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Exploring Creation With Health And Nutrition

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  • Item #: ECWHAN
    Retail: $90.00
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    Looking for a solidly Christian and academically complete health and nutrition course for your high schooler? You may have just found it! Although this course was not available for an independent review prior to our catalog printing, it appears this course will meet the academic and value needs of homeschool families. Beginning with an overview of anatomy and physiology, this courses scope includes senses, genetics, macro and micro nutrients, exercise and diet. Emotional issues and mental illness, human value, culture, gender roles, families, socialization, communication skills and conflict resolution skills are also covered. Reproductive anatomy and physiology are covered including accurate illustrations and descriptions. Marriage, sexuality, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are discerningly explained, along with alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics necessary for our young people to understand for successful navigation in adulthood. This is handled gently, and respectfully, but parents should evaluate their young adults emotional and spiritual maturity prior to lessons. Over 50 projects are included in the text/student notebook which will not require a lab kit. The publisher states this will not meet a high school science lab credit.

    Unlike other Apologia courses, the Student Notebook is required for this course. Solutions are available online with course purchase. Apologia recommends the course be taken concurrently with their 9th grade Biology. Parents should discern their young person's ability and maturity. This one-year course will meet your transcript needs and prepare your student for college level courses. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 043509
    ISBN: 9781940110356
    Retail: $39.00
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  • Item #: 049271
    ISBN: 9780981695457
    Retail: $79.95
    Rainbow Price: $77.95

    When you're homeschooling it makes sense to study nutrition as a family, right? After all, you probably are all preparing and eating the same meals, and meal planning and shopping may even be cooperative efforts (if not, Mom is probably overworked!). Nutrition 101: Choose Life! was written for homeschooling families by a team of four moms (including two homeschool moms) to educate families about the relationship between our bodies and the food we eat. It's a unique book in that it is part textbook, part reference, and part cookbook. It's also a beautiful book, with glossy, full-color pages and good quality illustrations and photos. Finally, it's also biblically-based with plentiful Scripture references (KJV version) and a constant reminder that we are charged with maintaining the incredible body systems that God endowed us with. The course is divided into six main units, covering the major body systems: the brain and nervous system; digestive system; respiratory system and the senses; muscular and skeletal systems; cardiovascular and immune system; and the endocrine system and emotions. Units are further

    divided into four chapters, each designed to be completed in about a week. The authors provide a suggested daily schedule; however, you can easily adapt this to fit your needs. Each body system studied ties into a study of a particular nutrient or nutrients that you are encouraged to work into your diet, and to this end, quite a few healthy, whole-food recipes are included. The end of the book is also literally packed with a huge assortment of appendices (including lots of helpful charts!) and a thorough answer key for the activities. Each chapter includes text for reading, discussion questions, activity suggestions for elementary and secondary students, additional resources for further exploration, a "power recipe" and related activities. Typically, you'll first read about a body system, learn its function and all of the major parts, then continue on to learn about common health issues related to that body system and their causes. This is usually followed up by a closer look at a particular nutrient or group of nutrients that is beneficial to that particular body system.

    The "Power Recipe" (and associated list of activities) for each chapter is usually related to one of the featured beneficial nutrients. For instance, Unit 3, Chapter 4 is on the eyes. The first part of the chapter examines the parts of the eye and how the eye works. Then you'll read about eye sight issues including pink eye, sties, cataracts, glaucoma, presbyopia and age-related macular degeneration. Next you examine nutrients that help maintain eye health including antioxidants, beta-carotene (to be converted to Vitamin A), lycopene, anthocyanosides, DHA, lutein, zeaxanthin and others. Several foods that have an adverse effect on eyesight, including trans fatty acids and processed foods are also discussed here. Discussion questions include how to protect your eyes, what foods are bad for your eyes, and applying what you've read about the eye to a particular Scripture. The activities are hands on and include spending time blindfolded (elementary level), finding a percentage of family members that wear glasses or contact lenses (elementary), explaining the difference between an ophthalmologist and optometrist (secondary) and discussion other meanings of vision (secondary). The "Power Recipe" focuses on carrots as an ingredient for a fresh carrot juice smoothie, and several carrot and juicing activity suggestions round out the recipe activities.

    The format of this course makes it extremely easy to use as a family. You can assign everyone to read (or read aloud) the text, and then get back together for the discussion questions. Discussion questions tend to be fairly easy if you've read or heard the chapter, so everyone would be able to participate here, maybe even over dinner! Depending on the ages of your students and the time allotted, you will probably want to pick and choose activities to assign. The featured "Power Recipe" would be easy to incorporate into a meal and the related activities may naturally fit into meal preparation.

