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  • Item #: 014963
    ISBN: 9780739891544
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  • Item #: 014958
    ISBN: 9780739891469
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    ISBN: 9780739891490
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    ISBN: 9780739891551
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  • Item #: 014954
    ISBN: 9780739891445
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    ISBN: 9780739891452
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  • Item #: 014962
    ISBN: 9780739891483
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    ISBN: 9780739891476
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  • Item #: 014957
    ISBN: 9780739891513
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    ISBN: 9780739891520
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    ISBN: 9780739891506
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    ISBN: 9780739891537
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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 #: 011700
    ISBN: 9780836867411
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  • Item #: 011686
    ISBN: 9780836867558
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    ISBN: 9780836862348
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    ISBN: 9780836867589
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    ISBN: 9780836867565
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    ISBN: 9780836867442
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  • Item #: 011734
    ISBN: 9780836867596
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  • Item #: 021606
    ISBN: 9780887246494
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    ISBN: 9780887246500
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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 #: 018009
    ISBN: 9780794514853
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    Similar to other titles in the Usborne Science Activities series, this book features interesting and easy-to-read science facts with an abundance of simple but exciting activities to demonstrate the concepts. Each two-page spread focuses on a different aspect of plants, including germination, growth, nutrients, light, flowers, trees, movement, useful plants, and more. The pages are filled with general information, interesting facts, and several fun activities to complete. For example, after reading about plant growth, readers can plant beans in a jar and watch them grow, investigate what plants need to grow, make a bottle garden, make a leaf rubbing, grow bulbs and carrot tops, and much more. - Jess

  • Item #: 041719
    ISBN: 9781400662449
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    Almost every science course reviews the work of famous scientists and the groundbreaking discoveries that they made. Reading about their work is good, but actually performing the same experiments that these scientists did would be so much more meaningful. With this Thames & Kosmos kit, you can do just that, without the hassle of assembling all the materials yourself. Build a telescope like Johannes Kepler, a spectroscope like Joseph von Fraunhofer, a phonograph like Thomas Edison, a steam engine like James Watt – in all, 100 experiments and discoveries covering the work of 140 scientists and inventors. Chapters are included on: Light, Colors, and Sound; Heat, Steam, and Engines; Magnetism and Electricity; Communication and Microelectronics; Forces; Life; Atoms and Molecules; Stars and Planets; and the Periodic Table. In addition to the models mentioned above, students will also make or study a battery, telegraph, radio, airplane, star map, and many others. All components needed for all the experiments are included in the kit, except a 9-volt battery to power some of the experiments. The 94-page Experiment Manual is an excellent teaching tool in itself; in addition to giving verbal and visual instructions for all experiments, lots of historical information and "Did you know …" tidbits are included. The manual is full-color and contemporary, but includes period photographs and drawings that resemble a lab journal from the past. Over the years, you could be pulling this kit off the science shelf again and again, unless your kids decide to do all of the experiments right away!

  • Item #: 045291
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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 #: 069872
    Retail: $95.00
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      This course begins with a focus on the topics of physics upon which concepts of chemistry are built, exploration of physics and chemistry concepts as they apply to Earth - Newton's Laws, Momentum, Work, Power, Energy, Gravity, Pressure, Heat, Temperature, Sound Waves, Coulomb's Law, Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Color, Rainbows, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, Atoms, Compounds, Mixtures, Chemical Reactions, Organic Chemistry, Rocks and Minerals, The Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics, the Water Cycle, Geologic Time, Atmosphere and Oceans, Weather, The Solar System, Stars, Galaxies, Cosmology. The Physical Science Explorations text, 2nd ed, #069825, is used with this course and is purchased separately.