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  • Item #: 068241
    ISBN: 9781544623078
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

     The Student Workbook is a vital component to this course and works with either version: Secular or Christian Worldview. The 2 worksheets per lesson contain a mix of fill in the blank questions, matching exercises and puzzles. Not reproducible, each child will need their own copy. 

  • Item #: 068238
    ISBN: 9781539670797
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.50

      A Lesson Tests and Answer Keys book contains the lesson tests, test answers and the answer key for the student workbook. Lesson tests contain multiple choice questions and photocopying within one family is permissible per the author.

  • Item #: 068240
    ISBN: 9781545277355
    Retail: $74.99
    Rainbow Price: $71.95

     The Student Textbook is available in a Christian Worldview version and a Secular version. Worth mentioning, content is marginally different (scripture references in the Christian Worldview version). Co-ops or classroom students could use the books concurrently with success.  Lessons are expected to take one week to complete, with readings from 10-25 pages, so some lessons may need additional time to complete. Textbook readings are accompanied by lab activities. Labs are designed to be homeschool friendly and use household or easily found items. A sampling of lab experiences includes: osmosis with eggs and vegetables, creating a cell model, determining pH, and making butter and yogurt. You will need internet access for the Taxonomy activity. The Textbook includes space for documenting the lab activities although students may wish to make a science notebook. The author is in the process of developing video dissection labs; contact us for availability. No microscope is required for this course.

  • Item #: 068239
    ISBN: 9781544223681
    Retail: $74.99
    Rainbow Price: $71.95

     The Student Textbook is available in a Christian Worldview version and a Secular version. Worth mentioning, content is marginally different (scripture references in the Christian Worldview version). Co-ops or classroom students could use the books concurrently with success.  Lessons are expected to take one week to complete, with readings from 10-25 pages, so some lessons may need additional time to complete. Textbook readings are accompanied by lab activities. Labs are designed to be homeschool friendly and use household or easily found items. A sampling of lab experiences includes: osmosis with eggs and vegetables, creating a cell model, determining pH, and making butter and yogurt. You will need internet access for the Taxonomy activity. The Textbook includes space for documenting the lab activities although students may wish to make a science notebook. The author is in the process of developing video dissection labs; contact us for availability. No microscope is required for this course.

  • Item #: 062060
    ISBN: 9780753471944
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

      Basher Science books have a reputation for providing detailed science information in a child-friendly, understandable way. Each 2-page spread provides science terms and explanations along with animated characters illustrating the science explanations. Chapters are sequential and begin with the basics types of microbugs before introducing basic information on how bacteria survive, move and communicate. The following chapters explain body battlers including our human body defenses and a host of illnesses like mycobacterium tuberculosis, the flu virus, Ebola and a swarm of others. The final chapter looks at our ‘Bug Buddies,’ those microbes that are beneficial to mankind. Includes index, glossary and colorful poster that is perforated for easy removal. Children will be amazed to learn it’s a small world after all! SC. 128 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 002236
    ISBN: 9781576876824
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

      Meet Carmelo, former elementary science teacher whose passion led him to open the first Brooklyn Preschool of Science. His high energy and fun science approach has made him wildly popular with parents and children alike.

      This book showcases his heart for children and science. Beginning with “What is an experiment?” over thirty-five activities are divided into six, color-coded sections: Inventions, Biology, Air, Engineering, Natural Disasters and Forensics (age appropriate). Activities are presented on a two-page spread and begin with a science activity or question, teaching concept information, a supply list and often a touch of silliness. For example, the activity Flying Water answers the question, “Can you make water fly?” and explains Bernoulli’s principle. A word bubble asks, “What is the difference between a fly and a bird?” and the response: “A bird can fly but a fly can’t bird.” Six steps to test the movement of liquids. Scientific steps are easy to follow and activities use easy-to-find items. While the presentation may be light hearted and silly at times, science principles and methodology are understandable and memorable.

