Science in the Atomic Age covers topics exciting to students of all ages, particularly preteens and early teens. This laboratory-based middle school science course is designed to be an introduction to general science.
Beginning with our current understanding of atoms and then transitioning to a full-blown study of life, all topics in Science in the Atomic Age are discussed in the context of history.
Your child will learn about fascinating scientific breakthroughs from atoms to organs and human life, from communities to ecosystems. These include identifying the human appendix's function and the discovery of soft tissue in dinosaur fossils. Your student will also learn science in connection with historical developments and key scientists.
As in all Berean Builder courses, Science in the Atomic Age focuses on discovering through experiments and hands-on activities. These experiments and activities use household items or things sold in supermarkets, drug stores, or hardware stores. Or, if life is chaotic in your household, a lab kit is also available.
Science in the Atomic Age is easy to follow, and because it does not require scary scientific equipment, it allows junior high students to work independently. Science in the Atomic Age does an excellent job of well-preparing middle school students for high school science.
The Science in the Atomic Age Set includes the text and the Answer Key & Tests book. Answer Key & Tests for Science in the Atomic Age 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.
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. Each volume has vast and varied science topics.
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.
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.
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 need for the experiments! This lab kit is assembled with virtually every non-household item the curriculum requires, so you won't have to search for elusive components. Berean Science is an excellent way to teach science and a welcomed addition to the Timberdoodle kits.
Use as experiments come up in your science course.