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  1. Time Left: 6 days and 4 hours

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    Story of Science, by Joy Hakim All 3 books, as pictured Excellent condition, smoke-free home, Price includes shipment by Media Mail I accept payment by PayPal

    $45.00

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  2. Was finding an example for SKL and found these. They are California edition (California List of Gratis Instructional Materials, publisher website). http://www.mhschool....als/ca/fwo.html "Interactive Textbook (Grade 1-6) Interactive Textbook, Grade 1 Interactive Textbook, Grade 2 Interactive Textbook, Grade 3 Interactive Textbook, Grade 4 Interactive Textbook, Grade 5 Interactive Textbook, Grade 6 Reading and Writing in Science (Grades 1-6) Reading and Writing in Science, Grade 1 Reading and Writing in Science, Grade 2 Reading and Writing in Science, Grade 3 Reading and Writing in Science, Grade 4 Reading and Writing in Science, Grade 5 Reading and Writing in Science, Grade 6 Activity Lab Book (Grades 1-6) Activity Lab Book, Grade 1 Activity Lab Book, Grade 2 Activity Lab Book, Grade 3 Activity Lab Book, Grade 4 Activity Lab Book, Grade 5 Activity Lab Book, Grade 6" ETA: Grade 6 is Earth Science and is not hard to understand for younger children. ETA: The link to South Carolina.. http://macmillanmh.c...als/sc/fwo.html posted by tomandlorih ETA: New link since original links are no longer valid https://www.rusdlearns.net/pdefoe/digitaltextbookresources-adams/cms_page/view/4286166
  3. Every year each of my kids does a large scientific investigation, and it is that time of year again. As I did last year , I will write up what we have accomplished each week, so that you can see true scientific inquiry in action. Often people only see the outcome of a scientific investigation, and it always looks so tidy. This is not how science works as you will soon see with my kids' projects. So last year, my older son won the Regional Science Fair and was so excited that he started planning his next project 2 months later! Here is what I wrote up in October: x-post Coming up with an idea. October. Older ds who is in 7th grade. Well, it has been 2 months since the Regional Science Fair, and my ds is already planning his next project. We are studying chemistry this year, so he would really like to do a chemistry project. This is a very difficult thing to do for a few reasons: 1) How does a 12 year old uncover anything new in chemistry? 2) We have no chemical equipment. His first idea was to determine which chemicals made the biggest explosion. Yes, I am sure most of you are smiling. Not really surprising in a 12 year old boy, but not a great idea from the point of view of my insurance. Plus, not really original. The next idea came from his reading on fracking (which unfortunately for me has a different meaning because of watching Battle Star Galactic .) He read an article in Scientific American and was curious as to why the concrete pipes leak underground. So we discussed testing different kinds of concrete for resilience to seismic disturbances. I knew we could get cement for free, and we have lots of different levels of grit for rock tumbling (we had to buy in bulk), which would allow for a quantitative comparison as we know the grit sizes. So we talked about creating different types of concrete and testing it for strength and flexibility. He could have some fun designing some objective ways to smash or shake the concrete, but I was not clear how he could make any tubes. He also was interested in having it set at different temperatures, possibly under water kept at a certain temp with ice cubes etc. Seemed pretty promising, but he just never took to it. His current idea concerns air pollution. He has noticed that one of the longer tunnels in our town is quite smelly. We have to roll up the windows in the car and turn the vent to internal circulation or we are really gassed out. This got him to thinking about what kind of ventilation existed in that tunnel. We also discussed what else affected the air pollution - number of cars, direction the tunnel faces compared to the prevailing wind direction (we live in a very windy town), and the length of the tunnel. Then, he starting thinking about parking decks. We have some smelly ones and some clean ones. Some underground, some above ground. Some with multiple open walls, some with only one open wall. Some with fans, some without. He starting getting excited about building a M.O.D.E.L.... yes , this is my very mathy kid, and he is very motivated to win the math award 2 years in a row. So next up he starts researching how to measure pollution. CO2, lead, CO, etc. He wants to do it himself rather than send the air samples to a lab. He very quickly finds a site that tells him how to build a pump and where to buy the CO2 kits. They are $65 per 10. hummm. I tell him that he has a $200 budget. Given that I spend nothing on lab equipment, it seems like a fair but generous amount. I told him if he plans to spend more, he needs to dip into his $700 winnings from last year's fair. Last year's project cost us $12 for a new ruler when he left it behind + $12 for a poster board. So definitely a money making venture! I told him that we could go to an exhaust testing station and talk to them. I also discussed with him that he does not have to test for ALL the different pollutants. One could be representative. His current question is NOT: Is there pollution in the different parking decks?, but rather creating a model to explain the different pollution levels. So one pollutant could be representative of pollution in general. But he needs to know the *levels* of pollution for this question, not just if the pollutant is found. We also discussed counting cars going through the tunnels during different parts of the day, and counting the number of cars per volume of space in the different parking decks. Good thing he is starting early! Currently, he is very excited about the pollution question. But he needs to see if he can do the work within the budget. I am not so sure. Really depends on the replication he needs. But there is still much more research he needs to do. Scientists do have to work within a budget, so it is not a bad problem to have from the point of view of replicating real science. Ruth in NZ
  4. Time Left: 2 days and 15 hours

