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  • Item #: 029556
    ISBN: 9780544147706
    Retail: $128.60
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    This course, intended for high school students, has transitioned to a format which includes a hard copy student text and an "Interactive Online Edition" which includes interactive editions of both student and teacher editions, worksheets, labs, assessments and various tools and videos. Access is provided through a code which you will receive with the textbook, and access will remain active for one year. We now offer a one year renewal, see item #062517.

  • Item #: 018098
    Retail: $59.99
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    Algebra 1 - 3rd Ed WIN/MAC
  • Item #: 073547
    Retail: $43.95
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    As robots go, KIKO has personality. Maybe it’s the blinking eyes and sound effects. Whether following the movement of your hand or working its way through an obstacle course that you set up, KIKO seems to interact with you. KIKO is a 107-piece robot that includes infrared sensors and artificial intelligence. Mobility (360-degree) comes from the movement of his 6 legs. He can operate in two modes; Follow Me (I would love to try this one behind our cat) and Explore. Another great robotics kit from our friends at OWI.

  • Item #: 045606
    ISBN: 9781594762604
    Retail: $40.75
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  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    More structured than a nature journal, this "outdoor workbook" is a great tool for families and students who prefer some guided instruction and inspiration as they observe, record, and learn from nature throughout the year. It features a varied, interactive format that kids won't soon get bored with, great forms for observation you can print from the publisher's website, and lots of terrific activity suggestions. The book is divided into three parts: "How to Be a Naturalist," "Learning the Sky," and "Exploring Nature." The first part introduces students to the skills and tools of the naturalist, provides suggestions and forms for setting up a nature journal, offers ideas for observation and appreciation (listing species that live in your neighborhood, making a "nature arrangement" or using observations to write a nature poem), and even includes quick drawing lessons that all culminate in an "field expedition." Because weather plays such a large role in nature, it gets its own chapter, and students are encouraged to draw the sky over different days and times, "read" clouds, draw a weather map, learn why we have seasons, play with shadows, keep a moon journal, discover nocturnal animals, learn three constellations and write a sky poem. The majority of "Exploring Nature" is organized by month (January-December) and provides specific activities and mini-lessons on seasonal nature topics. In March students will learn about the spring equinox, check for life in small pools of water and streams, turn over logs and rocks, draw birds, observe and draw budding twigs, and much more. In August, the focus is on water (the book assumes a family vacation here!) and students learn about the water cycle, find out more about a local stream or river, experiment with water, learn about water creatures, find sources of water in nature, keep a nature journal on vacation, and sleep under the stars. Several forms are provided for all months, including "Nature Notes" and "Nature Quest" forms, and a blank page for a "Picture of the Month." You can print more of these online for ongoing observation projects. Quite a few helpful resources for parents can be found in the appendix, such as safety information, suggestions on how to use nature journals in teaching and how to use the book to meet state curriculum standards, a bibliography (including suggested field guides and books for kids), recommended websites and a list of nature organizations. If you're new to nature studies and looking for some time-saving forms and activity suggestions, this is a resource to consider – and its reasonable enough you may want to get each child their own copy. – Jess

  • Item #: 037998
    Retail: $59.99
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    This CD also includes College Algebra CLEP Professor.

