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  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
    Retail: $16.95
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    More structured than a nature journal, this "outdoor workbook" is a great tool for families and students who prefer some guided instruction and inspiration as they observe, record, and learn from nature throughout the year. It features a varied, interactive format that kids won't soon get bored with, great forms for observation you can print from the publisher's website, and lots of terrific activity suggestions. The book is divided into three parts: "How to Be a Naturalist," "Learning the Sky," and "Exploring Nature." The first part introduces students to the skills and tools of the naturalist, provides suggestions and forms for setting up a nature journal, offers ideas for observation and appreciation (listing species that live in your neighborhood, making a "nature arrangement" or using observations to write a nature poem), and even includes quick drawing lessons that all culminate in an "field expedition." Because weather plays such a large role in nature, it gets its own chapter, and students are encouraged to draw the sky over different days and times, "read" clouds, draw a weather map, learn why we have seasons, play with shadows, keep a moon journal, discover nocturnal animals, learn three constellations and write a sky poem. The majority of "Exploring Nature" is organized by month (January-December) and provides specific activities and mini-lessons on seasonal nature topics. In March students will learn about the spring equinox, check for life in small pools of water and streams, turn over logs and rocks, draw birds, observe and draw budding twigs, and much more. In August, the focus is on water (the book assumes a family vacation here!) and students learn about the water cycle, find out more about a local stream or river, experiment with water, learn about water creatures, find sources of water in nature, keep a nature journal on vacation, and sleep under the stars. Several forms are provided for all months, including "Nature Notes" and "Nature Quest" forms, and a blank page for a "Picture of the Month." You can print more of these online for ongoing observation projects. Quite a few helpful resources for parents can be found in the appendix, such as safety information, suggestions on how to use nature journals in teaching and how to use the book to meet state curriculum standards, a bibliography (including suggested field guides and books for kids), recommended websites and a list of nature organizations. If you're new to nature studies and looking for some time-saving forms and activity suggestions, this is a resource to consider – and its reasonable enough you may want to get each child their own copy. – Jess

