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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 #: 043969
    Retail: $24.99
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     Test your microbe knowledge with this Nancy B. Science Kit that includes the tools you need to explore the world of germs. This set includes plastic utensils – flask, stopper, funnel, four petri dishes, loupe (for better viewing), nutrient agar, dropper, tweezers, spreader, counter grid, and rubber gloves. A 22-page journal comes in the kit that includes 10 experiments with step-by-step instructions and space to write and record data. 

  • Item #: 037158
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    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 #: 043874
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    Nancy B does it again as she teaches young scientists about recycling and composting. This kit only has two items in it – a composter and journal – the rest will come from you. Use potting soil to fill your composter and choose items to decompose – watch what happens! The sides of the composter have magnified circles, so you can see the decomposition up close. Through 8 different activities, children will learn about creatures that help with decomposition, what things decompose the best, discover the difference between dirt and soil, what makes healthy soil, and more. Observe and record your data as you learn about microorganisms and compostables. Warning – you will get your hands dirty!

  • Item #: 065498
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    Be a chemist and stir up some fun using materials from your kitchen (or local store) and the special tools in this kit. 11 reusable (plastic) chemistry tools include a beaker, 4 test tubes, test tube rack, graduated cylinder, lab glasses, dropper, funnel, beaker, and stirring rod. The accompanying 22-page activity journal is filled with experiments for you to learn about matter, chemical reactions, and acids and bases while doing fun activities like changing water color, liquids that float, inflating a balloon without using your breath, putting out a flame without blowing, and more. The journal walks you through each step of the activities and allows space to record observations. Nancy Bs Science Club kits support STEM and prepare children for a future in science. ▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 035672
    ISBN: 9780977691623
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    If you'd prefer not to have your student fill out all of their own index cards, this set will do some of the work for them. It includes 123 cardstock cards, each with the word root printed in the upper left-hand corner, a list of related words beneath the root, and the reference from the book in the upper right-hand corner. Students will still need to supply the meanings to the cards and study them, but it saves them the time of creating all the cards for themselves.

  • Item #: 009473
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    Binoculars can be used for so much more than spying on siblings or birdwatching. This set provides a set of decent-quality kids' binoculars and an activity journal that provides ideas and activities for using them. The small purple-and-aqua binoculars feature 4x magnification, a built-in compass and an easy-to-use center focusing knob. And when you're done peeking around your yard and neighborhood, you can open up the 22-page Wildlife Activity Journal and use your binoculars to observe, write and draw about birds, wildlife and trees. It holds several guided activities you can do to take a closer look at your local wildlife, and includes spaces for drawing and lines for writing. – Jess
  • Item #: 009474
    Retail: $16.99
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    Small enough to drop in a purse, tote or bookbag, the Crime Solver Scope is a 15X microscope and 5X telescope all in one. The telescoping barrel can be pulled out or pushed in to look at objects near and far. To start using your scope for forensic purposes, turn to the 22-page activity journal, which features guided activities including creating a fingerprint collection, analyzing fibers, examining money and learning some basic surveillance techniques. Of course, that doesn't mean it's also not great for checking out bugs, plants and all kinds of outdoorsy stuff too! – Jess

  • Item #: 018399
    ISBN: 9781565770188
    Retail: $132.30
    Rainbow Price: $88.95

    Home Study Kit includes: teacher edition, meeting book, set of two student books and flash cards. No manipulatives are included in the Home Study Kit; those are a separate purchase with several different options available. 130 lessons cover: skip counting; ordinal positions; sorting rules and patterns; solving problems; mastering basic addition and most basic subtraction facts; adding 2-digit numbers without regrouping; measuring; comparing volume, mass and area; counting money; telling time to half-hour; identifying polygons; graphing.

