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SCIENCE RESOURCES FOR EARLY LEARNERS (PREK - 3RD)
Here are some general science resources that can be used
for younger children when multi-level teaching a variety
of science topics.
Experiments for Young Learners
a must-have lab resource to keep on hand for science
units in multi-level teaching. Use these activities
with your youngest child when your older child is
studying the same topic. Each lesson uses easy-to-find
materials for the lab and include simple worksheets
for the kids to complete. Topics include: Physical
science, light, heat, electricity, magnetism, life
science, plants, five senses, animals, earth science,
weather, soils, fossils, rocks, planets, and technology.
Written for K-2nd grade. Recommended especially
for the Kinesthetic
File Folder Games: Science K-3 is another
must-have resource for science units. Easy-to-make, simple-to-play
games that teach the following topics: energy, magnets, simple
machines, solar system, water, matter, senses, weather, plants,
nutrition, human body, animals, dinosaurs, and insects. You'll
need file folders, colored markers, and tagboard. Written
for K-3rd grade.
those of you, like me, who don't have a green thumb try Wee
Enchanted Garden. A fun project to do while learning
about plants. Created by Imaginarium. Eventually, I will add
a Plant unit to this website.
Box Press science kits. These kits are great
for moms who like to do science unit studies but need help
finding the resources. Sign up for the Online Adventures newsletter
for a once-a-month online science activity. Check out Joetta's
a Space Notebook and Timeline. Check out
this terrific resource for free timelines and space
notebook: http://www.notebooking.org/samples/space/ This
would make a great science project for grades 1-6.
to the Young Scientists Club.
SCIENCE RESOURCES FOR 4TH - 12TH GRADE:
Creation with Astronomy by Jeannie Fulbright.
Using Charlotte Mason's methodology, 14 incremental lessons
employ narration, notebooking, hands-on projects,
and a course website to introduce 6- to 12-year-olds to
the wonders of the solar system and universe. 176 pages,
Creation with Botany: By Jeannie Fulbright.
Designed to be used with both readers and non-readers,
each clearly organized lesson features content-rich narration;
notebooking; and hands-on activities and projects
using easy-to-find household items. Dissect seeds, force
bulbs, make leaf skeletons---and take a close-up look
at God's flora kingdom. Grades K to 6. Hardcover.
you are looking for a quality microscope
for an affordable price, purchase the Ultra Microscope
from Sonlight (click
on the Sonlight logo and search for “microscope”).
Most microscopes in the $200 or less price range are not
worth the money, but this one is. I've personally used
it and can honestly recommend it.
God's Creation, Fifth Edition by Susan Mortimer
& Betty Smith. A creative, in-depth encounter with
natural science from a biblical perspective. Learn about:
Creation, The Universe, Weather, Rocks, Plants, Animals,
Ecology, Human Anatomy & Physiology. Easy-to-use, hands-on approach, with the benefits
of notebooks. This set includes the teacher's guide and
the student book. Softcover from Eagle's wings. If you're
just starting out with unit studies, this is a great introduction.
vs. Science & The Bible by Bob West
Amazing Story of Creation From Science and the Bible
by Duane Gish will help you teach the fallacy of evolution.
school physics - consider Kinetic
Books, especially for your visual/auditory
learners. To read my review, check my
blog at: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/EmptyNestMom/155745/
Guide to Physics by Larry Gonick and others
in this series. (This is agreat introduction to junior/senior
high Physics.) ISBN 0062731009.
Rocks & Mineral
Speciments - Assortment 1.
Roots: Latin & Greek Roots for Biology and Life Science
by Nancy Hasseler. Out of print. Buy used.
Experiments You Can Eat (a resource for simple
lab work). ISBN 0064460029.
Witness of the Stars by E. W. Bullinger.
(explains how the constellations were created by God to
witness to Christ).
Box Press science kits. These kits are great
for moms who like to do science unit studies but need
help finding the resources. Sign up for the Online Adventures
newsletter for a once-a-month online science activity.
Check out Joetta's review.
to the Young
a Space Notebook and Timeline.
For an easy-to-understand high school science curriculum (not
college prep), use the Science Workshop Series
(available in Biology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and
Chemistry) from Globe Book Company. (Secular)
System Puzzle Kit.
of the Week.
Zoo for Kids. A great resource for learning about
the animals in different countries. Not only will
you see the animals but it includes an audio clip
of the sounds it makes. Fun!
Lab online resources.
ANIMAL REPORT WORKSHEET
children like animals. Use this printable, Animal
Report worksheet (pdf document) as the basis for a study
in animals for children in 1-5th+. Print off as many copies
of the form as the number of animals your child will be reporting
on. Have your child find a picture of the animal to paste
on the sheet. Then have him research the animal and fill in
the information blanks (or dictate the information to you
if handwriting is difficult). Bind completed worksheets in
a cardstock cover (illustrated by your child) and place in
his portfolio! You will need Acrobat Reader to print the form.
Get Acrobat Reader free from http://www.adobe.com/.
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