Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Bright Ideas Press
Christian Kids Explore Biology
From their website:
"This user-friendly, unabashedly Christian, one-year science curriculum for elementary students includes teaching lessons, gorgeous coloring pages, hands-on time, memorization lists, review sheets, creative writing assignments, and an awesome supplemental book list!
Written for 3rd through 6th graders, it can easily be scaled down for younger students, making this an excellent choice for teaching all your elementary-aged kids together. The schedule of 35 weekly lessons calls for teaching twice weekly, allowing a family time for projects, exploration of resource books, field trips, etc.
The conversational style gives students the basic information they need, making this an ideal first course in life science; especially useful for those following a classical approach!"
$34.95 - print copy
$7.95 - Downloadable Student Activity pages
The Bentz Test Laboratory LOVES science! (I know, you've heard that before... It's true!) But, not all science is truth... This topic is a sensitive one, especially in homeschool circles. I need to state, Bentz Academy is an unabashedly, Christian education center, therefore - we really LOVE curriculum that teaches science with a Christian Worldview and a focus on our Creator!
Christian Kids Explore Series by Bright Ideas Press does just that!
Eight Units take you on an reading, exploring, and learning adventure throughthe world of biology. It covers the Basics of Biology, Plants, Birds, Mammals, The Human Factor, Reptiles and Water Creatures.
Each Unit has several lessons with "Teaching Time", and "Hands-on Time" and ends with a "Wrap-up". Scripture reminders are located throughout the sidebar pages, a great reminder of our amazing Creator God!
The Bentz Test Laboratory has been eager to get their hands on another science book. Christian Kids Explore Biology did NOT disappoint them. Best of all, this program was extemely easy for us to open and dig right in! We all especially loved the Hands-on suggestions. My opininon, science is something you should DO, not just READ!
The Appendix was a treasure waiting for us in the back of the book! It's filled with reproducibles like forms, maps, memorization lists, Scripture Memory, an ABC animal book, coloring pages, recipes and even more supplemental activities! (the appendix alone is worth the investment in this book!).
Bright Ideas Press carries additional titles in this series. I know they're on my wish list!
Check out what other members of the TOS Review Crew had to say here.
I was sent a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the TOS Review crew.