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  • 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

  • Item #: 069872
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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.

  • 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

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  • Item #: 014956
    ISBN: 9780739891452
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    ISBN: 9781936114733
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    ISBN: 9781936114450
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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 #: 054146
    ISBN: 9781936114757
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    ISBN: 9781936114740
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    ISBN: 9781936114528
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    ISBN: 9781936114443
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    ISBN: 9781936114726
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    ISBN: 9781936114467
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  • Item #: 035391
    ISBN: 9781941181683
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  • Item #: 035271
    ISBN: 9781941181638
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  • Item #: 014963
    ISBN: 9780739891544
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  • Item #: 014961
    ISBN: 9780739891537
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  • Item #: 014959
    ISBN: 9780739891520
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  • Item #: 014957
    ISBN: 9780739891513
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  • Item #: 014955
    ISBN: 9780739891506
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  • Item #: 002728
    ISBN: 9781936114917
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  • Item #: 002697
    ISBN: 9781936114887
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  • 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 #: 049764
    ISBN: 9781941181270
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  • Item #: 048605
    ISBN: 9781943147007
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    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 #: 028662
    ISBN: 9781937589356
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    Put away those boring, old textbooks and show children that science has a purpose in every-day life. Even more than that, discover with your children how to be a part of real scientific research! Easy to use, this family guide book from the American Library Association, begins by showing you how to be a citizen scientist, including how to use science as a family activity. Once the foundation is laid, there is a directory of seven citizen science projects that are readily available. The first section provides links to a variety of online logic games and puzzles. Subsequent sections are Amphibians and Reptiles, Birds and Insects, Beaches, Wetlands and Waterways, Biodiversity for Beginners, Outer Space, Plants and Fungi, and Weather and Seasons. Within each section are listings of a wide range of ongoing science projects, including a summary of the project, website link, age range, time frame, region and fee (if any). While most projects are U.S. based, there are a few world-wide or Canadian projects listed. Projects primarily focus on observing and reporting exercises; however, many also include photo submission alongside the observing and reporting. This great resource would make a captivating summer Science supplement or a productive way to add nature studies to a textbook curriculum. All the while, your children appreciate and value the natural world around them. SC.176 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 001512
    ISBN: 9781888659047
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    Not to leave out the eager younger children, this volume provides mini Five in a Row- style lessons for youngsters. This book; however, is divided into two parts, the first being similar to the other curriculum guides. Just as in the original series, each unit is built around a simple, classic children's storybook. This book differs from the older volumes in that it is not structured around a week. The purpose is simply to provide an array of activities for each book that engage children and lay the foundation for further learning. Some of the activities are subject related, such as Bible, science, math, language arts, and art; others are various skills such as learning shapes, sequencing, colors or problem solving, and the rest are centered on specific topics, like relationships, contentment, birthdays or another book-related idea. The second part of this book focuses on arming parents with creative ideas to build learning readiness. This section is a treasure trove of activities that help develop reading readiness and motor skills or focus on the arts. Additional activities also capitalize on teachable moments that arise during bath time, in the kitchen, or during a trip to the store. 149 pgs. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 026489
    ISBN: 9781931397650
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    Learning new things is easier for young students when tied in to a common theme. That's why unit studies are so popular and successful. So what about Galloping the Globe? It's a unit study centered around geography. It encourages a detailed look at a selection of countries from the six populated continents as well as the North and South Poles and Christmas around the world. Using the countries being studied geographically as the basic platform, the authors have included ideas and references, projects and activities for integrating Bible, people/history, science, literature, vocabulary, internet sources, maps & flags, cooking, music/art, games, puzzles, and crafts into the curriculum. An aspect to this unit study which is similar to the Trail Guide to… series is the student notebook approach, where the child will actually produce a notebook full of art projects, reports, biographies, geographic dictionary pages, and much more. This is intended to be something they can show to other people, reinforcing and reviewing what they have learned as they explain various facts to friends and family. This is a fairly flexible course, with a full study of every topic listed taking between two and three years to complete. You can also pick and choose projects to simply make this a year long course. While geography is the main focus of this unit study, it does a good job of including the resources needed to study the other subjects, too. Answers are included and the consumable work pages are reproducible (and are also now found on the included CD-ROM in PDF format, which makes it even easier to use with multiple children). There are several recommended resources which are used multiple times throughout the course. If you are interested in purchasing these, please see below. Items without prices are those that we do not currently carry. The resource list has been recently revised to accommodate for items that were going out of print, and several new resources have been added. This is the newest version, revised in 2010 with a CD-ROM of printable forms, activity sheets, maps and flags. CD is Win/Mac compatible; requires Adobe Reader (a free download). 266 pgs, pb. ~ Zach