  • Item #: 014727
    ISBN: 9780544026926
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  • Item #: BKOBRD
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  • Item #: 037798
    ISBN: 9781591934080
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  • Item #: 037499
    ISBN: 9781580175548
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    If you and your kids want to learn about birds, and I mean really learn about birds (more than the information provided by little books or field guides), then this is the book for you! Packed with full-color illustrations and photographs and detailed, yet easy-to-read information, bird lovers of all ages will learn something new. The book begins with an up-close-and-personal look at the bird. Learn the finer structures within feathers, types of feathers, bird anatomy and structure including bones and internal organs, types of bills, bird senses, and much more. The second chapter talks about the various places birds call home and which types prefer which environments and habitats. Bird communication, communities, nest preferences, eggs and food are all discussed. The third chapter is in a field guide layout – introducing thirty types of birds with an introduction, size comparison, habitat, bird call, and range across the U.S.A. given. The section ends with a compact chart of all the birds discussed and the essential information about each one. Then students will learn about birds that are endangered and bird migration. The fifth chapter entails how you can interact with birds and make your yard a bird haven. There are some ideas for building projects such as nesting boxes and arbors, and ideas for keeping a calendar of the birds you see and when you see them to learn their schedules. The sixth and final chapter shows the gold-medal winning birds in lots of different events such as fastest runners, highest fliers, deepest divers, best dressed and more with short explanations of which bird species came in first. A glossary, resource list, index, and a short bird-watching quiz are all included in the appendix. So read up and head outside to put your new knowledge to the test! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 029837
    ISBN: 9780448412535
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    This field guide is quite an education in stargazing. It can be very difficult to pick out the constellations, or to find certain stars, if you have an untrained eye - so open this book and start that training. In the introduction, readers get background on who named the constellations, what stars are, why constellations move, and some tips to make your stargazing more fruitful. The rest of the book is divided into five sections to show the constellations which can be seen year-round, in winter, spring, summer, and autumn. In each of these sections, the stories behind the names are told, the best time of year to view them is revealed, and step-by-step directions for finding them are included. The page opposite all of this is a picture of the sky with glow-in-the-dark stars showing the position of the constellation. The book contains eight glow-in-the-dark maps of the northern and southern hemispheres in all four seasons. In all, there are 19 glow-in-the-dark maps of the stars and constellations. A useful tool for training your eye to see more than just a sky full of dots. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 018982
    ISBN: 9781559716246
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  • Item #: 047011
    ISBN: 9780753463147
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    Field guides are usually not fun to look at, but this book is done in the same fun manner as Periodic Table: Elements with Style? An introduction gives a brief explanation of geology and Charles Lyell, the grandfather of geology. The book is then divided into 8 chapters of rocks, minerals, and fossils - Sedimentary and Stylish, Molten Maniacs, The Metamorphics, Shock and Ore, Mineral Gang, The Purists, Little Gems, and Fossils. Each chapter begins with an explanation for that group and shows a pictorial listing of the items in that chapter. A two-page spread is dedicated to each specimen in the chapter – one page of information and an illustrated picture on the second. The information offered includes a description of the element, how it is formed, mineral composition, hardness, grain size, color, and other interesting facts. A large part of the description is done in first person as if the specimen was speaking, and the picture has human-like features (face, legs, arms, etc.) to help you get a feel for the personality of that particular specimen and make it easier to remember the names of each. The glossary at the back of the book offers short, simple definitions for geology related words, and a Mohs scale poster is included which features 10 of the characters from the book to represent the levels of hardness. This book will be a 'gem' of a resource as your students learn about rocks and minerals. This book does make reference to millions of years in a couple of places. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 044906
    ISBN: 9781600923258
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  • Item #: 039450
    ISBN: 9781889538860
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    Beautifully illustrated, this appealing book will inform and delight even the youngest learner in your family. Beginning with a gentle introduction to trees, covering tree sustenance, leaf types, flowers/fruits, cones, and the unique traits of bark and the trunk, a variety of trees in North America are showcased, from rural Georgia to the streets of New York City to the California suburbs. Each two-page spread includes a beautiful watercolor illustration of the featured tree as well as life-sized depictions of its leaf, flower, and seed. These pictures beautifully compliment the detailed, understandable text. Also included are additional reading suggestions for adults and children and recommended websites which add to the scope of this helpful book. HC. 96 pgs. Deanne

  • Item #: 038387
    ISBN: 9781626863682
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     20 designs and 100 sheets of paper

  • Item #: 033674
    ISBN: 9780544032545
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  • Item #: 031939
    ISBN: 9781591930310
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  • Item #: 022848
    ISBN: 9781591932291
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    Don't get me wrong – I like stars, but I'm more of a life science girl. While I enjoy stargazing (especially on nights with a chance of shooting stars), I see books written for amateur astronomers and in between the terminology, the multiple charts, the equipment recommendations… it just seems so complicated! When I picked up this guide and realized it was something even I could use with ease, I thought other astronomy-phobes might appreciate it too. This little guide is several things in one: a field guide to constellations, a stargazing challenge-in-a-book, and a source for constellation-related mythology. Plus, it's got a handy little credit card-sized red LED flashlight in the back, so you can read it while stargazing – great idea! The bulk of the book contains constellation field guide entries for the four seasons of the year. Within each season, constellations are arranged in order by how easy they are to locate, and readers are encouraged to start with the easy ones and work towards the more difficult-to-find. Every constellation is given several pages – a full-color illustration of the constellation with major stars noted, the name, size, when to look for it, notes, details on the major stars, and related mythology or astronomical history related to the constellation. There are two methods given for locating the constellation; an overhead map and a horizon map. The overhead map tells you to face south, hold the book overhead, and use the red dot (the point directly overhead), the Big Dipper and the North Star to find the constellation (depicted with a yellow star). The horizon map is organized by the time of year, and tells you which direction to face and how high on the horizon to look. Ingenious! I think I just found a terrific stargazing "buddy." Additional information on stargazing and the solar system is also included; although from a secular publisher, the emphasis is on stargazing, not on the origins of the universe. 320 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 021409
    ISBN: 9781591930600
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  • Item #: 018994
    ISBN: 9781559716420
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  • Item #: 018993
    ISBN: 9781559716284
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  • Item #: 018983
    ISBN: 9781559716741
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  • Item #: 018981
    ISBN: 9781559715737
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  • Item #: 015534
    ISBN: 9781583550984
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  • Item #: 015416
    ISBN: 9781583551134
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  • Item #: 015374
    ISBN: 9781583551820
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  • Item #: 015077
    ISBN: 9781583550717
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  • Item #: 012852
    ISBN: 9780394748436
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  • Item #: MPC6PK
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     This package includes:

