Science in the Scientific Revolution Text

Science in the Scientific Revolution Text

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ISBN: 9780989042444
Grades: K-6

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Science in the Scientific Revolution is the third book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from 1543 to the end of the 1600s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, human anatomy, medicine, botany, zoology, heliocentrism, geocentrism, gases, pressure, electricity, fossils, microbiology, binary numbers, gravity, conservation laws, and the laws of motion. Throughout the course, the student learns that most of the great natural philosophers who lived during this time were devout Christians who were studying the world around them to learn more about the nature of God.

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Category Description for Science in History by Dr. Jay Wile:

After much speculation and anticipation, Dr. Jay Wiles new elementary science curriculum is now available, and dare I say, it has been worth the wait! For those unaware, Dr. Jay Wile is the author of the Jr. and Sr. High Apologia Science curriculum which was specifically designed for homeschool family use, and he continues in the same vein with his newest courses.

Designed to be used every other day, each of the curriculum courses provides one year’s worth of science instruction. Each book is divided into six sections that include twelve foundational lessons and three challenge lessons, for a total of 90 lessons. While the challenge lessons may be considered optional if you have a science-resistant child, you will find they add depth and enjoyment to the subject being studied and provide excellent extension activities for older or gifted students.

Designed with the belief that children of elementary age can learn together, each lesson includes a hands-on activity or experiment (parental supervision required), approximately three pages of reading, and review questions at three levels of difficulty. The hands-on activities or experiments primarily use commonly found household items, although lab kits are available. Supply lists by unit are conveniently located in the front of the textbooks, making it easy to secure items ahead of time.

While the hardcover Text contains all of the instruction, the author has provided parents with a “Helps & Hints” softcover book which offers experiment and activity notes, answers to all three levels of questions, and optional tests/answers for those who want to incorporate assessments (reproducible for family use). The author recommends students keep notebooks of activities/experiments and lesson questions to evaluate learning. Some reproducible activity templates are included to facilitate this.

The first course, Science in the Beginning, teaches science topics as they relate to the six days of creation. Here is an example of the questions and how the level of difficulty increases. From Lesson 9, Day 1 of Creation:

“Younger Students: Where does your eye’s lens focus the light that passes through it? What do the rods and the cones do in the eye? Older Students: Make your own drawing of the eye, based on the one you see on pg. 25. Label the cornea, lens, retina, and optic nerve. Make a note that the rods and cones can be found on the retina. Also, point out in the drawing where the blind spot is, and explain why it is a blind spot. Oldest Students: Do what the older students are doing. In addition, I want you to predict what would happen if I changed the instructions in the experiment. Suppose I asked you to hold the book so the red squares are just to the left of your nose. Then, suppose I told you to close your right eye and look at the red and blue circles with your left eye. Then, suppose I asked you to bring the book closer and closer to your face. Can you predict what you would eventually see? Write down your predication and then see if it was correct by actually doing the experiment that way.”

At this point, you may wonder how this compares to the Elementary Apologia curriculum. At first glance, the main difference is with the scope of topics. Dr. Jay’s new series provides students with exposure to multiple branches of science within the course of a year. Elementary Apologia takes one topic and studies it in-depth over the course of one year. Parents who have used the Jr. and Sr. High Apologia texts will find this new series is similar to the upper level Apologia texts, with lessons written in a friendly conversational tone, step-by-step experiment instructions and lesson reviews. Full-color graphics are plentiful but not as bountiful as in the Apologia elementary books. Also noteworthy is that each lesson in this book contains three pages of textual reading, which is less than the average daily readings in the elementary Apologia courses. Dr. Jay Wile’s excellent elementary series could ease the transition to the Apologia Jr. High Curriculum for a middle school student who is using a different program.

Texts are available separately as are the Helps & Hints. Sets include both the hardcover Textbook and Helps & Hints softcover book. Dr. Jay anticipates the release of other books in this series. Check our website or call to check availability or upcoming titles. ~ Deanne



Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
K
Grade End
6
ISBN
9780989042444
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Berean Builders
Weight
2.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 9.0" x 1.0"
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We are enjoying Science in the Ancient World
Peggy H on Jul 2, 2020
We are using this book to facilitate our science project/experiment portion during our coop. Families are purchasing the books to have on hand at home to read through the lessons with their students and we will cover 2 projects per class time. It's a great way to add science that also corresponds to our chronological history studies that we do at coop as well.
Cindy M on Aug 23, 2019
We are enjoying Science in the Ancient World
Peggy H on Jul 2, 2020
We are purchasing this series because it contains great scientific information by time period.
Nicole M on Apr 17, 2020
We are using this book to facilitate our science project/experiment portion during our coop. Families are purchasing the books to have on hand at home to read through the lessons with their students and we will cover 2 projects per class time. It's a great way to add science that also corresponds to our chronological history studies that we do at coop as well.
Cindy M on Aug 23, 2019
It is being used in our homeschool co-op.
Sarah H on Aug 6, 2019
recommended by another homeschool mom
Carla C on Jul 19, 2019
I like the idea of studying scientific thought historically.
Jessica G on Jul 22, 2018
Absolutely love this series. Super excited to see Rainbow Resource provides a free workbook to download. Hope the newer ones will have some once we get to them!
Melissa J on Jun 20, 2018
I am using history as a basis and tie in for all of my other subjects. I am using these so that I can teach science in relation to what was going on in history.
Tricia C on Apr 28, 2017
My daughter is studying this year Science.
Nick B on Oct 10, 2016
Christian text, good for home educating, well explained and set out, hands on.
evelyn b on Jun 27, 2016
Awesome! This is a great science book I highly recommend
Lynee M on Dec 16, 2015
We are purchasing this series because it contains great scientific information by time period.
Nicole M on Apr 17, 2020
It is being used in our homeschool co-op.
Sarah H on Aug 6, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Another Winning Text in this Series!!
We recently finished the 3rd book in Dr. Jay L. Wile's chronological study of elementary science curriculum, entitled, Science in the Scientific Revolution. Our 3rd, 5th and 6th grade children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the scientific findings of the 1500's to the end of the 1600's. We met some of the well known scientists from that age such as Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton, as well as some not so well known but equally influential scientists. As any good natural philosopher would do, we studied concepts that focused on the human body, planets, and laws that govern our universe, to name a few. Being a no nonsense type of educator and mother of 10, I have to admit fun is not my top priority in choosing a science curriculum. However, I can attest that the fun experiments included in each of the 90 lessons showcases the author's objectives remarkably well. I believe the chronological study along with the memorable experiments combined with the age appropriate objective questions at the end of each lesson, engages and cements the concepts for our children. I was surprised to find how much my children did retain even from prior years when Dr. Wile would refer to his other volumes.
We are already looking forward to continuing our chronological study of science with Dr. Wile's next textbook of this series, Science in the Age of Reason.
March 30, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Teacher friendly, great experiments
I am not science-minded, so at first I was very intimidated by this curriculum. However, as we began, I was pleasantly surprised to find this curriculum to be user-friendly and interesting. We did almost every experiment. They required almost exclusively items you would have on hand, they didn't take long, and they were so helpful in getting the concepts across. Even if you are not a "science person" you can do this curriculum and the experiments! It was so interesting to learn how scientific thinking has changed and grown through the centuries. Great for building critical thinking as well!
August 12, 2016
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over 5 years ago


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