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  • Item #: 051260
    ISBN: 9780890516188
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    Instilling a love for science in my children was always a primary goal in our early days of home-schooling. One of my secret tools was always keeping a stack of interesting science reference books available for them to thumb through or to look up a quick question on their own (yes, this was pre-internet!), but I always struggled to find good quality books that did not overwhelm us with evolutionary content and would often lament to my husband, that it would sure be nice to have a Christian alternative to the informative Usborne or DK resource books. I am so excited to share that Master Books and My Father's World have heard the cries of many homeschool families and have joined together to provide quality science reference books that offer beautiful photographs and illustrations without the inundation of evolutionary teaching.

    Beginning with Genesis 1:1, this book introduces the scientific method, real science, fields of science and the reasons to study science and then dives into seven sections covering a wide range of scientific subjects. Section 1: Matters and Chemicals covers atoms, elements, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, melting and boiling, crystals, water, chemical changes, acids and bases and composites. Section 2: Energy, Motion and Machines presents energy, converting energy, the energy of motion, forces and motion, measuring force and motion, gravity, heat and cold, helpful machines, simple machines, machine power, friction and energy and matter. Section 3: Electricity and Magnetism contains electrical energy, static electricity, flowing electricity, electrical circuits, using electricity, magnetism, and magnetism to electricity, electricity to movement, movement to electricity plus more. Section 4: Light and Sound introduces sound waves, using sound, light, reflected and refracted light, using light, laser light and more. Section 5: Earth and Life presents planet earth, inside the earth, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, atmosphere, weather and climate, mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, coastlines, seas and oceans, life on earth and the earth in trouble. Section 6: Space and Time explores earth in space, exploring space, earth's orbit, magnetic earth, inner planets, solar wanderers, outer planets, the sun, stars and galaxies, deep space, and the universe.

    The last section provides over sixty projects covering topics in each of the previous six categories. Science projects contain a concise "you will need" list, clear step by step instructions, and colorful accompanying photographs. Each project also contains the reference page for further information and utilizes commonly found items. Glossary and index provide helpful reference material. hc. 247 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 004894
    ISBN: 9780756622206
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    Most homeschools have reference books like a dictionary, thesaurus, globe and atlas, maybe even a set of encyclopedias. But where do you go to look up science information? This science resource contains 250 main themes, 2000 entries, and thousands of colorful illustrations. From Dorling Kindersley, a secular publisher, so it may include some evolutionary content. Softcover.
  • Item #: 014571
    ISBN: 9780756633837
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  • Item #: 061061
    ISBN: 9781465435811
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  • Item #: 059109
    ISBN: 9781465468598
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  • Item #: 036914
    ISBN: 9781465442475
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    From the earliest of men to 2013, science has changed and transformed the way we live. Let DK take you on a visual journey through this 400 page, softcover book that allows you to see science as it happened. Travel through early metallurgy and the story of the wheel, through the European and Islamic Renaissance, the Age of Discovery and the development of measurement and Newton's Laws of Motion, through the Age of Revolutions, the Atomic Age and flying machines, and into the Information Age and understanding DNA and robotics. What a journey – and how things have changed! Discover Who's Who and how they contributed to life as we know it today.

    With a timeline running along the bottom of the page and a pictorial timeline running across the top, do not miss a moment of scientific discovery as it is presented in print, photos, and illustrations. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 036817
    ISBN: 9781465417275
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    Gravity, speed, materials and their properties, weather, plant and animal life cycles.
  • Item #: 036811
    ISBN: 9781465417282
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    Forces and motion, magnets, properties/change in materials, Earth science, life science, and ecosystems.
  • Item #: 049587
    ISBN: 9781893103597
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    In this read-aloud approach to science, middle-grade students will discover basic biology, chemistry and physics concepts in an interactive and exciting way as they learn about the lives of famous scientists throughout history. Students will read biographies of famous scientists including Archimedes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Ben Franklin, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Einstein (and more). They will also perform experiments, build a science portfolio, complete mapping exercises and learn new science vocabulary. The combination of biographical information and scientific discovery will really bring scientific concepts to life! Each lesson in the guide is in outline format, with specific reading assignments; a supply list for hands-on activities; recommended websites and more. Recently updated and now in full-color, this Beautiful Feet guide still utilizes many of the excellent resource books from the previous edition, with some new additions. Experiments are now taken from DK's Way Science Works, and supplies needed are listed in the lesson outline. Most supplies are household items, although a few specific items are required (suggested sources are provided in the front of the guide). A microscope is not required for the course, but there are microscope activities to complete if you do have access to one. This literature-based study will take one year to complete at a pacing of three lessons per week. Resource books and several of the suggested specialty supplies are listed below. Great for tactile learners and literature lovers.

