Bob Jones University Press Science Grade 1 Supply Kit (3rd Edition)
This kit includes paper bags, golf ball, ping pong ball, bouncy ball, paper cups, rubber bands, Styrofoam cups, outdoor thermometer, pinwheel, construction paper, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, firefighter hat, pint jar w/lid, 3x/6x magnifier, 4 colors of modeling clay, plastic animal figures, flashlight, wooden ruler, tuning fork, wooden board, plastic button, star stickers, toy car, and1.5" Alnico bar magnets.
1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs
"You and your students will love learning science through exciting learning activities and experiments with these hands-on resources! This kit contains most of the harder-to-find materials you need to do the activities in BJU Press Science 1.
Important Note: This kit is intended for parent and/or teacher use to complete curriculum lab activities with students. It includes items that may not be designed or intended primarily for children ages 14 and under."
Home Teacher Editions have reduced student text pages, lesson information for the teacher and answers to discussion questions in magenta. The texts are full-color and present a variety of topics from earth and space science, life science and physical science at each level. Most student texts are softbound. The Student Activity Manuals have all consumable student materials including worksheets to accompany the text, review sheets, and experiments with places for students to evaluate or record scientific data. The Complete Home School kits include all essential materials for one child.
We are pleased to be able to distribute BJU Press curriculum to our customers. Most homeschoolers are already familiar with their materials. For those who are not, BJU is a Christian university located in South Carolina that produces and markets curriculum materials for Christian schools as well as home schools. Probably the most homeschool-friendly full-curriculum supplier, they have not only accommodated homeschoolers, but have continually worked to make their materials better suited to the homeschooling family. Many of their courses now contain manuals written specifically for the home school setting, and visuals and supplemental materials have been "pared down" from the bulkier visuals still used in classrooms. While other curriculum suppliers initially frowned on distributing teacher materials to homeschoolers, and provided only expensive classroom versions, Bob Jones quickly embraced homeschoolers, readily allowing them access to teacher's editions and, eventually, producing less expensive spiral-bound or paperbound versions to save money for homeschooling families. Their materials are all top quality. They are professionally prepared, educationally sound, and Biblically-based. Used in Christian school classrooms across the country for years and constantly improved, they are courses you can trust in your homeschool as well. We have long been fans of Bob Jones curriculum materials, having used courses in almost every subject area for one child or another through the years. In our particular situation (seven children, Mom and Dad sharing in teaching as well as in running Rainbow Resource Center), a well-constructed, teacher-ready course can be a God-send. Although we have used a variety of methods and curriculums in our homeschool through the years (and continue to do so), we strongly feel that the Bob Jones materials we have used have helped to produce excellent, college-ready students. Unless you have a particularly strong aversion to textbooks of any kind, at any level, we highly recommend these materials to you.
Curriculum can be found by subject area in our catalog; see index for page numbers. A free scope and sequence is available below, with specific information by grade level.
With so many secular materials infused with evolution, it's sometimes difficult to find solid science materials that are based on Creationism. Bob Jones Science is thoroughly Christian, including many evidences and support of Creationism and many "holes" in the theory of evolution, particularly at the upper grade levels. Vital to the program are the student activities, or labs. The scientific method is emphasized as children participate on hands-on activities and experiments throughout the curriculum. The junior high and high school levels are full-blown laboratory science courses, complete with a separate lab manual. Experiments are excellent, but some of them require unique materials or are difficult to do in a home environment. The revised texts are more home-friendly, though, and Bob Jones also offers a Lab Manual Supplement for home schoolers, containing tips for doing lab activities in smaller groups. We have used many of these upper level texts in our home school. We also have accumulated a wealth of laboratory equipment and supplies over the years, which has made the lab work easier. I have sometimes substituted labs from Experiences in Biology and Experiences in Chemistry (from Castle Heights - see index) where it's been too difficult to use a particular lab. Bob Jones has made it easy to obtain lab materials and chemicals (you can order almost anything you need for their courses on the Science Lab Materials Order Form), but some labs are still pretty complex for a home environment, requiring a lot of set-up and preparation time. For each grade level, essential materials are listed first, followed by asterisked (*) supplemental support materials. Support items used at multiple grade levels are at the end.
Topics include the senses, matter, sound, animals, and the sun, moon, and stars.
Now available through Rainbow Resource, these are optional science supply kits for for all grades of Bob Jones University Press (BJUP) Science curriculum. Each kit is brimming with high quality tools and supplies for use with experiments at each grade level, 1st through 11th. Kits are put together by Home Educational Resources and provide harder to find items for your activities. Many of the tools are made of stainless steel or glass for durability and repeated use. Please note that materials are not organized, packaged or labeled by activity; you will need to locate the items in the kit to use with specific activities.
Prepared slide sets are available for 7th grade science and biology. The slide sets are included in the grade 7 and biology supply kits or are available separately for 7th grade. The different slide types in these sets use four abbreviations wm=whole mount; ls=longitudinal section (lengthwise); cs=cross section; sm=smear. ~ Donna
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.