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  • Item #: 009784
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    Please note that the Astronomy Adventure and Discovering Birds units both include upgraded binoculars.

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  • Item #: 018383
    ISBN: 9780890515006
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    Whether you’re planning a trip to the zoo or would like to complete an animal study within the comfort of your own home, this creation-based resource provides you with lots of information, tips, and activities for a fascinating look at 27 different animals. The book speaks to the user in either situation; however, it certainly leans toward the zoo-goer. The hardcover “field-trip-in-a-book” houses a spiral bound book as well as a “tool kit” – a pouch in the back cover holding additional materials. The book is divided into the following four sections: Before the Zoo, At the Zoo, After the Zoo, and Appendices. In the Before the Zoo section, you’ll become acquainted with the Complete Zoo curriculum, utilize the planning calendar and supplies list if you are taking a trip to the zoo, and enjoy 7 devotionals meant to prepare you for the trip and the amazing creatures God has designed. The At the Zoo section is the heart of the book. Here there are a couple of pages with information about field assignments (assigning children to different roles at the zoo – photographer, trail finder, etc.), field journals, and tips for behavior while at the zoo. Then it’s on to the animals! The 27 animals detailed are organized in 5 tabbed sections - birds, paws and claws, hooves, reptiles, and amphibians. There are 2-3 pages devoted to each of the 27 animals. These pages include lots of interesting text about unique characteristics/design, behavior, and lifestyle as well as photographs, fun facts, and a map showing where in the world the animal lives. The After the Zoo section holds several reproducible follow up activities for younger ages, intermediate students, and advanced students including matching exercises, word searches, coloring pages, and other activities to complete using the materials found in the tool kit. In the Appendices section, you’ll find helpful resources such as scripture verses to memorize, educator notes for parents/teachers, and a glossary. Throughout the entire book you’ll enjoy lots of colorful photographs of a variety of animals.

    The Tool Kit holds 4 different resources. First, there is a field card for each animal covered in the book. These cards hold general statistics for the animals, including how big, how heavy, diet, habitat, life span, special features, and more. Each statistic appears in the same order on all of the cards for easy comparison and information gathering. Next there are 7 biome cards, each with a picture of the biome on the front (along with a map showing where in the world that biome exists) and information on the back. Thirdly, there are 3 field journals included with the book (a reproducible form is included in the book in case you need more than 3). These “journals” are pamphlet-sized and made out of cardstock (an 8.5” by 8.5” sheet folded in half). The journal features 32 boxes to fill out on the trip to the zoo (or on the trip through the book!). The students record the type of animal, write its name in the blank, and draw or describe any special features in the blank space. Lastly, there are 12 name badges, which are glossy cardstock and feature space for the student’s name as well as their field assignment. All in all, this curriculum offers a great way to expand your trip to the zoo and does an excellent job of dispelling evolutionary myths about God’s creation and instead pointing to our wonderful Creator. – Melissa

  • Item #: 068358
    ISBN: 9780753473313
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  • Item #: 061344
    ISBN: 9781935614432
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  • 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 #: 056094
    ISBN: 9781601446633
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    If you're looking for something a little different for science practice, consider this unique workbook from the Critical Thinking Company. It combines standards-based science topics with internet research and critical thinking activities to get kids familiar with online research… looking outside the textbook for information. There are 46 multi-page activities in all, organized into seven larger topics including: animals, atmosphere, ecosystems/habitats, energy, geology, plants and space. Each activity begins with a keyword search where students gain practice in finding information online to answer questions or fill in charts/graphic organizers. Other internet-based activities follow the keyword search, and include reading articles online, watching videos (all are found on educational websites and do not include any YouTube links), doing image searches, using a given website to find particular information, taking an online quiz, playing an educational game, or viewing an animation. Following the online activity, they use what they have learned to answer additional questions in the book. I really appreciate the variety and the depth of the follow-up activities as they involve a lot more than just recall and regurgitation. For example, after watching a video on photosynthesis on the Scholastic.com site, students are asked to "write a recipe for photosynthesis," breaking it down into ingredients, equipment needed, instructions and end products. Since there is an online component, you may want to be in the room or easily accessible to help and supervise your student, and there is an introductory video on the publisher's website that is highly recommended viewing before starting keyword searches. Answers to all activities are found at the back of the book. Pages have limited reproducibility rights within one home or classroom, but graphics are in full-color, so the copies will not be as exciting. 250 pages. – Jess