  • Item #: 034658
    ISBN: 9781483831213
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 022079
    ISBN: 9780982537718
    Retail: $21.95
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    Every once in a while, you come across a product that you wish you could have had when you were growing up, and those were exactly my feelings when I reviewed Ellen Johnston McHenry's introductory chemistry course. Geared for the upper elementary to junior-high age students, it introduces chemistry gently, comparing the elements, the ingredients of our world to common kitchen ingredients we use everyday to make many very different baked goods. The analogy kicks off the first chapter, where they learn about the more common elements such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, analogous to flour, sugar, and salt, which are used in nearly everything we bake. More uncommon elements such as berylium, gallium, and selenium are compared to fruit, spices, and other add-ins that you might only use in special recipes. The periodic table is then introduced, in the more simplified (and less intimidating) format of the "Kitchen Cupboard of the Universe). The basic concepts of chemistry are introduced in each chapter, in a very simple, understandable format, and avoids bogging them down with details that will be covered (much more exhaustively!) in high school or college. The approach appears to work well, with protons, neutrons, electrons, the electron cloud model, orbitals, bonding, spin, and more covered in just the very first few chapters. Fun and interactive activities are featured at the end of each chapter, to review and reinforce what was covered in the chapter, before moving further on. The activities are a good mix of hands-on experiments, and model-making, puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, and of course short answer to write electron configurations, Lewis diagrams, chemical compounds and more. The hands-on activities have been well-chosen and illustrate well the concepts that have been learned. Constructing balloon electron cloud models and edible chemical compounds, creating carbon dioxide bubbles, and electolysis are several examples. Several songs are included, for those who are more auditorily oriented. Several more involved activities include making periodic-table pillowcases to play a game on, creating your own "collect-'em-all" chemical elements card deck, and performing several short skits on the discovery of several of the more common elements of the periodic table. Students are also challenged by the author to memorize as much of the periodic table as they can, to help make life easier when they revisit the subject (as well as impress their relatives at get-togethers). At only 78 pages of lessons, this is a fairly brief, but effective introduction to chemistry that could be easily worked into the academic year with any style of curriculum being used. Patterns, outlines, activity sheets, experiments, games, skits and more are included in the Teacher's Section in back half of the book activity packet. And, to make things easier on Mom, most of the materials are easily found, either around the home, or at your local Wal-Mart. (No poring over science supply catalogs trying to decide how many moles of a chemical to order!) A CD is no longer included with the book - instruction is given in the text to stream the songs from the publisher's website and prescreened youtube videos are referenced for additional information.

    All in all, this is a very well-done introduction to the basics of chemistry, and whatever your students take with them from this course will be well applied to more advanced chemistry, making their journey into more advanced chemistry all the more manageable. Plus, I think students will definitely be impressed with themselves for being able to complete some college-level chemistry by Chapter 3 of the book! Personally, my first real experience with chemistry was my senior year of high school, followed by the four semesters of chemistry required by my major, and I think both high school chemistry as well as introductory college chemistry would have been much easier to understand had I had some experience with these concepts at an earlier age. - Jess

  • Item #: 015741
    ISBN: 9780131014725
    Retail: $31.40
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    Similar in concept to the Science Coloring Books, this title covers both U.S. and world geography. Coloring necessitates paying attention to detail, and eases memorization of geographical relationships.

  • Item #: 000936
    ISBN: 9780395539644
    Retail: $11.95
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    Like all of Holling C. Holling's excellent books, readers will learn natural history almost effortlessly through an engaging story of a creature living and exploring its environment, and beautiful, detailed illustrations. Pagoo takes place in an ocean tidepool. Little Pagarus, or Pagoo, is a newly-hatched hermit crab, no larger than a pencil dot. His chances of survival are slim, but he has his instinct, affectionately titled "Old Pal" to guide him through the trials of growing up. Through the book he grows from a soft, translucent feathery being to a real hermit crab with claws and a shell home. Through it all, readers will come to learn about hermit crabs, other tide-pool and shallow ocean-dwellers, how they interact, and which predators little Pagoo needs to watch out for. With its intricate illustrations, personal story, and excellent blend of fact and fictional story, this book, first published in the '50's, surpasses any book on the subject I've seen today! - Jess

