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  • Item #: 007274
    ISBN: 9780062731005
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.50

    Physics can be a hard subject to grasp, but if presentation has anything to do with that, this book could be the answer. In cartoon style, it provides a lighthearted format to a heavy topic. Beginning with motion, the two main characters (a pretty cartoon astronaut, Lucy, and her co-worker, Ringo) present a thorough coverage of physics, including gravity, projectiles, orbits, Newton's laws, forces, momentum, energy, collisions, rotations, charge, electric fields, capacitors, electric currents, magnetic fields, relativity, inductors, AC and DC, quantum electrodynamics, and more. The pages portray the characters demonstrating different concepts in easier-to-understand ways as they explain what is happening. Text (in a cartoonish font) fills in the blanks left by the characters' comments and pictures. A very different - but appealing! - approach to physics. 212 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 036334
    ISBN: 9780890514665
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    14 chapters cover motion, the Laws of Motion, gravity, simple machines, energy, heat, states of matter, save motion, light, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, nuclear energy, and future physics. The early chapters incorporate plenty of scientific history, and include biographical details of Aristotle, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, and others.

  • Item #: 000885
    ISBN: 9780764141263
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.36

    Used as a textbook or handbook, I'll bet this volume contains more than you'll ever want to know about physics. The book has a conversational tone, which helps tremendously when trying to read any scientific literature. It also has very good diagrams to help you "see" things like invisible forces. After starting out slow with a chapter on measurement, you jump right into motion, forces, machines, energy, heat, wave motion, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, light, electronics, and even the basics of nuclear physics. Although you don't need to know any physics to get started, you do need to know some elementary algebra to solve physics problems. Numerous sample problems are worked to show how theory can be applied. Other features worth noting include core concept summaries, chapter quizzes, and several helpful appendices. If you're feeling ambitious, you may even try sections marked with an asterisk, indicating topics included for college level study. 600+ black and white pgs, formerly titled Physics the Easy Way. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 041720
    Retail: $32.95
    Rainbow Price: $29.60

    If the Physics Workshop from Thames & Kosmos is more kit than you really want, try the lite version, Physics Discovery. At half the price of Physics Workshop, this kit still gives you more than 100 pieces with which to build 12 models. Build a balance beam to learn about leverage or a freight elevator to investigate pulleys. Make a motion picture machine to find out about centripetal and centrifugal forces, and a transmission to discover the workings of gears. The 48-page instruction manual provides photographic directions, background information, and full-color pictures of how a similar machine is used in real life. Colorful punchout covers dress up some of the finished products. And when you decide to upgrade to Physics Workshop, all of these pieces are compatible.

  • Item #: 034204
    Retail: $54.95
    Rainbow Price: $49.40

    There it was: Physics Workshop. I swear I saw fireworks. Physics is one of my favorite subjects; I love learning about how and why objects move like they do. And what better way to do it than through something as hands-on as this? With 305 colorful pieces, 37 experiments, and 36 building projects, you're sure to be learning for quite a while. A 64-page booklet lays it all out for you, from assembly instructions to fun activities. Some of the experiments made me wish I had the time to pop the kit out right there and just rip into it, but, alas, other products require reviews today. Building things is a major part of this kit, as it helps students actually see the physics in action, rather then just read about it in a textbook. Several activities caught my interest, like what degree to throw a ball to reach maximum distance, or why you balance better on a moving bike. I wish I had had this when I was 8. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 033993
    Retail: $65.90
    Rainbow Price: $55.75

  • Item #: 032772
    ISBN: 9780996677189
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $75.00

    As in the other Novare science texts, there is a section written to the student in preparation for doing the course. Each chapter, then, includes objectives, information broken down into smaller digestible pieces, examples and illustrations, and wraps up with a chapter exercise. Green "Do You Know" boxes tell some interesting historical fact concerning the topic. Answers to computational questions are included with each exercise. The back of the text includes a glossary, reference data, chapter equations and objectives list, experiments with guidelines for keeping a journal, scientists to know, and accurate measurements. Chapters include nature of scientific knowledge, motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, energy, momentum, atoms/matter/substances, heat and temperature, pressure and buoyancy, waves/sound/light, introduction to electricity, DC circuits, fields and magnetism, and geometric optics.

    Five (out of six) of the experiments from the Experiments for Introductory Physics are found at the back of the student text. You can do just those five and still have very in-depth labs with lab reports. The experiment information found in the back of the student text is in addition to what is found in the Experiments for Introductory Physics book, so you will need both books.

