Science in the Ancient World Set
Science in the Ancient World covers the work of natural philosophers who lived from about 600 BC to the early 1500s AD. With Science in the Ancient World, your student will use candy to demonstrate what Democritus got wrong about atoms, find out why Hippocrates thought wine should be sprinkled on bandages, and speculate about why Leonardo da Vinci used mirror writing in all of his notebooks.
It concentrates mostly on what these ancient scientists got right, but also discusses what they got wrong, because even mistakes can advance our understanding of the natural world. Students will also learn that most of the great scientists in the last half of this period were devout Christians who investigated science to learn more about God by studying His handiwork.
The Science in the Ancient World Set includes the text as well as the slim helps & hints book. Helps & Hints for Science in the Ancient World contains answers for the review exercises in the text, as well as hints to make checking, correcting, and explaining the students’ work easier. And while the author suggests that testing is unnecessary for most families, he includes tests and test solutions for families who do find it beneficial. See our optional lab kit here.
New to Timberdoodle, Berean Science offers students an opportunity to study science through the lens of history. Using a narrative dialogue and a Christian worldview, Berean Science teaches science chronologically, so there are vast and varied science topics in each volume. Fairly bursting with experiments - every lesson has some sort of activity - Berean Science’s strong focus on this hands-on component makes it an ideal program for the wigglers in your household.
The hardcover textbooks have lots of full-color illustrations and the lesson are concise, but complete, distilling down to the core of what your child needs to know. Activities, all color-coded and easy to find quickly, often involve inexpensive household items, and are the gateway to the exploration of each scientific concept. Lesson material is often just a page or two following each activity, perfect for any child that struggles to sit and pay attention. And because each lesson concludes with questions or additional activities for "younger," "older," and "oldest" students, Berean Science lends itself well to multi-grade homes that prefer to use just one science curriculum for the entire family. Lessons are taught directly from the text, so parents and students share the same book.
Sprinkled throughout the text are optional "challenge" lessons that you are free to skip if time is an issue. Each book has a helpful section in the front that tells you all the materials you will need, broken down per chapter, for doing the experiments. If you would like a convenient, time-saving way to get nearly all of the materials you will need for the experiments, we now offer a lab kit! This lab kit is already assembled with virtually every non-household item the curriculum requires, so you won't have to go searching for elusive components. Berean Science is an excellent way to teach science, and a welcomed addition to the Timberdoodle kits.
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Get the optional Lab Kit for Science in the Ancient World here.
Publisher: Berean Builders Publishing
Textbook ISBN: 9780989042420
Helps & Hints ISBN: 9780989042437
Textbook Format: Hardcover
Helps & Hints Format : Softcover
I was a little apprehensive about this science curriculum when I was researching it, however, we decided to go with it since we have been doing all of the "fun" science experiments since my kids were little. I thought we could use some more structure, and maybe, a more serious take on science. This text book is definitely geared towards middle school, in my opinion. The lessons about Democritus, Hippocrates, pythagoras theorem, etc went WAY over my 2nd graders head. The hands on projects were ok, but not really graspable for this age range, in my opinion. We decided to go with something different about 1/4 of the way in.
It’s a good curriculum, but it was way too advanced for my 2nd grader. Saving it for another year.
I really wanted to like this for my 7 year old, but it definitely feels like this is suited to older children. She likes the experiments and I appreciate that there are questions for older and younger children, but the lessons themselves were not on track for 2nd grade comprehension.
I think this is above the grade level it’s included in. Would be better suited for an older child. At grade 2, these kiddos much prefer fun science.
My daughters are 6 and 8 and we like this book. The conversational writing style is easy to understand. The chapters are short, and the simple experiments that go with each lesson are really fun. I would like to see Timberdoodle add a supply kit to the offerings. I know most of the items are easy to find at home, but I found a kit elsewhere online and it makes doing the experiments so much easier since everything is already gathered for me and stored in one place.
I am a scientist and I don't usually do much formal science until kids are much older. They just can't really understand the concepts without an understanding of advanced math. So science for us is not a core subject, but more of a supplementary item that inspires their curiosity about the world.