  • Item #: 051260
    ISBN: 9780890516188
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    Instilling a love for science in my children was always a primary goal in our early days of home-schooling. One of my secret tools was always keeping a stack of interesting science reference books available for them to thumb through or to look up a quick question on their own (yes, this was pre-internet!), but I always struggled to find good quality books that did not overwhelm us with evolutionary content and would often lament to my husband, that it would sure be nice to have a Christian alternative to the informative Usborne or DK resource books. I am so excited to share that Master Books and My Father's World have heard the cries of many homeschool families and have joined together to provide quality science reference books that offer beautiful photographs and illustrations without the inundation of evolutionary teaching.

    Beginning with Genesis 1:1, this book introduces the scientific method, real science, fields of science and the reasons to study science and then dives into seven sections covering a wide range of scientific subjects. Section 1: Matters and Chemicals covers atoms, elements, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, melting and boiling, crystals, water, chemical changes, acids and bases and composites. Section 2: Energy, Motion and Machines presents energy, converting energy, the energy of motion, forces and motion, measuring force and motion, gravity, heat and cold, helpful machines, simple machines, machine power, friction and energy and matter. Section 3: Electricity and Magnetism contains electrical energy, static electricity, flowing electricity, electrical circuits, using electricity, magnetism, and magnetism to electricity, electricity to movement, movement to electricity plus more. Section 4: Light and Sound introduces sound waves, using sound, light, reflected and refracted light, using light, laser light and more. Section 5: Earth and Life presents planet earth, inside the earth, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, atmosphere, weather and climate, mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, coastlines, seas and oceans, life on earth and the earth in trouble. Section 6: Space and Time explores earth in space, exploring space, earth's orbit, magnetic earth, inner planets, solar wanderers, outer planets, the sun, stars and galaxies, deep space, and the universe.

    The last section provides over sixty projects covering topics in each of the previous six categories. Science projects contain a concise "you will need" list, clear step by step instructions, and colorful accompanying photographs. Each project also contains the reference page for further information and utilizes commonly found items. Glossary and index provide helpful reference material. hc. 247 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069824
    ISBN: 9780134060491
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    This hardcover, 800+ page book is intended for high school physical science and covers the topics of physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy. 28 chapters cover all of the topics students need to be prepared for upper level science classes. Each chapter includes short readable sections of text, checkpoints (questions with suggested answers), colorful illustrations and graphics, biographies of famous scientists, summary of terms, reading check questions, activities, Plug and Chug (formula familiarization, Think and Solve (mathematical application), Think and Rank (analysis), Exercises (synthesis), Discussion Questions (evaluation), and a Readiness Assurance Test (10 multiple choice questions with answers). Appendices include sections on linear and rotational motion, vectors, exponential growth and doubling time, solutions for odd-numbered questions at the end of the chapter, and a glossary.

    This text corresponds to the Conceptual Physical Science Self-Study Online Course (#69873), Physical Science, PAC Self-Study Online Course (#069874), and Conceptual Astronomy Self-Study Online Course (#069864). The PAC course is a truncated version of physical science, with fewer lessons and labs using materials from around the home or easily accessible. The Astronomy course uses only specific chapters of the text for a one-semester course.

  • Item #: 064211
    ISBN: 9780988780859
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  • Item #: 048254
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    This kit contains most of the harder-to-find items you'll need to complete the labs in Exploring Creation with Physical Science. Kit includes: two test tubes (16x150 mm), a 12-pack of antacid tablets, two hard rubber balls (baseball-sized), balloons, a 9-V battery, a D-cell battery, a candle, a size 9 cork, 100g of Epsom salt, a 3.5" x 3.5" plastic mirror, a 6" plastic protractor, a 22"l x 5"w wooden ramp, one sheet of medium-grit sandpaper, a stopwatch, a measuring tape (150 cm), a thermometer, 14-gauge insulated copper wire, and a 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.75" wooden block. If you already have a well-stocked home and kitchen, this is a more economical kit choice.