  • Item #: 004173
    ISBN: 9780486220338
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Does air take up space? What causes sound? How do periscopes work? You know that your kids will never get tired of asking you. So be prepared: seven chapters full of experiments to demonstrate questions that kids ask at one time or another, covering air, heat, sound, light, magnetism, machines, and water. These experiments are generally easy to do with everyday items and use nothing dangerous, though a few must be supervised by an adult. I was surprised by how simple yet demonstrative these experiments were. For example, to answer the question about whether sound can travel through nothing, you take a bottle, hang a little bell in it, then drop a flaming piece of paper in and cork it. The fire takes away the oxygen, leaving you with less-dense air around the bell. Almost every one can be worked by a pre-teen, and they are all demonstrative of some scientific principle. You kids will readily see the science behind our planet, and maybe not ask you! This book can be used stand-alone, but might be better alongside a more in-depth book. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 041505
    ISBN: 9781419004254
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75
  • Item #: 057164
    ISBN: 9780071798990
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    A little narrower in scope than a physics text, this book focuses only on the physics of motion. Because this isn't a kit, you will need to gather some items in order to complete the projects. The author also suggests that you use a video camera (or smart phone) with a tripod, and software titled Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool. He mentions it throughout the book and you can download it free at the website mentioned in the front of the book. Excel or a similar spreadsheet program will also be helpful for recording information.

    Topics explored include constant speed, acceleration, Newton's Laws of Motion, and much more, along with projects to help you remember the concept. Each chapter in the book offers history and background information on the topic, famous scientists in the field of study, step-by-step guidelines for performing the experiment or building the project, hints for success, materials you will need, and safety precautions.

    This book would be a good lab manual to go along with your physics course, or use it as a stand-alone for the physics enthusiast. Often the best way to remember a concept is to put it to use. I didn't know how much fun physics could be until I spent time around a high school physics teacher from our church. What a great learning experience, and I remember the concepts and laws because of the hands-on demonstrations. 170 pages, p/b. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 014647
    ISBN: 9781483816906
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    If you need extra practice sheets or activities for your science students, look no further. This workbook is full of 100 reproducible worksheets that cover a wide range of topics dealing with physics and chemistry. From lab procedures, to physical and chemical properties, to simple machines, to writing binary formulas, this book covers it all. Several various testing methods are used such as matching, puzzles, short answer, long answer, completing equations, etc. Besides giving a few example answers, this book does not provide explanations: it is only meant to provide practice or assessment. Teachers can go through the whole book with students to test their overall knowledge, or they can pick and choose topics which students need additional help or practice with. This book would be a great supplement to any physical science course. Aligns with current state standards. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 032810
    ISBN: 9780997284553
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.00

    The Solutions Manual includes detailed solutions for all computational problems found in the Student Text. These not only tell you the correct answer, but how to get them.

  • Item #: 017218
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.40
    A smaller version of the Kid's First Physics Lab (039327), this 42-piece building set is designed to allow students to build 8 different experiments that demonstrate the application of physics. The full-color instruction sheet gives clear directions on how to build each item as well as examples of how the concepts apply in our lives.
  • Item #: 063098
    ISBN: 9781495162817
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $49.35

    If you like the idea of a dvd to teach your high school physics course, Wes Olson has the solution – Physics 101. Like the other courses in the 101 Series, Wes Olson offers an engaging visual course rather than having the student read a text. Learn about the physics of our world, historical figures and their contributions and do hands-on labs to help you understand the concepts.

    Physics 101 covers concepts in these areas: light and color, mirrors and lenses, invisibility and speed of light, sound, acoustics, fire, thermodynamics, heat and cold, electricity, outlets and circuits, batteries and electromagnetic spectrum, Isaac Newton, Universal Law of Gravity, 1st Law of Motion, 2nd and 3rd Laws of Motion, Albert Einstein, relativity, quantum mechanics and the future of physics. There are 20 segments and a video for each that range in length from 20 to 43 minutes - a total of 11 hours and 10 minutes of video. Options are offered for subtitles and closed captions – a variety of languages are offered.

    There are PDFs that you may want to print and are included on the fourth disc (there are four discs in this course). The first pdf is titled, “Course Accreditation Program” and the second is the “Guidebook.” Instructions for opening the pdfs are printed on the face of Disc 1. Print out the files, hole punch them and put them in a notebook for your convenience.

    The Course Accreditation Program (CAP) is important information on how to use the course and get high school credit – a syllabus. Physics 101 provides about 135 hours of content, which is enough for one credit in physics. Basically, a lesson includes 4 steps: watch the video lesson, discuss the questions (found in the guidebook), do the mini-labs, research, write a 200-word report and take the segment quiz. The CAP includes all of the information for doing mini-labs – lists, instructions and where to fit them in. Mini-labs use common household items and a master list is found on page 4 of the CAP. You may run across a few unusual items, such as a canned air horn, microphone with jack to plug into your cell phone, magnesium fire starter, volt meter, etc. Items that are less common are marked, and you can skip labs if the items can’t be found; you will find that some sections have no labs and others have multiple. Instructions are included for assembling a student notebook that will be used all year; here students will record, take notes.

    The Guidebook is 106 pages and includes the table of contents (showing the segment and chapter divisions), an outline for each segment, discussion questions, quizzes, quiz answers and an alphabetic index.

