Home Science Adventures Complete Set I (Astronomy/Birds/Magnetism)

Home Science Adventures Complete Set I (Astronomy/Birds/Magnetism)

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Product Description:

Please note that the Astronomy Adventure and Discovering Birds units bothinclude upgraded binoculars.

Category Description for OTHER SCIENCE PROGRAMS / UNIT STUDIES:

Items in this section tend to be instructional frameworks, or unit studies with a "core" teaching resource supplemented with additional text and/or activity resources.


Category Description for Home Science Adventures:

Maybe we should send this one giftwrapped! Your children will think they've received a wonderful, exciting present when they open this box. Cleverly disguised as intriguing and fun activities, this hat-trick of unit studies (astronomy, birds, and magnetism) will provide a semester's worth of purely educational entertainment. When my son caught sight of the review sample, he literally begged to get started right away. Everything you need is included (except for scissors and a liter soda bottle) - down to the Dixie cups! No more excuses to set aside those interesting experiments because you didn't plan ahead. No more frustration because an item you thought you had wasn't there when you went to retrieve it. And no more crestfallen faces when the "best part" of science (the hands-on part) can't be done that day.

At the heart of this wonderful program, though, is the unit study itself. After you finish "ooohing and aaahing" over the supplies, you'll be happy to discover that the written material is every bit as impressive. There are over a hundred pages of student worksheets, parent guide, keys, and more advanced questions. The parent guide has teacher notes, safety concerns (if applicable), key, and further explorations for each of the lessons in the study. Lessons are self-contained, interesting, and very well laid out. Each centers around an exploratory activity, so children do science, instead of just reading about it.

The Birds unit includes an Identification Guide to Common Backyard Birds, a publication with full- color photographs published by the Bird Watcher's Digest Press. This same unit provides several well-conceived Bird Identification Sheets so children can keep a journal of the birds they spot. Lessons are extremely clear and easy to follow, complete with diagrams, charts, and illustrations as needed. Children over 3rd grade should be able to use the lessons by themselves, if necessary. Lesson sheets are hole-punched so you can put them in a student notebook. These sheets can be reproduced for other children in the same family only. The included binoculars have been recently upgraded from children's binoculars to glass-lensed 8 x 21 binoculars.

After using the triple set in our own homeschool, we are even more enthused about it. Mark really enjoyed the lessons and equipment, and looked forward to doing the lessons - it was a high point of his day. It's so easy for me to use, with very minimal preparation, and everything is there when I need it. The directions are so clear and easy to follow, Mark was often able to do them himself with minimal supervision or just my follow-up. The emphasis on doing science is a real plus, also, as Mark has plenty of writing in his other coursework. The student worksheets require short written responses, or the recording of data from experiments, which is just fine with him. I highly recommend this set of unit studies - especially for busy moms! We're not the only ones that love them; Cathy Duffy recommends these kits in her 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. Materials in the kit can be shared by two students.




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
1
Grade End
8
Format
Kit
Brand Name
Stratton House
Weight
3.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
13.38" x 9.75" x 3.5"
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Why did you choose this?
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for home school
Tonya S on Mar 25, 2018
Birds and Magnetism are on the Mater Amabilis curriculum and we loved Insects so much I decided to get the triple pack since it's not much more. Great value
Helen P on May 2, 2016
for home school
Tonya S on Mar 25, 2018
This is scheduled for Mater Amibilis curriculum.
Rosalie L on Jun 27, 2016
Birds and Magnetism are on the Mater Amabilis curriculum and we loved Insects so much I decided to get the triple pack since it's not much more. Great value
Helen P on May 2, 2016
This is scheduled for Mater Amibilis curriculum.
Rosalie L on Jun 27, 2016
does this have a student workbook?
User on Oct 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it comes with more than 100 Student Activity pages plus a Parent Guide. Of all the science kits I've purchased in the past, the Home Science Adventures kits are the best. Everything...and I mean everything (okay, save a couple of minor everyday household things) you need is in the kit. So, they're practically prep-free.
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Science is finally fun
We loved the activities we've done so far. The whole family got in on the fun! I loved knowing that I could just open it up and go with minimal prep. It means we'll actually do it.
September 27, 2017
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over 2 years ago
This kit was well worth the money spent We completed all the experiments in the kit and they were all very well done I have two boys ages 8 and 10 and they were able to complete all the projects with a minimum of help from me I found that the supplies included were more than enough to do all the experiments There were three activity journals included The boys loved all the projects and would keep on experimenting with the materials after the initial project was completed
September 21, 2005

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