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  • Item #: 000211
    ISBN: 9781883937126
    Retail: $14.95
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    Through text and pictures, this novel brings to life the ancient Greek mathematician who enriched math and all branches of science. The author discusses the man's work, his discoveries, and the knowledge later based upon them.

  • Item #: 034942
    ISBN: 9780794519858
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    A book that young children will pick up for the pictures, and older children will enjoy for both the photos and the text, this is an amazing and attractive guide to some of science's most fascinating topics! Nine chapters cover topics such as atoms, matter, materials, energy, motion, electricity, light, technology, and the human body. Although reading the topics may make you yawn, simply crack open this book to any topic, and you'll quickly see how cool science can really be! Each page includes awesome photos, many of which have been taken from electron microscopes, or at least at very high magnification, which shows how awesome some of these "hard-to-imagine" things are, like viruses, spider spinnerets, strands of nylon, cables, cells, and more! Also notable are the detailed diagrams, photos, and images of other, larger items. Each page features general information about the topic, followed by more specific information on subtopics in a smaller font. The section on the internet includes some general information on the internet, and how it is used today, followed by some short sections on internet connections being included on common household appliances, how faster Internet connections are designed, internet communications to outer space, and cyber criminals. Most pages also feature a link to a cool website (through Usborne's own site, so that they can be continually updated), which allows kids to access interactive websites that feature a related activity or additional information. Incorporating the newest technology with some of the neatest concepts in science, this volume is sure to grab - and hold - kids' attention, even ones that don't think they're interested in "science." 96 pgs, sturdy softcover. - Jess

  • Item #: 046046
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    This colorful series from Singapore Math introduces early concepts in life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science to the very young. Each book focuses on one of these sciences, and contains 29 lessons and an answer key. Lessons are a page in length, with each topical lesson containing a short informational segment, follow-up questions or a hands-on activity. The material is presented in its simplest form, and most often the questions repeated at the end simply ask the student what was discussed at the top of the page, although in some cases, it might be helpful to have read a little more material on the subject as well. The range of subjects is pretty impressive, including animal habitats, parts of the ear and eye, seeds and how they sprout, electromagnets, conductors, circuits, mixing colors, evaporation, how sound is made, sinking or floating, seasons, solar system, Milky Way, constellations, meteors, food chains, and more. As an example of a lesson, one lesson in Book 3 features a short paragraph on the properties of some common materials, followed by a blank chart. The students must decide whether some other common materials such as wood, glass, plastic, rubber and others are hard, if they can be bent, if they last a long time, and if they are attracted to a magnet. After that activity, several common materials are listed, and the student must match these to the item or construction it can be used to make. All activities are generously illustrated with friendly, cartoon-like animals and objects, and altogether the books have a "fun," relaxed look about them, even though the concepts are fairly well-presented and a little more serious that I've seen in other early elementary science programs. Inexpensive and easy-to-use, this set could easily make up a complete science curriculum for the early grades, although you may want to supplement with a little more reading, especially with interesting related library books to broaden their horizons a little more. Each book used to be available separately, but it is now sold only as a set of four books. – Jess

