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  • Item #: 068551
    ISBN: 9781613735367
    Retail: $18.99
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      Introduce water loving children to the mysteries of the deep. Beginning with a foundational understanding of the marine environment, learn about coastal communities, the open sea, rivers, streams, lakes and ponds, and environmental challenges facing the aquatic world. They are also introduced to marine scientists, giving a glimpse into careers available.

      Discover why the ocean is blue, how animals survive icy waters. Meet various water creatures like sharks and rays, penguins and sea birds, whales and dolphins, squid and octopus. Colorfully illustrated with informative details written for middle school and beyond, this resource includes 21 hands-on learning activities such as making an edible coral reef and miniature tide pool, constructing a squid, composing a sea monster poem, transforming salt water into fresh water, testing methods to clean up oil spills and more. Glossary and Index included. Wonderful introduction to the marine sciences for all ages. 132 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 006644
    ISBN: 9780794518479
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.49
    This book is not a science text, but it will help you with whatever science textbook you are using. It's a comprehensive science reference guide covering physics, chemistry and biology. Each area of focus features color-coded subtopics with significant detail. The chemistry section contains subtopics for general, physical, inorganic, organic, and environmental chemistry. The biology section includes ecology, botany, zoology, human biology, genetics and general biology. The physics section is divided into mechanics, heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, nuclear physics, and general physics.

    We've come to expect compelling color pictures, graphics and charts from Usborne, and this book does not disappoint. Every page has excellent visuals and concise explanations of scientific laws and principles. For example, the biology section includes a subtopic covering the nervous system. The book shows and describes the parts of the neuron including the cell body, the dendrites and the axon. The graphics do an excellent job of showing the interaction between nerve cells and how the chemical neurotransmitters work at the synapse between the cells. You learn the difference between association (or relay) neurons and motor (or instruction) neurons.

    With over 350 pages, a glossary, and complete index, this book makes finding information quick and easy. Use the book to review material already studied, or as additional explanation or clarification of current lessons. - Jerry

  • Item #: 029572
    ISBN: 9780544143326
    Retail: $128.60
    Rainbow Price: $124.50

    This course, intended for high school students, has transitioned to a format which includes a hard copy student text and an "Interactive Online Edition" which includes interactive editions of both student and teacher editions, worksheets, labs, assessments and various tools and videos. Access is provided through a code which you will receive with the textbook, and access will remain active for one year. The subscription can be renewed with purchase of the Environmental Science Online Edition (#062519), .

  • Item #: 048605
    ISBN: 9781943147007
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.75

    Guide your children into scientific discovery through this well-organized, easy-to-follow book. Abundant and creative hands-on activities include: grow bacteria; design a marble run; make gummy worms grow and shrink; and design (and erupt!) a volcano. With the user’s overview, parents and teachers will learn to ask questions to inspire curiosity, a basic experimental design, and find the necessary supply list. The activities focus on easy-to-find, common household or local items, along with a small plastic beaker, safety googles, simple thermometer, eye dropper and a stop watch.

      Topically, children explore plants/seeds, water/ice, mold, bacteria/fungus, engineering, food/candy, baking soda /vinegar, environmental science and living things. Experiments are clearly explained, easy to implement and focus on creative thinking and data analysis, laying a strong foundation for the scientific process. An excellent resource for multiple ages at home, co-ops, learning centers, schools and after school programs. 223 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 007009
    ISBN: 9781557996961
    Retail: $28.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.50

    This hefty 304 page book is a resource targeting almost every facet of science. 296 of the pages are reproducible, holding diagrams, picture cards, mini-books, writing forms, and more to help in your science studies. There are five main sections: life science, environmental science, earth science, physical science, and space science. In each section, several different topics are covered, such as plants, birds, animals, the human body, reptiles, habitats, weather, air, water, rocks, stars, eclipses, moon phases, magnets, electricity, simple machines, energy, and more. A wide range of science is covered.

  • Item #: 069673
    Retail: $29.99
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     Smithsonian combines 6 great activities into one kit to let you sample projects in environmental science, physical science, and earth science. Grow a crystal, build a weather station and a model of the earth, dig out the bones of a dinosaur, assemble a volcano, and a habitat dome for bugs. A 35” x 23” poster is included – the instructions for each project is printed on the back of the poster. This kit is a good option for the student who has interests in multiple areas of science, and they want to dabble with a variety of projects. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 027797
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.95

