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  • Item #: 003539
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Yup, a butterfly garden! This kit includes a butterfly garden habitat (11" tall, 10" diameter) that pops up to stand on its own. You'll also get an Online Redemption Voucherfor five Painted Lady caterpillars, butterfly feeding kit, instructions for care, plus interesting butterfly facts. Please note that there is an additional shipping and handling fee for the caterpillars and food. Watch the caterpillar morph into chrysalises, then beautiful Painted Lady butterflies to keep in your butterfly habitat. Enough nutrient is included in the container for the caterpillars as they mature into butterflies, and after that you feed them with the aid of your butterfly feeding kit. When they're full grown, set them free! The sides of the butterfly garden habitat are made out of a see-through and breathable mesh for easy viewing. There is also a hook-and-loop fastener strap on top which will allow you to hang it from the ceiling or in front of a window (it also allows you to fold the habitat flat when not in use. Please note that butterfly larvae do not ship to Canada or HI and they will only be shipped during mild weather. - Stephanie

  • Item #: 021786
    ISBN: 9780878139415
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.90

    A great introduction for kids to calendars and weather. Kids not only learn the basics about months such as how many days each month contains, the sequence of months, and what season each month belongs in, but they also practice weather observation each day to make them aware of the changes that occur throughout the year. Each month has a different weather observation such as the high temperature of each day, type of precipitation, cloud types, wind direction, etc. Children will circle the appropriate icon in each box of the calendar, and at the end of the month they learn how to put all of their collected data into one of several chart formats (bar, column, pie, etc.). Questions and a coloring sheet are also included to be completed at some point during each month's study, and teacher's tips and notes are included as well. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 038361
    ISBN: 9781465444240
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

     Topics include: standard map components, bodies of water, deserts, rainforests, all continents, political, physical, road, population, natural and weather map types, US time zones, political and historical maps.

  • Item #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786576
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Written in the style of Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates lively, current text, recommendations of additional books to enjoy, narration, notebooking, and other fun activities, too! Geography of the earth is approached as if you and your children were taking a journey through and around the earth, learning everything about the Earth as a whole (individual continents and countries will be studied in upcoming volumes). Eleven chapters each focus on a geography topic, including the atmosphere, the continents, the oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, latitude, and longitude. The author recommends spending two days on each chapter; one to snuggle up and read the text together, and the other to spend on the activities. Taking basic information like ocean currents, the rotation of the earth and plate tectonics and presenting them to children in an exciting way could have been a challenge, but the author has done a very impressive job here and has taken great pains to present the information in a personal way that children will understand and often be awed by. Occasionally the text is broken up by a "Tell the folks at home all about it!" which acts as a narration prompt. The narration jogs kids' memories about what they have read so far and helps them to remember it by describing it in their own words. To take this the next step, the author recommends that you and your child or children pretend you're on the phone while they tell you what they've "seen" in their journey. Each chapter's text ends with a "Postcard Home" which further embodies the "journey" theme. Postcard templates are found in the back of the book, or can be printed from online resources.  For each chapter, children will create their own postcard of the journey, in which they draw what they have learned on the front and describe it on the back, as if they were describing it to a recipient. Dressing up the ordinary "notebooking" as making postcards is a novel idea that will undoubtedly be a little more fun! After this point in every chapter, there is a "Reaching Out to His World" section, which ties the concepts from the text into a need that people around the world experience. Suggestions for further research and outreach are included in each one, so you can not only learn about the earth but develop a heart for helping others, too. "Further Explorations" in each chapter list books which tie in to that topic, and each book is listed with a summary and a grade range the book is most appropriate for. Two "Too-Fun-to-Resist Excursions" round out each chapter, and although they're not "required," I can understand why they call them too fun to resist! Some of the activities include mapping the location of shoes found washed up on shore (after containers of them were lost to the sea) to investigate ocean currents, making an edible earth, identifying rocks, doing an "earth dance," making volcanoes, looking for pictures in the shapes of the continents, and much more! These activities have clearly not been "tacked on" just because they are related to the chapter's topic; they are well-chosen and things that kids will definitely enjoy. An appendix at the end of the book contains the postcard templates, geography copywork and maps you will need throughout your journey. What a fun and appealing way to study world geography as a family! I just hope "Vol. 1" means that more are on the way! Jess

