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  • Item #: 011810
    ISBN: 9780989042406
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    ISBN: 9780989042413
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    The corresponding lab kit from Nature's Workshop makes finding those "household items" even more convenient. Containing most of the more difficult items to find, this kit saves you time, allowing you more time to enjoy science with your children. You still need to provide various food items (eggs, celery, soda, etc.), binoculars and a few other household items.

    Kit includes a 9 Volt Battery, aluminum foil, assorted nuts, various colors of construction paper, balloons of various sizes, black marker, trash bags, thin white box, candle, candle holder, cereal, clay-dough, straws, compact disc (CD), cooking oil, cork, cotton ball, crayons, D-Cell batteries, deep plastic bowls, digital thermometer, dish soap, duct tape, Epsom soap, feathers, flashlights, flavored gelatin, fluorescent light bulb, food coloring, forceps (tweezers), glass jars and lids, index card, iodine, foil baking pan, plastic bottles and lid, lima beans, magnifier, measuring cups and spoons, mirror, modeling clay, notebook, mentos, newspaper page, paper clip, paper cups, paper towels, pen, pencil, pepper, peppercorns, plastic cling wrap, plastic plates, plastic water bottles, rubbing alcohol, ruler, safety goggles, saltine crackers, scissors, paper plates, poly funnel, small shovel, spoons, straight pin, Styrofoam cups, sugar, sunscreen, table salt, tape, tea bag, toilet paper, toothpicks, turkey baster, umbrella, vanilla, vinegar, white cotton string, white paper, wood block, wooden matches and Ziploc bags. ~Deanne

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  • Item #: 053007
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  • Item #: 032226
    ISBN: 9780894558344
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    Critical Thinking Press has taken their excellent approach for improving subject-area skill and higher-order thinking skills and applied it to science in an effort to help students improve both their science knowledge AND thinking skills at the same time! The emphasis here is in helping students learn and understand science with a critical language arts slant so that they will learn to read science passages critically, and write full explanations of their thinking to reinforce their understanding. The book is divided into three units: physical science, life science, and earth science. Each unit contains over a dozen activities, each on a more specific sub-topic, and tied to national science standards. Each activity consists of a reading portion, and a question portion. The reading selection explains the concept in detail, with paragraphs separated and labeled by letter, and important vocabulary highlighted. The right-hand page features questions on the topic the student has just read about. Questions are presented in a variety of formats, including true/false, short answer (full-sentence responses), multiple-choice, graph questions, comparison/contrast and more. An answer key is included at the end of the book. The questions emphasize using "evidence" from the text, and really basing their answers on text evidence before choosing an answer. This helps reinforce what was read, and in many cases, requires the student to really think about their answer before giving it. This would be an excellent supplement to any science curriculum that will aid the student in really understanding concepts, where other workbooks may merely ask the student to regurgitate facts. I could even see using this alongside a full science curriculum, for added reasoning and critical thinking benefits! Currently, only the Beginning level is available, but we look for more levels to be available in the future. - Jess
  • Item #: 056094
    ISBN: 9781601446633
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    If you're looking for something a little different for science practice, consider this unique workbook from the Critical Thinking Company. It combines standards-based science topics with internet research and critical thinking activities to get kids familiar with online research… looking outside the textbook for information. There are 46 multi-page activities in all, organized into seven larger topics including: animals, atmosphere, ecosystems/habitats, energy, geology, plants and space. Each activity begins with a keyword search where students gain practice in finding information online to answer questions or fill in charts/graphic organizers. Other internet-based activities follow the keyword search, and include reading articles online, watching videos (all are found on educational websites and do not include any YouTube links), doing image searches, using a given website to find particular information, taking an online quiz, playing an educational game, or viewing an animation. Following the online activity, they use what they have learned to answer additional questions in the book. I really appreciate the variety and the depth of the follow-up activities as they involve a lot more than just recall and regurgitation. For example, after watching a video on photosynthesis on the Scholastic.com site, students are asked to "write a recipe for photosynthesis," breaking it down into ingredients, equipment needed, instructions and end products. Since there is an online component, you may want to be in the room or easily accessible to help and supervise your student, and there is an introductory video on the publisher's website that is highly recommended viewing before starting keyword searches. Answers to all activities are found at the back of the book. Pages have limited reproducibility rights within one home or classroom, but graphics are in full-color, so the copies will not be as exciting. 250 pages. – Jess

