Does anyone know what might be a good place to look?
taking apart my electronics
I figure, why fight those tendancys?
They didnt have an exibit at the friggin science museum about electricity.
Ok, googled it and they ALL look really complex to me, can you help me find the most basic one?
What about "teaching?"
Are there cirriculums that teach the subjects through science?
There's an associated yahoo group with the author answering questions etc.
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If you have a little cash to spend, this looks cool and I've heard good reviews on other lists.
I have not tried it, but I am looking at Sonlight science for K/first grade. It is a Christian curriculum, but the science books are secular. You can get the "discover and do" DVD that shows all the science experiements.
Just curious. :
I am christian....but how could a science text be secular in a christian cirriculum? LOL. "God created the earth in 7 days" doesnt fit well with "The Big Bang Theory. kwim? (Does it leave the part about creation out?)
Just curious. :
ETA: In later levels, and in other Christian science curricula, you'll find that they do try to address creation in a "scientific" way, by discussing intelligent design as a legitimate scientific theory. My family is Christian, but we don't believe in ID as valid science, we are more of what are called theistic evolutionists. There are a lot of different viewpoints out there. I'm always pretty careful when choosing science curricula. I have found Sonlight and Winterpromise to be fine in the early levels. We have Animal Worlds and just didn't buy the Answers in Genesis book. (An easy to leave out part of the program.)
Scholastic.com has the magic schoolbus science kits.
This place has these kits for young kids called Sams Science Adventures. I have no experience with them:
Here is another science program called Noeo. I have no experience with this one either but have heard that they don't address creation.
Then there are always teacher supply stores to find fun kits, butterfly gardens, ant farms, microscopes, etc.
Legos and K'nex have fun motorized things you can make, they might be older than Kindergarten level though. My older son had the lego motor monkey kit and loved it. He also had the electronic snaps circuits that were suggested, those are cool.
I just ordered the Biology 1 from Noeo. It arrived two days ago and after going through it, I am sooo excited!
It uses real books about science and about scientists. The curriculum guide outlines the week for a 4 day school week with at least one experiment per week. It is very hands on and discovery oriented.
The "designers" of the curriculum are Christian but there is not an overt Christian message. They have consciously left religion out of the curriculum believing that although science reflects God's creations, it is the parent's responsibility to teach their child about God and how science plays apart in our lives.
I just cannot highly recommend this curriculum enough!!
There are a lot of different viewpoints out there. I'm always pretty careful when choosing science curricula. I have found Sonlight and Winterpromise to be fine in the early levels. We have Animal Worlds and just didn't buy the Answers in Genesis book. (An easy to leave out part of the program.)
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