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    Instructor Guide plus books for Bookshark science 7, complete except one title "Garbage" and activity sheets. Conservation, Robotics, and Technology. 6 books plus guide. Great to do together with multiple ages. 36 week, 4 day schedule. Easy to follow. Postage Paid.

    $60.00

  5. Time Left: 3 days and 19 hours

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    If your child is interested in space science, I would love to invite you to our interactive online classes. In these classes, students have an opportunity to learn science from a former astronaut instructor/homeschooling mom, side by side with peers from all over the globe, ask questions and wonder about the Universe. Please see the details below. http://www.artofinquiry.net/ Testimonials

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  6. Looking for Jr. & High School Science curriculum recommendations for a gifted child who wants to either become a scientist or mathematician. Would like curriculum to be biblically sound and heavy on the math. Any recommendations?
  7. Time Left: 2 days and 9 hours

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    $3 Pop Bottle Science: great condition $5 Janice Vancleave's Earth Science for Every Kid: great condition pending $5 Constellations for Every Kid: Great condition $5 Janice Vancleave's Biology for Every Kid: great condition. Pending All pages in tact. There appears to be no writing in any of these books, aside from a name on one cover. Buyer pays shipping. Buy all four and Media Mail shipping is on me (USA). WILLING TO SHIP TO APO OR INTERNATIONAL

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  8. Time Left: 2 days and 5 hours

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    Shipping to be paid buy buyer. These books, with your choice of Math would make a complete Kinder curriculum. The science books all include age level appropriate activities to learn each subject and were much loved by my boys. The phonics curriculum is tried and true, takes about 15 minutes a day, and is easy for new home school parent to follow. Bob Books: leveled phonics readers that help emerging readers fain confluence as they progress. $15 Bob Books Collection 1, includes complete book of reward stickers. Great condition aside from taped up box and wear on two books (see pictures) $16 Bob Books Collection 2, includes complete book of reward stickers. Excellent condition OPGTR: A scripted phonics program that 'holds the parents hand' through the process. Teach reading in 15 minutes or less a day. $5. Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading (picture in comments) Science Good condition,curling on cover/used $5. Green Thumbs: A Kid's Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Good condition/used $8 Everybody Has A Body: Science from Head to Toe Great condition/like new $7. Mudpies to Magnet: A Preschool Science Curriculum: book of science activities/projects by topic. Great condition/like newE MAKE AN OFFER....SEE MY ITHER LISTINGS. ****SELLING ABOUT 17 YEARS OF HOME SCHOOL MATERIAL

