Properties of Atoms and Molecules Student Book (God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology) 4th Ed.

Properties of Atoms and Molecules Student Book (God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology) 4th Ed.

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ISBN: 9781626914711
Grades: 3-8

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This text will help you learn about the periodic table, the structures of atoms and molecules, and the different ways atoms bond. You will also learn about chemical reactions, biochemistry, and explore many applications of chemistry today including medicine, farming, fireworks, and rocket fuel. Fun hands-on activities include making goop, homemade perfume, and testing for acids and bases. 35 lessons. Full-color.

Use this student textbook with the associated teacher guide for teacher instructions, answer keys, and resources.

Category Description for God's Design for Science (4th Ed.):

The 4th edition of this program is now available, and our stock is now all 4th edition. There have been some changes in the 4th edition which have been updated in this description

There is a tendency to water down scientific concepts for the elementary student until there isn't much of interest left! Fortunately, it doesn't have to be that way. This series, geared towards elementary-aged children, focuses on science from a biblical viewpoint, is flexible enough to be used with children of slightly different age levels and learning styles, is open-ended, and best of all, has lots of fun hands-on activities that are sure to impress the kids.

The series is organized into life, earth and space, chemistry and physics series, each with three texts and teacher guides. Each series is designed to be usable with a range of grades, with a challenge section for 7th and 8th graders. (Suggestions for use for 1st and 2nd graders has been removed from the 4th edition, as Answers in Genesis plans to release a "Beginner" series for grades 1-2 later in 2017). It is recommended that you do all 3 books from one area of science for a one-year curriculum. There are 35 lessons in each book, so if you do science 3 times per week, you should be able to finish one series in a year. You will need both the student and the teacher guides to use the course as the teaching information, answer keys and supply lists are found in the Teacher Guide. Multiple children could share one student book if needed, as student worksheets and lab sheets are reproducible.

In each Teacher Guide you'll find a helpful orientation to gear you up for teaching science. The authors are very sensitive to the needs of children of different learning styles such as auditory, visual, kinesthetic, relational, and analytical. They have made a significant effort to include a range of activities and ways of presenting material that will appeal to students with varying learning styles. In fact, they even mark activities with small icons to indicate which learning style the activity is best suited to. The authors also take pains to help you teach from a solid creationist viewpoint, and equip you to answer questions posed by evolutionists, which you will inevitably come across in supplemental science texts and books. The publisher, Answers in Genesis, has incorporated their Seven C's concept of Biblical history (creation, corruption, catastrophe, confusion, Christ, cross, and consummation) into the curriculum. Symbols are placed at key spots in the student text and teaching helps for these are found in the teacher guide.

The "meat" of the course is found in the full-color student texts. These begin with a textual portion, which you may opt to have children read on their own, or read aloud as a group. A simple follow-up activity is then included for students to play with the concept, and "see it in action." Some of these include creating your own "cell" out of a small zip-top bag, yellow gelatin, and small edible objects poked into the gelatin to represent different organelles (from God's Design for Life). Or the activity on tectonic plates, where students moisten a few sheets of newspaper, and pushing from each side, create mountains (from God's Design for Heaven and Earth). Or the one where kids compare the viscosity of five different liquids by testing them and touching them (from God's Design for Chemistry). All of the activities demonstrate the concept well, and make a solid connection to the topic. Activities range from simple, hands-on activities or demonstrations to slightly more detailed activities which include charts and "lab worksheets" to be completed during the activity. I'm very impressed with the small amount of preparation time needed, the lack of "fancy" materials needed, and the overall "fun factor" that's sure to draw the kids in. After the project has died out, the lesson is wrapped up with several "What did we learn?" review questions, suggestions for exploring the topic further, and a fun fact about the topic. Each book also includes a sprinkling of page-length "Special Features" which showcase an important person, discovery, or just an interesting facet of science. Vocabulary lists and a glossary are included for easy reference, and there are additional pictures, illustrations, and diagrams in the new editions. Hard copies of student pages can also be purchased separately as the student supplement for each set of three books (hard copy Student Supplements are available for 3rd edition only while supplies last; these additional student pages are only available as downloadable files on the Answers in Genesis website for the 4th edition).

