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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 #: 063098
    ISBN: 9781495162817
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $48.95

    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 #: 036334
    ISBN: 9780890514665
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.85

    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 #: PHYSET
    Retail: $90.00
    Rainbow Price: $59.95

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  • Item #: 054143
    ISBN: 9781936114627
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $20.95
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 071544
    ISBN: 9781843653240
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    The subject of physics can strike fear into hearts of parents and students alike, but this curious little book (7.5"x 7.5") presents physics topics in a fun and engaging fashion, making you want to read and learn. Two pages are devoted to each topic and the 10 experiments will help readers apply the concept. The experiments are found throughout the book and may require some special equipment playdough or modelling clay, lithium watch batteries or battery pack, and LEDs are needed to mold a lion with eyes that light up. Use hot water, ice, and aerosol spray to make an indoor cloud, or assemble your own pinhole camera using a potato chip can, tape, and foil. Illustrations are friendly and inviting and explanations are age appropriate for the middle school level. Cool Physics can take the fear out of learning physics concepts and put some fun into the learning. 112 pgs, hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 030063
    ISBN: 9781615384914
    Retail: $5.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

  • Item #: 018775
    ISBN: 9781556527784
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Similar to other books from Chicago Review Press, this one takes students on a tour of Isaac Newton's life, pairing the story with activities that explore his ideas and the times he lived in. The book begins with a timeline depicting the major accomplishments in Newton's life, and is followed by ten chapters, covering from his precarious first days to his death in 1727. Along with the text, occasional activities are included, like making ink similar to how Newton would have. In the chapter on Newton's work with light, readers can make a prism, observe Newton's Rings in a piece of glass, and understand the inverse square law by moving away from a light source and detecting the amount of light available. Although written from a secular perspective, the book shares Isaac Newton's intense interest in God and his struggle with the concept of the Trinity. A fascinating combination of biography and historical scientific activities. 132 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 057077
    ISBN: 9780545703307
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    What sort of crazy chain reactions can you create with LEGO®? Probably more than you think! Much more elaborate than falling dominoes, this book provides instruction for building a Flag-Waving Marble Kicker, a Barbell Spinner and more in total, 9 contraptions that "swing, bounce, spring." Not only will kids have a blast putting these machines together by following the step-by-step instructions, they will also learn the physics behind the conceptsand put it to use as they mastermind their own inventions! Book includes 30 necessary specialized LEGO® pieces; kids will also need some basic LEGO bricks to complete the constructions.CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 073011
    Retail: $59.99
    Rainbow Price: $46.25

    Provides everything you need to get started with GraviTrax! Includes instructions, guide booklets, 6 marbles, 4 base plates, 2 levels (extra-large grids for Track Tiles), 52 Height Tiles (40 large, 12 small), 34 Track Tiles (including 6 special tiles and 4 tile inserts), and 18 tracks in 3 lengths.

  • Item #: 036784
    Retail: $33.95
    Rainbow Price: $24.95
    While robot kits are very entertaining and educational, they can be expensive. This kit is considerate in this regard, as it recycles its parts for up to 14 robots. Your kids can learn about solar power as an alternative energy source while putting together and playing with such creatures as Turtle-bot, Beetle-bot, Quadru-bot, and more. There are also two levels of complexity for the robots, some being simpler to put together, and some more challenging. Instructions are included for all 14 variations.
  • Item #: 062175
    Retail: $43.95
    Rainbow Price: $31.95

    Are you into robotics, but don't just want another nameless, bumbling, human-shaped thing? Perhaps you crave something that mimics nature's many wonders… like a Frilled Lizard robot. Well, amazingly, you've found that exact thing! Once assembled, this interactive robot can be set on two modes: "defense mode" and "pet mode". When set to "defense mode" this little guy will detect threats and respond accordingly by backing away, opening its mouth, puffing its frill, and running! On "pet mode" this reptile companion is a bit friendlier, albeit still cautious. It will still display its frill when feeling threatened, but when it feels safe it will follow you around adoringly. Although the recommended age range is 10 and up, it is worth noting that assembly is somewhat complex and requires time, patience, and vigilance. Instructions are diagrammed pictures, so little reading is required. However, there are some recommended tools not included. These are a diagonal cutter, a Phillips head screwdriver, a knife, and a hammer. In addition, the robot requires four AAA batteries (not included). The perfect gift for a robotics/model lover, a reptile lover, or someone looking to entertain their cats! Winner of Creative Child and Dr. Toy Awards in 2015.

  • Item #: 029518
    Retail: $52.95
    Rainbow Price: $37.95

    Go beyond the study of solar power, salt water-fueled vehicles, and robotics - expand your learning of hydraulic power and physics with this awesome kit. After you build your hydraulic arm out of the 229 included pieces, it will grasp, grip, pick up and open at the command and control of the operator – no batteries or electricity required. The instructions are easy to follow, but will still challenge your beginning engineer. Enhance your science, technology, engineering, and math studies with this great hands-on learning option.

  • Item #: 073012
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99

    Includes a swinging accelerator Track Tile, 1 long track, 2 medium tracks, and 3 short tracks.

  • Item #: 073014
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99

    Includes a magnet-powered accelerator Track Tile and 3 additional marbles.

  • Item #: 027672
    Retail: $8.00
    Rainbow Price: $6.50

    100 paper origami puzzles require you to transform each 3.5" sheet into a square shape so that only black shows on one side and only white on the other side. They start off simple and become more challenging. Great for an individual, or pass out a few around the table and see who finishes first! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 028843
    Retail: $8.50
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    Not just a classic toy, this heavy-duty gyroscope is great for demonstrating gyroscopic forces. When you get the hang of spinning it, there are a number of impressive tricks waiting to be mastered as well! Retro packaging includes gytoscope, string, stand and instructions.

  • Item #: 038315
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    10” x 5” x 8”. Throws anything light, round, and under 1" in diameter over 15 feet! Includes miniature plastic balls.

  • Item #: 005108
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Traffic jams have been called a great many things - inconveniences, frustrations, and major aggravations, just to name a few. How about fun? Yes, fun! In this thinking skills puzzle, your goal is to move all the other vehicles from the congested formation to get yours home free. 40 different puzzle cards are included, along with a multitude of little brightly-colored cars and trucks in a sturdy gray street-like base. This game was the winner of awards from several groups in 1997, including Parents Magazine, Parent's Choice, and Mensa. Four skill levels - beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert - make it more enjoyable for everyone, regardless of age. Now everyone can know the joy of bumper-to-bumper traffic, while trying your sequential thinking skills - not your patience!

  • Item #: 003518
    Retail: $20.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    A terrific kit for the student just getting into robotics, this simple kit allows kids to build four different models (with four different types of movement) and easily transition between them. The central red module forms the basis for "Grandpa-Bot," a tractor-trailer, a cricket and a two-legged "Beast." Gears and accessories fill in the details. The core module runs on two "AA" batteries (not included).

  • Item #: 041403
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.05
    Science becomes magical with this kit! With authentic, newly minted British coins, a unique "magic penny magnetic" and the activity book containing 44 investigations, your children will be spellbound as they learn "magic" tricks to entertain their friends and siblings. The key to the magic lies in the included unique magnets. Measuring 2"x.75"x.75", each ceramic magnet is encased in non-magnetic stainless steel giving them a super strong magnetic pull. The quality materials and detailed explanations and instructions make this a magnificent kit for your budding scientist or magician. ~ Deanne
  • Item #: 041107
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.25

    The Catapults & Crossbows Kit from Thames & Kosmos is great for studying the science of physics, or you can add it as a fun activity to your medieval history curriculum. Snap the plastic components together to assemble 5 different crossbows and 5 different catapults and trebuchets. The included manual offers step-by-step instructions for each model as well as information to conduct experiments with them.CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 027862
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95
  • Item #: 073013
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99

    Includes a loop-the-loop Track Tile, 1 long track, 2 medium tracks, and 3 short tracks.

  • Item #: 052134
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    Fun and easy-to-use, this activity will provide hours of entertainment whether you're playing alone or with a partner. Simply press the trigger on the hand-held launcher to blast a lightweight ball into the air. Then use the launcher to catch the ball before it hits the ground. This set includes two launchers and one ball. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 027281
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.99

    This unique game is great to play alone or in any size group, and all ages will enjoy the strategy and fun. It's composed of 24 specially notched metal rods that come in 6 bright colors and a base. Players take turns adding rods to other rods on the base's hook, trying not to knock the entire structure over. The patented U-shaped notches make for loose connections and the rods can easily pivot, so you have to consider wisely before placing your rods. You must think about physics, gravity, and balance because the entire structure can shift and traps can be set. The first to hang all of their pieces without knocking anything over is the winner.

  • Item #: 073722
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $35.90

    Pepper Mint goes to Borneo! Learn about physics and transferring energy as you help her use and make eight useful contraptions on her live-in treehouse including: a rain shield, a retractable ladder, a belt pulley, a block-and-tackle hoist, a trapdoor, a zipline, a catapult, and lanterns. 

  • Item #: 062858
    ISBN: 9781452125749
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.75

    Includes blue and red lightsabers and features duels from the first six films.