  • Item #: 045291
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    When it comes to hands-on projects, there seem to be two kinds of people in the world: those who want to assemble all the pieces necessary in the least expensive way and those who just want a complete kit so they don't have to run around and purchase supplies. If you're one of the latter, you will appreciate the wide range of equipment and tools included in this kit, as well as the comprehensive experiment guide. Like other kits from Thames & Kosmos, this one is well-produced and includes quality materials and a full-color experiment manual. The manual includes instructions for completing 100 experiments in the areas of physical science, earth and space science, and life science with specific chapters for experiments on: water, air, heat, sound, forces, magnets, electricity, electromagnetism, light and shadow, optical instruments, plants and animals, colors, human body, earth and sun, and chemistry. Looking through the manual, I recognize many experiments that are common middle-school fare such as weighing balloons with different amounts of air to show that air does have weight, making an atomizer that displays Bernoulli's Principle, changing water to ice to water vapor, observing that water expands when frozen, observing sound waves on the surface of water, swinging a cup of water to observe centrifugal force, building simple circuits, making an electromagnet, using mirrors to explore rays of light, making a camera obscura, dying carnations by placing them in colored water, listening to your heartbeat, building a sundial and many more that are often seen in curriculums or experiment books at this level. All special equipment is included, as are common objects like balloons, straws, modeling clay and black paper. Materials needed are listed at the beginning of each activity, with materials in the kit in regular font and additional materials needed in italics. Because so much is included here, materials that you provide are "basics" like water, batteries, flashlights, newspaper, and scissors. With the breadth of topics covered, this is one science kit that you'll use again and again. – Jess

  • 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 #: 041719
    ISBN: 9781400662449
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    Almost every science course reviews the work of famous scientists and the groundbreaking discoveries that they made. Reading about their work is good, but actually performing the same experiments that these scientists did would be so much more meaningful. With this Thames & Kosmos kit, you can do just that, without the hassle of assembling all the materials yourself. Build a telescope like Johannes Kepler, a spectroscope like Joseph von Fraunhofer, a phonograph like Thomas Edison, a steam engine like James Watt – in all, 100 experiments and discoveries covering the work of 140 scientists and inventors. Chapters are included on: Light, Colors, and Sound; Heat, Steam, and Engines; Magnetism and Electricity; Communication and Microelectronics; Forces; Life; Atoms and Molecules; Stars and Planets; and the Periodic Table. In addition to the models mentioned above, students will also make or study a battery, telegraph, radio, airplane, star map, and many others. All components needed for all the experiments are included in the kit, except a 9-volt battery to power some of the experiments. The 94-page Experiment Manual is an excellent teaching tool in itself; in addition to giving verbal and visual instructions for all experiments, lots of historical information and "Did you know …" tidbits are included. The manual is full-color and contemporary, but includes period photographs and drawings that resemble a lab journal from the past. Over the years, you could be pulling this kit off the science shelf again and again, unless your kids decide to do all of the experiments right away!

