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  • 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 #: 068241
    ISBN: 9781544623078
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     The Student Workbook is a vital component to this course and works with either version: Secular or Christian Worldview. The 2 worksheets per lesson contain a mix of fill in the blank questions, matching exercises and puzzles. Not reproducible, each child will need their own copy. 

  • Item #: 068238
    ISBN: 9781539670797
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      A Lesson Tests and Answer Keys book contains the lesson tests, test answers and the answer key for the student workbook. Lesson tests contain multiple choice questions and photocopying within one family is permissible per the author.

  • Item #: EBBS2S
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  • Item #: EBBS1S
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  • Item #: 279943
    ISBN: 9781606822029
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  • Item #: 279950
    ISBN: 9781606822012
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  • Item #: 279935
    ISBN: 9781606822036
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  • Item #: 068240
    ISBN: 9781545277355
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     The Student Textbook is available in a Christian Worldview version and a Secular version. Worth mentioning, content is marginally different (scripture references in the Christian Worldview version). Co-ops or classroom students could use the books concurrently with success.  Lessons are expected to take one week to complete, with readings from 10-25 pages, so some lessons may need additional time to complete. Textbook readings are accompanied by lab activities. Labs are designed to be homeschool friendly and use household or easily found items. A sampling of lab experiences includes: osmosis with eggs and vegetables, creating a cell model, determining pH, and making butter and yogurt. You will need internet access for the Taxonomy activity. The Textbook includes space for documenting the lab activities although students may wish to make a science notebook. The author is in the process of developing video dissection labs; contact us for availability. No microscope is required for this course.

  • Item #: 068239
    ISBN: 9781544223681
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     The Student Textbook is available in a Christian Worldview version and a Secular version. Worth mentioning, content is marginally different (scripture references in the Christian Worldview version). Co-ops or classroom students could use the books concurrently with success.  Lessons are expected to take one week to complete, with readings from 10-25 pages, so some lessons may need additional time to complete. Textbook readings are accompanied by lab activities. Labs are designed to be homeschool friendly and use household or easily found items. A sampling of lab experiences includes: osmosis with eggs and vegetables, creating a cell model, determining pH, and making butter and yogurt. You will need internet access for the Taxonomy activity. The Textbook includes space for documenting the lab activities although students may wish to make a science notebook. The author is in the process of developing video dissection labs; contact us for availability. No microscope is required for this course.

  • Item #: 046693
    ISBN: 9781594763991
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  • Item #: 046689
    ISBN: 9781594763977
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  • Item #: 040356
    ISBN: 9780769643465
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    How many times have you had a question about a science topic, but nowhere to quickly get your answer? This fact book is that reference – What are the minerals on the Mohs Hardness Scale? What is a galaxy? What are the parts of the respiratory system? With 144 pages of information in the areas of life science, earth science, physical science, experimentation, and preparing a science fair project, this book is even 3-hole punched so you can carry it in a binder. Every page of is full of text and illustrations that will come in handy for your basic science questions. Softcover, black and white pages, non-consumable. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 036401
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  • Item #: 007373
    ISBN: 9780977691616
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    If you're already doing Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology, did you know that you are all set up for seamlessly tying in this course with Science Roots to learn 123 life science roots. Science Roots is set up in much the same way that Vocabulary Vine is (please see our Spelling/Vocabulary section for complete description), where the student is given a main list of roots, and they make a study card for the root, including a root definition, example words and their definitions, and the source language (Greek or Latin). The roots are arranged in the order they are encountered in Exploring Creation with Biology, so vocabulary study can be tied in chapter by chapter. The study would also work for any other biology text, but the coordination would not be as good. The author recommends this vocabulary study as a two-year plan, ideally started before Exploring Creation with Biology. In this case, the student would study 63 roots of more general science terms the first year, and 60 roots of more specifically life-science terms the second year. Detailed instructions and implementation are offered to get you up and running, along with frequently asked questions and some suggested learning games using the vocabulary roots. The appendix contains a taxonomy chart, a complete vocabulary list, and vocabulary lists for following either the one-year or two-year plan. If you're already doing Exploring Creation with Biology, why not link vocabulary study as well? - Jess

  • 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 #: 047032
    ISBN: 9780982856826
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    (Publishers Description)

    Complete Junior High/Middle School Life Science Curriculum

    280+ page hardcover textbook including study questions at the end of each chapter

    High quality, full color pictures and graphics

    Answer Key including study question answers, test answers, and chapter summaries with key teaching points

