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  • Item #: 028444
    ISBN: 9780794536305
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    This book provides an excellent introduction to the topics of genes, DNA, genetic traits, genetic engineering, and more. Like most other Usborne books, each 2-page spread introduces a new topic, and is filled with fascinating full-color photos surrounded by engaging, interesting text. As with the other Internet-Linked books, links are provided through the Usborne website to access more pictures, videos, and more information as well. The content is extremely broad here, allowing students to understand the intricacies of DNA, genes and how they work, genome mapping, genetics, the passing of genetic traits, how genetic engineering works, and much, much, more. The complicated content of genes, chromosomes, DNA and protein replication are all pretty well-explained through the text, terrific diagrams and electron microscope photographs (which I always find dazzling). I'd have to say that even the more "sticky" topics of genetic engineering are pretty evenly handled, presenting the facts as well as concerns on both sides, which allows you to take the issue "outside" the book for discussion after they have gleaned the raw information. All in all, this is a terrific introduction to all these topics - yet another one of those books I wish I had had as a young science student on those days when science actually seemed boring! Note: A small amount of evolutionary material is present; however, I think it adds just another valuable discussion topic. - Jess

  • Item #: 073897
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  • Item #: 056360
    ISBN: 9781619302129
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    Deanne thinks the study of genetics is cool; I think it's confusing. Whichever you believe to be true about the topic, this book is written for you. If you think the topic of genetics is cool, you will like the history timeline, the fun activities and experiments, and comic-strip illustrations for some of the concepts. If this topic confuses you, then you will like the clear explanations, the simple yet helpful illustrations, and the progressive content that builds sequentially on previous chapters. Chapters include the the titles Code of Life, Gregor Mendel, Looking Inside the Cell, DNA , Genes and Chromosomes, Sex Cells and Meiosis, Sending Messages (information passed on through DNA), Gene Mutations, and Genetic Advances . The glossary will be a help to everyone who uses this book and the touch of humor will keep it interesting. 120 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 025786
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    Explore with your child the 'blueprint for life' by building a simplified approximation of the actual DNA molecule. Detailed instructions are included in a 2 page pamphlet, as well as some interesting facts about DNA. It's a fun and an easy way to give your child a visual understanding of the molecule's geometric design.

  • Item #: 025447
    ISBN: 9781886978119
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    A while back, Janine, Stephen and I did a science lab where we isolated onion DNA, and it was awesome - we were all in shock (first of all, that the experiment worked!), and it was incredibly cool to see the tiny strands! And then we discovered this awesome lab, which does a much better job at introducing students to DNA and really understanding it before they isolate fruit DNA - and do some very cool things with bacterial DNA! A 40-page book in the kit introduces kids to DNA and its importance. Use of diagrams and illustrations is excellent throughout the book. Then kids will jump right into extracting DNA from a kiwi, strawberry, or onion. The step-by-step instructions are both illustrated and printed, and are very easy to follow. After the dramatic results are seen, kids can observe the DNA in the test tube, and even poke it around a little bit to see what it's like. After the excitement is over, the author explains why the experiment worked, and why you can see the DNA. Now that they're hooked, students are introduced to the basics of DNA, including the four bases, the "twisted ladder" model, the history of DNA discovery, DNA duplication, how four DNA bases code for 20 amino acids, how DNA is divided into chromosomes, and more! The included equipment contains both cardstock "chromosome" halves as well as a mini-DNA model kit, so that kids can play with both of these ideas hands-on. After they have a good understanding of what DNA is and what it does, they're ready to do the last big experiment - extract their own DNA! The sample is collected from inside the cheek, and once they have isolated the DNA they can keep it in the freezer, or use it to make their own "forgery-proof" ink. This experiment takes the place of the one previously included, where young experimenters would mix plasmids into bacteria to create glowing colonies. While this is unfortunate, kids will likely enjoy isolating their own DNA as well. The lab equipment is included here; the only things you will need to supply are some household and food items. - Jess

