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  • Item #: 037680
    ISBN: 9781929683239
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  • Item #: 026135
    ISBN: 9781929683147
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    This Great Science Adventures unit focuses on the different systems, functions and parts of the human body. The study uses the same hands-on approach found in the other titles in the series, creating and using 3D graphic organizers, making a Lots of Science Library Book for each lesson, and utilizing the investigative loop process through each of the labs. Lessons each focus on a different topic related to the human body, and are clearly laid out with objective, materials needed, instructions, suggested activities and more. For a more thorough description of the curriculum, see the The World of Plants description in the Botany section.
  • Item #: 016783
    ISBN: 9781929683130
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  • Item #: 014053
    ISBN: 9781929683253
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  • Item #: 010759
    ISBN: 9781929683086
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  • Item #: 010757
    ISBN: 9781929683079
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  • Item #: 010733
    ISBN: 9781929683062
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    The second in the Great Science Adventure series deals with the six simple tools and the history of tools. This series uses a unique, hands-on approach to learning - see the description of The World of Plants for a more detailed review of this approach.
  • Item #: 010493
    ISBN: 9781929683055
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    This is the first in a new series of science studies from Dinah Zike and Susan Simpson. The book is a unique blend of focused science lesson plans for the teacher and information-packed mini-booklets-to-be for the student. The basic idea behind the series is to put complicated information in a simple-to-understand visual format to ease learning and extend retention.

    The mini-booklets are called "Lots of Science Library Books." Pages from the World of Plants book are cut out and cut or folded in various ways to make into the mini-booklets. Approximately one-fourth of the pages are used to make these mini- booklets. This is an unusual approach, but not surprising, given that co-author Dinah Zike is also the author of Big Book of Books and Activities and The Big Book of Projects, both paper-manipulating activity books. Each mini-booklet addresses a specific question, then includes clear drawings and text to answer the question. Occasionally, one of the mini-book pages is titled "Fascinating Facts" and tells an interesting tidbit relating to the question.

    Another quarter of the book is devoted to graphics which are cut out and made into 3D Graphic Organizers. The student makes these into his own visual aid on the topic, such as the parts of a plant, manipulating each part while learning the names and functions of the part.

    The remaining half of the book is devoted to Teacher Pages. Lessons are designed to take one to three days to complete. These include vocabulary words, concept maps, assessments, assignments for all grade levels, and enrichment activities for the 24 lessons. Each lesson is laid out in a similar format. The lesson begins with a question, like "How do plants respond to the world around them?" Several basic statements about the concept are then given. Most of the information for the lesson is included in the "Lots of Science Library Book" for the lesson. Learning takes place from assembling the "Lots of ..." books, putting together the 3D Graphic Organizer, and doing the labs, using the "Investigative Loop". This is a term for the systematic process of posing a question, doing research or making predictions, starting a procedure, observing changes, recording data, drawing conclusions, and communicating conclusions, which may lead to another question and a new loop. Materials for the labs are listed and are generally ones that are commonly available. Instructions for the lab are brief. Although the labs are not complicated, some of them require observations over a period of days; the included "Lab Log" will help you keep track of which experiments you will need to observe on what days. All activities and labs indicate which are appropriate for Beginning Level (K-1), Primary Level (2-3), and Intermediate Level (4-8). If using the program for grades 7 and 8, the extension activities are recommended.

    If you are looking for a program where students are spoon-fed information from a textbook and the teacher needs little preparation time, look elsewhere. This program is the essence of a hands-on program. For those who learn best by doing, this approach is well worth considering.

