Science Encyclopedia (2015 Ed / Usborne)

Science Encyclopedia (2015 Ed / Usborne)

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ISBN: 9780794535285
Grades: 4-10

Product Description:

This book is obviously an Usborne book; it's overloaded with interesting information and tons of color pictures. But it also has something else: internet links. A great deal of science is packed in the book, with even more available online at the many quality websites chosen by Usborne. More than 1,000 internet links and 180 QR links are included. Perform more than 120 experiments and activities, and see video clips, diagrams, pictures, and other helpful online highlights. Sites allow you to see video clips of animals, hear animal sounds, build your own roller coaster, dissect a virtual frog, relive the story of landing on the moon complete with sounds, images, and slideshows, and so much more. All of science is covered in this book: physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, earth sciences, astronomy, anatomy, zoology, and Earth conservation. A wonderful resource even for those without online access. This book is available in two sizes (with identical content). There is a small format version(pb). This large-format hardcover version measures 8 3/4" W x 11" H. 448 pgs. ~ Stephanie

Publisher Description:

You will find the whole field of science from physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, Earth sciences and astronomy to new fields such a genetic engineering, nanotechnology, telecommunications and the preservation of planet Earth including: Clear explanations of over 2,500 scientific terms -- Over 1,500 illustrations and diagrams -- Over 140 experiments, activities and observations to carry out -- A quick reference dictionary defining over 1,500 scientific terms -- Test-yourself revision aids. This combined volume includes: Energy, Forces & Motion, Earth and Space, Human Body, Materials, Mixtures & Compounds, World of Plants, Animal World, and Light, Sound & Electricity.

Category Description for Biology for the Logic Stage (Gr. 5-7):

Although we have added several new science programs over the past two years, Elemental Science offers some very unique features and will likely appeal to both Classical and Charlotte Mason home educators. The main difference? The program basically provides a framework of study and lesson plans while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of excellent, high-interest resources including DK, Usborne, and Kingfisher


Although we have added several new science programs over the past two years, Elemental Science offers some very unique features and will likely appeal to both Classical and Charlotte Mason home educators. The main difference? The program basically provides a framework of study and lesson plans while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of excellent, high-interest resources including DK, Usborne, and Kingfisher


Category Description for Elemental Science:

If you prefer your science "outside the textbook" then you'll want to look at Elemental Science. Designed as a Classical science program "loosely based on the ideas for classical science education that are laid out in The Well-Trained Mind," this one may also appeal to Charlotte Mason home educators. The program itself provides a framework of science study while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of quality resource books including DK, Usborne, Kingfisher and Janice VanCleave


Although we have added several new science programs over the past two years, Elemental Science offers some very unique features and will likely appeal to both Classical and Charlotte Mason home educators. The main difference? The program basically provides a framework of study and lesson plans while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of excellent, high-interest resources including DK, Usborne, and Kingfisher


This book is obviously an Usborne book; it's overloaded with interesting information and tons of color pictures. But it also has something else - internet links. A great deal of science is packed in the book, with even more available online at the many quality websites chosen by Usborne. More than 1,000 internet links are listed in this book. Sites allow you to see video clips of animals, hear animal sounds, build your own roller coaster, dissect a virtual frog, relive the story of landing on the moon complete with sounds, images, and slideshows, and so much more. Perform more than 120 experiments and activities, and see video clips, diagrams, pictures, and other helpful online highlights. All of science is covered in this book: physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, earth sciences, astronomy, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, telecommunications and the preservation of Planet Earth. A wonderful resource even for those without online access. A-Z dictionary. This book is available in two sizes (with identical content). The small-format paperback version measures 7 1/2" W x 9 1/2" H. The large-format hardcover version measures 8 3/4" W x 11" H. 448 pgs. ~ Stephanie




Category Description for Galloping the Globe:

