Illustrated Dictionary of Science (Usborne)

Illustrated Dictionary of Science (Usborne)

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ISBN: 9780794518479
Grades: 6-12

Product Description:

This book is not a science text, but it will help you with whatever science textbook you are using. It's a comprehensive science reference guide covering physics, chemistry and biology. Each area of focus features color-coded subtopics with significant detail. The chemistry section contains subtopics for general, physical, inorganic, organic, and environmental chemistry. The biology section includes ecology, botany, zoology, human biology, genetics and general biology. The physics section is divided into mechanics, heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, nuclear physics, and general physics.

We've come to expect compelling color pictures, graphics and charts from Usborne, and this book does not disappoint. Every page has excellent visuals and concise explanations of scientific laws and principles. For example, the biology section includes a subtopic covering the nervous system. The book shows and describes the parts of the neuron including the cell body, the dendrites and the axon. The graphics do an excellent job of showing the interaction between nerve cells and how the chemical neurotransmitters work at the synapse between the cells. You learn the difference between association (or relay) neurons and motor (or instruction) neurons.

With over 350 pages, a glossary, and complete index, this book makes finding information quick and easy. Use the book to review material already studied, or as additional explanation or clarification of current lessons. - Jerry

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


Category Description for Chemistry for the Logic Stage Resources:

Running from a false accusation of murder, Ronald Mervyn reaches South Africa and becomes involved in a Kaffir war. During the fighting, Ronald rescues a family from certain death. So grateful is the family that upon their return to England, they work hard to establish Ronald's innocence.




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


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
6
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780794518479
Author
Corrine Stockley
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
EDC / Usborne
Weight
2.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.75" x 7.0" x 1.0"
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Needed for Elemental Science...Chemistry for the Logic Stage
Spencer E on Jul 23, 2017
Using as part of my 5th grade science for homeschool.
Heather on Jun 15, 2016
Needed for Elemental Science...Chemistry for the Logic Stage
Spencer E on Jul 23, 2017
Bought this to use with Elemental Science.
Judy S on Apr 24, 2017
Using as part of my 5th grade science for homeschool.
Heather on Jun 15, 2016
The pictures and explanations are great in all Usborne encyclopedias.
Serene S on Jun 15, 2016
Bought this to use with Elemental Science.
Judy S on Apr 24, 2017
The pictures and explanations are great in all Usborne encyclopedias.
Serene S on Jun 15, 2016
Is this a hardcover version?
User on Jul 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it's a paperback; a firmer type of paper though. Not the extremely thin one-ply thickness.
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This is my MUST HAVE for science for me my high schoolers and even general science for college This book is PACKED full of all your basic (and not-so-basic) science facts Critical basic science details always seem to fall quickly out of my head and it is so nice to have ONE place to go to for all the different sciences we are studying at different levels It is laid out in an easy to find easy to read and easy to understand format I am grateful for this book!
July 6, 2011

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