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  • Item #: 047819
    ISBN: 9780547353708
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  • Item #: 047820
    ISBN: 9780547353319
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    ISBN: 9780547353326
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    ISBN: 9780547353661
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    ISBN: 9780547353685
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  • Item #: 047822
    ISBN: 9780547353630
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    ISBN: 9780547353654
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  • Item #: LOFLAB
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  • Item #: 029415
    ISBN: 9781937664305
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Each page in this colorful 28-page pad focuses on an important form of figurative language or an element of literature, such as a simile, a metaphor, imagery, personification, plot, theme, setting, characterization, and much more. Each strip along the edge of a page contains a fun-to-write-about prompt based on that form or element. The teacher chooses the concept; a student selects, tears off, and writes about a related prompt.
  • Item #: 056598
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    Sometimes all your budding artist needs is a model to follow and lots of practice. Author and former Walt Disney animation artist Bruce McIntyre covers a lot of drawing tips in a unique, appealing way. Rather than starting at the beginning and running through basic art concepts, here you get a condensed page of hand-drawn illustrations that exemplify the element covered on that page. A short explanation or tip on that element appears at the bottom, and the fun illustrations offer tips themselves through word balloons and signs as part of the drawing. This is not a step-by-step how to guide. The pages look rather like a comic book done in black and white. Each page covers a specific element and the illustrations depict how to use it effectively. Even the titles across the top of each page are visually exciting as they illustrate the element being taught on that page. Over 60 tips are explored and include: grouping, stripes, balance, variety, tilt, shading, sunbursts, texture & more. With the simple explanations and apt illustrations, students will quickly grasp each element and be ready to incorporate it into their own sketches. It is a small book at 5.5 x 8.5" and 61 pp, just right for throwing into a portfolio with a sketchpad! If your student is into illustration, graphic design, cartooning or such, they will appreciate the lessons found here. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 025281
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    Defines plot, theme, characterization, setting, mood, point of view, conflict, etc.

  • Item #: 045291
    Retail: $99.95
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    When it comes to hands-on projects, there seem to be two kinds of people in the world: those who want to assemble all the pieces necessary in the least expensive way and those who just want a complete kit so they don't have to run around and purchase supplies. If you're one of the latter, you will appreciate the wide range of equipment and tools included in this kit, as well as the comprehensive experiment guide. Like other kits from Thames & Kosmos, this one is well-produced and includes quality materials and a full-color experiment manual. The manual includes instructions for completing 100 experiments in the areas of physical science, earth and space science, and life science with specific chapters for experiments on: water, air, heat, sound, forces, magnets, electricity, electromagnetism, light and shadow, optical instruments, plants and animals, colors, human body, earth and sun, and chemistry. Looking through the manual, I recognize many experiments that are common middle-school fare such as weighing balloons with different amounts of air to show that air does have weight, making an atomizer that displays Bernoulli's Principle, changing water to ice to water vapor, observing that water expands when frozen, observing sound waves on the surface of water, swinging a cup of water to observe centrifugal force, building simple circuits, making an electromagnet, using mirrors to explore rays of light, making a camera obscura, dying carnations by placing them in colored water, listening to your heartbeat, building a sundial and many more that are often seen in curriculums or experiment books at this level. All special equipment is included, as are common objects like balloons, straws, modeling clay and black paper. Materials needed are listed at the beginning of each activity, with materials in the kit in regular font and additional materials needed in italics. Because so much is included here, materials that you provide are "basics" like water, batteries, flashlights, newspaper, and scissors. With the breadth of topics covered, this is one science kit that you'll use again and again. Jess

  • Item #: 017085
    ISBN: 9780205309023
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    Too often, English teachers make the English language more complicated than it needs to be. Not so with the late Prof. William Strunk Jr., who originally authored this work to use with his classes at Cornell University in the early 1900's. Although the original 43-page digest has "swelled" to a whopping 85 pages, the essence of the book remains a strong case for cleanliness, accuracy, and brevity. Think of this as a concise rulebook for English. Rules are given, followed by examples of improper and proper usage. If you could only have one book on language usage, this should be it.

  • Item #: 044730
    ISBN: 9780890515471
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    It's easy to see the brilliance of our Creator when you look upon the starry skies or a majestic tree. But when you look at a periodic table? I'll bet most of us (myself included) have rarely been inspired to spiritual thoughts by the sight of one. Of course, that could all change after reading this unique book. Author Richard D. Duncan provides readers an appreciation for both specific elements and their Creator though a discussion of each elements discovery and uses which neatly tie into a biblical application. Volume 1 of the series (I have been assured there is another volume in progress) starts at the very top left-hand side of the periodic table with Hydrogen and continues across the chart offering a two-page mini-lesson on each element. Each two-page spread includes a discussion of the element, its properties and its uses on the left-hand page, along with several bulleted facts relating to its name or discovery. The right-hand page relates the properties and/or uses of the element to a biblical lesson that we can take from the element. A short "quick quiz" follows, with several short-answer and multiple choice questions about the element (answers included at the end of the book). A final "response" closes each lesson and offers a short prayer or thought related to the biblical application. Although the lessons are short, the write-ups on each element are fascinating, especially when science history or uses for the element in the Bible are discussed. While you won't find much in the way of chemical concepts here (oxidation-reduction, electron levels, etc.) this is an easy-to-use, casual study of the elements that be enjoyed by any student of chemistry, or for the whole family to use as a tie-in to a chemistry course taught at any level. The book brought to mind Luke 19:40, where Jesus replies to Pharisees who are criticizing his noisy, exuberant disciples. "I tell you," he replied, "If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."' Jess

  • Item #: 056299
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  • Item #: 040464
    ISBN: 9781622234646
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    Covers character, setting, plot & theme, tone, similes/metaphors & other figures of speech, irony, allegory, and parody/satire.

