Reason for Science A Pack (incl materials kit

Reason for Science A Pack (incl materials kit

# 037585

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Item #: 037585
ISBN: 9781589382091
Grades: 1

Publisher Description:

Recommended for Grade 1. This comprehensive Pack contains everything needed for a full year (36 weeks) of lessons in Life, Earth and Physical sciences, with a weekly hands-on activity to engage students in learning fundamental concepts. The Science Level A Complete Pack includes:

  • 1 Science Level A Student Worktext
  • 1 Science Level A Teacher Guidebook
  • 1 Science Level A Materials Kit

Category Description for Reason for Science:

Written for the Christian classroom, this inquiry-based science program is easily modified for homeschools or science co-ops. Believing that learning is an active process, this program engages children in hands-on learning, while supporting the parent/teacher in teaching scientific concepts in a mind-engaging way. Using a multi-sensory approach, each lesson has a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic component. Lessons are meant to be interactive with visual demonstrations and diagrams, worksheets and journaling exercises, oral stories and discussions, and “research teams” in the classroom. Homeschool families may choose to create group learning through parent-child interaction or with siblings. Topically, each level teaches Life, Earth and Physical Science. Each lesson includes Scripture object lessons. While including teaching flexibility, the weekly lessons in levels A and B are presented in a specific, daily format: Engage. Inform, Explore, Expand and Assess. In levels C-H, weekly lessons begin with an experiment or activity, followed by worksheets. These levels don’t provide a schedule; parent/teachers should plan 1-2 hours per lesson.

Vital for the program, the Teacher Guidebook provides an overview of teaching science through hands on activities and meaningful, directed instruction. Families (and teachers) will appreciate the author’s efforts to provide easy to understand language, concrete hands-on activities, teacher-to-teacher expanded explanations and other helps to give you confidence to teach science. Beginning with a brief introduction and list of national science education standards, then you’ll find teaching information, extension activities, supply lists, safety considerations, reduced student pages, workbook answers and assessments with answers. Includes blackline masters are reproducible for classroom use.

Consumable, student workbooks are colorful with the fun illustrations one has come to expect from the other "Reason for..." books. Worksheets have ample writing space and the levels A and B offer lines with a center dotted line to help young writers.

The Materials Kit (available in the Pack only) is a sturdy plastic case that includes the essential supplies for the 36 weekly experiments. You’ll also need to provide common household items. See list in each grade level description. The kit contains enough supplies for a team of up to 5 students to work together.

Refill kits are also available and include the consumable components of the material kits for additional students.

The Homeschool Set includes the Teacher Manual and the Student Workbook. Packs include the Homeschool Set and the Materials Kit. ~ Deanne


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

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Book Set
Brand Name
The Concerned Group
9.0 (lbs.)
11.5" x 16.0" x 7.75"
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I am looking for a science curriculum with a focus on experiments that I will actually do and having all the materials at hand will allow me to just open and go.
Jina L on Apr 17, 2020
I am looking for a science curriculum with a focus on experiments that I will actually do and having all the materials at hand will allow me to just open and go.
Jina L on Apr 17, 2020
I am interested in A Reason for Science, I have 3 children; 1st grade, 4th and 5th, Could I combine all ages on one level? Also, My 4th and 5th graders do not have a strong background in science, where would you recommend I start them?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: A Reason for Science is a very grade-specific curriculum. I think you could probably combine your 4th and 5th grader into either the 4th or 5th grade course (probably 4th based on other things you've said). I do think it will be hard to bring your 1st grader into those studies in any meaningful way.
what is included in the box?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you email with this questions, we should be able to supply you with a contents list for the supplies box.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent for Preschool
I use this because the materials kit provides almost all of the supplies and I only have to check a few weeks ahead to make sure I have the other items needed. At this level, I only get one students book because we only need the pictures but I don’t have them write anything.
April 28, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I am a huge fan of the "Reason for" series from handwriting to science We used these science kits when our kids were little in a co op setting and it was so easy to use and we had everything we needed in the kit provided I loved how we went straight to the hands on stuff for the age group we were working with The kids had fun and were eager to do more and we did several lessons at the time because they simply loved it that much Perfect and reasonably priced for a co op setting!
November 13, 2010

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