Although the content of the course has changed little between the 3rd editions and 4th editions (both from Answers in Genesis), the 4th edition features more illustrations and other visuals, some updated content, a new layout and design, and removal of the 1st and 2nd grade activities (which will be released as a new series). Also, the tests, worksheets, and other reproducibles will only available as downloadable files, instead of a print supplement. Please note that our stock has now all transitioned to 4th edition. We have moved any remaining inventory of the 3rd edition to new item numbers with "3rd edition" clearly noted in the


Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
3
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781626914711
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Answers in Genesis
Weight
1.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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We were looking for an Elementary Chemistry program from a Christian worldview. I think this will fit our style nicely.
Meghan D on May 18, 2020
School
Burr B on Dec 18, 2018
We were looking for an Elementary Chemistry program from a Christian worldview. I think this will fit our style nicely.
Meghan D on May 18, 2020
My son really loves these science lessons. I do beef them up with videos and extra materials since he is in the 8th grade but it is a great starting point. The simple and to the point lessons are right up his alley.
Stacy L on Oct 6, 2019
School
Burr B on Dec 18, 2018
planning/creating scope and sequence for 2019-2020 home school co-op
Kim S on Dec 11, 2018
for a home school coop science class
Veronica S on Dec 2, 2018
I love the answers in Genesis books. I have used them for two years so far with my two sons who are two years apart in age. This year they expressed an interest in Chemistry since the new chemistry education edition on Minecraft came out. We pick as a family which books we are going to work on next since you do not have to go in order. Don't forget to go to the Answers in Genesis website and look at the link under the Teacher supplement to download the printable worksheets and exams for free.
Jennifer M on Jul 28, 2018
We used Properties of Ecosytems last year. It was a good book for my 2nd & 6th grader to listen to together as I read aloud. Enough information to cover the scope, but not so indepth that my 2nd grader lost interest and we were able to get through the information in the same time frame Classical Conversations covered the memory work.
Rachel A on Aug 7, 2017
school requirement
Carrie S on Aug 10, 2016
I needed something my daughter could do mostly on her own.
Lindsay A on May 13, 2016
My son needed it for school, Corum Deo
Edward B on Sep 28, 2015
My son really loves these science lessons. I do beef them up with videos and extra materials since he is in the 8th grade but it is a great starting point. The simple and to the point lessons are right up his alley.
Stacy L on Oct 6, 2019
planning/creating scope and sequence for 2019-2020 home school co-op
Kim S on Dec 11, 2018
How many of these books did you use in one year (e.g., of the series: Atoms & Molecules, Ecosystems, and Matter) and which order did you go in? Thank you!
A shopper on Aug 12, 2019
Properties of Atoms and Molecules Student Book (God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology) 4th Ed.
Properties of Atoms and Molecules Student Book (God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology) 4th Ed.
Properties of Ecosystems Student Book (God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology) 4th Ed.
Properties of Ecosystems Student Book (God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology) 4th Ed.
Properties of Matter Student Book (God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology) 4th Ed.
Properties of Matter Student Book (God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology) 4th Ed.
Properties of Atoms and Molecules Teacher Supplement 4th Ed.
Properties of Atoms and Molecules Teacher Supplement 4th Ed.
Properties of Ecosystems Teacher Supplement 4th Ed.
Properties of Ecosystems Teacher Supplement 4th Ed.
Properties of Matter Teacher Supplement 4th Ed.
Properties of Matter Teacher Supplement 4th Ed.
BEST ANSWER: You would typically use all three of these books in one year (or you could mix and match three books from the other series). There is no particular order for the books. You can follow any order you prefer.
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Good but challenging content
Love the content. I do find the suject very hard since I never took Chemistry in high school or college. The topic is like a brand new language to me. I am using this book with middle schoolers at my co-op. I will read a chapter and not really know what it means. I got to YouTube to help me understand the concepts. I give open book quizzes since the concepts are hard. Would not recommend it for third grade or younger. A parent would really have to teach this material.
February 18, 2019
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