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  • Item #: 010470
    ISBN: 9781932012613
    Retail: $42.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    Birds, bugs, and bats – if it flies, it's explored in this fascinating introduction to zoology! The first portion of the book focuses on birds and their unique characteristics. Kids will learn bird anatomy, how they are able to fly, why they build nests, how they raise their young, and more. They'll also learn to identify the birds they see every day and do activities that explore the habits and preferences of different species of birds. Students will learn about bats, some of the most useful and wonderful flying creatures in the world. As they study the physical characteristics and lifestyle of the bat, they'll gain a new appreciation for these creatures. Finally, kids will get up close and personal to the insect world. They'll learn how to identify and classify the many different types of bugs they see, and they'll even get to design their own experiments with different insect species. Kids will get the opportunity to keep their own field journals as they are encouraged to be their own scientist as they observe and understand the world around them.

  • Item #: 027223
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 033474
    ISBN: 9780794524937
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49
  • Item #: 003539
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Yup, a butterfly garden! This kit includes a butterfly garden habitat (11" tall, 10" diameter) that pops up to stand on its own. You'll also get an Online Redemption Voucher for five Painted Lady caterpillars, butterfly feeding kit, instructions for care, plus interesting butterfly facts. Please note that there is an additional shipping and handling fee for the caterpillars and food.  Watch the caterpillar morph into chrysalises, then beautiful Painted Lady butterflies to keep in your butterfly habitat. Enough nutrient is included in the container for the caterpillars as they mature into butterflies, and after that you feed them with the aid of your butterfly feeding kit. When they're full grown, set them free! The sides of the butterfly garden habitat are made out of a see-through and breathable mesh for easy viewing. There is also a hook-and-loop fastener strap on top which will allow you to hang it from the ceiling or in front of a window (it also allows you to fold the habitat flat when not in use. Please note that butterfly larvae do not ship to Canada or HI and they will only be shipped during mild weather. - Stephanie

  • Item #: 040657
    ISBN: 9781616250751
    Retail: $22.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
  • Item #: 027408
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $34.95

    Lessons are based around the story of Aunt Bessie, who instructs her niece and nephew about insects, butterflies, moths, birds, squirrels, and other small creatures. Stories written by B.E. Wright.

  • Item #: 069558
    ISBN: 9781908489265
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Take your nature studies to the next level with this gorgeously illustrated scrapbook. Young people of all ages will eagerly create a personal keepsake in these scrapbook pages: partially blank pages (for collected items, illustrations and observations) and part instruction manual with field guide notes.

    Beginning with brief tips and the nature explorer code, the book is divided into 4 sections: earth, air, water and useful things. Each section provides a beautiful mix of information and lightly illustrated scrapbooking pages with space to secure or draw personal observations. The Earth section centers on seeds, grasses, flowers, skulls, rocks, minerals and fossils, tree leaves, mammal tracks, etc. Air focuses on clouds, feathers, owl pellets, butterflies and insects, spores, etc. Water emphasizes seashells, tadpoles and pond life, and rain/watery weather. The last section highlights favored monthly finds and field notes.

    Charlotte Mason and nature loving families will find this a wonderful portfolio of Science studies and a beautiful family keepsake. Destined to become a family favorite! Measures 10" x 12". Includes elastic closure. 81 pgs, hc ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 043293
    ISBN: 9781599150253
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    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 #: 040858
    ISBN: 9781616250805
    Retail: $28.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
  • Item #: 020007
    ISBN: 9780486279985
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

    In terms of numbers, distribution and long-term survival, insects are probably the most successful of all animals. Entomologists estimate there are over two million living species, many unidentified. This volume captures the astonishing diversity of size, shape and coloration in the insect world in precise, carefully researched depictions of 44 species: elephant stag beetle, common earwig, giant desert scorpion, walkingstick, tiger beetle, giant desert tarantula, fiery searcher, locust, borer, black widow spider, bombadier beetle, human flea, silverfish, pleasing fungus beetle and 30 more. Enjoy hours of coloring while learning about insect anatomy, camouflage, habitat and life.

