Science in the Age of Reason
The fourth book in the Berean Science series, Science in the Age of Reason covers scientific developments from the early 1700s to the early 1800s.
This year your student will:
- Microwave a bar of soap
- Make paper from cotton balls
- Crush a wintergreen mint to see it spark
- Classify his fingerprints
- Test your family for color-blindness
Along the way, your student will learn about scientists who based their studies and lives on the knowledge of God. He will also learn about those who rejected a Biblical worldview. This thoroughness prepares your student to evaluate the worldviews influencing modern-day scientists and theories.
The Science in the Age of Reason Set includes the text and the slim Helps & Hints book. Helps & Hints for Science in the Age of Reason contains answers for the review exercises in the text and 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 find it beneficial. See our optional lab kit here.
About Berean Science
Berean Science offers students an opportunity to study science through the lens of history. Berean Science teaches science chronologically using a narrative dialogue and a Christian worldview, so there are vast and varied science topics in each volume.
The hardcover textbooks have lots of full-color illustrations. The lesson is concise but complete, distilling down to the core of what your child needs to know. Lesson material is often just a page or two following each activity, perfect for any child that struggles to sit and pay attention. Fairly bursting with experiments, Berean Science's strong focus on this hands-on component makes it an ideal program for the wigglers in your household. Every lesson has an activity of some sort! 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.
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. 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.
Berean Science lends itself well to multi-grade homes that prefer to use just one science curriculum for the entire family. Each lesson concludes with questions or additional activities for "younger," "older," and "oldest" students. 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. Berean Science is an excellent way to teach science and a welcomed addition to the Timberdoodle kits.