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  • Item #: 014958
    ISBN: 9780739891469
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  • Item #: 011700
    ISBN: 9780836867411
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  • Item #: 001480
    ISBN: 9780764144646
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    As the author says in the preface to this book, a lot of earth science scientists focus primarily on one of the four branches of earth science and are not too concerned about the other three. A new thrust into the earth science field is earth systems science, and that's what this book is teaching. Earth systems science seeks to understand the changes of our planet and the potential consequences of the changes for life here on earth. It does this by looking at the planet as a whole, linking all four branches of earth science. Chapter one introduces readers to earth systems science, explaining the need to study the four branches together. The next three chapters look at the first of these - astronomy - at three levels: a study of the universe, our solar system, and the earth-moon system. Geology is studied in the next five chapters, covering minerals and rocks, geologic time and dating rocks, plate tectonics, volcanoes, and the earth's surface. Chapters 10-12 are the study of oceanography and water on earth - water everywhere, the world's oceans, and the dynamic oceans. The fourth branch is the one most people talk about: atmospheric science - the study of our atmosphere, weather, and climate. It covers earth's atmosphere, climate and climatic zones; atmospheric moisture, pressure, and winds; and weather and weather systems. The text is very complete, but it is not written with a Christian viewpoint - the "facts" given for how things formed or how old things are come from an evolutionary viewpoint. Black and white diagrams, illustrations, maps, and photos are used regularly throughout. Each chapter ends with a review test, and the book ends with a practice exam. Answers included. 377 pgs. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 011686
    ISBN: 9780836867558
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  • Item #: 011691
    ISBN: 9780836862348
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    ISBN: 9780836867589
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  • Item #: 044727
    ISBN: 9780890515730
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    Part of Master Books' Wonders of Creation series, this book is more historical in nature than the other titles, which focus more on science. For the first time ever in this series, they have written a book with information tailored to three age groups: 5th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, and 9th-11th grades. Text geared for each age group is printed on a differently-colored background, with the most basic information (who, what, where, why and how) written to younger readers, and the most complex information (theories, controversies) geared for older readers. Eleven chapters discuss what archaeology is, and then look at archaeology investigations at a number of different ancient Middle Eastern sites, including Egypt, the land of the Hittites, Ur of the Chaldees, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Petra, the land of the Phoenicians, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Israel. An overview of the history of locations or cultures is provided in each chapter, along with exciting details on recent discoveries and narratives from the Bible that correlate with the history of a place or related ruler. Maps, full-color photos and notes from the author add further interest. Although the differently-colored blocks of text aren't too hard to get used to as an older reader, younger readers that have an interest in archaeology may browse other sections, and will certainly be interested in perusing the full-color photographs of sites and artifacts. A separate 36-page study guide includes vocabulary, short answer questions, and hands-on activities for each chapter. This is available as a free download at www.masterbooks.net. A wonderful supplement to any study of ancient history, and a great resource for Christian students interested in the field of archaeology. 96 pgs, hc. – Jess

  • Item #: 061903
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    Turn your smart phone into a microscope and have some science fun. This microscope is simple to attach – just clip it on your phone, turn on your camera and view any little thing. The kit includes a small microscope with LED light, universal mount with focusing ring, filter adapter, 4 filters, slide with 3 specimens, carrying case, and activity book. There are 20 activities that guide you through looking at a $5 bill, the pixels of an LCD image, snapping photos through light filters, and much more. I popped this on my iPhone and took pictures of the eye of George Washington on the dollar bill, a picture of my skin (very cool), and a video recording of an ant. The pictures will be as good as your phone photos – zoom capabilities really depend upon your phone's capabilities. They are called smart phones for a reason, and now you are able to connect to a microscopic world with a single touch.

