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  • Item #: 001289
    ISBN: 9781558630581
    Retail: $18.95
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  • Item #: 059250
    ISBN: 9781892427526
    Retail: $69.95
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    Have you ever stopped to realize that a comprehensive understanding of the earth, its structure, and its inhabitants are a necessary foundation for interacting meaningfully with our increasingly global-minded world? Taking an overview approach, the North Star Geography course covers geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Bright Ideas Press and world geography – what a great idea! Student Reader plus Companion Guide CD-ROM (activities: maps, hands-on, research options, quizzes/tests) – what a great idea! Quality content, Biblical worldview, and user-friendliness all rolled up into one package – what a great idea!

    Obviously, the Student Reader is the heart of the course. Each of the sixteen lessons provides 15-20 pages of reading text, full-color illustrations, photos, sidebar articles, and maps. Lessons are divided into teaching segments which are both highly readable and interesting. The organization lends itself to flexibility, and the course could be done over one year (two weeks per lesson), two years (four weeks per lesson), or even one semester (one week per lesson – a bare bones approach). Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions provided in the glossary at the end of the text. The Reader concludes with a reference list that provides options for further study.

    The accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM (pdf files) provides both basic and "extra" activities in addition to all content from the Reader. It's these pdf files that will allow you to tailor the course for high school, for junior high, or for a combination of ages. Families may make photocopies or print pages as needed, but classrooms and co-ops should contact the publisher for a multiple-use license. Depending on the course time-frame you choose, you will probably have to do some selection of activities, as there is a wealth provided.

    • • Hands-On Activities – there is lots of variety here – some short and simple, some more involved. Materials lists are provided when necessary (and tend to be easy-to-get items).
    • • Build Your Own Atlas – there's a segment for each lesson that includes labeling outline maps, completing fact files, and creating a set of political, physical, and thematic maps. Outline maps are provided but a good atlas as a reference is helpful (i.e. Wondermaps or Atlas of World Geography).
    • • Note-Taking Pages – each lesson has a set of 10 questions taken from the text that serve as lesson review and a study guide for the quizzes.
    • • Memorization Lists – a list of 198 countries, 70 regions and physical features to learn – roughly 16 items per lesson.
    • • Research Questions – a set of questions for each continent which encourage the student to conduct his own research (answers included).
    • • Quizzes and Tests – quizzes for each lesson (based on note-taking questions and map work). A final exam includes questions taken from all 16 of the lessons (answer keys and grading rubrics included).
    • • Graphic Organizers - can be used for all types of studies – world/continent, country, culture, regional geography, and government fact files.

    Homeschool geography courses have tended to be research frameworks that can be used by multi-age students and over several years. While having lots of advantages for families they require planning, preparation, and, often, outside resources. North Star takes a different approach providing a very solid base of textual information but giving lots of options for additional activities and research. It provides all necessary forms and pages, requiring only a good world atlas to accompany the course. ~ Janice

  • 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 #: 030162
    ISBN: 9781426215438
    Retail: $70.00
    Rainbow Price: $45.00