  • Item #: 001259
    ISBN: 9781929683246
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  • Item #: 000880
    ISBN: 9781929683123
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    In the newest offering in the Great Science Adventures Series, young scientists will explore the Earth's surface, including such topics such as the lithosphere, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and geysers, types of rocks, minerals, fossils, soil, weathering and erosion, caves, glaciers, bodies of water, deserts and more. This curriculum follows the same approach as is presented in the other Great Science Adventure books, such as the student constructing their own Lots of Science Library Books, learning the presented vocabulary words, creating graphic organizers to aid in their activities/investigations, creating your own lab investigations using the Investigative Loop, and then following up with more suggested activities. For a more complete review of this curriculum, please see the review of Great Science Adventures, or The World of Plants.
  • Item #: 049584
    ISBN: 9781893103627
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    A wonderful unit study incorporating geography, history and science, based on the Holling C. Holling books. Students learn about three main geographic regions of the U.S. as well as a basic introduction to World geography. Designed to be used with maps (see below) that children color, label and complete as they study each region via the books. Paddle-to-the-Sea covers the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and North Atlantic. Tree in the Trail includes the Great Plains and Southwest. Minn of the Mississippi leads children on an adventure down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. Seabird presents an overview of world geography. Pagoo follows the life of a young hermit crab, trying to grow up in a tide pool - without being eaten along the way. If you've never read a Holling C. Holling book, you're in for a treat! These are lovely, "old fashioned" books that simultaneously educate and entertain. Each blends science, history, and geography into a narrative told from the viewpoint of a central "character"'s adventures or experiences. It's difficult to imagine a more appropriate choice for studying these topics. Can be used as a one-semester course at 2-3 lessons per week or a 1-year course at 1-2 lessons per week.

  • Item #: 000853
    Retail: $40.00
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    Made especially for your little nature lover, this kit has all the items you need for exploration and observation. This kit includes binoculars, a flashlight, compass, signal whistle with thermometer, and a soft carrying pouch. The binocular is the very popular Robin Binocular (#002772) that is 5x30mm and compact with fully coated lenses for clear, bright images. A center focus knob allows you to adjust for better viewing. I know this is supposed to be a toy, but these binoculars are designed for longevity, and a cleaning cloth is included so you don't scratch the lenses. The flashlight is made of durable hard plastic, uses 2 AA batteries (not included), an incandescent bulb, and loop on the end for securing your flashlight. The whistle is made of heavy black plastic and has a Celsius thermometer on one side and Fahrenheit on the other. The whistle hangs from a black cord that will slide over your head and is a great safety tool when outdoors--use it as a distress signal or if you become separated from your group. The compass found in this set is a "Locator Engineer's Compass." It provides precise compass readings and includes a lensatic magnifier and sighting hairline for sighting accuracy, a rotatable bezel, adjustable marching line for maintaining direction in low visibility, thumb hold, and a closing cover. This compass would be a nice introduction to compass reading and locating objects on a map – it's a toy, but very well made and accurate. The nylon pouch that is included in this set slips onto your own belt, has two outside loop holders that will fit the flashlight, a small outside pocket, and a main compartment that is large enough to hold the binoculars and compass. An instruction pamphlet is included with full explanations of each item in the set, along with instructions on how to use the compass for position finding. Spend time in the great outdoors and begin the adventure of exploration! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 073722
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    Pepper Mint goes to Borneo! Learn about physics and transferring energy as you help her use and make eight useful contraptions on her live-in treehouse including: a rain shield, a retractable ladder, a belt pulley, a block-and-tackle hoist, a trapdoor, a zipline, a catapult, and lanterns. 

  • Item #: 061902
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    It's always fun to play with glow-in-the-dark things, and now you can concoct your own. This kit includes a plastic beaker, measuring scoop, mixing cup, bouncy ball mold, test tubes/stand and funnel as well as a sheet of star stickers, glow sticks, fake snow polymer, jelly balls polymer, fluorescent ink, glow powder, bouncy ball polymer, 3 creature molds, black-light activator, and 23-page activity guide. The activity guide provides you with 20 projects to practice your glowing skills – Glo-Water, Invisible Glow-Ink, Glotion, Glow Stick Luminescer, Ooey-Glowy Oobleck, Glowing Slime, Glowing Putty Ball, and much more. Experiment with black light and glowing qualities as you "Glow For It" with this kit!