  • Item #: 034915
    ISBN: 9780894558436
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    The software version of Science Detective uses the same readings and questions, but in a more interactive format. Students will start their investigations at their "detective desk" in their virtual "office," complete the readings and activities on-screen, submit their answers for immediate feedback, and check their progress in an at-a-glance format. System requirements: Windows XP/2000/NT/98, 64 MB RAM, 800 x 600 res. Macintosh OS X, 128 MB RAM, 800 x 600 res.
  • Item #: 019085
    ISBN: 9780890515112
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    This broad overview of science from a Christian worldview takes a look at controversial issues such as evolution, dinosaurs, fossils, and much more. Gary Parker, a former evolutionist, looks at the scientific evidence and shows how it supports the story of the Bible and the history of life. This 160-page, softcover book is divided into three units – the Classic Debate, Dinosaurs, and Human Origins. The sections within each unit are full of black and white pictures and illustrations, and each section ends with a "Building Inspection." The "Building Inspection" is a set of questions that can be used for discussion or as an assignment to reinforce the content (answers found in the back of the book); the author wants to make sure your foundation is solid in this area. There are four 'bonus projects' found in the book which provide an opportunity for students to apply the information in a higher-order thinking fashion. You could use this book alongside your secular curriculum to offer balance; it is also used with the Science of Life PLP (#015670) along with Building Blocks in Life Science. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 025668
    ISBN: 9781465428264
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    Experimenting just got easier! This DK book makes science experiments fun and doable. It divides the contents into science areas and shows step-by-step photo illustrations for each experiment. There are 101 experiments in 11 different areas of science. Subjects covered are air and gases, water and liquids, hot and cold, light, color, growth, senses, sound and music, magnets, electricity, and motion and machines. Each section begins with a simple, short explanation of the concept, and then the experiments are demonstrated. What could be easier? You'll crush a plastic bottle with cold water, grow a stalactite, make musical instruments, and grow a plant through a maze. The experiments in this book are done with easily accessible items, and they are projects simple enough for young children. It's never too early to help young ones begin to discover the world around them. Pb, 120 pgs of science fun! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 045362
    ISBN: 9781570912993
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     Subtitled, Recipes for Inquiring Minds, this book will unleash the laboratory hiding in your kitchen! Designs of animal scientists (created with pencil and digital collage) overflow this science lab book (Hush! It's our secret!) Each of these 6 recipes (anyone craving Sedimentary Lasagna, Invisible Ink or Black Hole snacks?) begins with clear explanations of the science concepts demonstrated (key vocabulary too!), followed by recipes with prep, ingredients, equipment and method clearly described. Then, a brief section expands on the concept with an activity or further explanation. Please excuse me; I'm heading to make Atomic Popcorn balls! Includes an introduction to the scientific method, kitchen (lab) safety, science concept review, glossary and index. 8"x 10", 47 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 015303
    ISBN: 9780961827502
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  • Item #: 032793
    ISBN: 9780890518007
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    Learn about Earth Science from a Biblical worldview. Use this 160-page book as a resource or pair it up with your science curriculum to add more dimension to the history and methods of discovery and invention. Dr. Gary Parker will take you from Newton’s discovery of gravity to the formation of the Grand Canyon using as your guide the Bible as the ultimate “history book of the world”.

    Not just an information book, this will challenge you to think about your view of creation through questions called Building Inspection. After reading each chapter (which uses science to support the Scriptures), content is reviewed using these questions to help solidify a Biblical outline of Earth’s history. Earth structure, atmosphere, minerals, rocks, water table, and types of volcanoes are just a few of the topics covered. Full of black and white illustrations and photos on almost every page, this book offers visuals to enhance understanding. Important facts and vocabulary are in bold throughout the reading and answers to the questions are found in the back of the book. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 059188
    ISBN: 9781583315262
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    The Teacher’s Edition for each level includes an overview of the curriculum, standards and content, a worldview statement, a suggested teaching schedule, components of the course with explanation, suggested instructional approach, suggestions for teaching each chapter, and suggested use of assessments. Step-by-step explanation for lesson preparation is a helpful tool, along with an illustrated example of scientific inquiry. The book is divided into four units (life, physical, earth/space, human body); then subdivided into chapters and lessons. Each chapter begins with “key ideas,” a list of major ideas for that chapter, and a section on chapter preparation that includes vocabulary, an introduction to the topic, and a summation for each lesson in that chapter. A list of supplemental materials is also included in this section and shows what should be printed from the online supplemental resources. These include blackline masters, transparency masters, and computer presentations. Blackline masters include chapter tests, reviews, informational reproducibles and more. Please note that this title has transitioned over to completely online supplemental resources (CD-ROM is no longer included). A sticker with a URL found in the front of the teacher's book explains access information to the supplemental resources. Each lesson then includes the objective, materials specific to that lesson, any necessary preparation, introductory materials, and directed instruction. Small format pictures of the corresponding student pages are shown at the end of each 2-page lesson. An extension activity is included in each lesson to further reinforce learning. Answers for the science notebook pages for grades 4-6 are at the end of each chapter. The last lesson of each chapter is review. A glossary lists the highlighted vocabulary words from each chapter, and they are cross-referenced with the lesson and page number where they are found.

