Science in the Beginning (Dr. Jay Wile) Lapbook Printed

Science in the Beginning (Dr. Jay Wile) Lapbook Printed

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ISBN: 9781624726965
Grades: K-6

Product Description:

Lapbooks are an activity that becomes a resource. Your student assembles the components to create a learning folder, handling the content over and over. It is a creative and hands-on project to do for any topic. These options from Knowledge Box Central have the content gathered and organized for you in a way that makes it easy to use. Clear instructions are included and the content includes vocabulary, main points and visual elements that reinforce the lessons in Dr. Jay Wile’s science courses. You can either buy the printed version on colored paper, or the CD rom to print the pages yourself. I recommend you save the time and get the printed pages! ~Sara

Publisher Description:

This two lapbook package is customized specifically to be used with Dr. Jay Wile's Science in the Beginning textbook. Science in the Beginning "is the first book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series," which "uses the days of creation as a way of introducing a wide range of scientific concepts." The curriculum is designed to be used in a multi-grade environment, with questions or activities for younger, middle, and older elementary students at the end of each lesson.This two lapbook package will guide you and your students through the textbook. It includes booklet templates, instructions, and a Teacher's guide that specifically tells you where to find the answers to the questions within the chapters of the book. Check out Dr. Jay Wile's thoughts on this product: "This lapbook allows students to produce an engaging record of my course. It combines coloring activities, drawing activities, and simple writing activities that will help students review and remember what they have learned. I think it will really appeal to students who like doing crafts." God Bless, Dr. Jay This product comes in a printed and bound book. Just remove the pages, follow the instructions for gluing and folding, and create!

Category Description for Science in the Beginning:

After much speculation and anticipation, Dr. Jay Wile's new elementary Science curriculum is now available, and, dare I say, it was worth the wait! For those unaware, Dr. Jay Wile is the author of the Jr. and Sr. High Apologia Science curriculum which was specifically designed for homeschool family use and he continues in the same vein with this newest offering.

Designed to be used every other day, this one year curriculum contains 6 units, one for each of the days of creation. Each unit includes 12 foundational lessons and 3 challenge lessons, a total of 90 lessons altogether, giving students an in-depth look at science through the lens of creation. While the challenge lessons may be considered optional if you have a science-resistant child, you will find they add depth and enjoyment to the subject being studied.

With the firm belief that children of all elementary ages can learn together, each lesson offers a hands-on activity or experiment (parental supervision required), three pages of reading and review assignments subdivided into three levels: Younger, Older and Oldest. Wisely, Dr. Jay has given you, the parent, the discretion to select the best level for your student(s), making this practical and easy to use with varied ages and abilities. Let me give you an example of the questions and how their level of difficulty increases from lesson 9, Day 1 of Creation: Younger Students: Where does your eye's lens focus the light that passes through it? What do the rods and the cones do in the eye? Older Students: Make your own drawing of the eye, based on the one you see on pg. 25. Label the cornea, lens, retina, and optic nerve. Make a note that the rods and cones can be found on the retina. Also, point out in the drawing where the blind spot is, and explain why it is a blind spot. Oldest Students: Do what the older students are doing. In addition, I want you to predict what would happen if I changed the instructions in the experiment. Suppose I asked you to hold the book so the red squares are just to the left of your nose. Then, suppose I told you to close your right eye and look at the red and blue circles with your left eye. Then, suppose I asked you to bring the book closer and closer to your face. Can you predict what you would eventually see? Write down your predication and then see if it was correct by actually doing the experiment that way.

The Hands-on Activities or Experiments primarily use common household items, but please note that we are working to offer a prepackaged kit for your convenience, please check online or call customer service to see if it is available. Supply lists by unit and "Materials that may take some time to acquire" are conveniently located in the front of the text, making it easy to secure items ahead of time. Curious about what materials may "take some time to acquire?" Here is a sampling of the above designated items: iodine, medicine dropper, Root Kill, Binoculars, compact fluorescent light bulb, etc. - things that are easy to buy, but you don't necessarily have on hand.

While the hard-cover textbook contains all of the necessary instruction, the author has provided parents with a "Helps & Hints" soft-cover book which offers experiment and activity notes, answers to all three levels of questions and optional tests (with answers) which are reproducible for family use. The author recommends students keep notebooks of activities/experiments and lesson questions to evaluate learning, but has graciously provided optional tests for the families who want to expose older children to test taking or those who like the test taking option for children of all ages.

At this point, you may wonder how this compares to the Elementary Apologia curriculum. At first glance, the main difference is the scope of topics. All science topics are presented in this one book, whereas the Apologia Elementary courses study a single topic in-depth. The format of Science in the Beginning is most similar to the upper level Apologia texts with step by step experiment instructions and lesson reviews. Fully illustrated graphics are plentiful but not as bountiful as in the Apologia elementary. Also noteworthy, each lesson in this book contains 3 pages of textual reading making it less than the average daily readings in the elementary Apologia courses.

This is a well done course that provides younger children an exceptional introduction to science topics along with offering your budding Jr. High student an excellent preparation for the higher level sciences. Set contains the hardcover Textbook and the Helps & Hints, or the books are available separately. ~ Deanne



Category Description for Science in History by Dr. Jay Wile:

After much speculation and anticipation, Dr. Jay Wiles new elementary science curriculum is now available, and dare I say, it has been worth the wait! For those unaware, Dr. Jay Wile is the author of the Jr. and Sr. High Apologia Science curriculum which was specifically designed for homeschool family use, and he continues in the same vein with his newest courses.

