Purposeful Design Science Life Science Lab Manual

Purposeful Design Science Life Science Lab Manual

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ISBN: 9781583315422
Grades: 6-9

Product Description:

Topics covered in this course include: cells, taxonomy, viruses, bacteria, plants, animals, human body, genetics, heredity, and ecology.

The Lab Manual offers activity pages for every lab; numbered by lesson. These are non-reproducible and are perforated for easy removal. When applicable, the consumable work pages are set up following scientific method question, hypothesis, experiment, analysis, and conclusion. A supply and step-by-step instructions are offered. Although there is a supply list in the teacher manual, the lab manual is the only place that the instructions for the lab are found. Many of the labs and experiments can be done with items from around your home or which are easily accessible. In some cases, you may be asked to provide hand lenses, thermometers, meter sticks, spring scales, eyedroppers, microscope slides, or a triple beam balance. If you can't obtain some of these items, just skip that lab. Since plenty of labs are included, skipping a few for which you don't have supplies shouldn't affect learning the content.


Publisher Description:

The Life Science Lab Manual is a consumable manual that provides for documentation of student lab experiences. It emphasizes scientific inquiry, investigation, and critical thinking activities.


Purposeful Design (ACSI) has now published science curriculum for the junior high/middle school grade levels - Life Science, and Earth & Space Science, and Physical Science. If you like using Purposeful Design materials for your elementary grades and want to continue with the familiar and easy-to-use format, you can now continue through the junior high years. Just like the 4th through 6th grades of the curriculum, there are 3 components - teacher manual, student text, and lab manual.

The Teacher Manual is an important part of the curriculum, including a lot of additional information not found in the student text. The front pages offer an overview of the course and each component; how to prepare a lesson; and an explanation of the scientific method, measurements, and lab safety. You will then find instruction for each chapter and each lesson. For each chapter, a list of key ideas and vocabulary; summary; and lesson background are given. As you begin each lesson (numbered: i.e. 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3), there are objectives, lesson-specific vocabulary, materials needed for the lesson (not the lab), an introduction, discussion questions, activities, and answers to the lesson review. Small format student pages are shown for each lesson. The lesson shows when it is time for a lab, along with the supplies needed. Small format lab manual pages are included with suggested answers written in red. “Try This” boxes are found throughout the lessons for additional opportunities to learn. A resource CD is found in the back of the teacher edition and includes PDFs of blackline masters, transparency masters, chapter tests, and answer keys.

The Student Text is hardcover and is divided into units. Seven units cover life; viruses/bacteria/archaea/fungi/protists; plants; animals; human body; genetics and heredity; and ecology. Units are then divided into chapters and lessons. Before jumping into the chapters, there is an explanation of the scientific method, measurements, and lab safety. A glossary can be found at the back of the text for easy reference.

The Lab Manual offers activity pages for every lab with numbered lessons. These pages are non-reproducible and are perforated for easy removal. When applicable, the consumable work pages are set up following the scientific method - question, hypothesis, experiment, analysis, and conclusion. A supply list and step-by-step instructions are offered. Although there is a supply list in the teacher manual, the lab manual is the only place that the instructions for the lab are found. Many of the labs and experiments can be done with items from around your home or which are easily accessible. In some cases, you may be asked to provide hand lenses, thermometers, meter sticks, spring scales, eyedroppers, microscope slides, or a triple beam balance. If you can’t obtain some of these items, just skip that lab. Since plenty of labs are included, skipping a few for which you don’t have supplies shouldn’t affect learning the content.

If you are familiar with Purposeful Design, you know that their curriculum is written for classroom use. This course is no exception. Most activities and group suggestions can be adapted for a homeschool environment. The content is solid and would be comparable for those doing Bob Jones or Abeka materials. This is a great addition to the Purposeful Design line of products, and I can’t wait to see what the new Earth & Space curriculum looks like. ~ Donna

Category Description for Purposeful Design Science:

A recent addition, the one-year subscription Teacher Edition E-books provide all the content from the Teacher Editions in a pdf format. Printable resources including blackline masters, chapter tests, reviews, and answer keys which were previously part of the TE online content are also available as pdfs with this subscription. Customer will receive email with access information in 1-2 business days after order is processed through our website.

This series for grades 1 through 8 was developed to guide students through investigating, observing and thinking about the world around them. The title of the series comes from the idea that God's design of creation was on purpose; that theme is reflected throughout the lessons as each course brings together the wonders of God's world and a Biblical worldview.

Grade Levels 1 through 6 provide an overview of life science, physical science, earth and space, and the human body in each year. In the middle grades, each grade level course is a yearlong study, providing an in-depth study of one of three science disciplines: Life Science, Earth & Space, and Physical Science.





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
6
Grade End
9
ISBN
9781583315422
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Association of Christian Schools International
Weight
2.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.38" x 1.0"
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I bought the 2nd grade volume for this series and my 2nd grader used it this passed year. Her older siblings let me know that they want to use the same material for this coming year. The lessons are biblically sound, easy to understand and the science experiments are just the funnest part of learning.
Emmanuelle H on Jun 25, 2020
I bought the 2nd grade volume for this series and my 2nd grader used it this passed year. Her older siblings let me know that they want to use the same material for this coming year. The lessons are biblically sound, easy to understand and the science experiments are just the funnest part of learning.
Emmanuelle H on Jun 25, 2020
It is the companion book for the Life Science course. I felt it would be good to have a paper copy of this so she can write in it even though we ordered the ebook edition of the textbook.
User on Dec 31, 2016
It is the companion book for the Life Science course. I felt it would be good to have a paper copy of this so she can write in it even though we ordered the ebook edition of the textbook.
User on Dec 31, 2016
does this manual have an answer key?
A shopper on Feb 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Small format lab manual pages are included in the Teacher's Manual with suggested answers written in red.
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