      An impressive collection of science experiments designed to be completed independently with parental/teacher assistance as needed. Includes a link to Next Gen Standards and two “Your Science Notebook” pages. Colorful graphics. 96 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 033255
    ISBN: 9781612124186
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.25

       In a kid-friendly way, this book provides a wealth of information through text, full-color photos, quick facts and diagrams. Pictures show children caring for chickens; periodic pages share children’s testimonies of their chicken-care experiences. A bonus, pull-out, seek-and-find poster allows your kids to write about their own experiences. Without overwhelming, this Storey publisher book gives your family an in-depth foundation to start and care for your own flock. Chapters explain thoroughly why they should care for chickens; the best breeds for your needs, hatching and brooding; chicken development; housing and feeding; egg care; responding to illnesses; handling and training; and gardening in a chick-friendly manner. Tips and instruction are informative but also creative: anatomy, medical tips, creative ways to feed and enjoy your hens, and more. I appreciate the emphasis on children really observing and noting changes in chicken behavior to keep them healthy and happy. Two chapters provide chicken-related crafts and recipes. This kid-and-adult appealing book would build a great unit study and includes a reference page and an index. Fresh eggs, too! 137 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 052565
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $58.00

    Dianne Craft is well known for her successful approaches for equipping families (and teachers) to overcome problems faced by their struggling, but bright learners. Designed for home use, this manual provides an overview of how the brain works, right brain vs. left brain traits, detailed information on the four identified learning gates, brain training exercises, suggestions for a weekly sequence plus daily lesson plans for struggling learners.

    Overwhelmed yet? Don't be. Mrs. Craft has created an easy to use resource that may save you hundreds of dollars in occupational therapy. Beginning with a clear introduction to brain integration therapy she walks you through a brief overview of struggling learners, the importance of crawling and understanding the function of the brain with a focus on the role of the left and right brain.

    With the foundation of the importance of brain integration put forth, she then introduces us to the four learning gates: Visual Processing, Visual/Motor (writing), Auditory Processing, and the Attention/Focusing/Behavior. Observable characteristics of the blocked gates are presented alongside simple activities to determine if your child presents with a blocked gate in one of these areas. For example, a parent might recognize that their child who is struggling to learn to read has a blocked Visual Processing gate if the child needs to underline or point to each word as they read or reverses letters (or words) while reading. While the manual focuses on therapies to improve blocks in the first three gates, Mrs. Craft does offer detailed information on correcting a blocked Attention/Focusing/Behavior gate in her Biology of Behavior audio CD series, which we are pleased to offer separately.

    The remaining sections in the manual are dedicated to explaining a variety of exercises to improve brain integration. These include detailed explanations and step by step instructions paired with numerous black and white photo demonstrations, which leads me into one of the most valuable aspects of this manual: the detailed schedule suggestions.

    The suggested schedule is divided into three areas: Brain Training Sequences designed to be done daily Monday through Thursday; the once a week Brain Training Session which provides exercises specific to one of the blocked gates, and daily lesson plans for reading, writing and math. Parents will find time spent in each subject varies but parents should anticipate 30-45 minutes daily on each subject.

    All in all, this is a user friendly guide for home use. The exercises are well explained and laid out. The background information provides the parent with a deeper understanding of our children with learning glitches. Detailed diagnostic checklists, a diagnostic reading grade placement test, case studies and the optional online support from Mrs. Craft provide parents with necessary tools to best meet the needs of their unique learner. One caveat I would make is regarding the time commitment necessary to gain full benefit of the brain training. The program described will be time intensive for the parent, and the author acknowledges that a parent's willingness to devote a consistent and fairly intense effort is vital to success. If you are looking for something more specific in scope, we also offer Dianne Craft's Teaching the Right Brained Child DVD and Smart Kids Who Hate to Write DVD. Mrs. Craft's materials can be used independently as standalone products, or use them together as they complement each other well. There is minor overlap between the Brain Integration Manual and her workshop DVDs, but there is not a great deal of redundancy and using them together provides parents with additional tools. 2013 Edition. Spiral bound with included 18"x 12" Writing Eight Exercise template. 151 pgs. ~ Deanne