Learning new things is easier for young students when tied in to a commontheme. That's why unit studies are so popular and successful. So what aboutGalloping the Globe? It's a unit study centered around geography. Itencourages a detailed look at a selection of countries from the six populatedcontinents as well as the North and South Poles and Christmas around the world.Using the countries being studied geographically as the basic platform, theauthors have included ideas and references, projects and activities forintegrating Bible, people/history, science, literature, vocabulary, internetsources, maps & flags, cooking, music/art, games, puzzles, and crafts intothe curriculum. An aspect to this unit study which is similar to the TrailGuide to... series is the student notebook approach, where the child willactually produce a notebook full of art projects, reports, biographies,geographic dictionary pages, and much more. This is intended to be somethingthey can show to other people, reinforcing and reviewing what they have learnedas they explain various facts to friends and family. This is a fairly flexiblecourse, with a full study of every topic listed taking between two and threeyears to complete. You can also pick and choose projects to simply make this ayear long course. While geography is the main focus of this unit study, it doesa good job of including the resources needed to study the other subjects, too.Answers are included and the consumable work pages are reproducible (and are also now found on the included CD-ROM in PDF format, which makes it even easier to use with multiple children). There are several recommended resources which are used multiple times throughout the course. If you are interested in purchasing these, please see below. Items without prices are those that we do not currently carry. Please note that the resource list has been recently revised to accommodate for items that were going out of print, and several new resources have been added. This is the newest version, which was revised in 2010 and includes a CD-ROM of printable forms, activity sheets, maps and flags. CD is Win/Mac compatible; requires Adobe Reader (a free download). 266 pgs, pb. ~ Zach




Category Description for Physics for the Grammar Stage (Gr. 4-5):

Although we have added several new science programs over the past two years, Elemental Science offers some very unique features and will likely appeal to both Classical and Charlotte Mason home educators. The main difference? The program basically provides a framework of study and lesson plans while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of excellent, high-interest resources including DK, Usborne, and Kingfisher


Category Description for Earth Science/Astronomy Logic Resources:

Please note that one required resource is out of print: Usborne Encyclopedia of Planet Earth




Category Description for Biology for the Grammar Stage (Gr. 1-2):

Although we have added several new science programs over the past two years, Elemental Science offers some very unique features and will likely appeal to both Classical and Charlotte Mason home educators. The main difference? The program basically provides a framework of study and lesson plans while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of excellent, high-interest resources including DK, Usborne, and Kingfisher


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
4
Grade End
10
ISBN
9780794535285
Author
Kirsteen Rogers
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
EDC / Usborne
Weight
5.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 9.0" x 1.5"
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Recommended from Well Trained Mind
Yoana B on Aug 20, 2019
Recommended in the Elemental Science courses.
Derek W on Aug 16, 2018
Recommended from Well Trained Mind
Yoana B on Aug 20, 2019
Co-op science class
Alyssa H on Aug 17, 2019
Recommended in the Elemental Science courses.
Derek W on Aug 16, 2018
School required
Tamara G on Aug 16, 2018
This volume is used as a science spine for my curriculum choices.
Jennifer A on Jan 12, 2018
3 children, so this game them each one to use as a resource for research papers.
Mijanou S on Oct 30, 2017
Homeschool curriculum required text.
Dawn G on Oct 23, 2017
Required by Elemental Science Grammar level Chemistry
Ismail K on Sep 29, 2017
science class requirement
Zdenka D on Aug 16, 2017
required for school
Jennifer W on Aug 13, 2017
I need this book as part of a curriculum I am using this fall.
Kate B on Aug 10, 2017
Science overview for homeschool
Abigail B on Oct 4, 2016
We use this as a reference and visual book. It has beautiful pictures.
Stephanie A on Aug 12, 2016
Best science book for secular homeschooling.
Lisa F on Jun 24, 2016
Using as part of my 5th grade science for homeschool.
Heather on Jun 15, 2016
They were recommended in the book, "The Well Trained Mind" and I thought I would check them out.
Altanita P on Jan 5, 2016
Co-op science class
Alyssa H on Aug 17, 2019
School required
Tamara G on Aug 16, 2018
Is this a hard cover book?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! It is hard cover, great resource! Love the Usborne books!
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Nice quality, clear concepts and attractive layout for my 6th grader!
September 12, 2017
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over 2 years ago
Great Science Encyclopedia!
We have enjoyed how detailed this book is. We love the internet links as well. We use it for our 3rd grader and as well as our 1st grader.
November 2, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
I can't say enough good things about this book! It is the best science resource book we own And the kids don't even realize it's a resource book - they read it over and over for FUN! I have been able to clear out all the rest of our general science help books and replace it with this one (Of course we still keep our library card) But if you are going to have one science book on your shelf - it should be this one! It has just a general wealth of information that is broken down into everyday concepts that even me (the non-science person) can understand The 100s of pre-screened and controlled internet links are awesome to expand the information on the page in fun ways for the kids Used by my science fanatics starting in 3rd grade and all the way through high school Enjoy!
April 6, 2011

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