  • Item #: 026395
    ISBN: 9780794514013
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 018727
    ISBN: 9781565770232
    Retail: $18.70
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  • Item #: 001526
    ISBN: 9780939798827
    Retail: $48.33
    Rainbow Price: $36.25
  • Item #: 018401
    ISBN: 9781565770201
    Retail: $136.35
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    The Math 3 Home Study Kit contains the Teacher Edition, the Meeting Book and a set of 2 workbooks. No manipulatives are included in the Home Study Kit; those are a separate purchase with several different options available.

    These 140 lessons use math in real life; identifying place value; completing patterns; mastering multiplication and division facts; adding/subtracting multi-digit numbers; multiplying a multi-digit number by a single digit; dividing by a 1-digit divisor; adding/subtracting fractions with common denominators; telling time to the minute; change for a dollar; graphing.

  • Item #: 001527
    ISBN: 9780939798834
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  • Item #: 018398
    ISBN: 9781565770171
    Retail: $87.05
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    The Math K Home Study Kit contains the Teacher Edition and the Meeting Book. The 112 lessons cover counting, number recognition, and sequencing; addition and subtraction stories; sorting; patterning, identifying shapes and geometric designs; telling time to the hour and using a calendar. No workbooks at this level.
  • Item #: 018725
    ISBN: 9781565770218
    Retail: $18.70
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  • Item #: 017300
    Retail: $44.99
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    Part of the Nancy B's Science Club series, this set pairs a junior microscope with an activity journal for guided observations. The beginner microscope features 30x-400x magnification, LED lighting, a coarse focus knob and a rubber eyepiece cup. There are actually two lights – one on the bottom and one on top, so you can use it as a light microscope (for semitransparent slides) and a dissecting microscope (for 3-D objects). Although all plastic, the microscope has a sturdy design and is battery-powered, so you can take it out in the field without worry. While you can't compare this one to an actual compound microscope on optics, it seems to work pretty well for an inexpensive scope, especially in the low magnification range. Several tools are also included with the microscope - four prepared slides, seven blank slides, seven cover slips, a Petri dish, specimen vial, spatula, tweezers, scalpel, stirring rod, test tube and pipette. The 22-page activity journal both acquaints students with how to use the microscope and provides ideas for projects and activities that they can complete while also giving them spaces to record observations. Activities include a variety of subjects, including examining cheek cells, the marks made by various writing utensils, ground spices and more. Please note that the microscope is only battery-powered and requires 3 AA batteries, not included.
  • Item #: 017302
    Retail: $54.99
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    One thing I really like about this beginner telescope is that it comes with an Activity Journal that walks students through how to use their telescope and gives them guided observations rather than just simply letting them explore once or twice and then they are tired of it. The MoonScope itself features two all-glass eyepieces, a focusing knob, and a short tripod. It magnifies from 18x to 90x with the aid of the 4mm and 20mm eyepieces. It also contains a red LED light to read reference material in the dark. The 22-page Activity Journal covers how to use and focus the MoonScope, which eyepiece to use when, the phases of the moon, taking a lunar tour, reading (and writing your own) myths about the moon, viewing the moon during the day, how to find major features on the moon, and searching for Saturn and Jupiter. The Activity Journal contains tips and instructions as well as areas to record observations and answer questions. As part of the Nancy B. Science Club series, the journal and aqua-and-purple design of the MoonScope are targeted to girls, but useable by any young student. – Jess

  • Item #: 018726
    ISBN: 9781565770225
    Retail: $18.70
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    This is the consumable Meeting Book used during the teacher-student "meeting" part of the lesson where concepts are introduced, demonstrated and practiced. If teaching more than one student at the same level, you will only need one meeting book. This is included in the Home Study Kit, but available separately if you need to replace it reuse the program with the next child.

  • Item #: 001523
    ISBN: 9780939798810
    Retail: $48.33
    Rainbow Price: $36.25

    This is the set of two consumable student workbooks and flash cards for Saxon Math 1. These are included in the Home Study Kit, but also available separately if you need an extra copy for an additional student or to reuse the program with another child.