    Introduce children to the power of the sun! This kit contains everything necessary to build a working solar powered rover. Once built, the rover will drive forward and backward (no steering mechanism). Children will learn the intrinsic power of the sun as they see, firsthand, the rover in action. Backup power generator included for extended play. While designed for older children to complete independently, younger children will enjoy the experience with an older sibling or parent. This truly is environmental science for all ages! ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 071837
    ISBN: 9781481489744
    Retail: $17.96
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

  • Item #: 069866
    Retail: $85.00
    Rainbow Price: $75.00

    Designed to be used alongside the Conceptual Chemistry (5th Ed.) text, (sold separately) this online course features video instruction, automated quizzes, worksheets, exams, study advice, computer simulations, and more all designed to correlate with the textbook. Lightweight, simpler lab activities can be found within the textbook and can be done with minimal equipment. Conceptual Academy does recommend several more intense lab activities with the additional purchase of a lab kit. Please see the downloable User's Manual PDF for more information, or visit the Conceptual Academy website.

    Contextual Chemistry (#069866) is 26 lessons with an emphasis in environmental science. It is designed for the high school levels.

  • Item #: 067032
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

     Composting is a wonderful way to show children the power of bacteria and fungi. With the 2 clear compost containers, children will be able to vary contents or location to learn about decomposition stages. Each stackable container measures 6 ½” x 4 ½” (lid) and includes a clasp on lid, write on/write off labels and built in side magnifiers. Instruction book offers detailed instructions, a chart showing average break down time of various items, and 2 experiments to get started. Wonderful winter project to create your own own organic compost to add vital nutrients to your spring garden. Just add potting soil! ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065023
    ISBN: 9780062328199
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

  • Item #: 064567
    ISBN: 9781619304352
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

  • Item #: 064484
    ISBN: 9780448488264
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

  • Item #: 062519
    ISBN: 9780547910383
    Retail: $36.47
    Rainbow Price: $27.35

    This is a one-year online renewal code for the online subscription component of Holt McDougal Environmental Science Homeschool Package. Please note that purchase of this item provides online access only to web-based components of this course and is not a full course without the Homeschool Package.

    Please note that if this is the only item you are purchasing at this time, you will not receive physical paperwork; you will receive an email directly from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (hmhco.com) 3-5 business days after purchase with instructions for accessing the online course material. If you are purchasing this item with other physical, non-digital items, you will receive paperwork with your order with instructions on accessing the course. Please note that the one year of access begins immediately after you receive your code.

  • Item #: 061896
    ISBN: 9781449396596
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.95

    Subtitled, “All Lab, No Lecture” and this book delivers! Truly a DIY Science book, you will find this a valuable resource with a completely illustrated guide to setting up a home biology lab without expensive lab equipment (high school quality microscope required), as well as an easy to use lab manual for a rigorous first-year high school biology course. Beginning with an overview of how to use the book, set up a home biology lab (including how to choose a microscope) and lab safety, the book dives into 30 lab sessions that incorporate nearly 80 separate procedures! Following each procedure are review questions that require students to analyze the activities using the scientific process.

    Topically, students will learn how to master the microscope and build and observe a microcosm. They will also explore the chemistry of life: acids, bases, and buffers, carbohydrates and lipids, proteins, enzymes and vitamins; life processes (plants); ecology; genetics; cells and unicellular organisms, including protista, fungi, plants and animals (worms). Each lab procedure begins with a list of equipment and materials used. While many of these are easy to find, there are some specialized items you will need available to begin: goggles, forceps, gloves, book light or lamp, various prepared slides (call for list); cover slips; glycerol; pipettes; scalpel, well and flat slides; methylene blue; butane lighter (flame source); microtome (instructions included to make your own); eosin Y; Gram’s Iodine; Hucker’s crystal violet; 70% ethanol; methylcellulose; pH paper; particulate mask; centrifuge tubes (15 and 50 ml); fertilizer concentrate; hydrochloric acid; lead (II) acetate; acetic acid; Beakers (10, 100 and 250 ml); graduated cylinder; 24 and 96 well reaction plate; sodium hydroxide solution; Barfoed’s reagent; Benedict’s reagent; dextrose; Seliwanoff’s reagent; test tubes/test tube rack and test tube clamp; Sudan III stain; Ascorbic Acid tablet; sodium hydroxide; thermometer; sodium dodecyl sulfate; alligator clip leads; agar; Safranin O stain; chromatography paper; bromothymol blue; Ammonium Nitrate; Nitrogen Free Fertilizer (concentrate A-B-C) inoculating loop; rhizobia inoculum; vermiculite; balance; Sodium Borate solution; PTC test strips; Amoxicillin antibiotic cap; Antibiotic powders (chlortetracycline, neomycin and sulfadimethoxine); and teasing needles. But don’t let the specialized equipment scare you from this great resource! The authors’ website The Home Scientist offers a standard kit containing these items (with the exception of commonly found items, the balance and the prepared slides). This website also includes links to recommended secular, online Biology textbooks, as well as a syllabus aligned to the 2nd ed. Apologia Biology text and the BJU 4th ed. Biology textbook, which makes this a worthwhile option for obtaining high school Biology with Lab credit on your child’s high school transcript. This would also make an excellent resource to use alongside the Holt Biology course, or to add a lab science credit to a Charlotte Mason/Living Book Science experience. Detailed index adds to the ease of use for creating your own Biology lab at home. 358 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 044820
    ISBN: 9780544225299
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