  • Item #: 036826
    ISBN: 9781465417268
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    First science concepts: senses, healthy eating, colors, sound, weather, and living things.
  • Item #: 036815
    ISBN: 9781465417299
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    Sound; vibrations; weather; life cycles of a dog, bird, frog, snake, fish, jellyfish, locust, and butterfly; variations and observations.
  • Item #: 025668
    ISBN: 9781465428264
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    Experimenting just got easier! This DK book makes science experiments fun and doable. It divides the contents into science areas and shows step-by-step photo illustrations for each experiment. There are 101 experiments in 11 different areas of science. Subjects covered are air and gases, water and liquids, hot and cold, light, color, growth, senses, sound and music, magnets, electricity, and motion and machines. Each section begins with a simple, short explanation of the concept, and then the experiments are demonstrated. What could be easier? You'll crush a plastic bottle with cold water, grow a stalactite, make musical instruments, and grow a plant through a maze. The experiments in this book are done with easily accessible items, and they are projects simple enough for young children. It's never too early to help young ones begin to discover the world around them. Pb, 120 pgs of science fun! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 036816
    ISBN: 9781465417305
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    Speed; gravity; properties of air, solids, liquids and gases; transfer energy; solar systems; saltwater/freshwater; volcanoes; Earth science; healthy bodies; and life science.
  • Item #: 012339
    ISBN: 9780789485625
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      This is a wonderful resource to ignite your science learning. With more than 60 hands-on activities, students will learn how things work in the world around them. Divided topically – into matter; atoms and elements; forces and energy; heat and sound; light and color; and electricity and magnetism, using this with your science curriculum is easy.

      The Way Science Works offers a book full of photos and information that will explain things like liquid density, parts of an atom, polymers, levers & pulleys, and so much more. Investigate science that we see daily with easy-to-understand explanations. A glossary helps you with some of the new words found throughout the book. Learn about scientists, new discoveries, and technology as you have some science fun! 160 pgs/hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 046729
    ISBN: 9781465458636
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  • Item #: 029746
    ISBN: 9781465420381
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  • Item #: 009687
    ISBN: 9781465473226
    Retail: $29.99
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    Always a good resource, DK offers this visual encyclopedia to complement all your science topics. This visual reference takes you inside things you might not normally see in the world of science. Chapters cover the areas of matter, materials, forces and machines, energy, light, electricity and magnetism, living organisms, and great discoveries. Every topic has a two-page spread with photos, illustrations and summaries of information. My favorite part of every DK book is the collection of beautiful and fascinating photos – see a photo of an explosion, streaks of colored light, lightning, chloroplasts, and much more. Our world is beautiful, but we don’t see so much of it. Take time to see the visuals of the science world! 304 pgs with index, hc.

  • Item #: 052226
    ISBN: 9780753474594
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    So, why add another animal encyclopedia to this section when there are already two here from other well-known publishers? Well, this one is just different, and different in some very appealing ways! First of all, it is hardcover, which makes it a little more durable (yet more expensive) than the DK encyclopedia. But the primary reason for the difference is in its organization, which makes it more navigable next to a zoology or biology course. Although a similar number of animals are covered here as in the DK volume (about 2,000), they are more extensively organized, as you can see if you check out our table of contents images online. The breakdown mirrors common biological classifications, including simple animals, cnidarians, flatworms/roundworms, segmented works, mollusks, arachnids, crustaceans, centipedes/millipedes, insects, echinoderms, chordates, cartilaginous fish, bony fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and finally, mammals. Within each chapter, two-page spreads examine one sub-group in depth, such as "catfish and electric eels" in the bony fish chapter. If you flip to that spread, you'll find a short introduction to the sub-group, followed by a handful of examples of specific species within that group presented in short blocks of text with some basic information, the scientific name, distribution and size. In comparison, the DK volume is organized alphabetically by general animal group, such as "bats." If you flip to the page(s) on bats, you'll also meet a variety of different bat species, complete with lovely full-color photos similar in quality to what you will find here. Both are excellent resources, and endlessly appealing to browsing as well as use as a reference or curriculum supplement. Your choice may just depend on how you want to use the guide, and which type of organization you prefer. On a side note, while this is from a secular viewpoint, evolution is not covered in any amount of depth here; the emphasis is really on the animals! 320 pgs, hc. Jess

  • Item #: 044361
    ISBN: 9781465443434
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    DK always does a fantastic job with visually stunning encyclopedias, and nothing quite stirs the imagination more than a full-color encyclopedia on space. This encyclopedia explores all aspects of space as we know it. The first section asks the question "What is space?" and explores space, stargazing and observatories, our galaxy, other galaxies, and nearby stars. Section two is all about the exploration of space: astronaut training, space vehicles, the moon, space stations, working and living in space, and explorations further afield. The third section details all of the major bodies in our own solar system, including the sun and some of the moons. Section four gives readers a look at comets, meteors and asteroid belts. The next section deals with mysteries that may or may not ever be answered (or may not even be issues, depending on your worldview): UFOs, life on other planets, the Big Bang(!?), black holes, other earths, and birth and death of stars. The last section has ideas and information on enjoying and learning about space on your own, followed by a reference section that contains a glossary and index. The plethora of photographs, enhanced telescope/probe images, and artist's impressions bring space down to an attainable level, and the bite-sized text is perfect for young users. As a note, the book does promote some evolutionary theories. 128 pgs, hc. – Zach