  • Item #: 054479
    ISBN: 9781931181921
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    Do you have a budding writer in your home? He or she will love this journal, which is all about outlining the elements of a story. I can see it being used one of two ways: to analyze literature, or to outline your own story. Either way, there's enough space for 40 stories, so you'll be set for a while. The story elements you'll record in this journal are: setting, characters (and their characterizations), point of view and mood, plot, theme, conflict, climax, and resolution. There's an element guide on the inside of the cover that briefly explains each one. You'll also be able to record the title of the story, the date you've journaled it, the author, number of pages, total wordcount, and the average number of words per page. Chad

  • Item #: 002169
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    What a great way to learn and remember the periodic table and properties of the elements! As in Monopoly, players move their pieces around a gameboard of elements, acquiring them as you would Boardwalk or Park Place. Instead of players paying rent when they land on another's property, they must "pay" in protons according to the number of protons in that element. A player obtains a "monopoly" when he owns a whole family of an element. Neutron and proton certificates are used as currency. ElementO cards, obtained by landing on inert gas elements, require payment or allow acquisition of protons. They also serve an instructional purpose, demonstrating how elements are used in daily life. The center of the board is a Periodic Table of Elements on which players keep track of elements they've acquired in play. By locating these, and referring to the table often, players become familiar with the location of elements on the table. An ingenious and fun way to lay the foundations for chemistry!

  • Item #: 029545
    ISBN: 9781579129873
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    Are you familiar with the book The Elements by Theodore Gray? It is a beautiful book about the elements of the Periodic Table with photographs that have taken him over 5 years to snap and compile into an informative book for students and curious people of all ages. This calendar is based on that beautiful book, and chooses 12 of the elements to highlight for that year. The calendar is a large 12 x 12 inch format and each month is a 2-page spread with the top page being a large photo of an element in its pure form, the atomic weight, atomic radius, atomic emissions spectrum, informative text about the element, and state of matter and electron filling order graphs at the lower edge. It looks a lot like its square on the Periodic Table. The bottom page is the calendar on which daily squares are large with large numbers for easy viewing, and a couple of smaller pictures of the element in forms we might recognize. My daughter was thrilled when she got this calendar for Christmas, and looks forward to another each year they are published; the perfect calendar for the science people in your family beautiful and informative. Donna

  • Item #: 022079
    ISBN: 9780982537718
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    Every once in a while, you come across a product that you wish you could have had when you were growing up, and those were exactly my feelings when I reviewed Ellen Johnston McHenrys introductory chemistry course. Geared for the upper elementary to junior-high age students, it introduces chemistry gently, comparing the elements, the ingredients of our world to common kitchen ingredients we use everyday to make many very different baked goods. The analogy kicks off the first chapter, where they learn about the more common elements such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, analogous to flour, sugar, and salt, which are used in nearly everything we bake. More uncommon elements such as berylium, gallium, and selenium are compared to fruit, spices, and other add-ins that you might only use in special recipes. The periodic table is then introduced, in the more simplified (and less intimidating) format of the "Kitchen Cupboard of the Universe). The basic concepts of chemistry are introduced in each chapter, in a very simple, understandable format, and avoids bogging them down with details that will be covered (much more exhaustively!) in high school or college. The approach appears to work well, with protons, neutrons, electrons, the electron cloud model, orbitals, bonding, spin, and more covered in just the very first few chapters. Fun and interactive activities are featured at the end of each chapter, to review and reinforce what was covered in the chapter, before moving further on. The activities are a good mix of hands-on experiments, and model-making, puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, and of course short answer to write electron configurations, Lewis diagrams, chemical compounds and more. The hands-on activities have been well-chosen and illustrate well the concepts that have been learned. Constructing balloon electron cloud models and edible chemical compounds, creating carbon dioxide bubbles, and electolysis are several examples. Several songs are included, for those who are more auditorily oriented. Several more involved activities include making periodic-table pillowcases to play a game on, creating your own "collect-em-all" chemical elements card deck, and performing several short skits on the discovery of several of the more common elements of the periodic table. Students are also challenged by the author to memorize as much of the periodic table as they can, to help make life easier when they revisit the subject (as well as impress their relatives at get-togethers). At only 70 pages of lessons, this is a fairly brief, but effective introduction to chemistry that could be easily worked into the academic year with any style of curriculum being used. Patterns, outlines, activity sheets, experiments, games, skits and more are included in the Teacher's Section in back half of the book activity packet. And, to make things easier on Mom, most of the materials are easily found, either around the home, or at your local Wal-Mart. (No poring over science supply catalogs trying to decide how many moles of a chemical to order!) A CD is included with the book which contains songs and a digital copy of the book.