    While this course is packed with excellent information, recipes and activities, there are a few items I should note. First of all, for all of the anatomical information and vocabulary covered, there are no tests or worksheets to reinforce the reading. The focus of the course is really to educate families and encourage them to change their eating habits, not provide easily graded assessments! However, this would be fairly easy to supplement if desired. The recipes and foods you are encouraged to try are healthy whole foods with low to no sugar, whole grains and possibly some ingredients you haven't met before. If you've never explored your local health food store, you'll find quite a few reasons to visit it now! You'll also find that there are some pretty strong opinions presented here, for example, when discussing toxins found in household cleaners and personal care products, or when examining specific nutrients or supplements-including extensive recommendations for Young Living Essential Oils. You will likely come across something here that you may disagree with, based on your own beliefs, or at least something that will make you stop and think (or perhaps do some further research on). Lastly, I did notice a couple of typos in perusing this resource, which was disappointing in such an otherwise appealing book. Whether you are looking for a nutrition course or trying to educate yourself or your family on why you should eat healthier foods, this is definitely a resource to consider. It's one that you'll want to leave on the shelf long after you've "finished" the course, as you'll be referring to it again and again! 448 pgs, pb. Jess/Deanne

  • Item #: 028068
    ISBN: 9781622230099
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    This reproducible workbook assists students in looking at a wide variety of health-related topics and how they affect individuals. Thirteen sections address topics such as lifestyle and longevity, heredity, exercise and fitness, communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, nutrition, mental and emotional health, consumer health, safety and first aid. Each section includes informational text on the topic followed by activities to explore the topic further. Some activities include: reading about Mendel's pea experiments and completing a heredity chart to determine traits of several offspring, researching your family health history and completing a family health history questionnaire, determining which type of exercise is appropriate for several sample individuals, matching symptoms and characteristics with the name of the disease, writing a truthful cigarette commercial, taking a nutrition quiz, evaluating one's own diet, creating a sleep record, and much, much more. There is a good mix of information and a wide variety of activities, including ones geared to help the student analyze his or her own lifestyle, to perhaps see changes they could make. Workbook is 92 pages and includes an answer key and list of health sites available on the Internet. - Jess

  • Item #: 014491
    ISBN: 9781937333065
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    The author draws on more than 40 years of experience educating middle school children, and her book offers chapters on developing six types of maturity: personal, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and ethical. Each one opens with a three- to four-paragraph definition and description of that chapter’s topic. Several activities follow that allow children to explore that topic in depth, including quizzes, fill-in-the-blank games, and graphs. The author also gives readers the opportunity to draw pictures, record personal experiences, and more. One activity, “Adult Interview,” provides a list of questions for children to ask parents or guardians about their early lives, including, “What would you change about your childhood?” The fun activity pages are designed so that readers can easily put them down and resume them later without confusion. After this interactive portion, Richards provides a page of “inspirational thoughts” on the topic, encouraging introspection and introducing children to authors, philosophers, and historical figures (including Samuel Johnson, Maya Angelou, Winston Churchill, Pablo Picasso, and many others) that they may encounter later in their education. Richards quotes Mother Teresa in the chapter on ethical maturity: “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into the doing.” Finally, each chapter concludes with suggestions for goals that children may set for themselves (such as researching a topic of particular interest, keeping a reading log, or reading aloud to preschool children), strategies for accomplishing them, and graphs to chart their progress. The book doesn’t contain any large blocks of text, which will appeal to readers of all levels. The colorful illustrations and graphics enhance the work but seem more appropriate for children at the lower end of the recommended 8-14 age range. Younger teens may say the workbook is “uncool” but secretly like it; tweens, however, will adore it, and even adults may benefit from its recommendations. Richards presents the concepts, which may be new to younger readers, in a clear, easily understood manner without condescension or preaching. With some explanation by adults, the workbook could even function as a read-aloud for younger children. In general, it’s an excellent way to encourage reflection in kids of all ages.

    A well-crafted resource for youngsters and anyone else interested in personal self-improvement.

  • Item #: 008792
    ISBN: 9780890512487
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    An interesting look at the field of medicine from Hippocrates on. The book covers major developments throughout the ages along with the pioneers who authored them. Aspiring doctors, nurses or others leaning toward a medical profession will appreciate this survey.

