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Real Science Odyssey Chemistry

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  • Item #: 039411
    ISBN: 9780976605706
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    These are copies of student pages only from R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Life Science Level 1. Please note that these pages are not consecutively numbered, as they are numbered to correlate with the main curriculum book.

  • Item #: 039410
    ISBN: 9780976605737
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    These are copies of student pages only from R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth and Space Science Level 1. Please note that these pages are not consecutively numbered, as they are numbered to correlate with the main curriculum book.

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    Includes rocks and testing tools (streak plate, nail and penny) in a plastic container with compartments.

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    Includes rocks in a compartmentalized box; no testing tools.

  • Item #: 045114
    ISBN: 9780979849633
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  • Item #: 045116
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    These are copies of student pages only from R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Chemistry Level 1. Please note that these pages are not consecutively numbered, as they are numbered to correlate with the main curriculum book.

  • Item #: 062178
    ISBN: 9780979849695
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    ISBN: 9780997796360
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    ISBN: 9780979945946
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  • Item #: 022079
    ISBN: 9780982537718
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    Every once in a while, you come across a product that you wish you could have had when you were growing up, and those were exactly my feelings when I reviewed Ellen Johnston McHenry's introductory chemistry course. Geared for the upper elementary to junior-high age students, it introduces chemistry gently, comparing the elements, the ingredients of our world to common kitchen ingredients we use everyday to make many very different baked goods. The analogy kicks off the first chapter, where they learn about the more common elements such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, analogous to flour, sugar, and salt, which are used in nearly everything we bake. More uncommon elements such as berylium, gallium, and selenium are compared to fruit, spices, and other add-ins that you might only use in special recipes. The periodic table is then introduced, in the more simplified (and less intimidating) format of the "Kitchen Cupboard of the Universe). The basic concepts of chemistry are introduced in each chapter, in a very simple, understandable format, and avoids bogging them down with details that will be covered (much more exhaustively!) in high school or college. The approach appears to work well, with protons, neutrons, electrons, the electron cloud model, orbitals, bonding, spin, and more covered in just the very first few chapters. Fun and interactive activities are featured at the end of each chapter, to review and reinforce what was covered in the chapter, before moving further on. The activities are a good mix of hands-on experiments, and model-making, puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, and of course short answer to write electron configurations, Lewis diagrams, chemical compounds and more. The hands-on activities have been well-chosen and illustrate well the concepts that have been learned. Constructing balloon electron cloud models and edible chemical compounds, creating carbon dioxide bubbles, and electolysis are several examples. Several songs are included, for those who are more auditorily oriented. Several more involved activities include making periodic-table pillowcases to play a game on, creating your own "collect-'em-all" chemical elements card deck, and performing several short skits on the discovery of several of the more common elements of the periodic table. Students are also challenged by the author to memorize as much of the periodic table as they can, to help make life easier when they revisit the subject (as well as impress their relatives at get-togethers). At only 78 pages of lessons, this is a fairly brief, but effective introduction to chemistry that could be easily worked into the academic year with any style of curriculum being used. Patterns, outlines, activity sheets, experiments, games, skits and more are included in the Teacher's Section in back half of the book activity packet. And, to make things easier on Mom, most of the materials are easily found, either around the home, or at your local Wal-Mart. (No poring over science supply catalogs trying to decide how many moles of a chemical to order!) A CD is no longer included with the book - instruction is given in the text to stream the songs from the publisher's website and prescreened youtube videos are referenced for additional information.

    All in all, this is a very well-done introduction to the basics of chemistry, and whatever your students take with them from this course will be well applied to more advanced chemistry, making their journey into more advanced chemistry all the more manageable. Plus, I think students will definitely be impressed with themselves for being able to complete some college-level chemistry by Chapter 3 of the book! Personally, my first real experience with chemistry was my senior year of high school, followed by the four semesters of chemistry required by my major, and I think both high school chemistry as well as introductory college chemistry would have been much easier to understand had I had some experience with these concepts at an earlier age. - Jess

  • Item #: 033336
    ISBN: 9780979849688
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    These are copies of student pages only from R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Biology Level 2. Please note that these pages are not consecutively numbered, as they are numbered to correlate with the main curriculum book.

  • Item #: 030144
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    Falling in love with science doesn't just happen. Rather, it is an overflow of a curious nature, and there is no better way to stir curiosity in our children than allowing them to get their hands dirty, so to speak.

    This interactive kit contains everything necessary to complete several activities that introduce children to the properties of chemistry. Step-by-step instructions, follow up questions and the underlying scientific principles are provided, making this easy and educational for your little chemist. Here is a sampling of the activities your child will participate in: Clash of the Powders (baking soda and citric acid), Fizzy Volcanoes, Soapy Bubbles, Yeasty Beasties and many others. Younger children will be enthralled as they become real scientists - measuring and mixing compounds, analyzing results and looking at what happens when slight changes are made to the original experiment. Supply a few common household items along with adult supervision and watch your children fall in love with science! ~Deanne

  • Item #: 054141
    ISBN: 9781936114740
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    ISBN: 9781936114566
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    ISBN: 9781936114696
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  • Item #: FOODSC
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    The Instructor Resource CD-ROM includes printable textbook labs, test masters, answer keys for the textbook, tests, labs and lab manual/student workbook and the Instructor Resources. The Instructor resources include lesson suggestions for 12, 18 and 36-week scheduling, strategies for teaching, introductory material, assessment techniques (including portfolios), content standards, lesson plans, and teaching visuals. There is no student lab workbook. Computer requirements: Windows: Intel Pentium II or compatible processor, Windows 2000, XP, 7/8, 128 MB RAM, IE 6 or higher for weblinks, and Adobe Reader. Mac: Power PC G4, G5 or Intel Processor, Mac OS X v. 10.x, 128 MB Ram, Safari, and Adobe Reader.

    Worth mentioning, the included student materials are reproducible for homeschool and co-op/classroom use.

  • Item #: 054161
    ISBN: 9781936114597
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    ISBN: 9781619604360
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    ISBN: 9781936114276
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    ISBN: 9780974914985
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    ISBN: 9780976509707
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  • Item #: FDSCON
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    The 1-Year Online Access includes an online textbook, the optional Lab Manual/Workbook and the Instructor Resources. The Instructor resources include lesson suggestions for 12, 18 and 36-week scheduling, strategies for teaching, introductory material, assessment techniques (including portfolios), test masters, content standards, lesson plans, answer keys for the textbook, tests, labs and lab manual/student workbook, instructor presentations, and more. Also includes the ExamView software download for personalized test creation and management. Access begins when the parent/teacher registers the course and is available for 365 days. High speed internet access is recommended.

    The (optional) Lab Manual/Workbook includes chapter reinforcement activities and the lab experiments. The worksheets are a variety of fill in the blank activities, puzzles and other writing exercises. Lab activities are designed to be completed with instructor guidance. Some additional materials are necessary, many are household items, although others require more specific lab supplies, including a microscope. However, due to the sheer number of activities, parents can pick and choose the best options for their family. Workbook pages are printable pdf files or a print version will be available. Contact for us availability.

    Worth mentioning, the included student materials are reproducible for homeschool and co-op/classroom use.

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