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49

     Take the classroom outdoors! Well-illustrated, clear instructions for activities, and helpful background information make this an excellent science supplement or a wonderful resource for a Charlotte Mason homeschooler. Beginning with an introduction on how to use the book, tools for outdoor learning, safety tips and how to protect nature, the rest of the book then divides into 6 sections. These sections include Exploring ponds, Rivers and Seas; Discovering Wildlife; Into the Wild; Out in all Weather and Night Explorer. A sampling of activities includes bouncing stones, damming a stream, forming a footprint trap, being a tree detective, creating wildlife art from items found in the woods, pitching a tent and making a campfire, cloud spotting and forecasting, stargazing and much more. Includes a dedicated website for interactive activities and worksheets. Index and helpful glossary. 64 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 069216
    ISBN: 9781596734210
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

     Adaptation, migration, plants and plant life cycle, earth formation and fossils, air and weather, and light.

  • Item #: 056132
    ISBN: 9780486498348
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Join Mama, Papa, the kids and Professor Actual Factual Bear for an easy introduction to science and nature. The book looks and reads like a large-format Berenstain Bears book, complete with rhyming verse. Three topics are covered. The Almanac celebrates the holidays and seasons through the year in Bear Country. On our Nature walk, we learn about learn about plants, animals, and insects, land forms and weather, fish and reptiles. The Science Fair helps us understand simple machines, matter and energy. The number of topics touched on would make it a great introduction to science for a young child, or a framework on which to discuss topics in more detail. For the nostalgic, this is a reprint of the book originally published in 1977. 190 pgs, sc. - Laura

  • Item #: 026971
    ISBN: 9780890519059
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    This title in the Wonders of Creation series dives into the ocean. Through interesting text and an abundance of appealing pictures, students will learn about the ocean and its many facets from a creationist point of view. The book includes eleven chapters, which include: introduction to the ocean, oceanic research; physical characteristics of the ocean; the composition of the oceans' waters; tides, waves, and currents; weather; harvesting the ocean; marine life; exploring the coral reef; oceanic vessels; and the Genesis flood.

    Now updated, a page at the front of the book explains how to use the content with three different learning levels and the page content has color-coded backgrounds for clarity. Text on white background is for 5th/6th, text on light green is for 7th/8th, and text on blue background is for 9th- 11th. An 11"x 24" poster of the ocean's depths is included at the back of the book. Hardcover, 96 pages.

    A study guide is available for The Ocean Book. It corresponds by chapter, summarizing the main ideas and providing short answer questions for students to answer as they read through The Ocean Book. Each chapter of the study guide also includes discussion questions, vocabulary, activities, and projects to complete for better understanding of the concepts. These activities may include memorization of scripture, labeling maps, or reading weather maps. The study guide is a supplement to the text and is very helpful as you strive to comprehend and retain the facts presented. Guide is 72 pages, paperback, includes answers, and is not reproducible. - Melissa/Donna

  • Item #: 012200
    ISBN: 9780794528966
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.99

    This 400-page paperback text from Usborne is a fantastic reference guide that provides an extensive overview of world geography. First, you get a general overview of planet Earth. Next, more detailed sections cover the geographical phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, climate, and world ecosystems. The people and cultures of the world (North America, South America, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Africa) are then extensively discussed, followed by an Atlas of the World portion of the book comprised of various maps (60 total) of all seven continents. The text concludes with a Fact File section that provides a medley of information on topics including but not limited to geographers and scientists, world records, time zones, constellations, and types of government.