  • Item #: 032596
    ISBN: 9780471188889
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    Learn what your body needs to be healthy and then prepare these delicious recipes to please not only those parts, but your taste buds too! This cookbook teaches children about the nutrients needed by individual parts of the human body as well as keeping the body as a whole healthy. After getting acquainted with the kitchen through the cooking tips and safety rules on tools, terms, and appliances at the beginning of the book, children are ready to start meeting the cravings of their body. The rest of the book is divided into two sections. In the first, chapters focus on separate body parts or systems such as the heart, blood, muscles, bones, teeth, nerves, digestive system, and hair, teeth and nails. Each of these pieces of the body requires different nutrients and vitamins to stay in good shape. Each chapter in this section begins with an explanation of that body part, discussing the features of the part including how it works and what it needs to work well. Following this interesting introduction is a fun activity or experiment that further explores that amazing body part. The rest of each chapter holds 4-6 scrumptious recipes containing the nutrients important for that part of the body. The recipes, marked from 1-3 based on difficulty, list the time and tools needed for preparation in addition to the needed ingredients and clear directions. The chapters in part two follow the same format but focus on the body as a whole, concentrating on the food pyramid, energy and exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and fruits and vegetables. Again, each of these sections holds an informative description, fun exercise, and easy, tasty recipes. Appendices hold the nutrient content of the recipes, a guide to food labels, and tips on what is safe to eat. 184 pgs. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 042451
    ISBN: 9780800725693
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.35

    This book contains three principles that will change your diet and improve your health! The author, Dr. Rex Russell, used to suffer from many different health ailments and after trying everything in modern medicine, he felt God calling him back to the scriptures to learn what God says about eating, living a healthy lifestyle, and living longer. The first principle reads, "Eat only substances God created for food. Avoid what is not designed for food." The second principle is "As much as possible, eat foods as they were created – before they are changed or converted into something humans think might be better." The last principle states "Avoid food addictions. Don't let any food or drink become your God." Throughout this book Dr. Russell explores many different foods such as grains, meats, sugars, fat, beverages, fruits, and vegetables and how these three principles apply to these different food groups. He also addresses how our health can easily be affected by the lifestyles we keep that may be in direct opposition with God's Word. He also is a big advocate for fasting as a way to help us get over our food and substance addictions. Dr. Russell has obviously done his research and presents a lot of medical and scientific information that supports his findings in the scriptures. Take the Health IQ test to evaluate your own habits. I read this book cover to cover and was very inspired to make some big changes in my own diet. A great read for anyone who is looking to get healthy God's way! 6" x 9," 286 pgs, sc. ~ elise

  • Item #: 023169
    ISBN: 9781935495147
    Retail: $42.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.75

    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 #: 060971
    ISBN: 9781624726439
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $27.95
  • Item #: 065756
    ISBN: 9781624726514
    Retail: $29.99
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  • Item #: 065758
    ISBN: 9781624726613
    Retail: $39.99
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  • Item #: 025418
    ISBN: 9781575672489
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.26

    If I could have only one science resource in our school, this would be it. Moody Press has taken the creme de la creme from its science films in producing this excellent set. Each hour-long DVD features exceptional photography and intriguing subject matter, all to display the wisdom and power of our Creator. Part 1 explores the life support system designed into planet earth. Part 2 provides fascinating facts from the animal kingdom. Part 3 focuses on the marvelous design of the human body. (The DVDs in this set are the same as three of the DVDs found in the larger set, #035071, listed below.) Parts of this series have held visiting neighbor kids in rapt attention. Mark (then age 8), our science guy, particularly liked segments showing a lizard running on 2 legs, seed pods that "explode," and seeds that "walk." After viewing this set, you will see why "God saw that it was good."

  • Item #: 043706
    ISBN: 9781616251284
    Retail: $29.99
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  • Item #: 002197
    ISBN: 9781616251291
    Retail: $79.99
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  • Item #: 043405
    ISBN: 9781616251192
    Retail: $36.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.02
  • Item #: 002191
    ISBN: 9781616251208
    Retail: $69.99
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  • Item #: 026104
    ISBN: 9781935495451
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $17.20
  • Item #: 026650
    ISBN: 9780982957318
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $20.38
  • Item #: 026646
    ISBN: 9780982957325
    Retail: $29.95
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  • Item #: 013379
    Retail: $7.49
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    (160 days of plans)
  • Item #: 013376
    Retail: $7.49
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    (170 days of plans)
  • Item #: 032986
    ISBN: 9780890518106
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.26

    For use with Water and Weather and Universe

  • Item #: 015672
    ISBN: 9780890517260
    Retail: $8.99
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    For use with Matter and Energy.