    All in all, this is a very well-done introduction to the basics of chemistry, and whatever your students take with them from this course will be well applied to more advanced chemistry, making their journey into more advanced chemistry all the more manageable. Plus, I think students will definitely be impressed with themselves for being able to complete some college-level chemistry by Chapter 3 of the book! Personally, my first real experience with chemistry was my senior year of high school, followed by the four semesters of chemistry required by my major, and I think both high school chemistry as well as introductory college chemistry would have been much easier to understand had I had some experience with these concepts at an earlier age. - Jess

  • Item #: 182832
    ISBN: 9781579246389
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  • Item #: 029539
    ISBN: 9781603761987
    Retail: $24.95
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    If your visual learner needs to learn and remember the elements of the Periodic Table, this is the perfect product. This deck of cards offers photos of the 118 elements based on Theodore Gray's book The Elements along with a lot of information. These aren't your average flash cards! These 4x4 inch cards are glossy finished heavy cardstock and can stand up to hours of viewing. Along with one card for each of the elements, there are other helpful cards in the set. One card offers an explanation of the Periodic Table and suggested activities for the cards like spelling words using the atomic symbol, element scrabble, go fish, or just as flash cards. Another card tells how to read the element cards with explanations of each item on the card. A third card explains the different arrangements of the Periodic Table standard, wide form, Scerri standard, and Scerri wide form. 2 cards for Actinides and Lanthanides, and another card which lists the elements according to various properties and is used with one of the activities.

    On the front of each card you will see a beautiful, clear photo of the element, the atomic symbol, atomic number, name, and atomic weight. On the reverse you will find a large amount of information for that particular element atomic symbol, number, radius in picometers, name, crystal structure, mini electron shell diagram, placement on the Periodic Table, density, melting and boiling point, electronegativity, number of valences, electron shells, and percent found in the universe, earth's crust, oceans, and humans, when it was discovered, and other basic information. A bar graph at the left of the card shows its placement on the density scale, a bar graph on the right shows the temperature range for solid, liquid, and glass states of the element, and the graph at the bottom shows the electron orbital filling order. Wow, that is a lot of information in one compact place, but everything is placed in such a way that the information is easy to read and isn't super overwhelming.

    If you have a student who needs a wonderful visual aid for science, this would be it. They can be used with middle-school age students as well as high school as a helpful reference tool. No one would mind studying the elements when the cards are as interesting and gorgeous as these. - Donna

  • Item #: 003150
    ISBN: 9781930514300
    Retail: $10.95
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    Why are you homeschooling? What end results do you want to see in your children as the result of your efforts? Diana Waring, longtime home educator and animated storyteller, challenges us to take a long, hard look at what education should be when the Bible is our plumb line. Acknowledging that we live in a topsy-turvy world - a world where sin intrudes, Mrs. Waring compares a biblical education with other philosophies showing the superiority of an educational philosophy that is centered around the centrality of Gods revealed Word and the relationship we have with Him. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 062115
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  • Item #: 025297
    ISBN: 9780768212891
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  • Item #: 040922
    ISBN: 9780878914883
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  • Item #: 002340
    ISBN: 9780867170696
    Retail: $52.99
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    Lifepac Set Only - No Teacher's Guide. English II. Development of English, Listening & Speaking, Writing Effective Sentences, Power of Words, Elements of Composition, Structure & Reading, Oral Reading and Drama, The Short Story, The Novel: In His Steps, Looking Back.
  • Item #: 041684
    ISBN: 9780516278520
    Retail: $6.95
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    This little book tells all about the periodic table, from how it was created and arranged, to who designed it. This book also includes fun facts, such as "the only letter not included in the periodic table is J"; or that some abbreviations are from other languages, such as Au for gold - Aurum means gold in Latin. An interesting introduction to an important topic. 48 pgs, pb. Stephen

  • Item #: 039702
    ISBN: 9780439640435
    Retail: $15.99
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    If you don't have much time to monitor your student's reading, try this reproducible book. For each of the literary elements (setting, plot, character, conflict, theme, point of view, and author's style), it includes nine activities for students to complete. Students can use the activities with any book of their (or your) choice. The reproducible activity sheets feature templates, easy-to-follow directions, grading criteria, and examples. The activities are varied, so students won't get bored completing them, and they can't fake their way through; a good understanding of the reading is needed. For example, for setting, students create a diorama of one of the key scenes in the book; for plot, students make a scrapbook of the main events in their book; for character, students compare and contrast a character with themselves by making a comparison poster; for point of view, students rewrite a part of the story from another point of view and analyze how it changes the story, and so on. Besides the activity sheets in this book, students will need a few art supplies like construction paper, markers, index cards, etc. The projects provide a great way to engage students and make sure they're getting the most out of what they are reading, without requiring much teacher help. A student contract and daily log for keeping track of reading are included. 112 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

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