  • Item #: 014706
    ISBN: 9781879431188
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    Remember those kid dictionaries you enjoyed so much as a child - with parts labeled for identification? Well, Dorling Kindersley has produced a wonderful, illustrated, diagrammatic dictionary for older children and adults to savor! This, of course, is much more detailed - literally taking apart the body piece by piece. It's a fascinating process, beginning with the complete specimen, then breaking it down and identifying each part. Clear crisp photographs and illustrations are fascinating to view and better than a microscope for some of the tiny details. Definitely a quencher for the curious! You'll be referring to these again and again in your studies of anatomy and body systems. The pictures are not revealing, but there are a couple of places where body systems are superimposed over the female body, which some may object to.

  • Item #: DKRDR3
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  • Item #: 047639
    ISBN: 9781465450876
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  • Item #: 046167
    ISBN: 9781465450708
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    The photography and snippets of information in this DK Smithsonian book make it a great reference to have on hand for your children. Learn about rocks, minerals and gems, fossils, shells, and more in this beautifully illustrated resource. Read about the rocks inside our planet and the rock cycle before jumping into explanations of a variety of rocks – igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary – even rocks from space. See and read about minerals and gems and how we use them every day and see ancient fossils and interesting water animals (in the shells section) through thousands of gorgeous pictures. Even peek at some of the treasures of our world made from these materials! The textual information is presented in small pieces, so not overwhelming for younger ones who want to learn about the world of rocks and gems. 208 pgs, hc. ~ Donna   

  • Item #: 045460
    ISBN: 9781465444820
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    Focuses on Scratch’s potential for game creation. Students create 4 game projects which incorporate sound, music, and art.

  • Item #: 042498
    ISBN: 9781465461889
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    A more in-depth guide to Python programming with a focus on functions, Turtle Graphics, Apps, and 4 short game projects. 224 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 042493
    ISBN: 9781465473615
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    Covers introductory Python programming and basic game functions through 9 full Python game projects. 224 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 014580
    ISBN: 9780756629748
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  • Item #: 021950
    ISBN: 9781465419507
    Retail: $14.95
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    This is a comprehensive guide to treating emergency victims of any age in any situation. Plenty of first aid procedures are given with color photographs illustrating vital actions and how to perform them. For each condition covered, an introduction describes the likely cause and effect of the injury or illness, with signs and symptoms grouped to help you quickly recognize what is wrong with the victim. The goals of each treatment are listed along with boxes warning against actions that may endanger the victim or harm the care giver. Statements help care givers decide on the best course of action depending on the victim's condition, and the step-by-step treatments enable you to act quickly and correctly. Cross-reference sections direct care givers to associated conditions or complications. The book not only gives the most current and helpful first aid procedures, it provides information and charts to show why the techniques work by describing how people are structured and how they function. For example, before the section on problems with breathing, the book describes and illustrates the respiratory system, pointing out different structures involved in breathing and how the process works. Before the section on burns is a description and illustration of the different layers and parts of the skin and how they react to burns. All of the conditions and procedures covered are given in topical chapters with a color coded system. The early chapters include a general first aid section, safety rules and steps to follow in any procedure; an emergency section that tells specifically what to do in situations like a road accident or fire; and a practice of first aid section with information on making initial assessments, removing restrictive clothing, and aftercare. Then the chapters focus on specific injuries and procedures. These include unconsciousness and resuscitation; respiratory problems; wounds and circulation; bone, joint, and muscle injuries; effects of heat and cold; foreign objects, poisoning; bites and stings; miscellaneous medical conditions (such as heart attack, stroke, seizures, fever, sore throat); techniques and equipment; and emergency first aid. A detailed index is included. 288 pgs. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 017557
    ISBN: 9781465451804
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  • Item #: 016325
    ISBN: 9781465443472
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    How big is the Sahara? Which products are in greatest demand around the world? You just might need a good reference book to come up with the answers to these and many other questions.  First Earth Encyclopedia by DK has the same visual appeal as other DK products and is packed full of information and interesting facts for children from a secular perspective.  Every page is laid out in a scrapbooking style with photographs and accompanying text.  An extension question is printed at the bottom of each even-numbered page and the answer can be found at the bottom of the odd numbered pages (upside down).  “Turn and Learn” icons tell you where to look for additional information within the book, and ‘Hands on’ activities show you how you can try some things for yourself.  You will find these scattered through the color-coded pages of the book.  Children will find information on the world’s physical geography, our living world (ecosystems), human geography, and maps.  A reference section at the back of the book includes a map of the world, photos of unique locations on earth, a view of the earth at night, a quiz, glossary and more.  I’m always a fan of DK books even for non-reading, younger children. This hardcover, 136-page book is no exception. ~ Donna