  • Item #: 013488
    ISBN: 9780890519929
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    If you are looking to develop your expository writing skills, check out thisworkbook. Expository writing exposes, puts forth, explains, reveals, orexhibits in detail about something. This style of writing is perfect to usewhen you want to inform, clarify, or persuade. Honestly, this style of writingis what your child needs to learn for college! It falls perfectly in line withwhat my college professors wanted. Luckily, I had learned this style of writingduring my high school years, so I was well prepared. You'll want to prepareyour child in the same way.

    This book falls naturally into seven sections. You would be hard-pressed totry and do all the sections in one year, as there is so much to cover and thewriting and research process takes time. (Remember, college professors oftengive students a whole semester to work on one very detailed and in-depthpaper.) Section one works on single paragraph formats. Then in section twoyou'll work on the elements of the five paragraph essay and different formatsyou can use. Book reports put the five paragraph formats to use in sectionthree. Section four works on business writing, such as: business letters,letters of complaint, cover letters, political letters, and resume writing. Insection five, you'll work on the principle of condensation as you learn how towrite in various lengths as you reduce, abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut,compress, compact, or distill your work! Now you are ready to compose a majorpaper and all its components (title page, endnotes, appendix, bibliography,etc), as outlined in section six. Section seven contains all the check sheetsand forms, tests, answer keys, and sample week-by-week schedules to help youorganize deadlines for the longer, more detailed papers.

    This workbook is very straightforward in its presentation of this writingstyle, but it is very clear, concise, and helpful. If my recommendation isn'tenough, then maybe you'd be interested to know that this is also one of CathyDuffy's 100 Top Picks. 160 pgs, pb. - elise

    Writing (9-12)

  • Item #: 009886
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.50


    Care for your own ant colony with this unique habitat! Simply send in the included coupon for your own group of harvester ants, then follow the directions to introduce them to their new home. The 8” tall circle is half filled with a unique blue gel that makes taking care of ants really easy. Not only will the ants tunnel through the gel, they will have all the sustenance they need--no feeding or watering required! Want to add some extra fun? Put three AA batteries (not included) in the base; then push the button to start a cool, multicolored light show! The lights illuminate the gel, making it easy to see what your ants are up to any time of day. Please note: the manufacturer will separately charge an additional $4 shipping to send the ants to you. ~ Laura

  • Item #: 000148
    ISBN: 9781427620743
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.95
    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 #: 047925
    ISBN: 9781426322815
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95

  • Item #: 047629
    ISBN: 9780890515747
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.85

    Can you name the bird after which some bullet trains are designed or what an Osage Orange Tree and barbed wire have in common? Biomimicry is a process through which we discover and utilize designs from nature; useful features that benefit living things and also can be employed for the welfare of mankind. This book looks at design examples from 8 different categories of nature: microorganisms, insects, flight (bats, birds, flying reptiles), underwater life, land animals, people, vegetation, and nonliving objects like the Opal, nanoparticles, and water flow. The chapter on vegetation even includes a chart of medical benefits we receive from certain plants and animals. Each two-page spread tells about the example, what we have learned, and its application. Each passage is followed by questions for further study and either internet search words or references. Answers to the questions and a glossary are found at the back of the book.

    FYI: The front of some bullet trains is designed to look like the bill of a kingfisher to cut down on noise. The kingfisher is able to dive into water without much splash despite the change in pressure. This is similar to the change in air pressure experienced when a bullet train exits a tunnel, and the shape decreases sound that would normally be caused by the change in air pressure. Scientists are studying nature everyday in order to benefit mankind and this book looks at those discoveries through the lens of a Christian worldview. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 046793
    ISBN: 9781599152769
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95
  • Item #: 045814
    ISBN: 9781616250836
    Retail: $28.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.95
  • Item #: 040133
    ISBN: 9780804838771
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Chinese brush painting and calligraphy are such a unique and appealing art form, but it is difficult to find a good introductory book that is designed for a young person or true beginner. This one is the best I've seen yet, written for children ages 7 and up and recommending only basic supplies. In fact, the book recommends starting with tempera paint, not ink, while you learn the basic brushstrokes! The lessons and exercises emphasize fundamentals, starting with how to hold the brush properly, then how to make basic brushstrokes, including the dragged dot, the bone stroke and the vertical hook. Students apply these strokes to some calligraphy characters, including numbers and plant names, "orchid" and "bamboo." After getting a handle on the brushstrokes, students then begin learning how to depict some classic subjects, including orchids, bamboo, pine trees, landscapes, insects and birds. Each of these is broken into parts, so they learn how to paint orchid leaves, then how to create the blooms. The book also encourages the student to practice on newsprint, then transition to rice paper as they become more confident. Material-wise, it's pretty easy to get started here; you'll just need black tempera paint, newsprint, bamboo brushes (or watercolor brushes with natural hair), and a few other household items. If your student is interested in learning more about this art form, this is the best resource I've seen to learn the fundamentals in a non-intimidating way. 64 pgs, hc. – Jess

