Saturday, April 14, 2012

Christian Kids Explore Earth And Space


I'm always looking for a good science curriculum for my kids. I know I want something that covers all the areas of science: biology, physics, chemistry and earth and space, and I know want something engaging and hands-on. But I can never quite find the right curriculum for the job. So when I was given the chance to review one of Bright Ideas Press' science books, I was super excited.

I chose their Earth and Space book because the topics (think rocks, Little Bean's favorite) were those that I thought would interest my littles. They like all science, but I thought the topics in this book were an especially good fit for my kids.

Each of the four Christian Kid's books is a full year's worth of curriculum, designed to be used twice a week, and is a mix of reading and hands-on activities. The materials needed for the activities are those you would usually have on hand. For instance, in the first unit, you need things like scissors, markers, dental floss, a globe, modeling clay or dough and a camera. Each lesson has a similar format, beginning with a teaching time and then followed by one or more activities to comeplete with the student and cement learning. The sidebars are space for additional notes and also feature definitions of the main terms. Review is built in as well as ideas for activities for younger students.

Earth and Space costs $34.95. Please check out their other materials on the website!

Please note: I was given this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine and I am not obligated to give a positive review.

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