    Did I hear someone say comprehensive? That's a fitting word for this 384-page atlas by the National Geographic Society. Since I'm going to need a lot of space to tell you all about this one, I'm going to get started right away. We'll begin with the usual couple of pages on how to use the atlas, though if you've ever picked an atlas up before, you'll find this one to be as logical and straight-forward as any other. After the "how to" section, we start in on world geography. This section has maps of the physical world and the political world and the hemispheres and poles, and it goes on to cover the structure of the earth, earth's rocky exterior, world landforms, the surface of the earth, world land cover, world climate, world weather, world biosphere, world biodiversity, world population, world languages, world religions, world health and education, conflict and terror around the world, world economy, world trade, world food, world energy, world minerals, environmental stresses, world protected lands, technology and globalization, and the internet. This whole section gives an amazing overview of the world as a whole - ready to launch us into the next seven sections which each look at one of the seven continents in detail. The maps in these sections are in full color, showing towns and cities, roadways, rivers, lakes, mountains, and the like. There are also little fact boxes containing facts like area, population, religion, life expectancy, literacy, flag, and more for each country or state shown on that page. Each continent is introduced with some incredible photography and clear text including brief details of the continent's physical geography, history, culture, and economy. So we get through Antarctica in this way, and there are still a lot of pages left before we reach the back cover. Here's what you'll find: sections on the oceans and space, and an appendix which I'll outline for you a little later. What exactly do these last two sections contain? World oceanography; limits of the oceans and seas; floor maps of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans; and the ocean around Antarctica are all part of the oceans section; while the space section will introduce you to some things you have probably never come across before. These are maps of both sides of the moon, a map of Mars, a map of the solar system, a look at the planets, and a 3D structure showing the universe and, in four stages, where our galaxy is to be found. There is a space exploration timeline, and then the appendix. The appendix is loaded with good material, including: airline distances in kilometers (major cities only), abbreviations, metric conversions, geographic comparisons, political entities and status, special flags, foreign terms, world time zones, major cities of the world (lists population and country), world temperature and rainfall, glossary of geographic terms, and a 94-page index (which includes an index of Moon locations). This atlas will serve you well in more ways than you probably ever thought you would need. Its large 10.5" x 14" format and quality hardcover binding will stand the test of time and help keep this atlas looking attractive for years to come. 2nd edition. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 026971
    ISBN: 9780890519059
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    This title in the Wonders of Creation series dives into the ocean. Through interesting text and an abundance of appealing pictures, students will learn about the ocean and its many facets from a creationist point of view. The book includes eleven chapters, which include: introduction to the ocean, oceanic research; physical characteristics of the ocean; the composition of the oceans' waters; tides, waves, and currents; weather; harvesting the ocean; marine life; exploring the coral reef; oceanic vessels; and the Genesis flood.

    Now updated, a page at the front of the book explains how to use the content with three different learning levels and the page content has color-coded backgrounds for clarity. Text on white background is for 5th/6th, text on light green is for 7th/8th, and text on blue background is for 9th- 11th. An 11"x 24" poster of the ocean's depths is included at the back of the book. Hardcover, 96 pages.

    A study guide is available for The Ocean Book. It corresponds by chapter, summarizing the main ideas and providing short answer questions for students to answer as they read through The Ocean Book. Each chapter of the study guide also includes discussion questions, vocabulary, activities, and projects to complete for better understanding of the concepts. These activities may include memorization of scripture, labeling maps, or reading weather maps. The study guide is a supplement to the text and is very helpful as you strive to comprehend and retain the facts presented. Guide is 72 pages, paperback, includes answers, and is not reproducible. - Melissa/Donna

  • Item #: 023678
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    This little contraption is perfect for a hands-on demonstration of vortex action, kinetic energy, or forces of nature such as tornadoes and whirlpools. The tornado tube is a two-inch hard plastic connecting tube. You provide two empty 2-liter plastic soda bottles and fill one 2/3 full with water. Then use the tube to connect the two bottles, move them in a circular motion to form a vortex, then watch your homemade tornado in a contained environment. You can even add food coloring, glitter, or dish soap to the water to make it easier and more fun to trace the movements of the water. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 069720
    ISBN: 9780991636952
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  • Item #: 061725
    ISBN: 9780740338144
    Retail: $99.95
    Rainbow Price: $84.96

    This high school course from Alpha Omega is a comprehensive overview. Go deeper into the world of physics and body health with interactive lessons that will teach key scientific concepts. Additional topics include oceanography, astronomy, and the future of science. Lessons include multimedia tools, experiments and colorful graphics. Now in USB flash drive format. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 052058
    Retail: $79.99
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    Earth Science contains 56 video lectures and 28 video labs covering basic concepts, flood geology, limnology and oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. This is a DIVE computer-based course and no other text is required, but the prerequisite to this course is either pre-algebra or Saxon 8/7.

