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  • Item #: 017774
    ISBN: 9781626914421
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  • Item #: 048004
    ISBN: 9781626914438
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  • Item #: 054171
    ISBN: 9780824967987
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    What do little kids and rocket scientists have in common? They carefully observe their world and wonder, "Why?" While the infamous 'why' word often drives us crazy as parents, this simple word forms the foundation of the scientific method.

    As a firm believer that young children are never too young to begin thinking scientifically, this book will whet your child's interest for science with over 65 safe, age appropriate activities. Beginning with a general exploration of our planet Earth, the activities are varied and will provide hands-on fun. Each activity has been carefully chosen to increase curiosity and give young children insights into the properties of water and air, weather, plants, change (Kitchen Chemistry), sound, and movement (Physics). For example: Children will create a rain cloud in a bag, ice-cream in a bag, gooblek, and even have the opportunity to watch worms at work! You will need to supply materials for the activities and the author has included a supply list at the beginning of the book. Supplies are items easily found locally and include: salt, sugar, cornstarch, flour, gelatin, borax, art paper, tempera and water color paint, markers, pipe cleaners, soda straws, wax paper, coffee filters, etc. Helpful directions are also provided for creating a 'mini-museum' to store science treasures and a nature notebook. This is a valuable (and inexpensive!) resource for parents and teachers who desire to give children a strong start in science. Colorfully illustrated. 141 glossy pages. pb. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 053448
    ISBN: 9780807588161
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    Planet Earth is very unique, but why? Children will learn what makes our home planet, Earth, a very special place and why it is so different from the other planets in the solar system. Robert E. Wells takes readers on a journey through the universe as he explains atmosphere and climate of the planets and why you couldn't live on them. He then talks about Earth and its special features and things we can do to care for our planet. So if you're thinking about moving away from the Earth - remember the other planets aren't a good option. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 043662
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    Volcanoes and earthquakes are a constant source of intrigue for young and old alike, and this kit lets you learn about them in a fun, hands-on fashion. Learn about volcanic eruptions, vocabulary, plate tectonics, tsunamis, seismographs, and more.

    Included in this kit: plaster powder, sodium bicarbonate, tartaric acid, measuring cup, wooden spatula, red food coloring, small bottle & screw top, black plastic tube, volcanic rocks, seismograph model, tectonics puzzle, volcano quiz game, volcano model, globe model, safety glasses, and a helpful experiment manual. You will also need some additional easy-to-find items to perform some of the experiments. The 48-page experiment manual includes full color illustrations for 11 experiments and photos and illustrations of each topic.

    Have a lot of fun as you learn about our volatile planet earth and all of its inner rumblings. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 026242
    ISBN: 9780794524692
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    I have always been a fan of the Usborne books, and this one is no exception – you'll not be disappointed with the beautiful photography and the plethora of facts. This encyclopedia is completely focused on earth science and includes chapters on planet earth, earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, weather, plants and animals, shaping the land (soil/weathering/erosion), and rivers and oceans. Scattered throughout the book, along with the information provided, you will find recommended websites where you and your child can find out more. The pages will draw you in, no matter your age, as you learn about our planet Earth. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 004739
    ISBN: 9781600922947
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  • Item #: 004736
    ISBN: 9781600921544
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  • Item #: 051260
    ISBN: 9780890516188
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    Instilling a love for science in my children was always a primary goal in our early days of home-schooling. One of my secret tools was always keeping a stack of interesting science reference books available for them to thumb through or to look up a quick question on their own (yes, this was pre-internet!), but I always struggled to find good quality books that did not overwhelm us with evolutionary content and would often lament to my husband, that it would sure be nice to have a Christian alternative to the informative Usborne or DK resource books. I am so excited to share that Master Books and My Father's World have heard the cries of many homeschool families and have joined together to provide quality science reference books that offer beautiful photographs and illustrations without the inundation of evolutionary teaching.

    Beginning with Genesis 1:1, this book introduces the scientific method, real science, fields of science and the reasons to study science and then dives into seven sections covering a wide range of scientific subjects. Section 1: Matters and Chemicals covers atoms, elements, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, melting and boiling, crystals, water, chemical changes, acids and bases and composites. Section 2: Energy, Motion and Machines presents energy, converting energy, the energy of motion, forces and motion, measuring force and motion, gravity, heat and cold, helpful machines, simple machines, machine power, friction and energy and matter. Section 3: Electricity and Magnetism contains electrical energy, static electricity, flowing electricity, electrical circuits, using electricity, magnetism, and magnetism to electricity, electricity to movement, movement to electricity plus more. Section 4: Light and Sound introduces sound waves, using sound, light, reflected and refracted light, using light, laser light and more. Section 5: Earth and Life presents planet earth, inside the earth, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, atmosphere, weather and climate, mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, coastlines, seas and oceans, life on earth and the earth in trouble. Section 6: Space and Time explores earth in space, exploring space, earth's orbit, magnetic earth, inner planets, solar wanderers, outer planets, the sun, stars and galaxies, deep space, and the universe.

