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  • Item #: 015464
    ISBN: 9781683440871
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    This Teacher Guide creates a zoology unit study for elementary students using The World of Animals, Wonders of God's World Dinosaur Activity Book, The Complete Aquarium Adventure, and The Complete Zoo Adventure. The 180 daily lessons are detailed in the suggested schedule chart, along with space to record due dates for assignments and grades. Also included in the planner are student worksheets for The World of Animals, quizzes and tests, and the answer key. The worksheets are simply answering questions concerning the assigned reading, and permission is given for copying to small groups of ten or less and homeschool families. Students will learn about simple animals, worms/snails/starfish, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Five bonus activities are included in the planner for a hands-on experience in each subject area. These activities are optional, but even choosing just one in each section will enhance the learning experience. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 018008
    ISBN: 9780794523558
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    This book is obviously an Usborne book; it's overloaded with interesting information and tons of color pictures. But it also has something else: internet links. A great deal of science is packed in the book, with even more available online at the many quality websites chosen by Usborne. More than 1,000 internet links and 180 QR links are included. Perform more than 120 experiments and activities, and see video clips, diagrams, pictures, and other helpful online highlights. Sites allow you to see video clips of animals, hear animal sounds, build your own roller coaster, dissect a virtual frog, relive the story of landing on the moon complete with sounds, images, and slideshows, and so much more. All of science is covered in this book: physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, earth sciences, astronomy, anatomy, zoology, and Earth conservation. A wonderful resource even for those without online access. This book is available in two sizes (with identical content).The small-format paperback version measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". The large-format hardcover version measures 8 3/4" W x 11" H. 448 pgs. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 004183
    ISBN: 9781416927853
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    Story of the first known American-bred Morgan horse.