  • Item #: 002129
    ISBN: 9780824968038
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    Mix together in one kitchen: several curious kids, some common supplies and ingredients, and Super Science Concoctions. Check frequently, listening for giggles, slurps, and ooh-ahhs. Caution: May leave messes and dirty dishes.

    But, isn't it worth it? After all they will be whipping up some truly mysterious (and sometimes edible) concoctions such as Jigglin' Gelatin Worms, Sticky Creepy Water, Hovering Veggies, Terrific Taffoid, and of course plenty of the goops and goos they all love.

    In fact, this book contains over 50 of these fun experiments, and they all demonstrate scientific properties of substances, and they all can be created with common supplies and ingredients you may already have in your home (just in case you don't, pages in the introduction are devoted to helping you find them). The six sections include the topics of: molecules and solutions, properties of liquids, chemical changes, phase changes, polymers and colloids, and surface tension and capillary action. These more daunting subjects are cleverly disguised by the more kid-grabbing titles of: "Strange-But-True Brews," "Go With the Flow," "Presto Change-O," "Just a Phase," "Goo Globs of Fun," and "Sticky, Creepy Water." Each section features not only the experiments and activities, but also sidebars to explain scientific terms and principles, and ideas to extend the experiments to find out more. (And don't forget the little flags that tell you which experiments you can eat - Chocolate Meltdown, mmm!)

    As with most science experiments, some adult help is required, and the experiments for which this is true are helpfully denoted. So, trade in your apron for a lab coat and follow the recipe above for a hands-on pre-chemistry course that's too good to miss! - Jess

  • Item #: 036110
    ISBN: 9781784048136
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    A one-stop resource for 110 science experiments that can be done in your home, with things from your home, to enhance your education at home. Divided into seven categories with anywhere from eleven to 23 experiments in each section, topics cover Material World, Push and Pull, Bright Ideas, Supersonic, It's Alive, Hot Stuff, and Super Power. This book is 256 colorful pages with lists of materials needed, numbered instructions that show both photos and written text. The steps are easy to follow and you'll grow things, hunt things, cut and paste things, melt and freeze things, and much more. We used this book to make a wobble toy with a ping pong ball to demonstrate low center of gravity; make a citrus battery to demonstrate a chemical reaction that produces an electrical charge, and make goop. Every experiment ends with an explanation of the outcome. Use this with your science curriculum for more hands-on fun, or use for rainy day activities it's a great resource! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 048424
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    This lab kit from Nature's Workshop Plus is designed to accompany Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science 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 #: 045356
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    Your budding botanist will find much to discover with this comprehensive kit. You can test soil's pH, use miniature garden tools and seed packets to prepare your own garden, learn about bugs, make a sun dial, make a terrarium, and more. A colorfully illustrated instruction manual is included, as is a data notebook students can use to write, draw and record their observations. The kit includes a pH chart, pH tray, gardening tray, pipette, plastic cup, data notebook, ruler, 8 peat pellets, 8 popsicle sticks, plastic terrarium pebbles, charcoal paper towel wicks, construction paper, circular cardboard foil, clay, a wooden dowel, 4 plastic bugs (ant, spider, beetle, and dragonfly), a sticker sheet, 6 packets of seeds (wheat, spinach, beans, zinnia, marigolds, and mixed seeds), a shovel, a rake, a watering can, and an instruction manual. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 000148
    ISBN: 9781427620743
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    An excellent unit to get children acquainted with a microscope - how to use it, and actual investigations with it. The World of the Microscope or the Complete Book of the Microscope (both by Usborne - see index) are highly recommended as basal resource books. Other resource books (list provided) should be obtained and available for reference. The unit requires a minimum of 42-48 days to complete. Activities look extremely interesting and the accompanying lab sheets are excellent - very thoughtfully constructed. Labs begin with the set up, use and clean up of the microscope. The next several labs teach children to make wet mounts, dry mounts, permanent mounts, and well mounts. Successive labs are spent using these skills to study a variety of things under the microscopic, from fibers to insect parts, with cells, plant parts, and simple cell animals in between. The book also contains vocabulary words, science supplier addresses and phone numbers, answers, and additional helpful tips about microscopes. Just looking through the unit makes me enthusiastic about using it - it looks like the best kind of learning - interesting and fun. I would guess that most children would thoroughly enjoy this adventure with a microscope - gaining invaluable skills for higher level science courses in the process. Children in the elementary grades would need some parental support to accomplish the study; older children could use it independently. Look into this one! 92 pages, paperback.
  • Item #: 061903
    Retail: $19.99
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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 #: 057049
    ISBN: 9780865301733
    Retail: $19.99
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    Science is one of those subjects that you just want to get your hands into. 202 Science Investigations is a tremendous resource for activities you can add to your curriculum or use as a framework for science with younger children.