    The last section provides over sixty projects covering topics in each of the previous six categories. Science projects contain a concise "you will need" list, clear step by step instructions, and colorful accompanying photographs. Each project also contains the reference page for further information and utilizes commonly found items. Glossary and index provide helpful reference material. hc. 247 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
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    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 046167
    ISBN: 9781465450708
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    The photography and snippets of information in this DK Smithsonian book make it a great reference to have on hand for your children. Learn about rocks, minerals and gems, fossils, shells, and more in this beautifully illustrated resource. Read about the rocks inside our planet and the rock cycle before jumping into explanations of a variety of rocks – igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary – even rocks from space. See and read about minerals and gems and how we use them every day and see ancient fossils and interesting water animals (in the shells section) through thousands of gorgeous pictures. Even peek at some of the treasures of our world made from these materials! The textual information is presented in small pieces, so not overwhelming for younger ones who want to learn about the world of rocks and gems. 208 pgs, hc. ~ Donna   

  • 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

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  • Item #: 067913
    ISBN: 9781618931535
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      The Animal Kingdom is one of the most fascinating aspects of planet earth. Millions of species exist: flying, walking, and swimming on our planet. This visually stunning book may not capture them all, but it certainly hits the highlights! Inside are over 2,500 animals, complete with over 1,000 color photographs. This vast array begins with introducing the Animal Kingdom and is divided into convenient chapters: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Arthropods, and Other Invertebrates. Chapters are loosely organized into sub-sections such as “Big Cats,” “Dogs, Wolves, and Foxes,” etc. While the book’s main strength is the incredible visual presentation, each page contains brief entries providing a concise animal overview, a “card” with the common & scientific name, size, habitat, and food preferences. Rounding out entries are concise “About Me”, “Fun Facts,” “ROAR,” and “Surprisingly Human” boxes to maintain reader interest. An excellent choice for any “general interest” animal lover!

  • Item #: 067078
    ISBN: 9781472380548
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  • Item #: 065904
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    • We are proud to support our community by manufacturing in the USA! This PEEL, PLAY & LEARN set is 24" by 40". The bright and colorful, fun graphics on our PEEL, PLAY & LEARN educational sets make them perfect for visual learners.

      Kinesthetic learners will love touching the pieces and moving them around from place to place. Our educational PEEL, PLAY & LEARN sets can be combined with verbal instruction to satisfy auditory learners as well.Simply peel your play set off of the backing and stick it gently to your wall in a convenient location. Make sure to flatten all areas and edges. Remove the accessories in the same way and place them onto the wall in whichever combination you wish. To store extra pieces, simply re-stick your customized wall play set on its original backing.

      The educational solar system play set teaches the following skills:

      • *Planet recognition
      • *Solar System Configuration
      • *Constellations
      • *Phases of the Earth’s moon
      • *Seasons of the year
      • *Earth’s axis and rotation around the sun
      • *Types of galaxies
      • *Black Holes
      • *Eclipses
  • Item #: 064681
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  • Item #: 061229
    ISBN: 9780515158182
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  • Item #: 061215
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    Since the beginning of the 20th century, discoveries about the universe have spurred a plethora of questions about man’s existence, the universe’s formation, and even God himself. Enter the “conversation” as scientists discuss these “big issues” of the Universe in this in-depth documentary. Much emphasis is placed on world views: their influence on the formation and reaction to scientific theories. Beginning with the history of astronomy and the development of modern day science, the discussion examines the uniqueness and mystery of our solar system and universe. Theories are well-explained with video, narration, interview segments and animation. The documentary includes two length options: 55 and 35 minutes. The material is also accessible by chapters: Take off Into Space; Cosmology and Worldview; How the Universe is Explored; How the Universe Began; Finetuning of the Universe; Earth, A Special Planet; Are We Alone in the Universe?; and Searching for an Explanation.

    As a bonus, 40 minutes of interviews focusing on the potential and limitations of natural sciences are included. These interviews would be great to show at the introduction of high school science classes since the scientists themselves discuss their interpretation of scientific goals (what it is and isn’t and when it is applicable to life and when it isn’t) and how the scientific process affects other areas of life. Well done. From Vision Video. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 057963
    ISBN: 9781426310140
    Retail: $14.95
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    The First Big Book of Space by Catherine Hughes is a wonderful, kid-friendly introduction to our solar system. This hardcover, 128-page book uses a format with plenty of illustrations and photos to engage your young ones.

    Five chapters explain familiar objects first (sun, moon and earth) and then move out into the solar system – Looking Up From Earth, Earth's Neighborhood, Earth's Other Neighbors, Far Far Away, and Exploring Space. Throughout the chapters you will find fact boxes that give an overview of each topic, Pop-Up Facts that offer added information to the main text, beautiful art, photos, and illustrations with labeling for your visual young learner. Questions are also scattered through the chapters for discussion points or an extension of the content. Expand your child's astronomy vocabulary with the terms that are introduced throughout; the glossary (at the back) lists them alphabetically with short definitions. Rounding out the chapters is a two-page map of the solar system that can be used to see planet order, practice naming the planets, and to see the different planet categories – rocky, gas, and dwarf.

