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This science series was developed to guide students through investigating, observing and thinking about the world around them. Every chapter is designed to bring together the wonders of Godís world and a Biblical worldview. Children are naturally curious, and this series uses activities that will capitalize on that curiosity to help them learn. The title of the series comes from the idea that Godís design of creation was on purpose, and that theme is reflected throughout the lessons.

The teacherís edition for each level includes more than just a guide book to help you with lessons. You will find the lesson objective; a list of materials needed for that lesson; background information on the topic, which may include scripture references; Biblical worldview integration; step-by-step, directed instruction to guide students as they complete their student booklets and hands-on activities; and reduced student pages with answers. A chart of alternate teaching plans is included for teaching science 2, 3 or 4 days per week as opposed to the standard plans which are for 5 days per week. Blackline masters for enrichment activities and assessment come along with the teacherís edition, as well as color transparencies and posters. These are very colorful, full-size (18Ēx 24Ē) posters to brighten up your homeschool environment. The transparencies are very nice and would be helpful if the program were to be taught in a co-op or classroom setting. In the homeschool setting, Iím not sure how practical they are, unless youíre one who has been blessed with an overhead projector.

Student books are a little bit different in format for levels 1-3. They are full-color and consumable, but each chapter is a tear-out booklet. Each booklet begins with a list of vocabulary words for that chapter, which are then highlighted in the reading selections. Information is presented along with illustrations and pictures to make it interesting. Photography in this series is beautiful! Print is larger and easy to read for young eyes. Activities are scattered throughout the chapter. A chapter review and vocabulary review finish out the chapter.

Every level provides an overview of life science, physical science, earth and space science and the human body. Level 1 covers mammals, fish, birds, insects, movement, machines, teeth, bones & muscles, heart & blood, lungs & air, stomach & food, seasons, and space. Level 2 includes plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, habitats, energy, light, heat, sound & hearing, sight & touch, taste & smell, weather, and ocean. In Level 3 youíll find ecosystems, life of plants, plant variety, matter, motion & force, electricity, magnets, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, health, rocks & soils, earthís surface, changes in the earthís surface, solar system, and stars & constellations. Level 4 covers design of life, order of life, diversity of life, system of life, energy & heat, light & sound, motion & force, matter & its uses, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, universe, wellness & the body systems.

Level 4 of this program changes format and title from the previous 3 levels. Beginning at level 4, the program is called ďSystems.Ē The student textbook is a full-color, hardcover book. The Science Notebook is also introduced at this level and is a consumable workbook which provides activities to enhance the lessons. This notebook is an integral component of the program. The teacher edition serves the same function and contains the same components as the levels 1-3 teacher editions. Easy-to-follow lesson plans show how and when to incorporate the notebook pages into the lesson. Challenge questions, extensions, and further discussion are added to enhance the information presented and cause the student to think critically.

Level 5 of this program is called ďChanges.Ē This level is the same format as grade 4, using a student text, notebook, and teacher edition. ďChangesĒ is divided into 4 units which cover life science, physical science, earth & space science, and human body. This full color text does a very nice job of presenting grade appropriate science concepts.

Following the same format as grades 4 and 5, ďChoicesĒ for grade 6 continues on with grade appropriate information. The hardcover text is divided into units covering life science, physical science, earth and space science, and human body. Life Science deals with classification, cell processes, heredity and genetics. Physical science includes the periodic table of elements, matter, fluids, and movement. Earth and Space science covers oceans, geology, and astronomy while the human body unit includes information about the body systems and taking care of your body. The student notebook provides activities to reinforce the concepts taught in the student text and the teacher edition includes lesson plans along with all other components included at the other grade levels.

I really like this science program. The information is thorough and presented in an age appropriate manner. The color pictures and illustrations really capture the readerís attention. The booklets in levels 1-3 present a manageable amount of material for each topic and arenít overwhelming to the child. I canít think of another science program that uses this unintimidating approach. ~ Donna

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Purposeful Design Science - L1 Student

Purposeful Design Science - L1 Student
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Purposeful Design Science - L2 Student

Purposeful Design Science - L2 Student
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Purposeful Design Science - L4 Student

Purposeful Design Science - L4 Student
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Purposeful Design Science - L5 Student

Purposeful Design Science - L5 Student
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Purposeful Design Science - L6 Student

Purposeful Design Science - L6 Student
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ISBN: 9781583312131
Grade: 6
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Purposeful Design Science - Level 1 Teacherís Edition

Purposeful Design Science - Level 1 Teacherís Edition
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Grade: 1
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Purposeful Design Science - Level 2 Teacherís Edition

Purposeful Design Science - Level 2 Teacherís Edition
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Grade: 2
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Purposeful Design Science - Level 3 Teacherís Edition

Purposeful Design Science - Level 3 Teacherís Edition
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ISBN: 9781533120809
Grade: 3
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Purposeful Design Science - Level 4 Student Notebook

Purposeful Design Science - Level 4 Student Notebook
Item #: 012538
ISBN: 9781583312186
Grade: 4
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Purposeful Design Science - Level 4 Teacherís Edition

Purposeful Design Science - Level 4 Teacherís Edition
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ISBN: 9781583312100
Grade: 4
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Purposeful Design Science - Level 5 Student Notebook

Purposeful Design Science - Level 5 Student Notebook
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ISBN: 9781583312193
Grade: 5
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Purposeful Design Science - Level 5 Teacher Edition

Purposeful Design Science - Level 5 Teacher Edition
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ISBN: 9781583312127
Grade: 5
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Purposeful Design Science - Level 6 Student Notebook

Purposeful Design Science - Level 6 Student Notebook
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ISBN: 9781583312209
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Purposeful Design Science - Level 6 Teacher Edition

Purposeful Design Science - Level 6 Teacher Edition
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ISBN: 9781583312148
Grade: 6
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