  • Item #: 018665
    ISBN: 9780824967963
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    Even if you don't live anywhere near the ocean, your kids can still explore the amazing properties of earth's great watery expanse, along with the unique plants and animals that inhabit it. This Kids Can! activity book introduces major ocean and ocean life concepts, followed up with simple hands-on investigations that kids can perform, often with minimal adult help. The text is written in a clear, easy-to-read style, broken up by subject headings, more like a magazine format than in textbook form, and accompanied by playful cartoons of children and sea animals. The investigations use commonly found items, and are typically simple, easy to perform (they obviously know it's hard to keep a kid's interest for very long!) and complement the preceding text to reinforce concepts so the kids can "see" it, rather than just learn about it. For instance, after learning about different shapes and types of fish, they make fish models of clay on a string, and pull them through the water to see which shape creates the least resistance, and then fill up small balloons, with air, oil and water, imitating fish with air bladders, fish without, and sharks to see which has the greatest and least buoyancy when it comes to swimming. Kids love taking an investigative approach to science, why not throw in some ocean books from the library, and make it a science unit?

  • Item #: 069066
    ISBN: 9781629820378
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       This great resource can be used at the PK-K level to teach simple science concepts connected with Bible truth. 34 easy-to-use lessons include colored illustrations and pictures and supply list. “What to do” gives the steps for the activity or experiment, an explanation of what happened or was observed, and an application with Bible reference. Lessons are short and age-appropriate and can be used in conjunction with the Christian Liberty Preschool Activity Book or as a stand-alone science program. 28 lessons are themed with a letter of the alphabet. For example, J for Joyful Noise (Music). Children use jars of water in varying amounts to create music by tapping on them. The Bible Application is about music as worship, David playing his harp for King Saul, and the angels singing at Jesus’ birth. The 2-3 page lessons are random science concepts with fun hands-on activities. Note taking pages are included at the back. Spiral bound, 130 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 056094
    ISBN: 9781601446633
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    If you're looking for something a little different for science practice, consider this unique workbook from the Critical Thinking Company. It combines standards-based science topics with internet research and critical thinking activities to get kids familiar with online research… looking outside the textbook for information. There are 46 multi-page activities in all, organized into seven larger topics including: animals, atmosphere, ecosystems/habitats, energy, geology, plants and space. Each activity begins with a keyword search where students gain practice in finding information online to answer questions or fill in charts/graphic organizers. Other internet-based activities follow the keyword search, and include reading articles online, watching videos (all are found on educational websites and do not include any YouTube links), doing image searches, using a given website to find particular information, taking an online quiz, playing an educational game, or viewing an animation. Following the online activity, they use what they have learned to answer additional questions in the book. I really appreciate the variety and the depth of the follow-up activities as they involve a lot more than just recall and regurgitation. For example, after watching a video on photosynthesis on the Scholastic.com site, students are asked to "write a recipe for photosynthesis," breaking it down into ingredients, equipment needed, instructions and end products. Since there is an online component, you may want to be in the room or easily accessible to help and supervise your student, and there is an introductory video on the publisher's website that is highly recommended viewing before starting keyword searches. Answers to all activities are found at the back of the book. Pages have limited reproducibility rights within one home or classroom, but graphics are in full-color, so the copies will not be as exciting. 250 pages. – Jess

  • Item #: 024257
    ISBN: 9780876597521
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    Created to introduce young children (3-6 yrs.) to the Sciences, this resource book is perfect for families, preschools, library programs or every opportunity presented to youngsters to experience science.

    Divided into 5 sections: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, the activities focus on four core skills: creativity, communication, teamwork and critical thinking. Activities are clearly explained and include supply list, vocabulary, step by step instructions, predict and hypothesize guidance, and extension activities to add more STEAM activities.

      As an example, one activity involves children making a magnetic powered car using a toy car, 2 magnets and road tape. The activity begins by discussing magnetic forces as an alternative power source prior to driving the car using the 2 magnets. Predict and Hypothesize activities focus on using cars with different weights. Additional STEAM activities include creating a city to navigate the car through. The authors recommend children and parent/teachers keep a STEAM journal. An excellent introduction to STEAM that is flexible for a variety of learning situations. 94 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

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