Reason for Science Camp: Nature Explorer Journal
90 pgs. Not Reproducible.
For use with the Nature Explorer Pack
Add Additional Student Journals so each "Camper" can take their own notes.
This fun product from Reason for... makes teaching a topical study easy--and with little prep. Written from a Christian perspective, the Leader Guide (29 pgs) offers 6 adventures and all of them can be done in one week. Use each pack as a short unit study or use them to supplement your science curriculum. Each adventure lists the lesson focus, objective, overview, materials needed from the kit and other items needed, additional comments concerning the activity, 'what to do,' 'what just happened,' what we learned', concluding thoughts, suggestions for the student science journal, "Food for Thought' (suggestions to teach a scripture lesson), and an optional activity. The accompanying student journal (90 pgs) includes some of this same information along with step-by-step visuals for the activity, formatted pages for writing, recording, and drawing. The student journals aren't reproducible; you'll need one for each student.
The Nature Explorer Pack includes the Leader Guidebook, Student Journal, and most materials for the activities: 2 paper cups, string, iron pyrite, ceramic tile, 2 plastic pipettes, bug-eye viewer, rubber ball, variety of seeds, plastic funnel, and ping-pong ball. Children will learn about water, rocks, animals, insects, plants, and air. The Light Explorer Pack includes the Leader Guidebook, Student Journal, Petri dish, flashlight and 3AAA batteries, light slicer glasses (to see the colors in light), plastic mirror, UV beads, 1 deli paper, rubber band, straight pin, tea light candle, microscope slide, washer, paper cup, petroleum jelly, and plastic pipette. This pack focuses on concepts of light - waves, spectrum, reflection & refraction, ultraviolet light, eye structure, and lenses. If you want science kits with a Biblical worldview, these are well-done accompanied with Scripture. ~ Donna