  • Item #: 034660
    ISBN: 9781483831220
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  • Item #: 043293
    ISBN: 9781599150253
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    While other scientists were catching and killing insects and classifying them based on physical characteristics, the 19th-century scientist and teacher Jean Henri Fabre was a firm believer in observing insects and nature in their natural habitats, spending just as much time watching their behavior as studying their anatomy. In this delightful book, he shares his observations and knowledge with children through a series of stories in which Uncle Paul describes the wonders of nature for his nieces and nephews, Claire, Emile, and Jules. With frequent questions and interjections from the children, Uncle Paul discusses livestock, trees, metals, fibers, paper, spiders, insects, weather, clouds, steam engines, astronomy, plants, mushrooms, shells, ocean creatures, and much more. If you enjoy the Christian Liberty Nature Readers or the Handbook of Nature Study, I think you'll enjoy this one as well. Originally published in 1917 and translated from French by Florence Bicknell, this reprint from Yesterday's Classics is 438 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 034669
    ISBN: 9781483831206
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  • Item #: 034665
    ISBN: 9781483831237
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  • Item #: 034658
    ISBN: 9781483831213
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  • Item #: 034668
    ISBN: 9781483831251
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  • Item #: 034666
    ISBN: 9781483831244
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  • Item #: 013212
    ISBN: 9781483816876
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    102 pages of reproducible worksheets designed to supplement your study of life science, regardless of the curriculum. These include worksheets on labeling the parts of a flower and plant, determining which plants are monocots and dicots, labeling the parts of a leaf cross-section and tree trunk cross-section, labeling the life cycle of certain plants, labeling and distinguishing between different circulatory systems, classifying vertebrates, learning about different types of teeth and locating these in different species, labeling frog and fish anatomy, learning life cycles of different animals and insects, classifying worms, making an energy pyramid, and so forth. Regardless of what aspect of life science you're studying, there is more than likely a worksheet here to accompany it. Answer key included. ~ Jess

  • Item #: 023028
    ISBN: 9780890515891
    Retail: $15.99
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    The scientific "war of the worldviews" began as a battle over biology. In the 1600 and 1700s the foundation of biology was laid primarily by Christians who freely used the Bible as the basis of their understanding. But all of this changed in 1859, when Charles Darwin's popular new book, Origin of Species was published. Over the past one hundred and fifty years, his evolutionary worldview has overwhelmingly become the accepted paradigm for the origins of life.

    This supplemental resource from Master Books has been written to give young people answers - from Science and from Scripture, ANSWERS that show how Science and the Bible fit together to honor the Creator. Divided into three units, a total of nineteen chapters, it teaches students science from a Biblical perspective and helps them to defend their faith. Each chapter also provides a "Building Inspection" review which includes multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer questions. Unit One investigates biological change (Darwin vs. Design) and looks at such topics as genes and Genesis, gene pools and variation within kind, species, "change through time" vs. Darwinian change, natural selection, evolution, mutations, and much more. Unit Two covers topics such as descent vs. design, classification and missing links, life before birth, and creation, evolution and the embryo. Unit Three examines DNA and origins including biological molecules, living cells, chemical evolution, evidence of creation, DNA and reproduction, and many other topics. Black & white illustrations, answer key included. 158pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • 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 #: 052593
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    This might just be the most awesome volcano kit we carry! This kit includes a volcano mold, plaster, eruption powder, paint, paintbrush, booklets, and real specimens (geode, obsidian and pumice). Be creative and paint your volcano to make it personally yours, then make it erupt over and over with the erupting powder. The geode, obsidian and pumice are included so you can see and feel the different types of igneous rocks. You even get the bonus activity of breaking the geode to see what types of crystals are inside the rock. The Activity booklet includes ten fun puzzles - word search, dot-to-dot, word jumble, crossword, a very challenging volcano maze, and five more types of puzzles. The Adventure Guide includes information about volcanoes, structure of the earth, plate tectonics, etc. accompanied by colored photographs.

    This Discover with Dr. Cool Kit is just that – COOL! Great fun to paint, erupt, and learn about volcanoes and rocks. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 052506
    ISBN: 9780764146015
    Retail: $11.99
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    Another addition to the "Painless" series, this book does a great job of explaining the concepts of earth science. Earth science is presented in easy-to-understand terminology that will help students understand. Chapters cover the topics of earth structure, atmosphere, weather and climate, hydrosphere, lithosphere, weathering, erosion and deposition, earthquakes and volcanoes, plate tectonics, earth's history, and earth in space.

    Every chapter includes textual information that has been written to the student, diagrams, illustrations, 'brain ticklers' which review material from the previous section, boxes with vocabulary and important facts, and a summary of the chapter in bulleted format. You even have the option of downloading a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android, which includes quizzes and games. The quizzes test over material taken directly from the book, but the games are simply for fun – not content related.