    Physics 101 is a great high school level physics for your visual student or an interesting and informational watch for your family. Presented from a Christian worldview, students will learn about the relationship between science and the Bible in the area of physics. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 041721
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $62.90

    A fascinating kit based on the same idea as item # 34204 - see description (and from the same company) – the best way to learn physics is through hands-on models that really do what you build them to do. The great part about all the models in this kit is that they run on solar power. The neat little solar panel attachment will power all five models when in sunlight or other direct high-powered lights. Models include rover, helicopter, robot, bug, and mantis. The 48-page, full-color experiment manual gives all the construction details for each model along with 10 experiments to do with harnessing and using solar power. The solar panel attachment point can also be powered by battery for times the solar panel will not work. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 054143
    ISBN: 9781936114627
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $20.95
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  • Item #: 032807
    ISBN: 9780997284508
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $50.00

    The Resource CD includes a course overview with suggestions for pacing, assessments, grading, and more. There are 28 quizzes and two semester exams with answer keys for the computational sections and sample answers for the verbal questions, weekly review guides, and suggested daily schedule.

  • Item #: 046404
    Retail: $99.95
    Rainbow Price: $89.90

    By customer request, we are adding this kit, the largest and most advanced of Thames & Kosmos' physics kits. Not just an "upgraded" version of the Physics Workshop, this takes young scientists further in their hands-on physics investigations, especially into the study of water and air. The full-color, 96-page experiment book contains 17 experiments to explore the properties of air and water, particularly with regard to air and water pressure, how air and water flow, and air and water relating to energy. Each section includes hands-on experiments to do, using the materials in the kit and some household items as well. The second half of the book contains instructions for building the models of real-world contraptions which show air and water in action. A hydraulic lift, rotating crane, water turbine, backhoe, wind tunnel, trick fountain and race car are just a few of the fourteen exciting projects. The 212 parts included in the kit are also compatible with other Physics Workshop, Physics Discovery and Physics Solar Workshop. Winner of a Parent's Choice Silver Award. – Jess

  • Item #: 024259
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.40
  • Item #: 015381
    ISBN: 9780890517345
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75
    For use with Exploring the World of Math and Exploring the World of Physics.
  • Item #: 057894
    ISBN: 9781770788824
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Structural Form/Function; Heat & Temperature; and Chemistry

  • Item #: 006479
    ISBN: 9780974914954
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.95
  • Item #: 057892
    ISBN: 9781770788800
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Properties of matter; Chemistry; Forces & simple machines; Electricity; and Magnetism.

  • Item #: 030307
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95
  • Item #: 057890
    ISBN: 9781770787964
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Structures; Building materials; Testing Designs; Forces; Hearing & Sound.

  • Item #: 021514
    Retail: $8.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.95
  • Item #: 020910
    ISBN: 9780762548804
    Retail: $8.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.95

  • Item #: 010368
    Retail: $70.00
    Rainbow Price: $69.50

    Doing labs in Exploring Creation with Physics is much more convenient with this accompanying lab kit. It includes: safety goggles, pencil, 4 ping pong balls, masking tape, stopwatch, 2 rulers, protractor, modeling clay, pen, 2 rubber bands, pinto beans, aluminum foil, sand, nut, bolt, small block of wood, ¾" washer, thread, four 1" washers, pipette tip, cardboard tube, marble, spring with loops, 5 paper clips, mass scale, copper pipe, flat mirror, flashlight w/batteries, black paper, magnifying mirror, 3 balloons, 2 Styrofoam plates, AA battery, insulated copper wire, compass, 3" nail, small nail, toothpick, and plastic tub w/ lid. Items aren't bagged by lesson (like at the elementary level) and there are still items you will need to gather from around your home, but this kit makes the list much shorter. A packing list is included with the kit. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 069824
    ISBN: 9780134060491
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $224.20

    This hardcover, 800+ page book is intended for high school physical science and covers the topics of physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy. 28 chapters cover all of the topics students need to be prepared for upper level science classes. Each chapter includes short readable sections of text, checkpoints (questions with suggested answers), colorful illustrations and graphics, biographies of famous scientists, summary of terms, reading check questions, activities, Plug and Chug (formula familiarization, Think and Solve (mathematical application), Think and Rank (analysis), Exercises (synthesis), Discussion Questions (evaluation), and a Readiness Assurance Test (10 multiple choice questions with answers). Appendices include sections on linear and rotational motion, vectors, exponential growth and doubling time, solutions for odd-numbered questions at the end of the chapter, and a glossary.

    This text corresponds to the Conceptual Physical Science Self-Study Online Course (#69873), Physical Science, PAC Self-Study Online Course (#069874), and Conceptual Astronomy Self-Study Online Course (#069864). The PAC course is a truncated version of physical science, with fewer lessons and labs using materials from around the home or easily accessible. The Astronomy course uses only specific chapters of the text for a one-semester course.

  • Item #: 039327
    Retail: $54.95
    Rainbow Price: $42.95
    All building sets subtly demonstrate the laws of physics, but this 142-piece building set is designed to show physics at work in everyday ways. 22 different experiments allow students to see physics in action. Build an elevator to demonstrate pulleys, an astronaut trainer to explore centrifugal force, a wheelbarrow, trebuchet, sundial, windmill, and many more. The full-color 80-page instruction manual not only gives clear directions on how to build each item and the physics behind them, but also includes examples of how the concepts apply in our lives. I felt that this kit was really well put together and made science concepts a lot more fun in a hands-on manner. Use as demos for a lesson, or just enjoy through independent play. – Laura