    The text is simply written for easier understanding, and for beginning readers. If your child isn't reading yet, this is a good parent read-aloud. The information is solid and fact-based with no theory interjection. Two pages of Parent Tips are offered at the back of the book to build on the information presented – nine activities in all. Some fun options include watching the sunrise together, observing the movement of the sun, following the phases of the moon, learning the poem "Star Light, Star Bright," and more. "To infinity and beyond…" with your little space explorers. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 055677
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    This cute little set is packed with learning potential. It includes our Solar System – the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, and a plastic tray to hole them in their orbital positions. The back of the package includes information for the Sun and each of the planets – distance from the Sun, position in orbit, diameter, temperature, and number of moons. Not just a toy, this set will enhance your study of earth and space science. Miniature models range in size from 1/4" (Mercury) up to 1 1/2" (Saturn). ~ Donna

  • Item #: 055141
    Retail: $21.00
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    Planet Earth: Tilt-A-Whirl. Think a minute and you'll begin to see the connection. If fact, thinking will be what you do with every minute watched of this DVD. Combining captivating cinematography – visual impact images - with articulate "thinking out loud," this DVD addresses the "hard" questions of philosophy and Christianity – evil, death, existence, etc. We are challenged to "confront our unbelief and petty fears so that the goodness and greatness of God might astound us and fill our hearts with gratitude and joy." (Scott Anderson, Executive Director, Desiring God). This sort of visual/thinking exercise (a bookumentary) is a great addition to a worldview or high school Bible course and would work well both in a family discussion setting or a small group/co-op. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 054591
    ISBN: 9780920656662
    Retail: $9.95
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    Beautifully illustrated and user friendly for novice sky gazers, this book will quickly become a family favorite! Conveniently divided into three sections, each topic is presented through a two page spread. The first section, Cosmic Voyages, takes you on a ten step voyage from the Earth to the distant reaches of the universe. Section two, Alien Visitors, provides close-up views of our solar system, planets of other stars, nearby stars, black holes, quasars, and a cursory look at aliens and UFOs. The final section, Sky Gazing, provides beginning sky gazers the "nuts and bolts" necessary for a successful astronomical experience. Some evolutionary content. 72 pgs, pb. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 046698
    ISBN: 9781928629368
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  • Item #: 044361
    ISBN: 9781465443434
    Retail: $16.99
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    DK always does a fantastic job with visually stunning encyclopedias, and nothing quite stirs the imagination more than a full-color encyclopedia on space. This encyclopedia explores all aspects of space as we know it. The first section asks the question "What is space?" and explores space, stargazing and observatories, our galaxy, other galaxies, and nearby stars. Section two is all about the exploration of space: astronaut training, space vehicles, the moon, space stations, working and living in space, and explorations further afield. The third section details all of the major bodies in our own solar system, including the sun and some of the moons. Section four gives readers a look at comets, meteors and asteroid belts. The next section deals with mysteries that may or may not ever be answered (or may not even be issues, depending on your worldview): UFOs, life on other planets, the Big Bang(!?), black holes, other earths, and birth and death of stars. The last section has ideas and information on enjoying and learning about space on your own, followed by a reference section that contains a glossary and index. The plethora of photographs, enhanced telescope/probe images, and artist's impressions bring space down to an attainable level, and the bite-sized text is perfect for young users. As a note, the book does promote some evolutionary theories. 128 pgs, hc. – Zach

  • Item #: 035071
    ISBN: 9781594647383
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    I have long been interested in the evolution/creationism debate. One often-made point is to look at many features in nature as undeniable proof of God's fingerprints. This 6-DVD set takes the same tack, examining the magnitude of the galaxy down to the complexity of the human body. The focus of the set is not on the debate, but rather to show and explain things like the weather from a creationist viewpoint. It will take you some time to get through them; total running time is 10 hours. Volume 1 covers the galaxy and solar system, including some recent discoveries. Volume 2 talks about planet Earth, taking you on a tour of our unique planet, and shows you some of the more complicated systems that we take for granted. Volume 3 goes through the layers of the earth and covers our water phenomena like storms and floods. Volume 4 focuses more exclusively on wind and its marvels. Volume 5 covers animal life and the ingenuities that are beyond anything humans can construct. Volume 6 covers human life in all its magnificence. A notable set in its approach, a veritable curriculum in its depth, and a refreshing change from the Science Channel and its never-ending parade of evolutionary material.  Extra features include an additional 2 full length programs: In His Prescence and Be Thou My Vision. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 034350
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    The EarthBall is a fascinating introduction to the planet we live on. It is a 16" inflatable globe that depicts the physical earth as recorded through aerial, space and satellite photography supplied by NASA. While there is something wonderful about holding a 16" replica of the planet earth (without any sort of man-made boundaries in evidence), the wonder of our world only increases when you turn out all the lights – for then the world's cities begin to glow, adding a whole new dimension to the planet. A 16-page guide-book comes with the globe and includes educational activities, games for the EarthBall, and facts about both the EarthBall and the real Earth.

  • Item #: 032524
    ISBN: 9781454906759
    Retail: $5.95
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  • Item #: 030162
    ISBN: 9781426215438
    Retail: $70.00
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    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