  • Item #: 007973
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    Includes 521 K'Nex pieces, allowing students to build 7 different DNA and mRNA models. Models include a flexible double helix, parent molecules wound and unwound, parent daughter molecules, etc. As they build, students learn all about hydrogen bonds, nucleotides, phosphate groups, codons, deoxyribose and ribose sugars, and more. The set includes a 24-page booklet with full color building instructions and a 45-page teacher guide containing 3 instructional modules (DNA structure, Replication and Transcription, and Coding Translation and Mutations), 7 lesson plans, and activities. Biology has never been so much fun! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 043663
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    Although this kit does include the popular "isolate DNA from a fruit or vegetable" experiment, it also contains manipulatives and activities that explore Mendel's Rules of Heredity, cell structure, chromosomes, DNA structure and duplication, codons and amino acids, and bacterial growth as it is related to genetic engineering. In fact, it's a great accompaniment to any textbook unit or stand-alone course on genetics. The 48-page experiment manual is at the heart of the kit, and includes all of the activity procedures, explanations, and a fun background story about bank robbers who leave drops of blood and cigarettes at the scene of the crime. There are 20 experiments or activities in all, although some of them are parts of the same multi-phase project. The kit kicks off with the showstopper project, isolating DNA from a tomato. Now that young researchers have "seen" and "touched" actual DNA, they expand their knowledge into genetics by exploring the rules of heredity with colored chips and a Punnett Square, organize chromosome cards into pairs, build a DNA model, show how DNA duplication works using their model, determining all possible base combinations, understanding genetic fingerprinting as used in solving crimes, and growing bacteria. All special materials are included, and household items that are also required are printed in italics in each experiment. Quiz questions are found throughout the booklet, camouflaged behind a red pattern, and a red transparent sheet is included to view the answers. With this kit's detailed explanations and specialized equipment, this is an excellent companion to learning about genetics. – Jess

  • Item #: 032049
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  • Item #: 028337
    ISBN: 9781433983436
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  • Item #: 023169
    ISBN: 9781935495147
    Retail: $42.00
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    Exactly what was needed in the Apologia elementary science scope and sequence – the Human Body. We waited awhile for this, but it was worth the wait (as we knew it would be). Continuing their pattern of in-depth studies, exciting information, engaging activities, and biblical worldview, this latest course examines the body systems – skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous – along with nutrition, health, embryology, the immune system, and the major organs. It also provides a brief history of medicine and an introduction to cell structure and DNA. Activities within the fourteen lessons include finding blood type, making a cell model, and building a skeleton. Oh! And be prepared! Your student will be looking for household bacteria. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 006643
    ISBN: 9780794515584
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    My eight-year-old's first reaction to this book was an emphatic "Cool!" Brilliant color pictures and graphics welcome you to the world of the microscopic. What would a DNA strand look like if magnified 7 million times? How about greatly magnified parts of plants, insects, and the human body? Find out here. Each section shows amazing color pictures of dramatically magnified objects and organisms. For example, the Plant and Fungi chapter shows a greatly enlarged picture of water plants called desmids and diatoms. Instructions are given for collecting pond or lake water so that you can view the microscopic life in a drop of water. Although much of the book depicts and describes the microscopic world, the latter part of the book is devoted to how microscopes work, from a standard lens microscope to the electron- scanning microscope. Pointers are given for buying a microscope and using advanced techniques for preparing various types of slides and mounts. A wonderful resource for any student interested in the "hidden" world around us. - Jerry

  • Item #: 004223
    ISBN: 9780451487780
    Retail: $22.99
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    Just to confuse the people in our warehouse, we’ve decided to add another Biology Coloring Workbook to our catalog.  Actually, we couldn’t decide between the two. This one is from The Princeton Review and covers a lot of the same material as the HarperCollins edition. They both contain textual information on one page and a coloring page on the other. They both help students to affix the concepts of biology in mind, through coloring as they learn. The other one suggests specific colors for structures.  This one makes less particular demands, often just asking you to use a “light color,” “dark color,” or “bold color,” giving the artist in you more flexibility.  On the pro side, I have found that the presentation of topics in this book corresponds much more closely to the presentation of topics in our biology books.  Basic chapters are: Introduction to Biology, Biology of the Cell, Principles of Genetics, DNA and Gene Expression, Principles of Evolution, The Origin of Life and Simple Life Forms, Biology of Plants, Biology of Animals, Human Biology, Reproduction and Development, and Principles of Ecology.  Colored pencils or felt-tip pens are recommended.  156 plates.  Contains evolutionary content.