  • Item #: 015685
    ISBN: 9780890517253
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.63

    For use with Earth and Forces & Motion

  • Item #: 037897
    Retail: $7.49
    Rainbow Price: $6.05
    (160 days of plans)
  • Item #: 027005
    ISBN: 9780981695488
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    For all those essential oils believers out there, or for people who would like to give them a try, this book is the perfect starting point. Subtitled Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children, this is an easy pick-up-and-do guide for using oils. The book begins with an introduction to essential oils, what they are, and the different ways to use them (inhaling, diffusing, topically, etc.). The majority of the book is devoted to an alphabetical list of symptoms, with essential oil treatments detailed for each symptom. There are usually several different options with instructions on where/how to apply, if and how to dilute, etc. Worth mentioning, this book specifically references Young Living Essential Oils. The last portion of the book is full of testimonials from families, telling how essential oils have worked for them. Discover for yourself how we can find healing from Gods creation! 111 pgs, pb. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 014490
    ISBN: 9781937333072
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.50

    The author draws on more than 40 years of experience educating middle school children, and her book offers chapters on developing six types of maturity: personal, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and ethical. Each one opens with a three- to four-paragraph definition and description of that chapter’s topic. Several activities follow that allow children to explore that topic in depth, including quizzes, fill-in-the-blank games, and graphs. The author also gives readers the opportunity to draw pictures, record personal experiences, and more. One activity, “Adult Interview,” provides a list of questions for children to ask parents or guardians about their early lives, including, “What would you change about your childhood?” The fun activity pages are designed so that readers can easily put them down and resume them later without confusion. After this interactive portion, Richards provides a page of “inspirational thoughts” on the topic, encouraging introspection and introducing children to authors, philosophers, and historical figures (including Samuel Johnson, Maya Angelou, Winston Churchill, Pablo Picasso, and many others) that they may encounter later in their education. Richards quotes Mother Teresa in the chapter on ethical maturity: “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into the doing.” Finally, each chapter concludes with suggestions for goals that children may set for themselves (such as researching a topic of particular interest, keeping a reading log, or reading aloud to preschool children), strategies for accomplishing them, and graphs to chart their progress. The book doesn’t contain any large blocks of text, which will appeal to readers of all levels. The colorful illustrations and graphics enhance the work but seem more appropriate for children at the lower end of the recommended 8-14 age range. Younger teens may say the workbook is “uncool” but secretly like it; tweens, however, will adore it, and even adults may benefit from its recommendations. Richards presents the concepts, which may be new to younger readers, in a clear, easily understood manner without condescension or preaching. With some explanation by adults, the workbook could even function as a read-aloud for younger children. In general, it’s an excellent way to encourage reflection in kids of all ages.

    A well-crafted resource for youngsters and anyone else interested in personal self-improvement.

  • Item #: 008920
    ISBN: 9780784721728
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.95

    In the early days of the Creation vs. Evolution discussions, it used to be relatively easy to determine your stance and defend it. However, as both sides have become more sophisticated in their opinions and arguments, it becomes difficult to truly understand the beliefs of each side. Engaging in its presentation, this book explores the 5 major viewpoints within the creation vs. evolution controversy: Young Earth Creationism, Old Earth Creationism, Intelligent Design, Theistic Evolution and Naturalistic Evolution. Each side is presented with their difficulties and strengths, allowing you to wrestle through the ideas and implications as you determine where your own personal belief stands. The Scopes Monkey Trial and related legal issues are examined, as well as the tools you need to enter the discussions. This book does an excellent job of weeding through the abundance of information in the debate and clearly presenting each side, allowing you to formulate your personal opinion. SC. 206 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 023330
    ISBN: 9780740338250
    Retail: $56.95
    Rainbow Price: $46.13
    A one-semester elective focusing on individual and team sports. Students will learn proper techniques and rules of the game for a divers selection of team sports including soccer, basketball, football, baseball and volleyball. Students are also introduced to the importance of fitness, strength, endurance and nutrition. An activity log is encouraged as well as the opportunity to perform team sports. Minimum computer requirements: Windows XP Service Pack 3/Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7, 8, 8.1. Internet Explorer 8 or higher, CD-Rom Drive, Adobe Reader, Printer recommended; contact us for other specifics. ~Deanne