10 real world math activities, and each activity is two pages in length. Those two pages are full of word problems which are related to the same topic such as shipping packages, college housing costs, choosing a cell phone plan, or music downloads. Volume I includes workbooks for arithmetic I, calculus I, exponential and logarithmic functions I, fractions, percents, decimals I & II, linear functions I & II, periodic and piecewise functions I, polynomial, power, logistic, rational functions I, quadratic functions I, and sets, probability, statistics I. Volume II contains workbooks for arithmetic II, fractions, percents, decimals III & IV, geometry I & II, graphing & other algebra skills I & II, linear functions III, periodic & piecewise II, quadratic II, and sets, probability, statistics II. Detailed solutions and explanations are included on the pages that immediately follow each activity.

    The purchaser of these volumes has permission to copy for classroom or family use, and activities are mapped to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. CD-ROMs are also available with printable text. This one book will give you word problem practice, reinforcement and supplementation for curriculum, real world topics that can also be used for discussion, and meets the standards – it's like one stop shopping for math! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 049208
    ISBN: 9781629821221
    Retail: $10.50
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    Originally designed for their CLASS academy students, this collection of user-friendly record-keeping forms from Christian Liberty provides a basic, just-what-you-need planner. No frills here, just straight-forward places to keep all the pertinent information with some super-simple, to-the-point instructions on how to organize your homeschool. Forms are reproducible for personal/family use only and include: yearly school calendar (monthly calendars), weekly planner pages (40 enough for one student for one school year), and multiple others like a reading log, transcript, and a report card. There are also some more general forms like a weekly chore list, prayer journal, and physician's health report. Weekly planner pages in this book are a little different. There is a separate grid for each subject with lines for each day and boxes for assignments, quiz/tests, main concepts to cover and date covered box. 150 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 032784
    ISBN: 9780875527383
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

    These stories will appeal to your children's imagination while directing their hearts and minds toward truth and integrity! Twenty-one stories were specially selected for this volume, as each one draws on the power of your imagination to take you to many magical places and direct you towards God's light! God is the one who gave us our imaginations, and the storytellers featured in this book, such as: George MacDonald, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, and others, will utilize your God-given imagination to give you many treasures from the land of enchantment. The stories within this book are broken down into six parts: Fairy Gifts, Magical Wishes, Clever Heroes, Just Rewards, Nature's Wonders, and Heavenly Marvels. At the end of this 304 page, paperback book, there is a message to parents and teachers from the editors regarding why we need fairy tales and fantasy. There is also a quotation collection on great thoughts about faerie and fantasy, as well as information on the authors featured in the book. Great for independent reading, family story hour, or classroom use! A study guide (#032782) is also available in the study guides & books section of the Reading/Literature section of our catalog. Prepare to be enchanted! - elise

  • Item #: 004430
    Retail: $130.00
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  • Item #: 029335
    Retail: $2.00
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  • Item #: 041491
    Retail: $14.99
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    Collect students’ homework assignments, share papers, or store classroom supplies in a magnetic pocket! Each pocket has a strong magnetic back and a clear front pocket. Stick a pocket to any magnetic surface in the classroom and collect or share papers that are 8.5"x 11" or smaller. On the front pocket is an attached space that can hold a label. Colors include red, blue, green, and yellow. ~ Emily G

  • Item #: 041456
    Retail: $4.49
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    Collect students’ homework assignments, share papers, or store classroom supplies in a magnetic pocket! Each pocket has a strong magnetic back and a clear front pocket. Stick a pocket to any magnetic surface in the classroom and collect or share papers that are 8.5"x 11" or smaller. On the front pocket is an attached space that can hold a label. ~ Emily G

  • Item #: 029355
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  • Item #: 029287
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  • Item #: 006939
    ISBN: 9781457186899
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

      Science is best learned hands on and this well-organized resource provides everything you need to create a home (or school) laboratory from the building of a complete science lab (including the workbench!) to 1600+ activities in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Lab activities are designed to be easy to implement at home and use mostly items that are easy to find locally. The author provides a resource list for purchasing items locally and online. Also included are an extensive chemical list (including common substitutes) and helpful appendices with weight and measure charts, temperature conversion table, periodic table, and extended notes. 305 pgs. pb.

      Beginning with general science lab set up and safety practices, the book then divides into separate science fields. The Chemistry is a natural extension of the general lab safety. Projects vary and include generating oxygen, growing a crystal coal garden and crystal candy and more.

      The Physics section, divided into six chapters, covers astronomy and light, atomic energy, electricity and magnetism, force, measurement and motion, geology and meteorology. Diverse projects include making a star chart, model planetarium, making (or recharging) a magnet, making a mercury switch, creating doorbell, mineral identification, making a volcano and much more.

      Biology labs conclude the sections and introduces general biology equipment including making a basic, low power microscope. Basic microscopic activities follow before the chapter concludes with zoology projects.

      Concluding projects are questions, called “Can you work like a scientist?” which challenge further investigation of the topic. Beyond these are abundant research ideas which are open-ended questions for investigation and span all three science fields. Worth mentioning, the research projects cover three grade and skill levels: Primary, Intermediate and Upper levels. While most activities are intermediate and upper levels, there are foundational activities for younger children as well. An example of a primary activity is “What effect has temperature on the rate at which snow melts?”

      Simple black and white graphics, clearly explained purpose, materials and instructions are included. Wonderful resource for families and co-ops or classrooms who want to kindle student curiosity in STEM. ~ Deanne