    There are 202 activities (investigations) categorized by of life science, physical science, and earth/space science. Activities don't require special equipment but can be done with items found around your home or that are easily accessible. Several reference pages are found in the front of the book, including a materials list and science safety page. Some activities are simple such as jump rope and check your heart rate or which freezes faster – hot or cold water? Other investigations might be to make goop or construct a can that will return to you. Some activities include a lab sheet with spaces to fill in information, and they are reproducible for family or classroom. A glossary will help you with science words and symbols. 239 pgs, pb. ~Donna

  • Item #: 071254
    ISBN: 9781515773962
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  • Item #: 071255
    ISBN: 9781515773979
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  • Item #: 060639
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  • Item #: 032759
    ISBN: 9780986352911
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    Like the other texts in this series, the Earth Science employs a mastery approach to learning science students should learn, master, and retain, what they learn. A curriculum that uses this approach covers fewer topics but covers each more deeply. This text also integrates learning by combining skills in the areas of science, math, science history, and English language usage. Every chapter follows the same format objectives are stated, vocabulary terms presented, textual information numbered and divided into digestible amounts, learning checks' at the end of each reading section, and an exercise at the end of each chapter. Chapters in this book cover Earth in Space, Visualizing Earth, Thinking About Earth, Matter & Minerals, Rocks & the Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics & Mountain Building, Volcanoes & Earthquakes, Weathering/Erosion/Soils, Surface Water & Groundwater, Landforms, Earth History, Oceanography, Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate & Air Pollution. A glossary, mineral chart, and other resources are found at the back of the text. The author believes in questions that require complete sentences as a response, so you won't find any true/false, matching, or multiple choice questions. Colorful illustrations and photos are used to enhance the content of this small format text (6.5" x 9.5").

    The text states three goals for which the student is to strive be good stewards of God's gifts; learn, master, and retain what you learn; learn to keep a lab journal. The student section at the front of the book explains how to keep your lab journal or you can use Student Lab Report Handbook (#47300) for guidelines suggested by this author for keeping a lab journal. This handbook is recommended for use at the high school level. There are eight Experimental Investigations found right in the text and include an overview, basic materials list and step-by-step instructions.

  • Item #: 041995
    ISBN: 9780805444544
    Retail: $14.99
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    One of our main reasons for deciding to homeschool was that we wanted all aspects of our children’s education to be integrated and established on Biblical principles. From the beginning, Ruth Beechick’s writings were of the greatest help in accomplishing that goal. Now, this educator who has become a homeschooling icon has given us a step-by-step summary of how to provide our children with a home education that is thoroughly Biblical. Starting with the Bible and how to teach it, subsequent chapters progress through the various school subjects, each chapter reflecting a biblical approach to the particular subject. In addition to the subjects like history, science, reading, writing, and grammar, there are chapters on worldviews, thinking skills, and study skills. A final chapter on educational materials cuts through the mystic and mystery surrounding curriculum selection. The term “common sense” homeschooling is often applied to Ruth Beechick and her ideas and it’s easy to see why. Almost every page will find you nodding and saying “yes, that makes perfect sense!” – and it’s so doable. 179 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 069874
    Retail: $85.00
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     The PAC course is a truncated version of physical science (#069873), with fewer lessons and labs using materials from around the home or otherwise easily accessible. This course requires the text Conceptual Physical Science Text, 6th ed, #069824.