    Use this 300+ page book as a self-study course in the middle school grades, or as a course summary, review, or introduction for Earth Science. You could also use this as a supplement to your existing curriculum, to add simpler explanations and fun review. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 035963
    ISBN: 9780865303904
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  • Item #: 035735
    ISBN: 9781482412994
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  • Item #: 032793
    ISBN: 9780890518007
    Retail: $15.99
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    Learn about Earth Science from a Biblical worldview. Use this 160-page book as a resource or pair it up with your science curriculum to add more dimension to the history and methods of discovery and invention. Dr. Gary Parker will take you from Newton’s discovery of gravity to the formation of the Grand Canyon using as your guide the Bible as the ultimate “history book of the world”.

    Not just an information book, this will challenge you to think about your view of creation through questions called Building Inspection. After reading each chapter (which uses science to support the Scriptures), content is reviewed using these questions to help solidify a Biblical outline of Earth’s history. Earth structure, atmosphere, minerals, rocks, water table, and types of volcanoes are just a few of the topics covered. Full of black and white illustrations and photos on almost every page, this book offers visuals to enhance understanding. Important facts and vocabulary are in bold throughout the reading and answers to the questions are found in the back of the book. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 024255
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    It's easy to see the power of water during a flood, in the waves of the ocean, or when you visit a dam. It's harder to understand how to harness that power to generate electricity! This kit delves into the properties of water by leading students to investigate surface tension, adhesion and cohesion and water pressure while building machines that convert energy from water. I like that the less exciting "water properties" experiments are mixed in with the building and construction, which will hold their attention better than having to start with the absolute basics. Students will build a waterwheel, a sawmill, a hammer mill and even a hydroelectric power station that will power an LED. The 12 experiments and building projects will help students develop a much better understanding of the possibilities and challenges of hydroelectric power. – Jess
  • Item #: 022962
    ISBN: 9780865304093
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    Covers plant and animal classifications, states of matter, and the solar system.
  • Item #: 015107
    ISBN: 9780865303980
    Retail: $9.99
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    Covers life characteristics, plant and flower parts, photosynthesis, animal classification and characteristics, vertebrates, animal behavior and habitats, ecology, pollution, body systems, diseases and injuries, nutrition and safety, the solar system, earthquakes and volcanoes, waves, states of matter, weather, and simple machines.
  • Item #: 013210
    ISBN: 9781483816883
    Retail: $12.99
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    This book is composed of over 100 reproducible worksheets that cover various aspects of earth science. The exercises encourage students to identify different things using words from the provided word bank. Students do everything from labeling hemispheres and landforms to filling out charts describing clouds and weather patterns to identifying scientific equipment and units of measure. A few crossword puzzles and dot-to-dot activities are also included, but most of the worksheets just prompt students to use words to answer questions. The worksheets can be used as a general review or teachers can select exercises throughout the book to correlate with their studies. Almost every area of earth science that is covered at these grades is included somewhere in the worksheets, including weather, rocks and minerals, seasons, planets, volcanoes, and oceans. An answer key is included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 006644
    ISBN: 9780794518479
    Retail: $29.99
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    This book is not a science text, but it will help you with whatever science textbook you are using. It's a comprehensive science reference guide covering physics, chemistry and biology. Each area of focus features color-coded subtopics with significant detail. The chemistry section contains subtopics for general, physical, inorganic, organic, and environmental chemistry. The biology section includes ecology, botany, zoology, human biology, genetics and general biology. The physics section is divided into mechanics, heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, nuclear physics, and general physics.

    We've come to expect compelling color pictures, graphics and charts from Usborne, and this book does not disappoint. Every page has excellent visuals and concise explanations of scientific laws and principles. For example, the biology section includes a subtopic covering the nervous system. The book shows and describes the parts of the neuron including the cell body, the dendrites and the axon. The graphics do an excellent job of showing the interaction between nerve cells and how the chemical neurotransmitters work at the synapse between the cells. You learn the difference between association (or relay) neurons and motor (or instruction) neurons.