Designed to be used every other day, each of the curriculum courses provides one year’s worth of science instruction. Each book is divided into six sections that include twelve foundational lessons and three challenge lessons, for a total of 90 lessons. While the challenge lessons may be considered optional if you have a science-resistant child, you will find they add depth and enjoyment to the subject being studied and provide excellent extension activities for older or gifted students.

Designed with the belief that children of elementary age can learn together, each lesson includes a hands-on activity or experiment (parental supervision required), approximately three pages of reading, and review questions at three levels of difficulty. The hands-on activities or experiments primarily use commonly found household items, although lab kits are available. Supply lists by unit are conveniently located in the front of the textbooks, making it easy to secure items ahead of time.

While the hardcover Text contains all of the instruction, the author has provided parents with a “Helps & Hints” softcover book which offers experiment and activity notes, answers to all three levels of questions, and optional tests/answers for those who want to incorporate assessments (reproducible for family use). The author recommends students keep notebooks of activities/experiments and lesson questions to evaluate learning. Some reproducible activity templates are included to facilitate this.

The first course, Science in the Beginning, teaches science topics as they relate to the six days of creation. Here is an example of the questions and how the level of difficulty increases. From Lesson 9, Day 1 of Creation:

“Younger Students: Where does your eye’s lens focus the light that passes through it? What do the rods and the cones do in the eye? Older Students: Make your own drawing of the eye, based on the one you see on pg. 25. Label the cornea, lens, retina, and optic nerve. Make a note that the rods and cones can be found on the retina. Also, point out in the drawing where the blind spot is, and explain why it is a blind spot. Oldest Students: Do what the older students are doing. In addition, I want you to predict what would happen if I changed the instructions in the experiment. Suppose I asked you to hold the book so the red squares are just to the left of your nose. Then, suppose I told you to close your right eye and look at the red and blue circles with your left eye. Then, suppose I asked you to bring the book closer and closer to your face. Can you predict what you would eventually see? Write down your predication and then see if it was correct by actually doing the experiment that way.”

At this point, you may wonder how this compares to the Elementary Apologia curriculum. At first glance, the main difference is with the scope of topics. Dr. Jay’s new series provides students with exposure to multiple branches of science within the course of a year. Elementary Apologia takes one topic and studies it in-depth over the course of one year. Parents who have used the Jr. and Sr. High Apologia texts will find this new series is similar to the upper level Apologia texts, with lessons written in a friendly conversational tone, step-by-step experiment instructions and lesson reviews. Full-color graphics are plentiful but not as bountiful as in the Apologia elementary books. Also noteworthy is that each lesson in this book contains three pages of textual reading, which is less than the average daily readings in the elementary Apologia courses. Dr. Jay Wile’s excellent elementary series could ease the transition to the Apologia Jr. High Curriculum for a middle school student who is using a different program.

Texts are available separately as are the Helps & Hints. Sets include both the hardcover Textbook and Helps & Hints softcover book. Dr. Jay anticipates the release of other books in this series. Check our website or call to check availability or upcoming titles. ~ Deanne



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
K
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781624726965
Format
Other
Brand Name
Knowledge Box Central
Weight
2.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.88"
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A fun way to review lessons as opposed to a notebook.
RUTH G on Apr 21, 2021
It adds so much to the science curriculum!
vanessa a on Aug 19, 2019
A fun way to review lessons as opposed to a notebook.
RUTH G on Apr 21, 2021
My child enjoys Science so much but not the student writing notebooks that much. I'm so glad that I have this wonderful option to make the learning experience meaningful and fun still!
GENEVE L on Aug 13, 2020
It adds so much to the science curriculum!
vanessa a on Aug 19, 2019
My child enjoys Science so much but not the student writing notebooks that much. I'm so glad that I have this wonderful option to make the learning experience meaningful and fun still!
GENEVE L on Aug 13, 2020
What is the difference between the lap book and the workbook?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The lab book It’s a study guide and it is designed to accompany the textbook. It contains all of the pictures for booklets and all of the questions for the younger students, most of the activities for the older students, and some of those for the oldest students. It’s meant to be used in place of keeping a notebook. There’s not enough space to write out all the assignments and details but it’s appropriate for most kindergarten through sixth graders. If you have your older students working, have them write out the longer assignments and it may be good for them to keep a notebook in addition to the lab book it’s a study guide and it is designed to accompany the textbook. It contains all of the pictures for booklets and all of the questions for the youngest students, most of the activities for the older students, and some of those for the oldest students. It’s meant to be used in place of keeping a notebook. There’s not enough space to write out all the assignments and details but it’s appropriate for most kindergarten through sixth graders. I bought the lap book to use for my first grader and the older student notebook for my fourth grader. If you have your oldest students working, have them write out the longer assignments i.e. a notebook in addition to the lab book. I hipe this answers your question.
In the sample provided it says something about printing, will this be available as a download as well?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is the already printed version of this product. We also carry a CD version that has pdf files so you can print your own (see link below). We do not carry a download version but one might be available from the publisher - Knowledge Box Central.

https://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl?id=053007&subject=Science/11&category=Science+in+the+Beginning/7045
Would this be good for a 2nd grader? or What ages do you recommend for this product?
User on Jul 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You could certainly use this with a 2nd grader and they will enjoy many aspects of building a lapbook. However, they will probably not be able to do all the activities independently without help.
how many students will this product accomodate?
A shopper on May 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is for a single lapbook which could be a project for one or a couple of students. I doubt you would want to try to use it for more than two or three students as they will likely each want their own as they are designed to be a display/reinforcement/review project.
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Lapbook package is amazing.
Just rip out the pages, cut the items out, then the student and parent are ready to complete the assignment.
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