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49

     Take the classroom outdoors! Well-illustrated, clear instructions for activities, and helpful background information make this an excellent science supplement or a wonderful resource for a Charlotte Mason homeschooler. Beginning with an introduction on how to use the book, tools for outdoor learning, safety tips and how to protect nature, the rest of the book then divides into 6 sections. These sections include Exploring ponds, Rivers and Seas; Discovering Wildlife; Into the Wild; Out in all Weather and Night Explorer. A sampling of activities includes bouncing stones, damming a stream, forming a footprint trap, being a tree detective, creating wildlife art from items found in the woods, pitching a tent and making a campfire, cloud spotting and forecasting, stargazing and much more. Includes a dedicated website for interactive activities and worksheets. Index and helpful glossary. 64 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 067809
    ISBN: 9780439498302
    Retail: $11.99
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       Projects are just a natural fit with social studies, but coming up with project ideas can be time consuming for a teacher/parent. Get kids interacting with history in fun and creative ways with these 25 projects you can do with a minimum of art/craft supplies (scissors, glue, colored pencils, rubber bands, file folders, craft sticks, boxes and resealable plastic bags.) That’s the entire supply list! Students follow clear instructions to complete the projects. At the end of each creation is a self-evaluation and an assessment rubric for the instructor. It is very easy to use. It’s a great way to get kids to learn following step-by-step instructions too! Some of the projects include: an origami caterpillar with information on each flap, a rubber band book, a shape book, matchbook report, a biography hanger, and loads more. There are enough objective tasks that do not require a student to be super creative, but the creative kids can still put their own spin on the products they create. Oh, and for the non-creative adult, you can do this one! ;-)   ~ Sara

  • Item #: 067121
    ISBN: 9780147512819
    Retail: $8.99
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      I saw you cringe! Why offer a book on rats and their interactions with people and society? My response? Children (especially boys perhaps!) will eagerly devour this informative and lively overview of rat history! Written by acclaimed children’s historian and author, Albert Marrin, this riveting tale weaves together science, history, and folklore leading readers to a newly found appreciation of the repulsive rodent. Learn how rats are considered fast learners, make loyal pets, are key to medical breakthroughs and have been served as a delicacy on dinner plates. You will also learn how attempts to eradicate them are often unsuccessful and in ancient times rats stood trial for their crimes in courts of law. Excellent family read aloud or to stimulate the curiosity of a reluctant reader. 98 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 059369
    ISBN: 9781579128951
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    The Periodic Table of the Elements is commonly known to most people, especially those who know chemistry. Theodore Gray & Nick Mann have compiled photographs of the elements in their pure state and some of their compounds in one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen on this subject. He first explains how the Periodic Table came to be and then explains each of the categories of elements represented within the table. Then element by element, he goes through the whole table. A two-page spread (four pages each for gold, iron, aluminum, uranium, lead, and copper) is dedicated to each element. The first page is a full-color, full-page photo of the element in its pure state (when possible), the second offers photos of the way you may see the element being used in everyday life. This resource is smart as well as beautiful, and includes information about the element such as the atomic weight, density, atomic radius, crystal structure, atomic emission spectrum, chemical symbol, and an explanation of how it is used and special features of the element. Elements are the foundation for the tangible items that we see daily; this book connects the science visually. Theodore Gray even offers an interactive Periodic Table at periodictable.com; it includes some of this same beautiful photography of items found in his personal collection of elements. 240 pp, sc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 049587
    ISBN: 9781893103597
    Retail: $18.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    In this read-aloud approach to science, middle-grade students will discover basic biology, chemistry and physics concepts in an interactive and exciting way as they learn about the lives of famous scientists throughout history. Students will read biographies of famous scientists including Archimedes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Ben Franklin, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Einstein (and more). They will also perform experiments, build a science portfolio, complete mapping exercises and learn new science vocabulary. The combination of biographical information and scientific discovery will really bring scientific concepts to life! Each lesson in the guide is in outline format, with specific reading assignments; a supply list for hands-on activities; recommended websites and more. Recently updated and now in full-color, this Beautiful Feet guide still utilizes many of the excellent resource books from the previous edition, with some new additions. Experiments are now taken from DK's Way Science Works, and supplies needed are listed in the lesson outline. Most supplies are household items, although a few specific items are required (suggested sources are provided in the front of the guide). A microscope is not required for the course, but there are microscope activities to complete if you do have access to one. This literature-based study will take one year to complete at a pacing of three lessons per week. Resource books and several of the suggested specialty supplies are listed below. Great for tactile learners and literature lovers.