  • Item #: 001534
    ISBN: 9781416927839
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    Story centering on two children yearning for a horse - a certain, special horse and her foal, Misty. A good telling, describing a special relationship between horse and human.
  • Item #: 001882
    ISBN: 9780689714856
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    A lone little burro roams his home in the Grand Canyon, but his affinity for company, often in the form of people with flapjacks, gets him mixed up in more adventures than he ever counted on. After his friend dies, Brighty (named after the Bright Angel Creek) is kind of on his own. He does have one other friend that he summers with and who is willing to help out – as long as nobody tries to make him do anything he doesn't want to do! Brighty ends up in scrapes with cougars and mountain lions, meets President Teddy Roosevelt, and even helps with the search for the murderer of his friend. Through it all his huge heart, antics, and unique character will keep readers smiling. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 000980
    ISBN: 9780794535285
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    This book is obviously an Usborne book; it's overloaded with interesting information and tons of color pictures. But it also has something else: internet links. A great deal of science is packed in the book, with even more available online at the many quality websites chosen by Usborne. More than 1,000 internet links and 180 QR links are included. Perform more than 120 experiments and activities, and see video clips, diagrams, pictures, and other helpful online highlights. Sites allow you to see video clips of animals, hear animal sounds, build your own roller coaster, dissect a virtual frog, relive the story of landing on the moon complete with sounds, images, and slideshows, and so much more. All of science is covered in this book: physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, earth sciences, astronomy, anatomy, zoology, and Earth conservation. A wonderful resource even for those without online access. This book is available in two sizes (with identical content). There is a small format version(pb). This large-format hardcover version measures 8 3/4" W x 11" H. 448 pgs. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 065949
    ISBN: 9781554950577
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       Children are fascinated by insects and wise parent teachers want to capitalize on natural curiosity! This excellent resource provides a perfect foundation for an insect unit study, your nature notebook or a fun, easy to use supplement for any science curriculum. Topically, children will learn how to identify insects and the identity and function of their parts, insect life cycles, as well as benefits received from insects and harm they cause. And it only gets better! Also included are a variety of language arts activities including non- fiction stories, vocabulary, creative writing, poetry, and research, along with grammar and phonics review for those who need practice. Teaching support also abounds with teacher notes outlining hands-on activities and teaching tips; and teacher and student rubrics. The reproducible student booklet makes this an inexpensive, quality resource for homeschool and classroom learning. Answer key in the back of the book. 96 pgs, SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 059837
    ISBN: 9781613749616
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    Children are fascinated by animals and capitalizing on their interest and passion will help them to love learning (and who knows, maybe provide a career opportunity for them in the future!). Divided into two parts, this book takes children from understanding Zoology at its most basic definition through the foundational concepts of animal forms and functions, animal behavior and environment. Then, it forays into zoology (in real life) with a survey of career paths and experiences for zoologists. Intermingled within the text are full color illustrations and abundant hands-on activities. A sampling of activities includes playing a dolphin echolocation game, demonstrating a butterfly’s life cycle, communicating like a deep sea animal, molding “tiger teeth”, planning and drawing an animal’s exhibit and following recipes to create an edible animal cell and bat fruit salad. The over 20 activities usually use easy to find items. Includes bolded vocabulary words, a glossary, an index and resources to learn more. A perfect supplement to any science curriculum or unit study/summer study resource. 131 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 059835
    ISBN: 9781613749494
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    Understanding and appreciating nature begins with immersing ourselves into the environment in which we are most familiar. Whether in the city or suburbs, seaside or countryside, we all have the opportunity to develop a love for nature through the study of birds. This beautifully illustrated book will inspire you through graphics, hands-on activities and observations. Topically, children will learn how to create a bird journal, identify feather shapes and field marks, beaks and feet marks, migration, and the variety of food eaten by birds. A sampling of the 30 hands-on activities includes making bird feeders, drawing birds, measuring (your) wingspan, creating a territory map, designing a poster and numerous observation activities. Adding to the value are a glossary of terms; common and scientific names list; recommended online resources and a 2-page teacher guide with extension activities. A perfect resource for introducing Nature studies or for complementing a bird unit study. 108 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 054087
    ISBN: 9780865059528
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  • Item #: 054086
    ISBN: 9780865058934
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  • Item #: 054085
    ISBN: 9780865059597
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  • Item #: 054084
    ISBN: 9780865058903
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  • Item #: 054083
    ISBN: 9780865058941
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  • Item #: 054082
    ISBN: 9780865058927
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  • Item #: 053590
    ISBN: 9781935778202
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    While I perused this book, I couldn't help but keep thinking of my sister Janine, who always insisted she was going to be a herpetologist when she grew up. It's an excellent text on reptiles and amphibians, written at a middle-school level and chock-full of not only good, but fascinating information. The first chapter really grabs the reader's attention with brief descriptions of "weird but true" members of the amphibian and reptile families, and the following chapters explore the characteristics of these families, broad groups within each (frogs, salamanders, caecilians, turtles, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and tuataras), the roles these groups play in ecosystems, reptile and amphibian ecology, past and present uses for reptiles and amphibians, current threats to these groups, reputations and cultural beliefs based on reptiles and amphibians, and conservation efforts related to them. It's a very well-written text that could provide the basis for a reptile and amphibian unit study or that a student very interested in the subject may want to read purely for enjoyment. Black-and-white photos are found on nearly every page spread, and a section of colored plates in the middle provide full-color photos of some species. There are plenty of additional sources listed in the appendix, from books to web sites and lists of related organizations. 250 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 037743
    ISBN: 9780890514566
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    Do you ever get tired of reading interesting books, but having to weed out all the praise of the "evolutionary process" and how it is responsible for God's wonderful creations? Well, that won't be a worry here! Written by Christian authors, this book offers wonderful photographs and tons of information on some of the world's most magnificent animals. Not just full of facts, the book is quick to point out all of the unique and useful points of each animal and show how creation cannot conform to an evolutionary mindset. The introduction puts readers who believe in Creation at ease as the authors point out how God's hand is all over in creation, use Bible verses, and point out several areas in which evolution is full of flaws. Then, thirty different animals are discussed - each receiving a two-page spread for a beautiful photograph and a page of fascinating information and some quick facts. A glossary in the back gives definitions for some of the words, and an appendix shows off the animal tracks. This is one book you can read to your kids (or have them read on their own at a slightly older level), in conjunction with a science course or just for fun, without having to think about omitting information! ~ Megan
  • Item #: 031582
    ISBN: 9781511927956
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  • Item #: 029316
    ISBN: 9780822595571
    Retail: $7.99
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    This fascinating book about silkworms features detailed information on their life cycle, anatomy, food, the silk-making process and the industry today at a level that's both interesting and understandable to young readers. The 48-page book contains interesting and fact-packed text along with lots of close-up, color pictures of silkworms, silkworm moths, and other insects. Would make a great topic book to go along with insect studies, or even unit studies that touch on Asian history and silk-making. - Jess

