Bob Jones University Press Science Grade 8 Supply Kit (4th Edition)
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Included in the 8th grade supply kit: safety gloves, lab apron, safety goggles, digital scale, set of 4 specific gravity cylinders, wooden ruler, 25 ml & 250 ml graduated cylinder, glycerin, glass pipette, protractor, string, 1" washer, straws, bamboo skewers, inflatable globe, modeling clay, tape measure, tea light candle, cardboard, 50ml & 250ml beaker, 6-volt battery, bulb holder, screw base for bulb (2.5v), C-clamp, dowel rod, USA map (political) placemat, insulated copper wire, right angle clamp, ring support stand, Alum, stirring rod, 3x/6x magnifier, Magnesium Sulfate, 1.5" Alnico bar magnets, rock & mineral test kit, 100g spring scale, Hydrochloric Acid, Trilobite fossil, Marble stone, cheesecloth, 1000ml beaker, hydrometer with thermometer, paper cups, thistle tube, watch glass, pill bottle w/child proof lid, sand, soil test kit, pea gravel, Plaster of Paris, clear plastic cups, rubber stoppers, test tubes, test tube rack, foam board, dowel rod, 1" screw, outdoor thermometer, rubber bands, compass, index cards, push pins, The Night Sky Star Map, straight pins, cardboard tubes, 50mm and 300 mm convex lens, balloon, fishing line.
1CHOKING HAZARD (1, 4). 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 8, Earth Science.
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."
There is more evaluation of science and its relationship to Scripture at the upper levels, and biblical Creationism is presented as truth. Teacher's editions contain reduced student text pages on the same page with teacher instructions, notes, and answers.
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.
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.