  • Item #: 018728
    ISBN: 9781565770249
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  • Item #: 044795
    ISBN: 9780310733195
    Retail: $9.99
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    Written for the tween' crowd, this book is full of information in the areas of puberty and beauty care. Part I is Body Talk' and answers the questions in ten chapters that mini-women' have asked about puberty. Part II, Beauty Matters,' addresses skin care, hair care, foot care, and more.

    What makes this book a bit different is the way the information is presented. Girls don't just read; the chapters are divided into sub points with things to do. In every chapter, you will find "Here's the Deal" that presents a lot of information. "That is So Me" offers quizzes to help the reader figure things out and make decisions. "Got God?" tells what the Bible says on the different issues. "You Can Do It" is a crafty thing to make or an activity to reinforce the content. "That's What I'm Talkin' About" is a place where you will write or draw or journal. "Mini-Women Say" are quotes from other tween girls. "Just So You Know" are fun facts for conversational purposes. "Who, Me?" is a quick activity to help the reader see how all the information can help. This is a pretty meaty book, 427 pages, black and white, but easy to read because of the short sections. Nancy Rue, author, has a website (faithgirlz.com) with a lot of additional information for girls and moms. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 062070
    ISBN: 9781250056948
    Retail: $15.99
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    The classic tale by Madeline L’Engle is now available in comic-book style. The original text has been adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson in a wonderful black, white and blue style. This makes for a highly entertaining read, perfect for any lover of science fiction or coming of age stories. 415 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 050511
    ISBN: 9781935027140
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $45.95

    WriteShop Junior, or Level D, continues the same incremental, step-by-step approach that has been such a success throughout the WriteShop program. It is designed for parents and children to use in close conjunction while focusing on 10 specific skills: letter of invitation, humor, adventure, science fiction, mystery, haiku, folktales, historical fiction, personal narrative, and expository writing. Level D also has handy scheduling options laid out for you to choose from, so you can determine whether a 3 week/lesson, 30 week plan or a 2 week/lesson, 20 week plan will fit better into your schooling. It is suggested that an 8 to 11 year-old student would begin with WriteShop Level D if they needed to learn to identify and use proper grammar and punctuation, how to choose strong words, brainstorming before writing, writing a paragraph, writing research-based articles, or self-editing and revision of his own work. This level can also be stretched into 6th and 7th grades if the students in those grade levels have no prior writing experience. The teacher's guide contains the schedules, materials and supplies lists, teaching tips for hands-on projects and the writing skills used throughout the book, the body of each lesson and instructions for all activities. The student's activity pack includes worksheets for use with each lesson and the Level 1 Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack for making 10 portable grammar and writing reference guides. Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use. – Zach

  • Item #: 050512
    ISBN: 9781935027126
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $45.95

    WriteShop Junior, or Level D, continues the same incremental, step-by-step approach that has been such a success throughout the WriteShop program. It is designed for parents and children to use in close conjunction while focusing on 10 specific skills: letter of invitation, humor, adventure, science fiction, mystery, haiku, folktales, historical fiction, personal narrative, and expository writing. Level D also has handy scheduling options laid out for you to choose from, so you can determine whether a 3 week/lesson, 30 week plan or a 2 week/lesson, 20 week plan will fit better into your schooling. It is suggested that an 8 to 11 year-old student would begin with WriteShop Level D if they needed to learn to identify and use proper grammar and punctuation, how to choose strong words, brainstorming before writing, writing a paragraph, writing research-based articles, or self-editing and revision of his own work. This level can also be stretched into 6th and 7th grades if the students in those grade levels have no prior writing experience. The teacher's guide contains the schedules, materials and supplies lists, teaching tips for hands-on projects and the writing skills used throughout the book, the body of each lesson and instructions for all activities. The student's activity pack includes worksheets for use with each lesson and the Level 1 Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack for making 10 portable grammar and writing reference guides. Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use. – Zach