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  • Item #: 064708
    ISBN: 9781576582381
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  • 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 #: 036843
    ISBN: 9780531123935
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  • Item #: 008791
    ISBN: 9780890511787
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    From Eratosthenes to Wernher von Braun, this volume looks at the exploration of our planet. The high-interest vignettes and tales of discovery include references to God and faith, where applicable. I hadn't realized before reading this book that rocket scientist Wernher von Braun was also a committed Christian. I also understand a little better now why, despite the fact that Eratosthenes virtually proved the Earth was a sphere, people clung to the belief that the Earth was flat.

  • Item #: 045138
    ISBN: 9781592237685
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    ISBN: 9780531231548
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  • Item #: 005555
    ISBN: 9781932012859
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    This is it, the eagerly anticipated and finally available third book in the"Exploring Creation with Zoology" series. Now it's time to learn about all the land animals God created on the sixth day. Animals in this category are diverse and include many different types. Like the others in this series, the groups are studied using their scientific names. You'll learn about Carnivores, Caniforms, Feliforms, Marsupials, Primates, Rodentia, Ungulates (hoofed animals), Artiodactyla, reptiles, amphibians, and even dinosaurs. The book is divided into 14 modules, each containing the quality information and illustrations you've come to expect from Apologia. Children will learn about what makes each group very special and different from other groups of animals.At the end of each module, children will engage in a variety of notebookactivities and experiments. A "Track It!" activity helps students identify tracks of the animals just covered in that module. The "Map It!" activity encourages students to mark a map with the location of where you might find the animals from that module. How Exciting! I think parents will really enjoy learning along with their children about the unique land creatures God created.

  • Item #: 042551
    ISBN: 9780979226830
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  • Item #: 042553
    ISBN: 9780979226847
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  • Item #: 042552
    ISBN: 9781934670118
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  • Item #: 023267
    ISBN: 9780689857447
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  • Item #: 008733
    ISBN: 9780590465960
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  • Item #: 021593
    ISBN: 9780531205181
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  • Item #: 027712
    ISBN: 9780689851353
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  • Item #: 009090
    ISBN: 9781932012491
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    This book covers the nature of botany and plant classification before moving on to reproduction, seeds, water movement, nutrient production and distribution. Some of the notebook assignments include a pollination "story," bark rubbings, leaf identification and labeling the parts of a flower. The book includes interesting activities and projects like growing seeds in plastic bags, making a light hut to grow plants, dissecting a bean seed, making pine cones open/close, and measuring transpiration.

  • Item #: 049686
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  • Item #: 006577
    ISBN: 9780020418306
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  • Item #: 020071
    ISBN: 9781619302372
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    You don’t have to wait for students to reach older ages to introduce them to scientific concepts in their world. This book, part of the Explore Your World! series, is a well-achieved blend between presenting scientific ideas in a meaty way while still providing lots of hands-on learning. Through activities and 25 projects, young readers (Guided Reading Level T) gain an understanding of basic Chemistry principles: matter and its changing states, solids, liquids, gases, mixtures and compounds. A strong amount of text (with an occasional science pun thrown in) is reinforced with bolded new vocabulary and definitions in boxed insets. It’s eye-appealing, too: hand-drawn, cartoon style illustrations and diagrams, and an Einstein-looking frog guides you along. Projects are user friendly (students will need some assistance): these are identified with purple margins and include step-by-step directions and supply lists. Lists of additional web and print resources, a glossary and an index enhance learning. 8” x 10”, 92 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 012710
    ISBN: 9780890512951
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    An introductory history of chemistry, this extremely readable text covers discoveries and developments from ancient to present times. Major emphasis is placed on the contributions of individual scientists (such as Cavendish, Mendeleev, Boyle, and Rutherford) and how they made their discoveries. The focus is not on balancing chemical equations or learning the number of electrons in specific elements. 16 chapters cover: ancient metals (iron, lead, tin), money metals (gold, silver, copper), the search for gold, gases in the air, the use of currents to separate elements, the first periodic table, using a spectroscope to identify elements, cathode ray tubes and alpha particle experiments, compounds by electric attraction, water and its unique properties, carbon and its compounds, organic chemistry, nitrogen and its compounds, silicon and its compounds, modern metals, and chemistry in today's world.

  • 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 #: 025617
    ISBN: 9780689857454
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  • Item #: 037540
    ISBN: 9781576583135
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  • Item #: 069558
    ISBN: 9781908489265
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    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 #: 027106
    ISBN: 9781934670613
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    If you have a young one interested in rocks and collecting, this book can offer some fun supplementary activities to educate them on the subject. Explore Rocks and Minerals teaches children about the structure of the earth, minerals and crystals, igneous/sedimentary/metamorphic rocks, fossils, and how to be a rock hound. All of this is done by incorporating 20 different hands-on projects that will make the learning fun like making an edible 'earth' model, growing your own crystals from Epsom salts, modeling basaltic columns, baking 'pumice' meringue cookies, eating a 'sed-sandwich' for lunch, and wrapping up by making your own rock display. More than just fun, your children will be introduced to the amazing world of rocks and minerals. This non-reproducible book is divided into 7 chapters and each includes information on the topic, vocabulary words, interesting facts, black & white illustrations and activities. The back of the book includes a glossary and a page of resources in case you are interested in further investigation. You can use this book as a supplement to your curriculum or do a mini-study on rocks and minerals. Either way, you may be training a future geologist. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 010470
    ISBN: 9781932012613
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    Birds, bugs, and bats – if it flies, it's explored in this fascinating introduction to zoology! The first portion of the book focuses on birds and their unique characteristics. Kids will learn bird anatomy, how they are able to fly, why they build nests, how they raise their young, and more. They'll also learn to identify the birds they see every day and do activities that explore the habits and preferences of different species of birds. Students will learn about bats, some of the most useful and wonderful flying creatures in the world. As they study the physical characteristics and lifestyle of the bat, they'll gain a new appreciation for these creatures. Finally, kids will get up close and personal to the insect world. They'll learn how to identify and classify the many different types of bugs they see, and they'll even get to design their own experiments with different insect species. Kids will get the opportunity to keep their own field journals as they are encouraged to be their own scientist as they observe and understand the world around them.

  • Item #: 003531
    ISBN: 9780689808081
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    ISBN: 9780448484068
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  • Item #: 009123
    ISBN: 9780531238547
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  • Item #: 002582
    ISBN: 9781936313426
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