Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics Elementary
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Tell your child he is going to learn to build a smoke bomb and watch him enthusiastically reach for Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics. This newest title from the Young Explorer Series introduces your child to two breathtaking subjects which lend themselves quite naturally to a multitude of hands-on demonstrations that bring science to life. With this curriculum, they will make a real working periscope, explore physics with paper airplanes, manufacture a homemade electric motor, and create the hugely popular smoke bomb, along with much more. Packed with full-color pictures and illustrations, oodles of engrossing "Try This!" experiments, and integrated narration questions, Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics will gently but thoroughly prepare your children for the more rigorous classes they will need in high school.
One note: You will see others advertising this as a first- through sixth-grade course. So why do we have it in seventh grade? First, because it is a bit more rigorous than the other Exploring Creation books. Also, it has been recommended by the author herself for seventh grade. She says: “... Chem/Phys would be excellent for a seventh-grade student, especially since the concepts learned are so foundational for upper-level science.” - Jeannie Fulbright
About the Young Explorer Series:
When we decided to offer our customers a boxed curriculum, we knew that our eclectic approach to science needed a bit of fine-tuning, so we knew we needed Young Explorer, Jeannie Fulbright's elementary science program. Not only does this in-depth curriculum, with its gorgeous, full-color pictures and captivating, God-exalting text, sparkle in comparison to the mainstream, dry-bones science program, it utilizes what we believe is the most sensible method to teaching science, the immersion approach.
While other science programs, with their yearly superficial overviews, quickly become tedious as children encounter the repetitiveness of topic matters, the Young Explorer science immersion program will allow your family to enjoy the depth and riches that genuine science can give. Most home-taught children who enjoy science are being taught with a science immersion program.
Because this program utilizes a combination of the Charlotte Mason and classical methods, you can count on each Young Explorer book to acknowledge the evidence of Creation, have easy-to-follow lessons that are self-contained, include hands-on activities, and support National Standards of Science. Recommended for ages six through twelve, but written with a fourth-grader in mind, you may find that your older children will enjoy doing the coursework on their own, while younger, less confident readers will prefer parental involvement.
Although the author encourages you to select books based on topics and not grade level, she also favors the following sequence due to the difficulty of the subject matter: Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1: Flying Creatures, Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures, Zoology 3: Land Animals, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry and Physics.
Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook.
Author: Jeannie Fulbright
First Printing: July 2013
Awards and Endorsements:
Old Schoolhouse EE Award 2015 1st Place Winner!
Practical Homeschooling 2015 Reader Award Top Ranked by Homeschoolers!
One of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 2015!
About.com Readers' Choice Winner!
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