    Exploring the History of Medicine

    Classical Composition III: Chreia/Maxim DVD

    Memoria Press Geography II Complete Set

    Second Form Latin Complete Set

    Spelling Workout 2001 Level G Student Edition

    Spelling Workout 2001 Level G Teacher Edition

    What's That Bird Set

    Understanding Mathematics Grade 6 Pupil

    Understanding Math Gr.6 Quizzes & Speed Tests

    Understanding Math Gr. 6 Tchr's Manual Part 1

    Understanding Math Gr. 6 Tchr's Manual Part 2

    Understanding Mathematics Grade 6 Test

    Exploring History of Medicine Suppl Std ?s 3E

    Exploring History of Medicine Tchr Ky/Tsts 3E

    Sixth Grade Curriculum Manual

    Core Skills: Language Arts 2014 Grade 6

    Memoria Press Literature Sixth Grade Package

    Christian Studies Book III Student (2nd Edtn)

    Christian Studies Book III Teacher Manual 2ED

    Famous Men of the Middle Ages Set

    Famous Men of the Middle Ages Flashcards

    Classical Compositn III: Chreia/Maxim Stdt Bk

    Classical Compositn III: Chreia/Maxim Tchr Gd

    English Grammar Recitation Wkbk III Stdt Bk

    English Grammar Recitation Wkbk III Tchr Gd

    New Testament Flashcards Set of 113

  • Item #: 073504
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  • Item #: 069905
    ISBN: 9781582380926
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  • Item #: 069904
    ISBN: 9781582380902
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  • Item #: 069558
    ISBN: 9781908489265
    Retail: $24.99
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    Take your nature studies to the next level with this gorgeously illustrated scrapbook. Young people of all ages will eagerly create a personal keepsake in these scrapbook pages: partially blank pages (for collected items, illustrations and observations) and part instruction manual with field guide notes.

    Beginning with brief tips and the nature explorer code, the book is divided into 4 sections: earth, air, water and useful things. Each section provides a beautiful mix of information and lightly illustrated scrapbooking pages with space to secure or draw personal observations. The Earth section centers on seeds, grasses, flowers, skulls, rocks, minerals and fossils, tree leaves, mammal tracks, etc. Air focuses on clouds, feathers, owl pellets, butterflies and insects, spores, etc. Water emphasizes seashells, tadpoles and pond life, and rain/watery weather. The last section highlights favored monthly finds and field notes.

    Charlotte Mason and nature loving families will find this a wonderful portfolio of Science studies and a beautiful family keepsake. Destined to become a family favorite! Measures 10" x 12". Includes elastic closure. 81 pgs, hc ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069405
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    On the shrouded heights of Mount Olympus, the Gods are quarreling; now is your chance to conquer it! In this 2-player game of conquest, each player takes on the role of a Greek leader vying for Mount Olympus, with help from Greek literature’s best (and worst) heroes. To begin, players are dealt several cards of common soldiers, equipment, and legendary heroes. Each card has “attack” and “health” values which determine a special ability and how much damage a card can dish out or take. However, more powerful heroes are more expensive to play, requiring players to discard other cards to use them. Cards are placed in front of the board in one of three sections: Olympus, Delphi, and Troy. Once controlled without an opposing card, these areas respectively give players victory points, colored markers to play cards, or extra cards. When opposed, cards deal and receive damage, being discarded when a card’s wounds become too severe. The objective is to gain 7 points while fighting off your opponent’s heroes; the first player to do so wins the game! While the variety of cards and choices may seem intimidating at first, options are just limited enough to keep players from feeling overwhelmed as they attempt to outmaneuver their opponent. Rounds last about 30 minutes.