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-no teacher guide, all instruction in one book. -grade specific** ... -grade specific* *. My Pals are Here! Inter Ed. (Singapore Science). 1-6 S. -some difficult.

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Science

learning styles

Auditory Learners... • Learn through listening. •L  ike to read aloud and often like to talk to themselves or create musical jingles to help them learn new materials. • Like to talk through a problem. •R  emember by talking out loud and they like to have things explained orally rather than through written instructions.

Like to hav music on e while they study.

Visual Learners... • Learn through seeing. •L  ike written instructions and prefer to take detailed notes as they listen to lectures. •L  earn best with visual materials such as pictures, charts, videos, illustrated textbooks, and handouts. •L  ike to have a quiet place to study and use colorful highlighters to mark notes and texts.

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Kinesthetic Learners... • Learn through moving, doing, and touching. •N  eed to take frequent study breaks and like to chew gum or to snack while they study. • Like to stand, rather than sit, when learning something new. •E  xplorers at heart and like to learn through active participation in what they are learning.

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SCIENCE CURRICULUM COMPARISON CHART SCIENCE Comprehensive Programs 1. BJU Press Science 2. LIFEPAC Science (AOP) 3. Switched-On Schoolhouse / Monarch (AOP) 4. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Science Packages 5. Apologia Elementary Science (Fulbright) 6. Apologia Middle/High Science (Wile, etc.) 7. Gravitas: “Focus On” Science 8. Gravitas: Exploring the Building Blocks of Science 9. Earlybird Start Up Science (Singapore Math) 10. MPH Science Int'l Version (Singapore Math) 11. Science Matters/Lower Secondary (Singapore Math) 12. Science Fusion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 13. Elemental Science 14. Discovering Nature (Queen Homeschool) 15. Christian Liberty Science 16. McRuffy Science 17. Elementary Science in History (Dr. Wile) 18. Purposeful Design Science 19. A Reason for Science 20. R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey 21. Sassafras Science 22. Science Shepherd Introductory Science 23. Starline Press Science 24. God's Design for Science 25. Christian Kids Explore 26. Investigate the Possibilities (Master Books) 27. Master Books Science Courses 28. Memoria Press Science 29. Truth in Science 30. Ellen McHenry's Basement courses 31. Science Daybooks & Sciencesaurus 32. Lyrical Life Science 33. Novare Science 34. Concepts & Challenges (Pearson Learning) 35. Science Power Basics 36. Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum 37. DIVE Science 38. The 101 Series: Biology/Chemistry/Physics

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Single-Topic Programs 1. Science Shepherd Life Science 2. Science Shepherd Biology 3. Riot and the Dance 4. Biology: Search for Order in Complexity 5. Friendly Biology 6. Friendly Chemistry 7. Discovering Design with Chemistry

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This chart was assembled by Rainbow Resource Curriculum Consultants and is intended to be a comparative tool based on our own understanding of these programs and is not necessarily reflective of publishers’ opinions. Some designations are “best fit,” not absolute.

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Notes Lab supply kits available Lab supply kits available; Workbook format Similar content; SOS is computer software; Monarch is accessed online

Lab supply kits available Lab suppy kits available Covers science topically Covers science by grade level

Lower Secondary program is for grades 7-8 Teaching component of course online; includes 1 year of access Additional text/reading resources required No high school lab component; research is emphasized at all levels

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Topical courses: Elements, Carbon Chem, Botany, Cells, Protozoa, etc. Complete program together, or use separately as supplementals Uses music.

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CD-ROM courses correlate w/ BJU, Abeka or Apologia texts; lab kits avail. DVD based w/ PDF printouts.

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Available with co-op/class or 1-student teacher manuals Online support; Algebra prerequisite; Kit available

This chart was assembled by Rainbow Resource Curriculum Consultants and is intended to be a comparative tool based on our own understanding of these programs and is not necessarily reflective of publishers’ opinions. Some designations are “best fit,” not absolute.

Science

online labs

Adam-Human Body and how it works (fee): http://www.adameducation.com/

Biology Labs and Teacher Notes:

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_edu/waldron/

Virtual Fetal Pig Dissection:

http://www.whitman.edu/content/virtualpig

Net Frog:

http://frog.edschool.virginia.edu/

Virtual Frog Dissection:

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/ virtual_labs/BL_16/BL_16.html

Cow Eye:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/ cow_eye/index.html

On-Line Labs (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Astronomy): http://onlinelabs.in/

SUPPLEMENTAL WORKBOOKS: • Focus on Science • Science by the Grade • Core Skills Science • Science Power Practice • Spectrum Science Test Practice

RESOURCES: • Science Scope • Giant Science Resource Book • Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia • DK Science Encyclopedia • Janice VanCleave Usborne: • I llustrated Dictionary of Science • First Encyclopedia series • Science Encyclopedia

MIT OpenCourseWare:

http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/

Virtual online dissections of various animals: http://www.animalearn.org/links.php#.vni-8nlf8hn

Chemistry Labs/Chemistry Club Link:

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/ chemistryclubs/activities/simulations.html

*While these websites appear to be suitable for mature teens, it is recommended the parent(s) review these sites prior to use by their children. Rainbow Resource Center does not endorse nor is liable for content therein any sites listed above, these links are simply provided as a resource for homeschool families.

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