  • Item #: 024986
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    Ever wonder what owls eat? Dissect an owl pellet and find out! Owls regurgitate the indigestible remains of their meals, which make their diet easy to investigate. This pouch contains one sanitary owl pellet and a bone chart. Use a tweezers or other small tool (not included) to dissect the pellet and then identify the remains using the chart. However, if you're grossed out by the "real thing," you may want to check out the Skeleton Pellets, which are synthetic versions of owl pellets with one (non-surprise) animal skeleton inside. - Jess

  • Item #: 018370
    ISBN: 9780890514573
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  • Item #: 007640
    ISBN: 9780876591123
    Retail: $16.95
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    These are very helpful compendiums of science activities especially conceived for the youngest "scientist". Each has an introduction, materials list, detailed instructions for you (including discussion and conclusion), plus a "Want to do more?" extension activity to use if you want to expand on the activity. The original book is somewhat less useful than the sequel. Although activities are great, the organization makes it a little difficult to find activities to go with a particular study. Basic units of organization include: On Your Own (Science Center Activities), Building with Science (Construction and Measurement), Science for a Crowd, Paints and Prints, Wet and Messy, Science to Grow On (Health and Nutrition), Learning About Nature (Outdoor Science), and Acting Out Science in a Big Way. Use the index to locate activities on particular science topics. The second book has a more useful organization. Basic units include: Colors, Crystals and Creations (Chemistry); How Things Work (Physics); Digging in the Dirt (Geology); How Hot, How Cold, How Windy, How Wet (Weather); Aerial Acrobatics (Flight and Space); Roots and Shoots (Plants); Houses for Slugs, Hideouts for Hamsters (Zoology); and How Much, How Far, How Many (Mathematics). A most welcome feature of both is the inclusion of a suggested minimum age for each activity.
  • Item #: 007638
    ISBN: 9780876591505
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    These are very helpful compendiums of science activities especially conceived for the youngest "scientist." Each has an introduction, materials list, detailed instructions for you (including discussion and conclusion), plus a "Want to do more?" extension activity to use if you want to expand on the activity. The original book is somewhat less useful than the sequel. Although activities are great, the organization makes it a little difficult to find activities to go with a particular study. Basic units of organization include: On Your Own (Science Center Activities), Building with Science (Construction and Measurement), Science for a Crowd, Paints and Prints, Wet and Messy, Science to Grow On (Health and Nutrition), Learning About Nature (Outdoor Science), and Acting Out Science in a Big Way. Use the index to locate activities on particular science topics. The second book has a more useful organization. Basic units include: Colors, Crystals and Creations (Chemistry); How Things Work (Physics); Digging in the Dirt (Geology); How Hot, How Cold, How Windy, How Wet (Weather); Aerial Acrobatics (Flight and Space); Roots and Shoots (Plants); Houses for Slugs, Hideouts for Hamsters (Zoology); and How Much, How Far, How Many (Mathematics). A most welcome feature of both is the inclusion of a suggested minimum age for each activity.
  • Item #: 047955
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    Even young players can start identifying animal tracks with this fun game! Animal Tracks! includes 40 animal track cards and 40 animal cards. The track cards include a black print of the animal track, the animal's name, and the typical size of the track. Animal cards feature a full-color photo of the animal and its name. Directions for three games are printed inside the box lid (Yay! No papers to lose!); Concentration, Bingo, or "Guess the Tracks." If you're studying animals and/or tracking in your science curriculum, these would make nice thick flashcards as well. Any way you use them, players are sure to gain familiarity with the shape of the animal tracks and the animals that make them, while having some fun too! – Jess

  • Item #: 003129
    ISBN: 9781570576034
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    A fun introduction to anatomy for the young. There are five different games and two different levels of play (two different card sets) - or just use the vinyl peel-and-stick plastic body parts and Some Body boards as puzzles to familiarize children with the locations of body parts. Up to four may play. A favorite game of Mark, our science editor!

  • Item #: 010882
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    Everyone should have access to a Base 10 set when studying place value. This is the most affordable one we could find. Contains 1 thousands cube, 10 "flats" (hundreds), 10 "rods" (tens), and 100 "cubes" (ones). Made of sturdy plastic with unit markings. Indispensable for teaching base-10 concepts like "borrowing" and "carrying".

  • 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 #: 036433
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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 019808
    ISBN: 9781888659009
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    150 pgs covering 19 weeks (and 19 books).