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202 Science Investigations
Marjorie Frank
Exciting adventures in earth, life, and physical sciences. These fun investigations cover life, physical, earth, and space science. Perfect for individual or group activity. For grades K-6.
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Developing Critical Thinking Through Science, Book 1
June Main
Hands-on physical science activities designed for the ''non-science'' teacher who needs to teach science. Important features of this series is: no science background, step-by-step procedures, no lab equipment - all materials are zero or low budget easy to find, Ready answers, minimal preparation time, and much more! The books are designed to develop science attitudes in students.
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Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Experiments that Really Work
Janice Pratt VanCleave
An elementary science experiment book that is both educational and fun. Intended for children in grades K to 6, it contains 101 thoroughly tested and safe experiments relating to earth science. Each experiment has a clear purpose, list of materials and step-by-step illustrated instructions. In addition, without giving too much away, it provides hints as to what may be expected from a given experiment and offers a full explanation of the outcome in understandable terms. Most materials necessary for the experiments are readily available around the house. The aim is to make learning about the earth a rewarding experience and encourage a student's desire to seek more knowledge about science.
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A Beka Book
Enjoying God's World
Second-grade students learn to enjoy God's world as they study His plan for creation. Both reading comprehension and a knowledge of scientific concepts are increased as students learn about the human body, animals, plants, matter, energy, earth and space, and conservation from God's viewpoint. By answering ''how'' and ''why'' questions, this text helps to satisfy the natural curiosity of children about the world around them and helps to develop their thinking skills. Hands-on activities to help increase comprehension of basic science concepts are included.
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Apologia Educational Ministries
Exploring Creation with Astronomy
Jeannie K. Fulbright
What would living on Venus be like? Are there really black holes? How did God create the cosmos? Curious kids want to know! This book covers the major structures of our solar system, starting with the sun and working towards Pluto. Along the way, the student will also learn about Earth s moon, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt. After that, students will move outside our solar system and learn about the stars and galaxies that make up God's incredible universe. Finally, the student will learn about space travel and what it takes to be an astronaut. The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items to make the lessons come alive! Activities include simulating the use of radar to reveal a hidden landscape, making a telescope, and making an astrometer to measure the brightness of a star.
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Apologia Educational Ministries
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
Jeannie K. Fulbright
From head to toe, your child will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments, and loads of fun as together you learn about the human body and how to keep it working according to God's design. After a brief history of medicine and a peek into cell structure and DNA, kids will take a fantastic voyage through each of their main physiological systems, including the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems and more! They'll learn about nutrition and health, embryology, major organs, how their immune system is designed to protect them, and what makes each of us a unique creation of God. In addition, your children will enjoy various experiments and projects, such as testing the bacteria content around the house, finding their own blood type, creating a cell model from Jell-O and candy, and even building a stethoscope!
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Science in the Creation Week
Grades 2 to 5. A unique science skills curriculum that involves students in the physical and biological sciences within the context of the Creation Week, Creation reflects its Creator; true science honors the Creator. A good science education integrates the attributes of God, critical thinking, and science skills. This is a 3-level one year ''hands-on'' science curriculum based on the days of creation. Can be repeated at 3 levels, or used with different age students at one time.
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Bob Jones University Press
Science, Grade 2
Presents God as the sustainer of all He has created. Topics include bones, plants, shape and movement of the earth, forces, and shorelines. Teacher's Edition contains 56 lessons, which can be covered in 28 weeks if taught twice a week in a 20- to 30-minute lesson. Teacher's Edition: 304 pages; reduced student pages; second edition; spiral binder. Student Text 176-page full-color hardbound or softbound text. Student Text: hardbound; second edition. Student Text: softbound; second edition. Student Notebook Packet contains 49 sheets used primarily for recording scientific data. Student Notebook Packet: consumable.
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Teaching Children about Life and Earth Sciences
Elaine Levenson
Ideas and Activities Every Teacher and Parent Can Use. These companion guides provide readers and parents with little or no science background with the tools to make science come alive for kids. Activities tie into real-life experiences, encouraging kids to get actively involved in the learning process. The author says ''I wrote this book because I wanted to assist parents and teachers who may feel somewhat insecure about teaching science content to young children.''
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Teaching children about Physical Science
Elaine Levenson
Ideas and Activities Every Teacher and Parent Can Use. Levenson's popular Teaching Children About Science, which has sold 40,000 copies since its 1985 publication, is now expanded into two, idea-filled editions incorporating the latest techniques. These companion guides provide readers and parents with little or no science background with the tools to make science come alive for kids. Activities tie into real-life experiences, encouraging kids to get involved in the learning process.
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