  • Item #: 037499
    ISBN: 9781580175548
    Retail: $14.95
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    If you and your kids want to learn about birds, and I mean really learn about birds (more than the information provided by little books or field guides), then this is the book for you! Packed with full-color illustrations and photographs and detailed, yet easy-to-read information, bird lovers of all ages will learn something new. The book begins with an up-close-and-personal look at the bird. Learn the finer structures within feathers, types of feathers, bird anatomy and structure including bones and internal organs, types of bills, bird senses, and much more. The second chapter talks about the various places birds call home and which types prefer which environments and habitats. Bird communication, communities, nest preferences, eggs and food are all discussed. The third chapter is in a field guide layout – introducing thirty types of birds with an introduction, size comparison, habitat, bird call, and range across the U.S.A. given. The section ends with a compact chart of all the birds discussed and the essential information about each one. Then students will learn about birds that are endangered and bird migration. The fifth chapter entails how you can interact with birds and make your yard a bird haven. There are some ideas for building projects such as nesting boxes and arbors, and ideas for keeping a calendar of the birds you see and when you see them to learn their schedules. The sixth and final chapter shows the gold-medal winning birds in lots of different events such as fastest runners, highest fliers, deepest divers, best dressed and more with short explanations of which bird species came in first. A glossary, resource list, index, and a short bird-watching quiz are all included in the appendix. So read up and head outside to put your new knowledge to the test! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 034669
    ISBN: 9781483831206
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 034660
    ISBN: 9781483831220
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 029642
    ISBN: 9780544809949
    Retail: $111.40
    Rainbow Price: $107.10

    This course, intended for high school students, has transitioned to a format which includes a hard copy student text and an "Interactive Online Edition" which includes interactive editions of both student and teacher editions, worksheets, labs, assessments and various tools and videos. Online access is provided through a code which you will receive directly from Houghton Mifflin after purchasing the textbook, and access will remain active for one year.

  • Item #: 029567
    ISBN: 9780544143319
    Retail: $128.60
    Rainbow Price: $111.95

    This course, intended for high school students, has transitioned to a format which includes a hard copy student text and an "Interactive Online Edition" which includes interactive editions of both student and teacher editions, worksheets, labs, assessments and various tools and videos. Access is provided through a code which you will receive with the textbook, and access will remain active for one year. The subscription can be renewed through purchase of the Modern Chemistry Premium Online Edition (#062521), .

  • Item #: 029477
    ISBN: 9781883937713
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

    Digging back much further than the development of the Periodic Table, this extremely readable (and entertaining!) book tells the whole story of chemistry, from the first pure elements ever found and used in ancient times (gold and silver) to Mendeleev's development of the Periodic Table, and beyond to the discovery of protons, neutrons and electrons. Along the way, we are introduced to the great thinkers of Greece, Medieval alchemists, Robert Boyle, Joseph Priestly, Lavoisier, John Dalton, Humphrey Davy, Ernest Rutherford, and many other colorful characters from chemistry's history. Believe me - they are definitely colorful! Avoiding dry facts and scientific language, author Benjamin D. Wiker has written this readable history of chemistry with an excellent blend of fact, anecdote and interactive writing. - Jess

  • Item #: 028731
    Retail: $59.99
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    Math 87 - 3rd Ed WIN/MAC
  • Item #: 028730
    Retail: $59.99
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    Math 76 - 4th Ed WIN/MAC

  • Item #: 028729
    Retail: $59.99
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    Math 65 - 3rd Ed WIN/MAC
  • Item #: 028727
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    Math 54 - 3rd Ed WIN/MAC
  • Item #: 018095
    Retail: $59.99
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    Also includes CLEP Professor for Precalculus.