  • Item #: 039098
    ISBN: 9780545561662
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.25

    Stenciling is fun for everyone, even those who feel they have little artistic ability, and this Klutz book will show you how stenciling truly can be an art. Everything you need to get started is here, including eight pigment ink pads, eight foam-tip dabbers, a black felt pen, and 4 pull-out plastic sheets that contain 72 stencil shapes. There are several different techniques explained in the 48-page book and blank practice pages allow you to try them all out. With stencils of basic shapes like squares, ovals, and teardrops, as well as extra fun stencils of foliage, animals, insects, and more, you'll be sure to have a good time putting together all kinds of fun scenes. Please note that the ink is permanent and will stain most fabric, so kids will have to be careful.

  • Item #: 038634
    ISBN: 9781683440314
    Retail: $76.96
    Rainbow Price: $55.50

    New Leaf has put together an elementary earth science study using the books Big Book of Earth & Sky, Bugs, and The Ecology Book. The Teacher Guide includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, quizzes & test, and answer keys. Lessons will typically take 30-45 minutes and are done 3 days per week for a one-year science course. Students will learn about soil, the sea, sky, earth's crust, caves, clouds, insects, and the relationship between living organisms written through the lens of a Christian worldview. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 037158
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50
    Take a look at a hidden world with Nancy B's Black Light Illuminator. This set comes with an easy-grip black light (requires two AA batteries, not included), invisible ink pen, and 22-page activity journal. Use the black light to read invisible messages and look at special features of rocks, insects, flowers, and even security features on money. The journal includes great activities like making gelatin that glows and encrypting codes. The 'detective' in your family can now spend hours revealing unseen mysteries.
  • Item #: 033515
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95
  • Item #: 032554
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

      This kit is much like the Live Butterfly Garden (#003539) except it is more spacious. This butterfly habitat stands 18” tall and has a diameter of 15”. It is also made out of a see-through mesh, it “pops up” to stand on its own, and it can be folded flat using the hook-and-loop fastener straps that are attached to the top of the habitat (these can also be used to hang the butterfly pavilion).  This kit comes with a voucher for five Painted Lady caterpillars and food for them as well. Simply redeem your voucher online at InsectLore.com (additional shipping and handling fee is required when you redeem your voucher) and your caterpillars will be delivered to your front door. Detailed instructions, a pipette for butterfly feeding and Painted Lady butterfly Life Cycle Stages Figures are also included in the kit.  Please note that caterpillars can only be shipped during mild weather and within the continental US and Alaska. Caterpillars are not shipped to Canada or Hawaii.

  • Item #: 030105
    ISBN: 9780887431487
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

  • Item #: 028663
    ISBN: 9780486809496
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.80

    Children can learn about the life in their backyard with this very detailed coloring book by Dover. Learn about the animals, insects, plants, grasses, and trees through the pages of blackline pictures and small bites of information about each. See your backyard through the four seasons and the interaction of the wildlife. Add this to your science curriculum for some coloring fun! 46 pgs. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 013337
    ISBN: 9780062381828
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50
  • Item #: 013212
    ISBN: 9781483816876
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    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 #: 012854
    ISBN: 9780394757926
    Retail: $11.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95
  • Item #: 010759
    ISBN: 9781929683086
    Retail: $24.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.75
  • Item #: 009783
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.95