    To take advantage of the interactive component of this book, visit the hundreds of websites recommended throughout the text. These sites were chosen to provide further information about people and places of the world and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure subject appropriateness and working order. Although it is "internet-linked," the Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete book that can be used on its own. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 036817
    ISBN: 9781465417275
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25
    Gravity, speed, materials and their properties, weather, plant and animal life cycles.
  • Item #: 006571
    ISBN: 9781629384672
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.25

    Covers describing places on a map; understanding map symbols; working with globes; identifying more complex landforms or bodies of water; recognizing islands and volcanoes; and studying weather patterns and seasons.

  • Item #: 069215
    ISBN: 9781596734203
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

     Life cycles, Animal/plant reproduction, atmosphere, water cycle, weathering and erosion, earth’s rotation, moon phases, sound and magnets.

  • Item #: 032740
    ISBN: 9780890517222
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.59
  • Item #: 051260
    ISBN: 9780890516188
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    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 #: 036815
    ISBN: 9781465417299
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25
    Sound; vibrations; weather; life cycles of a dog, bird, frog, snake, fish, jellyfish, locust, and butterfly; variations and observations.
  • Item #: 036172
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.50
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  • Item #: 032554
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

      This kit is much like the Live Butterfly Garden (#003539) except it is more spacious. This butterfly habitat stands 18” tall and has a diameter of 15”. It is also made out of a see-through mesh, it “pops up” to stand on its own, and it can be folded flat using the hook-and-loop fastener straps that are attached to the top of the habitat (these can also be used to hang the butterfly pavilion).  This kit comes with a voucher for five Painted Lady caterpillars and food for them as well. Simply redeem your voucher online at InsectLore.com (additional shipping and handling fee is required when you redeem your voucher) and your caterpillars will be delivered to your front door. Detailed instructions, a pipette for butterfly feeding and Painted Lady butterfly Life Cycle Stages Figures are also included in the kit.  Please note that caterpillars can only be shipped during mild weather and within the continental US and Alaska. Caterpillars are not shipped to Canada or Hawaii.

  • Item #: 027366
    ISBN: 9780753472057
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Once part of the Kingfisher Young Knowledge series, Kingfisher has updated and revised, and the series is now known as Discover Science. Still done in a kid-friendly format, the information and pictures are visually appealing and easy to understand. Young scientists will learn the basics of rocks and fossils as they enjoy browsing through this book. In these 56 colorful pages, children will learn about the formation of rocks and fossils, weathering, dinosaurs, and do some fun hands-on projects like make your own fossils and start a rock collection. A glossary is appended. 56 pgs. pb - Donna

  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    More structured than a nature journal, this "outdoor workbook" is a great tool for families and students who prefer some guided instruction and inspiration as they observe, record, and learn from nature throughout the year. It features a varied, interactive format that kids won't soon get bored with, great forms for observation you can print from the publisher's website, and lots of terrific activity suggestions. The book is divided into three parts: "How to Be a Naturalist," "Learning the Sky," and "Exploring Nature." The first part introduces students to the skills and tools of the naturalist, provides suggestions and forms for setting up a nature journal, offers ideas for observation and appreciation (listing species that live in your neighborhood, making a "nature arrangement" or using observations to write a nature poem), and even includes quick drawing lessons that all culminate in an "field expedition." Because weather plays such a large role in nature, it gets its own chapter, and students are encouraged to draw the sky over different days and times, "read" clouds, draw a weather map, learn why we have seasons, play with shadows, keep a moon journal, discover nocturnal animals, learn three constellations and write a sky poem. The majority of "Exploring Nature" is organized by month (January-December) and provides specific activities and mini-lessons on seasonal nature topics. In March students will learn about the spring equinox, check for life in small pools of water and streams, turn over logs and rocks, draw birds, observe and draw budding twigs, and much more. In August, the focus is on water (the book assumes a family vacation here!) and students learn about the water cycle, find out more about a local stream or river, experiment with water, learn about water creatures, find sources of water in nature, keep a nature journal on vacation, and sleep under the stars. Several forms are provided for all months, including "Nature Notes" and "Nature Quest" forms, and a blank page for a "Picture of the Month." You can print more of these online for ongoing observation projects. Quite a few helpful resources for parents can be found in the appendix, such as safety information, suggestions on how to use nature journals in teaching and how to use the book to meet state curriculum standards, a bibliography (including suggested field guides and books for kids), recommended websites and a list of nature organizations. If you're new to nature studies and looking for some time-saving forms and activity suggestions, this is a resource to consider – and its reasonable enough you may want to get each child their own copy. – Jess