  • Item #: 048678
    ISBN: 9781622236398
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    Reinforce your science curriculum and introduce topics in the areas of  geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.  The hands-on activities in this book require research, teamwork, creativity in design, and opportunities to think on the processes used. This book includes handouts and 26 interactive activities (labs) that are reproducible for the purchaser. Each activity (lab) includes a teacher information page and a student challenge. Each challenge includes vocabulary, materials needed, requirements, and steps to follow. A rubric is included to help you grade the student challenges, and activities are aligned to current standards. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 031465
    ISBN: 9780486494081
    Retail: $5.99
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    This activity book gives information about the ocean and ocean creatures as it provides a variety of fun activities for students to complete. Each page/activity has 3-4 sentences about a certain aspect of the ocean, and then all kinds of activities are presented. There are 24 puzzles like dots-to-dots, mazes, hidden pictures, crossword puzzles, and word searches. There are 11 drawing and coloring activities that also add to the fun (coloring sea-themed pictures and trying to draw creatures like manatees and Great White sharks). With some basic information and lots of fun activities, this is the perfect book for ocean lovers or for supplementing lessons on the ocean or ocean life. Answers to puzzles are included. 46 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 026032
    ISBN: 9781476535470
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  • Item #: 025553
    ISBN: 9781438005799
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 004475
    ISBN: 9780975397404
    Retail: $13.95
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    Author, A.O. Schnabel has invested much of his life researching evidence that supports the truth of the Bible’s inspiration, and then presenting his findings in lectures at universities and churches. This 5th edition provides this research with additional new research and information. His overarching philosophy is “God said it long before” man realized the truths conveyed in Scripture. In the scientific areas of astronomy, geology, oceanography, meteorology, physics, prophecy, archaeology and history, facts are brought forth that reveal the Bible’s accuracy. Two chapters elaborate on the difficulties in the scientific explanation of the universe’s age and the evolutionary process. Includes periodic
    black and white charts and diagrams. Welldocumented and packed with information. 5 ½" x 7 ½”, 172 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 001480
    ISBN: 9780764144646
    Retail: $16.99
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    As the author says in the preface to this book, a lot of earth science scientists focus primarily on one of the four branches of earth science and are not too concerned about the other three. A new thrust into the earth science field is earth systems science, and that's what this book is teaching. Earth systems science seeks to understand the changes of our planet and the potential consequences of the changes for life here on earth. It does this by looking at the planet as a whole, linking all four branches of earth science. Chapter one introduces readers to earth systems science, explaining the need to study the four branches together. The next three chapters look at the first of these - astronomy - at three levels: a study of the universe, our solar system, and the earth-moon system. Geology is studied in the next five chapters, covering minerals and rocks, geologic time and dating rocks, plate tectonics, volcanoes, and the earth's surface. Chapters 10-12 are the study of oceanography and water on earth - water everywhere, the world's oceans, and the dynamic oceans. The fourth branch is the one most people talk about: atmospheric science - the study of our atmosphere, weather, and climate. It covers earth's atmosphere, climate and climatic zones; atmospheric moisture, pressure, and winds; and weather and weather systems. The text is very complete, but it is not written with a Christian viewpoint - the "facts" given for how things formed or how old things are come from an evolutionary viewpoint. Black and white diagrams, illustrations, maps, and photos are used regularly throughout. Each chapter ends with a review test, and the book ends with a practice exam. Answers included. 377 pgs. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 000140
    ISBN: 9780867176643
    Retail: $69.95
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    Lifepac Set only - No Teacher's Manual. General Science III. Our Atomic World; Volume, Mass, & Density; Physical Geology; Historical Geology; Body Health: Part One; Body Health: Part Two; Astronomy; Oceanography; Science & Tomorrow; Scientific Applications.
  • Item #: 000139
    ISBN: 9780867176636
    Retail: $79.95
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    Lifepac Set plus Teacher's Manual. General Science III. Our Atomic World; Volume, Mass, & Density; Physical Geology; Historical Geology; Body Health: Part One; Body Health: Part Two; Astronomy; Oceanography; Science & Tomorrow; Scientific Applications.