Jay Wile's Science in the Beginning Binder Builder CD-ROM

Jay Wile's Science in the Beginning Binder Builder CD-ROM

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This Binder-Builder goes along with Science in the Beginning, the first in its series written by Jay Wile, author of the Apologia middle school and high school science courses.

A Binder-Builder is a lapbook done with sheets of card stock and a 3-ring binder. We provide the mini-booklets for your child to cut out, fold, glue, and record learned information. We show you how to store your mini-booklets so that at the end of the study, your child has a beautiful notebook binder to show friends and family.

You will need to purchase separately Science in the Beginning by Jay Wile to do this Binder-Builder.

Category Description for Jay Wile's Science Binder Builders:

Excited at the opportunity to utilize Dr. Wile's new elementary Science curricula, but have you felt like something is missing without the premade notebooking worksheets? If this describes you, take a look at these Journey Through Learning Binder Builders. Binder Builders are notebooks: made easy. Reproducible templates of activities for the "older" and "oldest" are listed in the textbook, including key person report sheets and experiment records; vocabulary worksheets; book records and scripture memory copywork. Your children will be able to create a personal journal of their Science adventures through notebooking journal pages and mini-booklets. You will need to provide colorful cardstock, a 3

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
4
Grade End
6
Format
Other
Brand Name
A Journey Through Learning
Weight
0.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
4.88" x 5.56" x 0.12"
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I like that my kids are responsible for building the binder to help organize their knowledge as opposed to just buying a workbook already organized for them. I also like that I can print a copy for each child and don't have to buy two.
Janet S on Jul 6, 2020
This looks as though it will help further our study of science this year with the Science in the beginning set. Excited to get started with my girls.
Angela R on Oct 25, 2016
I like that my kids are responsible for building the binder to help organize their knowledge as opposed to just buying a workbook already organized for them. I also like that I can print a copy for each child and don't have to buy two.
Janet S on Jul 6, 2020
My children are more receptive to notebooking with prompts.
Jeanne R M on Aug 24, 2017
This looks as though it will help further our study of science this year with the Science in the beginning set. Excited to get started with my girls.
Angela R on Oct 25, 2016
My children are more receptive to notebooking with prompts.
Jeanne R M on Aug 24, 2017
Is this a CD that you print the lap books from? Or does it come with other supplies and the CD is for the instructions?
User on Apr 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Binder Builder is a little different from a Lapbook. This CD provides reproducible templates including key person report sheets and experiment records; vocabulary worksheets; book records and scripture memory copywork. They are pdf files that you print out.
Can this one disc be used for a group?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You would have to make enough copies for your group to create this lapbook with each student in conjunction with reading the textbook and completing the experiments. It is not a stand alone science lapbook.It needs to be used with the textbook. If you are doing this curriculum in a group setting, I would suggest having the students completing the reading on their own and doing the lapbook in a group setting or reading the lessons together with the experiments and then completing the lapbook assignments on their own/homework.
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This has really made a difference in the enthusiasm my son has for his science journal. I just print off the pages needed and he completes them - no more looking at a blank page wondering what to write. The only thing about it is I don’t find it necessary to cut out the page and put on a piece of cardstock. I’m sure it looks great but is overkill in my opinion. Would love to have the worksheets without the 1 inch border that is intended to be cut off.
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