  • Item #: 012712
    ISBN: 9780890518618
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Part of the Wonders of Creation series. From a creationist point of view, this book covers what causes the weather, water in the atmosphere, thunderstorms, hurricanes, winter storms, wild weather, historical climate, climate change, and our responsibility to the environment. The creation-Genesis flood model, El Niño, jet streams, green house effect, clouds, warm and cold fronts, and weather predicting. A fold-out weather poster is included. 96 pgs, hc ~ Anh

  • Item #: 009462
    ISBN: 9780823425457
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
  • Item #: 006527
    ISBN: 9781629384702
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.25

    Covers studying the world in terms of its place in the solar system; identifying dangerous weather systems such as tornadoes or earthquakes; understanding emergency evacuation procedures; using maps to facilitate the transportation of people or things; studying mountains and rivers; recognizing variations in languages and social structures; and recognizing historic places.

  • Item #: 003466
    ISBN: 9781933407562
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Christopher Columbus, Autumn, Weather

  • Item #: 000830
    ISBN: 9780064451666
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95
  • Item #: 074191
    ISBN: 9780997796360
    Retail: $58.99
    Rainbow Price: $53.95

  • Item #: 069558
    ISBN: 9781908489265
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Take your nature studies to the next level with this gorgeously illustrated scrapbook. Young people of all ages will eagerly create a personal keepsake in these scrapbook pages: partially blank pages (for collected items, illustrations and observations) and part instruction manual with field guide notes.

    Beginning with brief tips and the nature explorer code, the book is divided into 4 sections: earth, air, water and useful things. Each section provides a beautiful mix of information and lightly illustrated scrapbooking pages with space to secure or draw personal observations. The Earth section centers on seeds, grasses, flowers, skulls, rocks, minerals and fossils, tree leaves, mammal tracks, etc. Air focuses on clouds, feathers, owl pellets, butterflies and insects, spores, etc. Water emphasizes seashells, tadpoles and pond life, and rain/watery weather. The last section highlights favored monthly finds and field notes.

    Charlotte Mason and nature loving families will find this a wonderful portfolio of Science studies and a beautiful family keepsake. Destined to become a family favorite! Measures 10" x 12". Includes elastic closure. 81 pgs, hc ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069219
    ISBN: 9781596739307
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

     DNA and heredity; adaptations and extinctions; solar energy and weather; plate tectonics; elements and compounds; periodic table; types of energy and energy transfer.

  • Item #: 068363
    ISBN: 9780753473368
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

  • Item #: 066918
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.99

       Not many card games practice negative numbers, but this one uses the concept of temperatures to practice the up and down of numbers between 32 and -32. The deck includes integer cards and 5 different types of wild cards. Game play is easy: play cards that follow the direction of the previously played card. If it is a positive number, the next player plays a positive number card that is greater; if the card played is negative, the next player must then play a descending negative number. If you can’t play the appropriate positive or negative number, you might be able to play a wild card. Blue Cold Front cards set the temperature falling; red sets the temp to rise. Forecast wild cards are red and are played along with a number card to reset the temp direction. Frost wild cards are blue and freeze play to the next player. Zero wild cards set the temp to zero degrees and the player then chooses the temp direction. This card game can go up and down like the red on a thermometer. ~ Donna