  • Item #: 056259
    ISBN: 9780787966300
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    If your family is like mine - captivated by the real science behind the plethora of television crime shows, then this book may be perfect for you. This resource brings the scientific study of crime scenes into the home and school arena. While the labs are designed for groups, you can easily do these as a family (or in a co-op) if you are willing to invest the time to set the crime scene stage.

    Divided into 4 sections, each covers a different branch of science. The first section, Critical Thinking, lays the foundational principles of science and reinforces observation skills (handwriting and typewriting comparisons,) experimentation (shoe impressions) and logical thinking. Physical Science employs techniques such as analysis of unknown mixtures, fibers and fingerprinting. In the Life Science section, students concentrate on evidence left at crime sciences by living things and study the principles of inheritance, DNA, blood typing, dental identification, and forensic etymology. The final section, Earth Science, offers lessons on mummification, skeletal evidence, and archaeological evidence. All in all, this supplemental resource book offers 68 lessons and labs (most lessons have one accompanying lab, some have two) designed to bring a fresh enthusiasm on the importance of "whys" of learning science. Household items and additional lab equipment required (microscope, glass slides and cover slips, test tubes, pH paper, beakers, filter paper, Plaster of Paris, and various chemicals. Information to order an Edvotek DNA Kit is included for the DNA labs).

    A brief personal note, I used the previous edition of this book with my teens and they still talk about the science they learned. Real life science learned and remembered makes for one happy homeschool mom! We performed the majority of activities in the book, making changes to the readily available supplies, some of the experiments we discussed and did not perform due to the difficulty of obtaining materials. Noteworthy:while the mock crimes are presented in a discerning manner, they do represent a wide variety of fact- based crimes. As a family, you may elect to skip over some of the lessons within the pages. Reproducible for classroom use. sc ~Deanne

  • Item #: 044948
    ISBN: 9781580374507
    Retail: $12.99
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    This inexpensive resource book offers a wealth of terrific life science labs that easily correlate with any life science text, and introduces middle schoolers to lab equipment. It is organized into eight chapters, covering cells, DNA, heredity, simple organisms, the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, ecosystems, and ecosystem cycles and biomes. Each chapter includes information, a related science lab activity, and a review worksheet. The information is succinctly presented, often with diagrams, charts, and bulleted lists. The lab activities are excellent, and you might be familiar with some of the old life science standbys. In the chapter on cells, three pages are devoted to explaining discoveries related to cells, the parts of a microscope, the main parts of a cell, and the differences between plant and animal cells. Several labs follow, including one where you make microscope slides with onion tissue and cells from a cheek swab and compare the cells, make a cell model using gelatin and a variety of other items, and demonstrate the process of osmosis doing a lab with a bag of scented gelatin in a bath of warm water and iodine. Now, not all chapters are that involved – many of them are much shorter, with fewer activities. Teacher resource pages are found at the end of both units in the book, and these include enrichment activities and an answer key. While you will need iodine, slides and cover slips, a microscope, and a magnifying glass for the labs, all other equipment seems to be readily available household items. 94 pages, reproducible. – Jess

  • Item #: 049117
    ISBN: 9781683441526
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  • Item #: 045619
    ISBN: 9781594762215
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  • Item #: 042977
    ISBN: 9780967381145
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  • Item #: 042976
    ISBN: 9780967381138
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  • Item #: 036914
    ISBN: 9781465442475
    Retail: $25.99
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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 #: 034372
    ISBN: 9780310745839
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  • Item #: 030580
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  • Item #: 029431
    ISBN: 9781937664275
    Retail: $9.99
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    Sets include 4 colorful posters measuring 21.5”x 17”, reproducible activity sheets and concise teacher guide. Posters included are Chromosomes, Genes, and Alleles; DNA and DNA Replication; Mendel’s Work; Punnett Squares

  • Item #: 023028
    ISBN: 9780890515891
    Retail: $15.99
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    The scientific "war of the worldviews" began as a battle over biology. In the 1600 and 1700s the foundation of biology was laid primarily by Christians who freely used the Bible as the basis of their understanding. But all of this changed in 1859, when Charles Darwin's popular new book, Origin of Species was published. Over the past one hundred and fifty years, his evolutionary worldview has overwhelmingly become the accepted paradigm for the origins of life.