    With over 350 pages, a glossary, and complete index, this book makes finding information quick and easy. Use the book to review material already studied, or as additional explanation or clarification of current lessons. - Jerry

  • Item #: 001480
    ISBN: 9780764144646
    Retail: $16.99
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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 #: 054687
    ISBN: 9781935495710
    Retail: $39.00
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    Same basic format as the General Science Notebook Journal. Space is provided for On Your Own and Study Guide questions and for developing Lab Reports. Graphic organizers to help with concept development and Module Summaries are provided for each module. Digging Deeper sections give the student the opportunity to strengthen critical thinking skills. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

  • Item #: 054686
    ISBN: 9781935495703
    Retail: $39.00
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    User-friendly companion that provides space for answering On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline.

  • Item #: 048424
    Retail: $85.00
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    This lab kit from Nature's Workshop Plus is designed to accompany Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd Edition and includes many of the harder to find items you need to complete the labs found in the text (sold separately). For ease and convenience, items are packaged according to the lessons.

    Kit contains: safety goggles, vegetable oil, corn syrup, piece of cork, blue food coloring, balloons, baking soda, funnel, pencil, sheets of paper, thumbtacks, yarn, cardboard, cardstock, paper clip, flashlight w/ batteries, spoons, table salt, scissors, facial tissue, soap bar, chewing gum, black pepper, tweezers, toilet paper, wooden ruler, bamboo skewers, alum, cotton string, washers, black construction paper, magnifying glass, sand, plaster of Paris, bowls, lima beans, paper towels, limestone rock, steel wool, foil baking pan, small shovel, modeling clay, paper plate, petroleum jelly, seashells, index cards, pipe cleaners, colored beads, rubbing alcohol, iodine, masking tape, nylon stocking, rubber bands, chicken bouillon cube, pen, crayon, yeast, plastic bags, butter knife, plastic bandage, tealight candle, vinegar, matches, mirror, straws, oral thermometers, saltine cracker, antacid tablets, stopwatch, flexible tubing, red food coloring, tea bag, coffee filter, practice golf ball, toothpicks, blindfold, and printouts.

    There are still a number of items you will need to gather from around your home, but the list will be much shorter if you use this assembled kit which will save you time, money, and gas by putting supplies at your finger tips. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 000137
    ISBN: 9780867176612
    Retail: $79.95
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    Lifepac Set plus Teacher's Manual. General Science II. Science & Society, The Structure of Matter I, The Structure of Matter II, Health & Nutrition, Energy I, Energy II, Machines I, Machines II, Balance in Nature, Science & Technology.
  • Item #: 000135
    ISBN: 9780867176599
    Retail: $79.95
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    Lifepac Set plus Teacher's Manual. General Science I. What is Science?, Perceiving Things, Earth in Space I, Earth in Space II, The Atmosphere, Weather, Climate, Human Anatomy I, Human Anatomy II, Careers in Science.
  • Item #: 044948
    ISBN: 9781580374507
    Retail: $12.99
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    This inexpensive resource book offers a wealth of terrific life science labs that easily correlate with any life science text, and introduces middle schoolers to lab equipment. It is organized into eight chapters, covering cells, DNA, heredity, simple organisms, the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, ecosystems, and ecosystem cycles and biomes. Each chapter includes information, a related science lab activity, and a review worksheet. The information is succinctly presented, often with diagrams, charts, and bulleted lists. The lab activities are excellent, and you might be familiar with some of the old life science standbys. In the chapter on cells, three pages are devoted to explaining discoveries related to cells, the parts of a microscope, the main parts of a cell, and the differences between plant and animal cells. Several labs follow, including one where you make microscope slides with onion tissue and cells from a cheek swab and compare the cells, make a cell model using gelatin and a variety of other items, and demonstrate the process of osmosis doing a lab with a bag of scented gelatin in a bath of warm water and iodine. Now, not all chapters are that involved – many of them are much shorter, with fewer activities. Teacher resource pages are found at the end of both units in the book, and these include enrichment activities and an answer key. While you will need iodine, slides and cover slips, a microscope, and a magnifying glass for the labs, all other equipment seems to be readily available household items. 94 pages, reproducible. – Jess