  • Item #: 012200
    ISBN: 9780794528966
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.99

    This 400-page paperback text from Usborne is a fantastic reference guide that provides an extensive overview of world geography. First, you get a general overview of planet Earth. Next, more detailed sections cover the geographical phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, climate, and world ecosystems. The people and cultures of the world (North America, South America, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Africa) are then extensively discussed, followed by an Atlas of the World portion of the book comprised of various maps (60 total) of all seven continents. The text concludes with a Fact File section that provides a medley of information on topics including but not limited to geographers and scientists, world records, time zones, constellations, and types of government.

    To take advantage of the interactive component of this book, visit the hundreds of websites recommended throughout the text. These sites were chosen to provide further information about people and places of the world and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure subject appropriateness and working order. Although it is "internet-linked," the Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete book that can be used on its own. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 002009
    ISBN: 9781932012620
    Retail: $65.00
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    This CD-ROM includes all the information contained in the print version of the course, and more. Animation, video clips, narrations, and audio pronunciation guides add multimedia interest. Tests and study guides for every module are located on a separate CD and can printed out, but are not interactive. The teacher has access to password-protected answers which they can use for manual grading. Computer requirements: PC using Windows XP or higher.

  • Item #: 052549
    ISBN: 9781609964238
    Retail: $12.99
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    More than just posters, these are interactive learning resources to use with your health/anatomy studies. The set includes four body system posters (13 ¾"x 24"), 80 labels (2 ½"x 1"), and a resource guide. Each poster shows a diagram with blank labeling spaces. The student then places the correctly titled label in the appropriate blank space – there are 20 labels per poster. The four posters show the skeletal system, respiratory and circulatory systems, digestive system, and the human body. This last one shows major organs of the body. Labels are color-coded to each poster, so there will be no confusion about which the labels should match, and there are even a few blank ones so you can add your own or replace any that might get lost. There is no way to attach the labels to the posters, so you will want to attach hook and loop dots, reusable mounts, or double-sided tape to the labels/poster for easier practice. The resource guide shows correct labeling of each poster along with suggestions for use and an explanation of each system. Students can practice over and over or just hang them up with the answers as a visual reminder during your study. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 043836
    ISBN: 9781584110866
    Retail: $10.99
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    Puberty can often be an awkward, or even difficult time for girls. With so many changes happening all at once, it can be downright overwhelming. This book helps girls cope with their changing bodies by helping them to understand what to expect, and by offering practical tips for handling the challenges of physical development with grace and poise.

    The ten chapters in this 192-page book address topics such as changing body shapes, breast development, hair care basics, nail care tips for hands and feet, skin care issues like acne, surviving menstruation, getting enough sleep, getting and staying physically fit, healthy eating, and dealing with new experiences such as a first crush or peer pressure.

    I really liked how interactive this book is. Throughout the book there are designated areas for girls to jot quick thoughts about what they are reading and how it relates to them. Also, there are frequent personal inventory type quizzes to help girls determine if they're on the right track, or to identify areas needing improvement. Other fun features include "advice column" type question and answer sections, a simple, daily workout routine, and a number of recipes for homemade skin care and beauty products such as Fresh Squeezed Lemon Hair Rinse, Rainbow Twirl Lip Gloss, and Candy Apple Shower Gel.

    I also appreciated how this book emphasizes scripture and godly principles, and helps girls to respond to their changing bodies and the pressures of adolescence in a way that is honoring to God. By applying the wisdom in this book, girls can grow spiritually as they grow physically.

    While the text of the book speaks directly to the teen girl (and is thus sensitive to her need for added privacy during these years of development,) Christian Girl's Guide does an excellent job of providing teen-initiated discussion with Mom, and never undermines parental authority. Read the book first, if you like, and then give it to your daughter to work through on her own, trusting that she will come to you with questions and concerns about the changes that lie ahead. This encouraging book is perfect for any girl in the process of growing up and growing into a godly woman. ~ Rachel P.