    This supplemental resource from Master Books has been written to give young people answers - from Science and from Scripture, ANSWERS that show how Science and the Bible fit together to honor the Creator. Divided into three units, a total of nineteen chapters, it teaches students science from a Biblical perspective and helps them to defend their faith. Each chapter also provides a "Building Inspection" review which includes multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer questions. Unit One investigates biological change (Darwin vs. Design) and looks at such topics as genes and Genesis, gene pools and variation within kind, species, "change through time" vs. Darwinian change, natural selection, evolution, mutations, and much more. Unit Two covers topics such as descent vs. design, classification and missing links, life before birth, and creation, evolution and the embryo. Unit Three examines DNA and origins including biological molecules, living cells, chemical evolution, evidence of creation, DNA and reproduction, and many other topics. Black & white illustrations, answer key included. 158pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 014813
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  • Item #: 001657
    ISBN: 9780794510763
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    Science in the elementary and middle school years is not complete without an abundance of hands-on activities, in my opinion, anyway. Whether your family uses one of the many fine science curricula available, unit studies, or unschooling, this book will become a frequently turned-to resource to enhance science concepts. Containing 22 categories of experiments, detailed steps, explanations, colorful illustrations, and internet links, there is much here to enhance your studies. The following is just a sampling of things children will make: varied crystals, a wormery, a compass, invisible ink, a butterfly feeder and much more. Other activities include children will see DNA, float an egg, separate mixtures, test their sense of taste and numerous others. The book concludes with an overview of the scientific process and encourages children to do their own scientific research. A glossary and list of experiments make it convenient for parents/teachers to quickly find the right activity to correspond with the day's lesson. SC. 96 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 072962
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    Welcome to a real science trivia game! Gone are questions like “who created the Theory of Evolution” or “what are the components of molecules called.” In this hardcore trivia game, 220 cards in a range of topics such as food & drink, game theory, astronomy, and famous scientists grace this box. Each turn, players select a face-down card with progressively more difficult questions related to a specific topic. For example, the card “Newton” begins with “what branch of mathematics are both Sir Isaac Newton, and his nemesis Gottfried Leibniz, credited with creating independently of one another?” Whether you answer that correctly or not (Calculus!), the next question is: “in the time of Newton, what was a scientist called?” (Natural Philosopher). And finally, “Newton was the second scientist to be knighted; who was the first?” (Sir Francis Bacon). Each correct answer scores a point! The cards are roughly the same difficulty, but to make it fair for anyone with more specific knowledge, teams take turns selecting cards; when there are none left, the team with the most points wins! For 2+ players. 15-60-minute playtime.

  • Item #: 069219
    ISBN: 9781596739307
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     DNA and heredity; adaptations and extinctions; solar energy and weather; plate tectonics; elements and compounds; periodic table; types of energy and energy transfer.

  • Item #: 064265
    ISBN: 9781941181195
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  • Item #: 064264
    ISBN: 9781941181171
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  • Item #: 060413
    ISBN: 9781632203168
    Retail: $14.99
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    Have you ever wondered why some people love science? While many of us find science challenging, others view science as a thing of beauty, as their eyes are opened to the intricacies of something perceived as usual or typical. Reasons abound why scientists love science, and as parents, these qualities are things we can develop in our children (and ourselves!). Science loving men and women share that realizing there is no such thing as a dumb question allows them to discover answers to many untested theories and ideas. As a scientist you are tasked with finding the answer for yourself rather than someone telling you the answer to your questions. In addition, science works step by step to get answers, which not only promotes investigative thinking but also prepares children for adulthood. But alas, enough of the benefits of Science for young people!

    Written to engage children in the sciences, this book provides over 100 hands-on activities to give you a whole new way to look at something you think is quite ordinary—enabling them to see it in a whole new light. Providing six sections called Inspirations , areas of study include: yourself and other humans, inspirations from the supermarket, inspirations from the toy store, inspirations from the drugstore, inspirations from the hardware store and inspirations from the stationery store, these activities use easy-to-find items making this a practical resource for home and school. A sampling of the diverse activities includes discovering your blind spot, making your own cold cereal, extracting DNA in the kitchen, slinky sound waves, soap vs. detergents (yes, there is a difference!) and much more. Materials list and step-by-step instructions and suggestions are included as well as scientific discoveries and historical tidbits. Detailed index offers 3 divisions: index by subject, index by discipline and index by challenge level. This book may quickly become your favorite 'go-to' resource to bring science alive! 192 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne