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  • Item #: 002976
    ISBN: 9781889015750
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    ISBN: 9781889015323
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    ISBN: 9781889015767
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    ISBN: 9781889015774
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    ISBN: 9780531123935
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  • Item #: 034817
    ISBN: 9781578960811
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    It is generally acknowledged by my family that I crashed and burned with unit studies. A summer spent in planning went down in flames the first month. Returning to more comfortable curriculum choices, I didn't abandon this educational methodology but entrusted my children into more capable "unit study" hands with our involvement in a homeschool co-op. After reading this amazing unit study manual by Barbara Wagner, I recognize that "my problem" was that "I" spent the summer in planning. Had I used her simple yet incredibly thorough planning methodology I would have met my needs for structure and control and let my children's creativity emerge, all while reigniting the love for learning. Mom becomes the administrator, facilitator, and co-learner. This, I can handle.

    A powerful planning tool deceptively housed in a small 1" three-ring binder, you find yourself wondering if anyone can effectively explain How to Teach with Unit Studies in only 92 pages. Yes, she can! Start with an appealing analogy to eagles; add the I3 (pronounced I-three) Unit Study; stir in a cup of wisdom and a dash of simplicity and you have the recipe for successful unit studies.

    What exactly is the I3 Unit Study? The first "I" refers to Individual. This is the first step in unit study planning and where you and your child decide on a topic for your study. This is the time to yield to the childlike wonderments that tease our minds (i.e. why do stars shine?). The second "I" stands for Inquiry - the time to ask questions; narrow a topic down to a specific question or thing. We want our children to capture a discovery spirit - to create and spin a web of knowledge. The third "I" refers to the instruction portion of the study - pick a thinking skill, choose a project, state the assignment, and determine the learning objectives. The really important aspect of this entire process is that until you get to the very last "job" (determine the learning objectives), the process is student-directed and adult-assisted. This is where I made my big mistake - not getting my children involved in the planning. In Mrs. Wagner's method only the learning objectives part is adult-directed but still student-assisted.

    If all this sounds a bit confusing, you will not be confused by Mrs. Wagner's clear presentation of her approach. She thoroughly explains each step showing how you can facilitate your children's participation in the planning; her graphically pleasing layout adds to the clarity. She also provides some stunningly simple, yet surprisingly empowering techniques for determining both the "pick a thinking skill" and the "choose a project" parts. Relying on Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives for thinking skills and a useful chart for possible projects, she brings both together into a handy Dial-a-Unit-Study tool. This makes the whole assignment planning process not only manageable but also FUN (and part of the learning process).

    Giving practical guidelines for putting it all together, Mrs. Wagner suggests that six assignments make up one unit study and that you can do six to twelve unit studies a year. Since there are six fact-finding questions, six thinking skills levels, six project delivery modes, one of each makes for a well-rounded unit study. Yet, she cautions that this is just an "ideal" - not essential - and families need to stay flexible. There are lots of reproducible forms for your planning pleasure as well as many examples of unit studies and assignments the Wagner family used.

    Those of us with perfectionist tendencies will appreciate the time and attention the author gives to determining learning objectives, study evaluations, and keeping records. Although she relates all of her studies to Hewitt's Learning Objectives for Grades K-8, I think any set of learning objectives would be useable. Surprisingly simple, her approach to record keeping produces an amazing portfolio of the student's work. Mrs. Wagner encourages evaluation of all assignments and studies and occasionally uses standard testing methods but typically this is another area where both student and teacher are interactively involved.

    The wisdom referred to earlier is both sprinkled throughout and concentrated into one section of this manual. Addressed are such issues as philosophy, multiple ages & levels, creating a learning environment, building relationships, and getting to know your child as well as FAQs (frequently asked questions) such as the ubiquitous "What about math and language arts?" (For your information, Mrs. Wagner suggests that you incorporate these into studies as much as possible but work on them every day.)

    Wanting to see if I could actually plan a unit study following this procedure but not having students to help with my planning, I was nearly derailed by trying to choose a topic to study. I just didn't have any pressing questions I needed to answer (too far from youthful wonderment, I suppose). But then in a flash of inspiration I decided that I would really like to know why (fact-finding question) chocolate has such a universal appeal. Using the Dial-a-Unit-Study, I concluded that I could describe (thinking skill) this appeal by telling a story (delivery mode). And the wheels started turning (slowly and rustily, I admit). Let's see, first I will need to find out a bit more about those endorphins lurking in chocolate and what function they serve in our body and then decide if my story will be about a family who always incorporates chocolate into family traditions (Hershey's kisses at Christmas) or about a group for homeschooling moms who recognize chocolate as a suitable way to pamper themselves for a job well done.

    One last note about that Dial-a-Unit-Study gizmo. Although the instructions were clear, I did have some difficulty and had to rely on scissors to punch the hole rather than the provided brad. The whole affair took just a little loosening up to provide satisfactory results. A small quibble for an exceptional product. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 002982
    ISBN: 9781889015347
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  • Item #: 069825
    ISBN: 9780321567918
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    For grades 7-9, this softcover textbook introduces the basic concepts of physical science: mechanics, forms of energy, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy. The book is divided into 34 chapters and each includes very readable text in short sections, colorful graphics, "Explore!" (experiments), Concept Checks (questions with answers), and a chapter review (no answers). Appendices include measurement and unit conversion, linear and rotational motion, working with vector components, exponential growth and doubling time, and safety. The glossary will help with new vocabulary. This book is 888 pages.

    We are carrying just the student text, which is the required text for the Physical Science Explorations Self-Study Online Course from Conceptual Academy (#069872).

  • Item #: 012133
    ISBN: 9780765381514
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    During the 15th century, many explorers got terribly lost and stumbled into unknown places. This book tells the story of these Age of Discovery heroes. The double-column format of the book is fast-paced and full of facts and adventure. The history, sociology, and even superstitions of that age, along with dozens of drawings, maps, routes, and diagrams of ships and navigational equipment, are all included. The main adventurers covered in this book include Bartolomeau Dias and Vasco Da Gama, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan, Giovanni Da Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson. A chronology of exploration, a brief history on the subject, and an index are included. 135 pgs.

  • Item #: 060814
    ISBN: 9781601447135
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    When children are young, we teach them to recognize sequences, shapes, and patterns as prerequisites to math – important skills to build upon. This book from The Critical Thinking Company incorporates some fun puzzles to work with children at the fifth to seventh grade level to really get them thinking about math functions. Five different types of puzzles make the math exploration challenging – Pattern Predictor, Equality Explorer, Sequence Sleuth, Number Ninja, and Function Finder. There are eight of each type for a total of 40 puzzles that become progressively more difficult. Pattern Predictor asks the student to look at a pattern of shapes and predict where the pattern will be in future stages. Equality Explorer is like Balance Benders (also by Critical Thinking Press) where the student sees a series of balances with shapes on one side and a number on the other – the student has to figure out the value of each shape in order to equal the number on the other side (balancing equations). Sequence Sleuth shows a sequence of patterns, objects, letters, etc. and asks a series of questions in which the student is to determine future stages in the sequence based upon what they can already see. Number Ninja lays out a series of operations and tells you a starting or ending number. Based on the operations you have to determine the missing start or finish number. The fifth type of puzzle is the Function Finder in which the student is to determine what functions are being employed given the example presented – look for a pattern and understand it. An example of this last puzzle would be 6♦7=43, 8♦3=25, 9♦10=91, 2♦5=11. Based on the mystery function offered here, what would the answers be to 5♦9 and 16♦3? The mystery functions would be multiply and add one, so the answers would be 46 and 49, consecutively.

    Hints for solving the puzzles and solutions are offered at the back of the book. These are very helpful when you get stuck.

    I know this book says that it is for 5th – 7th grade, but I feel like the number-brain exercises in these puzzles would be good for even high school and adults. I have completely enjoyed working the puzzles in this book. Like other Critical Thinking products, this book is reproducible for classroom and family use. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 055904
    ISBN: 9781615382316
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    The excellent Exploring... series has gotten even better, thanks to the folks at Memoria Press. They have written accompaniments to most books in the series which include supplemental learning questions, unit reviews, unit tests, and a final exam. Most worksheets include a variety of question formats such as matching, vocabulary lists, multiple choice, true or false or short answer questions. Answers are found within the text. Softcover. Page counts vary. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067781
    ISBN: 9781441318374
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    This journal for teens and adults is an introspective journey to learn oneself better. It could even be used with high school students to help shed some light on a career path. Each daily prompt falls into one of the following areas: who are you? What do you do? Your stuff, your people, food, your body, memories, places, dreams, outdoors and lastly a topic called this or that? They suggest you work through the book front to back. The questions really do get you thinking about what you value in life. Some days you will write a page, others will be just a short question with a few lines. A student could use this as a daily writing warm-up activity. A grandparent could fill it in for their grandchildren, creating a cherished memento as grandchildren (and probably their own children!) learn new things about them. However it is completed, and by whomever completes it, this is sure to become a keepsake for posterity. hc, 158pp, 6x8”, with an attached satin ribbon bookmark. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 047629
    ISBN: 9780890515747
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    Can you name the bird after which some bullet trains are designed or what an Osage Orange Tree and barbed wire have in common? Biomimicry is a process through which we discover and utilize designs from nature; useful features that benefit living things and also can be employed for the welfare of mankind. This book looks at design examples from 8 different categories of nature: microorganisms, insects, flight (bats, birds, flying reptiles), underwater life, land animals, people, vegetation, and nonliving objects like the Opal, nanoparticles, and water flow. The chapter on vegetation even includes a chart of medical benefits we receive from certain plants and animals. Each two-page spread tells about the example, what we have learned, and its application. Each passage is followed by questions for further study and either internet search words or references. Answers to the questions and a glossary are found at the back of the book.

    FYI: The front of some bullet trains is designed to look like the bill of a kingfisher to cut down on noise. The kingfisher is able to dive into water without much splash despite the change in pressure. This is similar to the change in air pressure experienced when a bullet train exits a tunnel, and the shape decreases sound that would normally be caused by the change in air pressure. Scientists are studying nature everyday in order to benefit mankind and this book looks at those discoveries through the lens of a Christian worldview. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 031998
    ISBN: 9780899573564
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    Subtitled "the Unquenchable Thirst," this book's aim is to see if any religion can quench the universal thirst for answers to the conflict existing between human nature and moral law. This book explores a variety of questions which often leave even the most notorious of scholars baffled and perplexed. The key questions covered include: "Does God Exist?" "Do We Reap What We Sow?" and "Are We Bad to the Bone?" As the Christian authors Britton Weimer and Paul Johnson write, they use non-Christian thinkers and sources to show what their answers are to these tough questions. Then they look at what other religions offer as solutions to these moral dilemmas, with a special focus on good works and religious rituals. In the end, the authors present Christianity as a radical solution to quench the thirst for the answers to these universal questions. Of course, it is up to the reader to decide. This paperback book is a quick read and would be a great resource for anyone seeking answers to these deep, intellectual questions. This book may only be the start to your long search for answers; however, the authors list many books at the end of each chapter for you to reference if you want to continue your search. 110 pages. - elise
  • Item #: 062989
    ISBN: 9781940110257
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    This new edition of Exploring Creation with Chemistry makes chemistry approachable and doable in a homeschool setting. Now authored by Kristy Plourde, you will notice a few changes from previous editions.

    The chapter order has been changed from the previous editions (1st and 2nd) of the curriculum. There are still 16 modules measurement, units, and the scientific method, atoms and molecules, atomic structure, molecular structure, polyatomic ions and molecular geometry, changes in matter and chemical reactions, describing chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acid-base chemistry, chemistry of solutions, gas phase, energy/heat and temperature, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and reduction-oxidation reactions. The front of the book offers a suggestion on how to use the book and the length of time typically spent to complete the course. "On Your Own" questions are found throughout the modules and are to be completed as the student reads the text answers are included at the end of the module. "Review Question" and "Practice Problems" are found at the end of each module to help students recall and apply important concepts presented in that module. The text is generous with examples, illustrations, and photos for clarity of concepts.

    Some helpful resources are found at the back of the text glossary, tables/laws/equations, extra practice problems for each module, and a complete list of lab supplies.

    Experiments are homeschool-friendly and can be completed using the lab kit (#008778) that is assembled by Nature's Workshop and items that are easily accessible. If you want to do more advanced experiments, you can purchase the MicroChem Lab Kit (#020028). These experiments aren't printed in the student text, but are mentioned and marked by a flask and test tube symbol along with where that experiment can be found in the MicroChem Manual. The experiments in this 3rd edition are a combination of some new ones and the tried-and-true from the previous editions. If you don't want or need to purchase the lab kit (#008778), the required items to complete experiments are a 1 mass scale (0 to 500 grams), blue and red litmus paper, 1 thermometer (-10 to 110 degrees C). If you have these three items, the text makes suggestions within the experiments for household substitutions of the other items needed.

    A special website is available to accompany this course, offering web links and additional information for specific concepts. The web address is printed in the front of the text with instructions for access. Textbook is now in the 4th printing. ~ Donna.

  • Item #: 041378
    ISBN: 9781932012798
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    These tests are included with the Solutions Manual but in case you have more than one student or want an extra set, we offer the tests separately. There are 10-12 questions for each module (modules 1-16) of the Physical Science text. Typically the questions are short answer or multiple-choice. Pages are perforated, and there is no answer key since answers are included in the Solutions Manual. 32 pages.
  • Item #: 059398
    ISBN: 9781940110417
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    The Student Notebook is a handy companion to the course. It provides formatted pages on which to write the answers to the text questions – On Your Own, Study Guide Questions, Practice Problems, and Extra Practice Problems. Experiment instructions are in the student notebook along with space for recording observations and data and making notes. There is also space for recording the optional MicroChem experiments. A suggested schedule will keep the student on track to finish the course. This notebook isn't included in the bundle, but is sold separately.

  • Item #: 069822
    ISBN: 9780131358614
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    A course for grades 7-9, this book covers multiple areas of science: physical science, chemistry, biology, earth science, and astronomy. This book will thoroughly prepare your student for high school level courses. The book is divided into 39 chapters and each includes very readable text in short sections, colorful graphics, “Discover!” (experiments), Check Your Thinking (questions with answers), and a chapter review (no answers). This book is accompanied by a softcover practice book, which contains over 200 pages of exercises that include puzzles, analogies, and questions presented with humorous illustrations. Appendices include units of measure, torque and angular momentum, vectors, physics of fluid, and exponential growth, doubling time, and safety. Over 900 pages.

     This is the required text for the Conceptual Integrated Science Explorations Self-Study Online Course (#069871).

  • Item #: 020010
    ISBN: 9780920656716
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    Wonderfully illustrated with stunning photographs and vivid graphics, this excellent introduction to weather and the atmosphere will engage children of all ages. Each two-page spread provides fascinating insights into the atmosphere and weather while answering foundational questions. Topics include an overview of the atmosphere, formation and types of clouds, precipitation, rainbows, snow/snowstorms, thunderstorms, air currents, weather lore, haze and humidity, fog, mist and smog, haloes, pillars and sundogs, the aurora borealis, moon phases, hurricanes and hail, tornadoes and waterspouts and much more! A companion book to Exploring the Night Sky (#054591), this book will be wonderful asset to your homeschool library. Note: "tens of thousands" of years is referenced. PB. 72 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 013763
    ISBN: 9780794523244
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    Whether you are traveling cross-country, abroad, or simply enjoying a stay-cation this year, this fantastic activity book may be exactly what you are looking for to combine fun with learning while keeping little minds and hands busy. Activities vary from stickers (includes over 150!), doodling/drawing, puzzles, mazes, and lots, lots more! Not just your typical activities, kids will learn interesting things about different countries and use their math and logic skills too. Activities will take you across the world and even into outer space. With all the great discoveries found here, your children will have little time for boredom! Answers included. Another quality learning resource from Usborne. 96 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 003502
    Retail: $19.99
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    Travel the world—and learn fun facts—in this game of "Who, Where, and What." This game includes a game board, spinner, 6 cardboard animal pawns, 110 question cards, 60 flag cards, and 50 travel cards. First, players spin the spinner. Depending on where it lands, they draw a Question card, Flag card, or Travel card. Question cards have two questions (followed by detailed answers): one about the manmade world and one about the natural world (ie. "What country is known for its sandy deserts: Algeria, Indonesia, or Vietnam?"). Flag cards have three questions about the country whose flag is pictured on the card (ie. capital cities, language, landmarks). Travel cards have fun challenges to complete (ie. "Name 9 countries that start with the letter 'P'"). Players advance 1 space for each question they answer correctly. The first person to circle the board and cross their own "Start" circle is the winner. Win or lose, players will learn plenty along the way about our amazing world. 2-6 players.

  • Item #: 016491
    ISBN: 9781609990930
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    The Student Review Pack is considered optional. It includes a Student Review book with review questions on each lesson and essay questions on the literature, a Quiz and Exam Book with unit quizzes and exams, and a separate answer key. Discussions for the projects are not provided but would be helpful in some instances (some general information is provided in a brief parent guide included in the Curriculum Package). Questions, Quizzes, and Exams all tend toward reiterating textual information, while the projects tend toward analytical and evaluative activities.  Please note there are some corrections and updates for the Student Review Pack available on the Notgrass website.

  • Item #: 031995
    ISBN: 9780899577326
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    Trying to define God is a monumental task! So huge, in fact, that it's beyond our human comprehension to explain or understand. Not that we don't try, but often we see or read things that on the surface appear to be contradictory although we know that God has a perfect design with no contradictions. This Bible study takes young adults through an eight-week study on some of the facets of God. The first section is entitled God Isâ₦ Huge, subtitled "A God-sized God," and it is broken down into five subsequent subsections showing that God is bigger than some of our pictures of Him. For example, He is bigger than a vending machine that we just put our requests into and expect to get what we want; He is more than an angry police officer, just waiting to catch us in the act of sinning. Each subsection has a daily devotion complete with an introduction, discussion, questions to answer, Bible passages to read, and prayer exercises. The eight sections are entitled God Isâ₦ Huge (a God-sized God), Personal (a God not disconnected from our struggle), Holy (a God worth worshipping), Gracious (a God with a big heart), Jealous (a God who desires us), Father (a God who cares), Ordinary (a God who became one of us), and Mysterious (a God of so much more). This study will expand your view and understanding of just who the wonderful God we serve is. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 029490
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    If you are looking for a very complete, well-rounded art program for the upper elementary and junior high grades that requires very little teacher preparation time, you might want to take a look at Discovering Art from Calvert School. One of the advantages of this program is that a large part of the instruction is on DVD, taking a lot of the stress of presenting the concepts off of the teacher. The program consists of 32 lessons, which are shared between the teacher's Guidebook and the DVDs. Each lesson in the Guidebook begins with objectives and a summary of the DVD lesson. Following the summary, the DVD segment corresponding to that lesson is to be viewed by the students. Then, we turn back to the Guidebook for several follow-up activities and discussion questions which complement the topics discussed on the DVD. Then it's time to break out the art supplies for the "creating" portion of the lesson. An introduction to the art project, approximate working time, materials, and detailed, step-by-step directions are all laid out in the Guidebook, to make things fairly simple for the teacher. Finally, a list of suggested titles for further reading is given for those who would like to learn more, or take the lesson further. While this sounds pretty intense for an art program, the lessons are designed to be completed within a week, giving you ample room to split up the different parts of the lesson as it fits into your week.

    The lessons themselves are designed to walk the student or group through a thorough introduction to the visual arts. We begin by discussing art in general and then progress to discuss lines and types of lines, shapes, three dimensions in art, space, pattern, texture, principles of design, composing space, perspective, light, value, color, seeing and mixing colors, the use of color, and more. While I've seen these topics discussed in a fairly dry way in many art books, the activities and the DVD lessons make the finer details of art truly "come alive" for the student who would rather be set loose with his paints than learn a lengthy lesson about perspective or value. The DVD lessons, each of which span about 10-15 minutes, center around several boys and girls that frequently visit an old mill, where two artists work. On every visit to the mill, the artists explain artistic concepts through their own examples, by visually showing the youngsters (and viewers) on paper, and through the use of well-known masterpieces that clearly illustrate a concept. The DVDs are very professionally done, and manage to bring a lot of enthusiasm to every lesson. One thing I particularly like about the DVDs are the small "field trips" the viewer takes every five or so lessons. Six lessons are devoted to visiting an artist's studio, and getting a glimpse of their work, how they go about making their artwork, and what is important to them in their art. This is an aspect you often don't get to enjoy in art class, where you learn about classic masters, but never get to see an actual "artist" at work, unless you are lucky enough to know one you can visit.

    The lessons that surround the DVD viewing expand on what has been learned in the video, and offer plenty of guidance and freedom to explore the topic to your heart's content. The follow-up activities offer students a chance to find examples of lesson content in the world around them, looking at things in more depth, discussing what was learned in the DVD as well as what they have noticed themselves, and looking closer at great masterpieces that reflect the lessons they are learning. The taste of art history woven into the program seems seamless as students examine great works of art in light of color, line, value, perspective, and more. Although these masterpieces are not covered in a lot of depth in the DVD lessons (due to time constraints), they are helpfully listed in the back of the Guidebook so that you may locate them and have them on hand for the rest of the lesson, if desired. Several of these masterpieces are included as small reproductions to be used in more depth in several lessons. Most kids should truly enjoy the art activities as well, as they are complex enough not to be trite and over-simplified, and give the young artist plenty of freedom and opportunity to practice artistic concepts through their own work. The students are not limited to pencil and paper either - they will get to create their own masterpieces through sculpture, collage, paintings, rubbings, drawings, and more. The art activities are both original and open-ended, for those kids who just "get into them." The "field trip" lessons where we get to visit with different artists in their studios present an interesting diversion, where the activity centers around creating art in the featured artists' medium, and using their normal subject material as well!

    One more timesaving aspect I've failed to mention as of yet is the inclusion of nearly all the materials the student will need to complete the art activities. The art kit includes over 30 quality art supplies required to perform the activities, including painting and sculpting materials, drawing tools, printing materials, paper and more, conveniently packaged in a carrying box to avoid the "scattering" of supplies that happens when tools are packaged only in shrink wrap.

    This format, structure, and substance of this program make it terrific to use as a whole family, homeschool group, or co-op. With the DVD presentations, the lessons are accessible to everyone, and the other components of the lessons are ideally suited to group work, especially as the suggested "finale" to the program is an art exhibition for the students to display the great masterpieces they have created during art class. Don't just read about art, study drawing, or aimlessly freehand - discover it in every aspect! Program includes spiral-bound Guidebook, art materials kit, two DVDs, and several art reproductions. - Jess

  • Item #: 043509
    ISBN: 9781940110356
    Retail: $39.00
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     The student notebook provides introductory material, grading tips and rubric, and a 34-week schedule (3 days per week) for the parent/student. Student note taking pages, On Your Own questions and space for answers, instructions and writing space for projects, study guide questions, and module tests are all included in the student notebook. Course contains over 50 projects and do not require a lab kit. Projects are primarily research or personal assessment based. There is no lab credit with this course. Spiral Bound. 366 pgs.

  • Item #: 019865
    ISBN: 9781940110752
    Retail: $29.00
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    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 019866
    ISBN: 9781940110585
    Retail: $42.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 070999
    ISBN: 9781595571816
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $37.95

     Teacher Manuals are now available in a print format. The same helpful information previously available on CD-ROM is now available in a convenient 3-ring binder. There are suggestions for 3, 4, and 5 day a week lessons, a scripture memory program, and an accompanying music program. The music program teaches students hymns and choruses to complement the lessons and are taken from the books Sing & Be Happy and Treasury of Hymn Histories. Lyrics are printed in the back of the teacher manual. The35 lessons include vocabulary, objectives, character trait activities, lesson quizzes and small-format student pages with answers.

  • Item #: 019834
    ISBN: 9781940110738
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 065451
    ISBN: 9781937200831
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

       Everything is either living or non-living, and this 8-week study will introduce your student to the systematic way to sort, identify, name and classify all the things on this earth that are alive. Two books are required for use with this study guide: Classifying Living Things and Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth. Students will go through these books chapter-by-chapter and discover the world of living things. Along with these books students will need a pen or pencil, eraser, and colored pencils. Students do the assigned reading and complete the written exercises. Sections 1-3 teach the general information for classifying and sections 4-8 cover each of the five kingdoms.

      The first week students will use Classifying Living Things and begin Tree of Life in the second week. In week one, students do the reading and answer questions. Week two, students read, answer questions, and do a research project on Carolus Linnaeus and write a paragraph about their findings. Week 3 is reading and questions again. Weeks 4 through 8 follow the same format – read and answer questions, choose a single species from the kingdom being studied and classify it, use colored pencils to draw your chosen subject, and write a paragraph describing your subject. There are blank pages at the back of the guide for writing notes. This study is very easy to use, and students will have a good introductory understanding of taxonomy – the classification of living things.