  • Item #: 007020
    ISBN: 9781557998026
    Retail: $16.99
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    This workbook includes everything you need to take your child from inspiration to publication. It is creatively divided into seven parts, and each section provides great instructions and insight for you and fun reproducible worksheets for your children. Part 1 of the workbook walks you through the writing process - prewriting, drafting, responding, revising, editing, rewriting, and publishing. Part 2 teaches your children learn the parts of the story - characters, setting, plot, and conclusion. Part 3 helps your children write a story step-by-step (several story planning forms are provided). Part 4 introduces different genres of writing, such as realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, adventure, fantasy, and science fiction. Part 5 provides forms for your children to write and illustrate as they work on the final copy of their stories. Part 6 will help your child publish their first book as they create a cover and include a title page, a dedication page, and a section about the author. The last section gives you ideas and instructions for setting up a writing and publishing center of your own. Answers for the worksheets that have "right" or "wrong" answers are not provided; however, the correct answers are very apparent. Most of the worksheets have questions that prompt creative writing. Set your expectations and grade accordingly. Black-and-white text and illustrations fill the pages of this 96-page, paperback workbook that will help your budding novelist become a confident storyteller in no time! - elise

  • Item #: 056042
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    This vest is far out – and it will help your kids go far out too! Like a real explorer's vest, this one has plenty of room for needed equipment with four hook & loop fastened pockets, A zippered pocket for binoculars, and six D-rings for hanging supplies. Has an adjustable strap in the back for flexible fit and will fit up to a child's size 10. Made of poly-twill fabric and measures about 18.5" long and 15" side seam to side seam. Prepare to send your little ranger off to the great unknown – or at least the backyard.

  • Item #: 003522
    ISBN: 9781619303201
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  • Item #: WP9CNN
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  • Item #: 068592
    ISBN: 9780890515693
    Retail: $15.99
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     Fold out pages, mini booklets, flaps and panoramic three-page Canyon drawing make this interactive book one your family will enjoy for years to come. Charlie and Trike are best friends—well, as close as a daring monkey and thoughtful dinosaur are capable! Their journey through the majesty of the Grand Canyon provides great adventure and opportunity for Trike to share about God and Noah’s flood. Vibrantly illustrated. Co-authored by Ken Ham. 21 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065116
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  • Item #: 064228
    ISBN: 9781770857117
    Retail: $19.95
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       This book is written to those kids (particularly ages 4-11) who love to stay inside. Really! 101 widely creative and fairly low prep ideas guide kids to be more active and access the potential of the great outdoors. Practical, simple and fun ideas span seasons and locales. Take a matchbox challenge - what interesting things can you find in 15 minutes that will fill a matchbox? Play shark and have a blindfold shootout with your water guns. Trail ants or build a human sundial. Make a mini solar cooker, a hanging lettuce ball or a snow labyrinth with your boots. Activities vary from single person to group; contemplative to active; little/no supplies to medium amount (but practically all are found around the home) and little/no to medium construction time. Supply lists; large, colorful, demonstrative photos and drawings and the clear directions will help all ages get outdoors. Kids can self-direct for most projects--at least an older child who can read directions is necessary. In the back is a supply resource list, a traditional index and a well-organized list that helps you find specific activities based on theme, season, location, age, or project length. 8.25x8.25”, 224 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • 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 #: 061901
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    A perfectly balanced ecosystem is the key to growing a successful garden and this miniature greenhouse provides an excellent foundation. This unique system includes a watering trough that allows for a more natural, gentle rain to fall upon the plants. Includes 3 sets of seeds: Sunflowers, Sensitive Plant (Sleeping Grass), and the Mung Bean, as well as complete instructions, a garden booklet with a chart to document growth, flower pots, stickers, and a mini shovel. Greenhouse measures approximately 5 ½" x 4". All you need to get started is potting soil or clean dirt from your yard and sunshine. Once your starter seeds are grown and transplanted, numerous suggestions for additional theme gardens are included. ~ Deanne