    Complete Syllabus/Daily Schedule

    Test Booklet

  • Item #: 047028
    ISBN: 9780981458717
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  • Item #: 046678
    ISBN: 9781594763830
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  • Item #: 043190
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  • Item #: 040054
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  • Item #: 039411
    ISBN: 9780976605706
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  • Item #: 036811
    ISBN: 9781465417282
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    Forces and motion, magnets, properties/change in materials, Earth science, life science, and ecosystems.
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  • Item #: 032013
    ISBN: 9781554539611
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      Enjoy the artwork in this book as your child learns about the variety of life on earth. The Tree of Life is compared to the leaves on a tree, and each leaf represents a different species – 1,750,000 of them. Read first about the five kingdoms into which living things are divided – Monera, Fungi, Protoctista, Plants, and Animals. Learn about just a few of the members of each kingdom and how the kingdoms fit into the tree of life and about some that are at risk. The idea behind this book is to make children aware of the vast array of life and their role in the Tree of Life – “We are its guardians, not its gardeners.” As children learn more, they can be proactive in protecting the earth’s habitats – a few suggestions are included in the book. This book is from a secular publisher, so it mentions humans being related to apes and that we all descended from bacteria. Whether you believe this or not, this book does remind us that all species are important and that we all have a responsibility to take care of life here on earth. 40 pgs., p/b. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 030267
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  • Item #: 029587
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    Travel with Ms. Frizzle and her class through the land of microscopy with this lab kit. This kit includes the things that young researchers need to explore the world of tiny things – microscope, blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, collecting vial, 20 colorful experiment and instruction cards, prepared slides of fungi and algae, and a data notebook for recording your own scientific observations all packaged in a cool Magic School Bus-shaped box. The microscope operates on 2 AA batteries (not included) and is made of plastic with 100, 300 and 600x magnification. Although that sounds powerful, this is still a toy and doesn't give the quality and clarity of higher priced microscopes. I spent some time looking at the prepared slides and had some difficulty with the viewing on 600x but got a pretty good view with the 100 and 300x settings. Overall this is a good starter set for beginning to explore with Ms. Frizzle. - Donna

  • Item #: 025447
    ISBN: 9781886978119
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    A while back, Janine, Stephen and I did a science lab where we isolated onion DNA, and it was awesome - we were all in shock (first of all, that the experiment worked!), and it was incredibly cool to see the tiny strands! And then we discovered this awesome lab, which does a much better job at introducing students to DNA and really understanding it before they isolate fruit DNA - and do some very cool things with bacterial DNA! A 40-page book in the kit introduces kids to DNA and its importance. Use of diagrams and illustrations is excellent throughout the book. Then kids will jump right into extracting DNA from a kiwi, strawberry, or onion. The step-by-step instructions are both illustrated and printed, and are very easy to follow. After the dramatic results are seen, kids can observe the DNA in the test tube, and even poke it around a little bit to see what it's like. After the excitement is over, the author explains why the experiment worked, and why you can see the DNA. Now that they're hooked, students are introduced to the basics of DNA, including the four bases, the "twisted ladder" model, the history of DNA discovery, DNA duplication, how four DNA bases code for 20 amino acids, how DNA is divided into chromosomes, and more! The included equipment contains both cardstock "chromosome" halves as well as a mini-DNA model kit, so that kids can play with both of these ideas hands-on. After they have a good understanding of what DNA is and what it does, they're ready to do the last big experiment - extract their own DNA! The sample is collected from inside the cheek, and once they have isolated the DNA they can keep it in the freezer, or use it to make their own "forgery-proof" ink. This experiment takes the place of the one previously included, where young experimenters would mix plasmids into bacteria to create glowing colonies. While this is unfortunate, kids will likely enjoy isolating their own DNA as well. The lab equipment is included here; the only things you will need to supply are some household and food items. - Jess

  • Item #: 022848
    ISBN: 9781591932291
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    Don't get me wrong – I like stars, but I'm more of a life science girl. While I enjoy stargazing (especially on nights with a chance of shooting stars), I see books written for amateur astronomers and in between the terminology, the multiple charts, the equipment recommendations… it just seems so complicated! When I picked up this guide and realized it was something even I could use with ease, I thought other astronomy-phobes might appreciate it too. This little guide is several things in one: a field guide to constellations, a stargazing challenge-in-a-book, and a source for constellation-related mythology. Plus, it's got a handy little credit card-sized red LED flashlight in the back, so you can read it while stargazing – great idea! The bulk of the book contains constellation field guide entries for the four seasons of the year. Within each season, constellations are arranged in order by how easy they are to locate, and readers are encouraged to start with the easy ones and work towards the more difficult-to-find. Every constellation is given several pages – a full-color illustration of the constellation with major stars noted, the name, size, when to look for it, notes, details on the major stars, and related mythology or astronomical history related to the constellation. There are two methods given for locating the constellation; an overhead map and a horizon map. The overhead map tells you to face south, hold the book overhead, and use the red dot (the point directly overhead), the Big Dipper and the North Star to find the constellation (depicted with a yellow star). The horizon map is organized by the time of year, and tells you which direction to face and how high on the horizon to look. Ingenious! I think I just found a terrific stargazing "buddy." Additional information on stargazing and the solar system is also included; although from a secular publisher, the emphasis is on stargazing, not on the origins of the universe. 320 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 017639
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    This game creatively teaches about cellular biology by placing you inside the cell! Collect resources (such as ATP, mRNA, and carbohydrates) or earn actions by strategically placing workmen on organelles on the cell board. Then earn health points by building enzymes, hormones, and hormone receptors and helping to detoxify the cell. The player with the most health points wins! Play time is approximately 60-90 minutes. For 2-5 players. ~ Rachel