  • Item #: 023028
    ISBN: 9780890515891
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    The scientific "war of the worldviews" began as a battle over biology. In the 1600 and 1700s the foundation of biology was laid primarily by Christians who freely used the Bible as the basis of their understanding. But all of this changed in 1859, when Charles Darwin's popular new book, Origin of Species was published. Over the past one hundred and fifty years, his evolutionary worldview has overwhelmingly become the accepted paradigm for the origins of life.

    This supplemental resource from Master Books has been written to give young people answers - from Science and from Scripture, ANSWERS that show how Science and the Bible fit together to honor the Creator. Divided into three units, a total of nineteen chapters, it teaches students science from a Biblical perspective and helps them to defend their faith. Each chapter also provides a "Building Inspection" review which includes multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer questions. Unit One investigates biological change (Darwin vs. Design) and looks at such topics as genes and Genesis, gene pools and variation within kind, species, "change through time" vs. Darwinian change, natural selection, evolution, mutations, and much more. Unit Two covers topics such as descent vs. design, classification and missing links, life before birth, and creation, evolution and the embryo. Unit Three examines DNA and origins including biological molecules, living cells, chemical evolution, evidence of creation, DNA and reproduction, and many other topics. Black & white illustrations, answer key included. 158pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 033262
    ISBN: 9781433941436
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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 #: 013319
    ISBN: 9781601445476
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    These workbooks were designed to be an introduction to the Editor in Chief series. Students first review the rules of grammar and mechanics by answering multiple-choice questions. They then learn to apply these rules by editing stories in a variety of formats. Units cover capitalization, punctuation, run-ons and fragments, dialogue, friendly letters, grammar, usage, and spelling. The last unit combines different types of errors into single exercises to review all of the skills simultaneously. The original Editor in Chief Beginning level will be changing to Beginning 2, and the publishers have created a "pre-quel" for 2nd/3rd grade. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 052506
    ISBN: 9780764146015
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    Another addition to the "Painless" series, this book does a great job of explaining the concepts of earth science. Earth science is presented in easy-to-understand terminology that will help students understand. Chapters cover the topics of earth structure, atmosphere, weather and climate, hydrosphere, lithosphere, weathering, erosion and deposition, earthquakes and volcanoes, plate tectonics, earth's history, and earth in space.

    Every chapter includes textual information that has been written to the student, diagrams, illustrations, 'brain ticklers' which review material from the previous section, boxes with vocabulary and important facts, and a summary of the chapter in bulleted format. You even have the option of downloading a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android, which includes quizzes and games. The quizzes test over material taken directly from the book, but the games are simply for fun – not content related.

    Use this 300+ page book as a self-study course in the middle school grades, or as a course summary, review, or introduction for Earth Science. You could also use this as a supplement to your existing curriculum, to add simpler explanations and fun review. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 001480
    ISBN: 9780764144646
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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

  • Item #: 026884
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    One of the coolest things I remember about visiting a local rock and gem museum was the room with the "glowing rocks." Under regular light, they look like any other rock, but turn on a UV light and they glow in beautiful colors pink, green, blue, purple. Now you can see this phenomenon with the Fluorescent Rocks Science Kit by GeoCentral.

    The kit contains 9 rocks (approx. 1/2" to 3/4" each), a guide, magnifier, streak plate and UV pen. Use this kit to learn why rocks glow, test their hardness, and more. ~ Donna