Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 2 Bundle
Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 2 Student Textbook has 22 chapters. It introduces students to the essential tools used in chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and geology.
Students learn about the microscope, how hammers and lenses are used to study rocks and minerals, and how telescopes and spacecraft help astronomers study the universe. Students also explore acids and bases, chemical reactions, protists, fungi, forces, mass, inertia, linear and curved motion, the geosphere and atmosphere, constellations, the solar system, stars, and more.
Students begin the open inquiry with suggested questions found in the Teacher's Manual, which contains directions for guiding the experiments. The Laboratory Notebook includes 22 experiments that explore topics covered in the Student Text. Some experiments include: testing acids and bases, observing protists with a microscope, exploring linear and curved motion, using hammers for geology, modeling Earth's layers, building a telescope, tracking constellations, and much more.
The books have 4 chapters of each of the 5 core science subjects (chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and astronomy) and an introductory and a concluding chapter for 22 chapters. We offer a lab kit if you would like a convenient, time-saving way to get nearly all of the materials you will need for the experiments! This lab kit is already assembled with virtually every non-household item the curriculum requires, so you won't have to search for elusive components.
About Real Science-4-Kids Building Blocks of Science
Kids ask real science questions. Building Blocks of Science enables them to discover real science answers. Because science disciplines are so interlaced, learning one subject requires a foundational understanding of another. Building Blocks of Science addresses this by introducing students to the five core scientific disciplines of chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and astronomy.
With Building Blocks of Science, students learn science in a sequential and logical order, beginning with fundamental building blocks of science and expanding on these as they advance in grade level. Hands-on experiments for each chapter encourage critical thinking, experimentation, and creativity.
Exploring the Building Blocks of Science is a year-long program for grades 1-7, covering all five core disciplines. It's based on a spiral teaching method where subjects are repeatedly visited and built upon over months and across grades. This has proven to lead to better long-term mastery of facts and concepts.
Building Blocks of Science is written to accommodate both secular and Christian homeschoolers. The publisher, Real Science-4-Kids, has received several awards, including the Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards. The study bundles contain a student textbook, teacher's manual, laboratory notebook, printable lesson plans, quizzes, and a study notebook. See our optional lab kit here.
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See three sample chapters of the student text, teacher’s manual, and laboratory workbook, plus the corresponding chapters for the lesson plan, study notebook, quiz question, and graphics package.
This bundle contains 22 chapters to cover within your school year. Read one chapter from the textbook and do the accompanying experiment every week to finish in an academic year. At this age, you will need to help your student read from the textbook and fill in his observations in the laboratory notebook.
Student Textbooks are non-consumable and may be shared between students. Students will need their own Laboratory Notebooks to record experiment expectations and outcomes.
A full-color, hardcover Student Textbook that your child reads to learn the building blocks of science
A softcover Laboratory Notebook that guides your child through real data-driven, hands-on experiments
A softcover Teacher’s Manual that contains information about how to set up the laboratory experiment and lists the materials needed
Plus the following digital products:
A Study Notebook that contains activities to help reinforce each lesson and provides a place for the student to record their ideas
An adjustable Lesson Plan to help you create the schedule that works for you
A Quiz set with 2 midterms and a final exam
View Building Blocks of Science Book 2 Sample. Sample set includes 3 chapters each of the student text, teacher’s manual, and laboratory workbook, plus the corresponding chapters for the lesson plan, study notebook, quiz question, and graphics package.