  • Item #: 035751
    ISBN: 9781622235957
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    A good STEM resource can be a great enhancement to your curriculum. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and this book offers you good ideas for hands-on activities to solve real-world problems in the areas of physical, life, earth/space, energy, and environmental sciences. If your curriculum has good in content, but tends to be less interactive, this book would be a good companion to make the material more interesting and understandable. Build a birdhouse, make a periscope, build a solar-powered racer, and more. Students will research, collaborate, design, and reflect to complete each project. The projects in this book can be used by groups or individuals, but specific instructions are included in the front of the book for group collaboration. Activity pages may be copied for classroom or family use. 60 pages. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 008147
    ISBN: 9781682630341
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

  • Item #: 074191
    ISBN: 9780997796360
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $48.00

  • Item #: 046679
    ISBN: 9781594763892
    Retail: $6.45
    Rainbow Price: $6.30
  • Item #: 014102
    ISBN: 9781250056764
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

  • Item #: 027098
    ISBN: 9781944892074
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.65

  • Item #: 073982
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $55.95

    At some point in a science course, you probably heard that Mars used to have water and theoretically could have sustained life; this game, set in the 25th century, seeks to make that theory a reality! Players take the role of mega-corporations preparing to terraform Mars into a habitable planet by improving its temperature, ocean, and oxygen levels. Project Cards are the basis of the game; these have an associated cost or difficulty and may ask players to introduce flora or fauna to the planet, build cities, or even mine Jupiter’s moons for resources. Completed Projects give players immediate bonuses and increase their production of materials: Steel, Titanium, Plants, Energy, and Heat. Additionally, these projects raise the environmental quality of Mars, making it a nicer place to live and earning you Victory Points! Once Mars becomes fully habitable, the player who contributed the most to the process (and did other helpful things along the way) wins. Though primarily for fun, the scientific basis of Terraforming Mars provides an excellent opportunity for a little “game-schooling” on the side! For 1-5 players. ~ 2-hour play time.

  • Item #: 072096
    ISBN: 9781947473003
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.70

  • Item #: 069757
    Retail: $40.00
    Rainbow Price: $34.95


    In this beautiful trivia game, players travel around the world answering questions about animal traits, behaviors, and environmental conservation. The path players take around the game board represents real-world animal migration routes. When landing on a question space, players answer a question about the Animal Kingdom or the World. Each card has three difficulty levels, and players can independently choose lower difficulty levels, evening out the playing field for everyone. The first person to collect 5 trivia cards and make it to the end wins! Some spaces cause players to lose cards or turns. While an educational game for nature lovers, the game’s artwork is sure to delight all ages! Winner of Creative Child Magazine’s 2017 Game of the Year and Product of the Year awards. 2-6 players; 60 minutes.

  • Item #: 068390
    ISBN: 9781570984358
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

  • Item #: 065909
    Retail: $0.00
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  • Item #: 065640
    ISBN: 9780062386618
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

  • Item #: 064228
    ISBN: 9781770857117
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

       This book is written to those kids (particularly ages 4-11) who love to stay inside. Really! 101 widely creative and fairly low prep ideas guide kids to be more active and access the potential of the great outdoors. Practical, simple and fun ideas span seasons and locales. Take a matchbox challenge - what interesting things can you find in 15 minutes that will fill a matchbox? Play shark and have a blindfold shootout with your water guns. Trail ants or build a human sundial. Make a mini solar cooker, a hanging lettuce ball or a snow labyrinth with your boots. Activities vary from single person to group; contemplative to active; little/no supplies to medium amount (but practically all are found around the home) and little/no to medium construction time. Supply lists; large, colorful, demonstrative photos and drawings and the clear directions will help all ages get outdoors. Kids can self-direct for most projects--at least an older child who can read directions is necessary. In the back is a supply resource list, a traditional index and a well-organized list that helps you find specific activities based on theme, season, location, age, or project length. 8.25x8.25”, 224 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 062176
    Retail: $26.95
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