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  9. Title says it all! DS is greatly enjoying this book. I want to spend all of next year on biology. What have you seen that I should look at? Thanks.
  10. Does anyone have any good ideas on some really good science curriculum or living books or even, heaven forbid, a boring text book with which my 17 can peruse in order to prepare for the ACT? We have already done all of the Master Books and we have apologia books as well. Still, the practice ACT tests are throwing her off. We would really appreciate any and all suggestions as she is getting frustrated in the area of science. Thanks, momto12
  11. Has anyone, or does anyone know of a place that I can find an index of the Good Eats shows that is organized by science topic? That would be helpful. Thanks, Debbie
  12. 2017-18 Well-Trained Mind Academy registration will end on Friday, September 15th. This is your last chance to enroll your student in fall and full-year courses. Register now! View all course descriptions by clicking here! Register by clicking here! All class times are listed in EST.
  13. 2017-18 Well-Trained Mind Academy registration will end on Friday, September 15th. This is your last chance to enroll your student in fall and full-year courses. Register now! View all course descriptions by clicking here! Register by clicking here! All class times are listed in EST.
  14. Has anyone ever seen or used this Cross-Wired Science curriculum? It's relatively new, I think it came out in 2014. It looks like an AMAZING Christian program that teaches science using lots of hands on experiments, videos, and other stuff. But I can't find any reviews on it. I am very interested in it, but after having bought Super Charged Science and been completely disappointed and overwhelmed with it, I don't want to spend a bunch of money on a program that I can't hear more about from people who have used it. Thanks!
  15. My soon to be eight year-old daughter wants to be a zoologist or naturalist when she's older. My house could be a bookstore and we do have some related books, but I'm looking for favorite suggestions :)
  16. Hello, I am putting together a class for my 9th grader (and some others) for next year to cover the core and standards of WA ELA. I am doing this though from a science perspective so that my student will in fact learn and engage with the course. I am combining Botany and Mythology together to meet said standards required. I am looking for suggestions or resources that are not costly that will help with this process. I have a microscope and a Intro to botany book on its way. The two areas separately are easy enough to teach, but putting them together is where I am having some questions. Any help appreciated. Thanks!
  17. I came across this in one of my facebook groups: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/educators/early-childhood/ It's a 10 month long (or several units if you're just taking some of the units) preschool curriculum (3-5) for free! It looks fun and interesting, also included a pre-history unit for your dino lovers (or pre STOW if you are doing that first). I think I just found our science curriculum for prek-4!!
  18. If your student has used Holt Biology, approximately how many hours a week did they work on it?
  19. Here is a link to a science journal that published peer reviewed science articles (re)written for kids and teens. It focuses on nature, climate, biology, and environment. http://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/
  20. One of my kids sent me this article. I thought it was a great shifting of perspective on what you should expect when engaging with upper level science. http://jcs.biologists.org/content/121/11/1771 "That's when it hit me: nobody did. That's why it was a research problem. And being my research problem, it was up to me to solve. Once I faced that fact, I solved the problem in a couple of days. (It wasn't really very hard; I just had to try a few things.) The crucial lesson was that the scope of things I didn't know wasn't merely vast; it was, for all practical purposes, infinite. That realization, instead of being discouraging, was liberating. If our ignorance is infinite, the only possible course of action is to muddle through as best we can." "Science involves confronting our `absolute stupidity'. That kind of stupidity is an existential fact, inherent in our efforts to push our way into the unknown."
  21. My plan for 9th grade is to do biology over the summer then a second science elective during the year. DS likes working with his hands. He does origami, grows plants, knits, build balsa wood towers and wind turbines. He is also the kid who doesn't get scared off by the physics events in Science Olympiad. What fun or interesting ideas so people have. Links to specific curriculum would be great. Eta: Even if you don't know a specific curriculum but have ideas of areas to study that would be great.
  22. Hi. I'm Kris Langman, author of the Logic to the Rescue series. I'm currently writing the fourth book in the series and I'm taking suggestions for topics to cover, both in this book and in the rest of the books in the series. (I'm planning six to seven books in total). For example, a reader asked me to include some info about the Linnean system of classification, so I added info about this to the the third book, The Bard of Biology. Suggestions can be about logic, math, physics, chemistry, and biology. I'll try to include as many suggestions as possible as long as they work with the story and plot. Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Kris Langman
  23. "Program Description The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a scientific revolution. The rules of folding are at the heart of many natural phenomena, from how leaves blossom to how beetles fly. But now, engineers and designers are applying its principles to reshape the world around us—and even within us, designing new drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions. With this burgeoning field of origami-inspired-design, the question is: can the mathematics of origami be boiled down to one elegant algorithm—a fail-proof guidebook to make any object out of a flat surface, just by folding? And if so, what would that mean for the future of design? Explore the high-tech future of this age-old art as NOVA unfolds “The Origami Revolution.â€" Website with 53:50 mins video aired yesterday evening http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/origami-revolution.html
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  25. I tried searching the forum, but didn't have much luck. Has anyone used Berean's Science in Ancient Times? Or any others in the series? I am considering using Ancient Times with my going-to-be-9 year old for science this coming year...would it be enough for her? Or is the text too easy? It looks like it would be easily accomplished and that would be a plus for me as we will have a new little one. Any opinions good or bad would be great! Thank you!
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