Science 3 Activities Answer Key 5th Edition
Updated to reflect the latest Next Gen Standards, Science 3 has numerous topics added to it including the solar system, soil erosion and conservation, weather and climate, fossils, and much more. STEM activities and lessons, and a focus on STEM careers have also been added throughout. A biblical worldview is prioritized, with expanded explanations of biblical worldview concepts. According to the publisher, BJU Press, the 5th edition is not compatible with previous editions.
The teacher edition includes a suggested teaching schedule with a lesson plan overview, teacher helps, differentiated instruction, answers to Quick Check questions, and additional student activities. Additional teacher resources, including instructional aids, visuals, and the materials list, are in the appendix. The Teacher Toolkit CD is no longer included. The student worktext includes student readings and brightly colored, helpful illustrations, diagrams, and photographs. A quick check question at the end of each section is helpful to assess student understanding. An expanded student index and glossary are also included. The activities book includes hands-on activities and worksheets. Chapter study guides are also included to provide a systematic review of key concepts before the assessment. It also includes procedures for the investigations and explorations section found in the student worktext. Answers are found in the activities answer key. The assessments packet includes 11 chapter tests and activity rubrics. Answers are found in the assessment answer key. Components are available individually or in a homeschool kit, which includes the Teacher’s Edition, Worktext, Activities Book, Activities Book Answer Key, Assessments and Assessment Answer Key.
Topics include classification of animals, the solar system, skin, photosynthesis, sound, weather, rocks and minerals, motion, and food chains. A microscope is recommended for Grade 3 science. See index for descriptions of the models we carry. Newly revised for 2009.
Home Teacher Editions have reduced student text pages, lesson information for the teacher and answers to discussion questions in magenta. The texts are full-color and present a variety of topics from earth and space science, life science and physical science at each level. Most student texts are softbound. The Student Activity Manuals have all consumable student materials including worksheets to accompany the text, review sheets, and experiments with places for students to evaluate or record scientific data. The Complete Home School kits include all essential materials for one child.
With so many secular materials infused with evolution, it's sometimes difficult to find solid science materials that are based on Creationism. Bob Jones Science is thoroughly Christian, including many evidences and support of Creationism and many "holes" in the theory of evolution, particularly at the upper grade levels. Vital to the program are the student activities, or labs. The scientific method is emphasized as children participate on hands-on activities and experiments throughout the curriculum. The junior high and high school levels are full-blown laboratory science courses, complete with a separate lab manual. Experiments are excellent, but some of them require unique materials or are difficult to do in a home environment. The revised texts are more home-friendly, though, and Bob Jones also offers a Lab Manual Supplement for home schoolers, containing tips for doing lab activities in smaller groups. We have used many of these upper level texts in our home school. We also have accumulated a wealth of laboratory equipment and supplies over the years, which has made the lab work easier. I have sometimes substituted labs from Experiences in Biology and Experiences in Chemistry (from Castle Heights - see index) where it's been too difficult to use a particular lab. Bob Jones has made it easy to obtain lab materials and chemicals (you can order almost anything you need for their courses on the Science Lab Materials Order Form), but some labs are still pretty complex for a home environment, requiring a lot of set-up and preparation time. For each grade level, essential materials are listed first, followed by asterisked (*) supplemental support materials. Support items used at multiple grade levels are at the end.
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.