Science in the Age of Reason Set

Science in the Age of Reason Set


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Grades: K-6

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Science in the Age of Reason is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person's worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

Because of its unique design, the course can be used by all elementary-age students. Each lesson contains an interesting hands-on activity that helps illustrate the scientific concept that is being discussed, and it concludes with three different levels of review exercises. Students do whatever review exercise matches their specific level of understanding.

This product is a set consisting of the textbook plus the helps & hints book containing everything the parent/teacher needs to know for the subject.

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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


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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I like how Dr. Jay Wile teaches.
Tracy S on Apr 24, 2019
TrinaRose W on Jul 21, 2018
I like how Dr. Jay Wile teaches.
Tracy S on Apr 24, 2019
We have worked through the other books in this series and LOVE it! The experiments actually work!!!
Cheryl B on Feb 27, 2019
TrinaRose W on Jul 21, 2018
recommended by a friend
Steve C on Jun 28, 2018
I want to do 'fun' studies over the summer and this goes along with the historical period we just covered this spring.
Linda J on May 30, 2018
we have loved the first two books in the series - and have done every single experiment. Easy on me as a Mom to make happen.
Edith S on Apr 10, 2018
Great curriculum I've used three others of this author <br />We really enjoy it.
Shari D on Jul 19, 2017
I always wanted to know more of the history of our scientific knowledge and the explanations make complicated subjects easy to understand.
Brooke S on Jul 3, 2017
My children wanted more hands-on activities instead of just reading and answering questions. We also want lessons to support our belief that all things were God created.
Aleya S on Jun 22, 2017
This course came after the last one and I like the ease of the format.
Jeanine L on Mar 22, 2017
Last I need in series
Tanya W on Dec 29, 2016
I wanted a science book as a supplement to the history we will be studying
Lori B on Nov 15, 2016
My child is using this book for school this year.
Faith B on Aug 10, 2016
We have worked through the other books in this series and LOVE it! The experiments actually work!!!
Cheryl B on Feb 27, 2019
recommended by a friend
Steve C on Jun 28, 2018
IS there a downloadable notebook that accompanies this textbook?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is just the text book and the Helps and Hints guide which includes the answers to the questions for each chapter as well as tests and the test answer key. However if you go to bereanbuilders(dot)com and then the course you are researching, at the bottom of the page you can click on product resources and then there are multiple free pdf downloads associated with this course. Two of them are printable notebooks. I stumbled on this resource with these textbooks while using the second book in the series. I wish I had found it sooner. I hope this is helpful to you. I tried to include the hyperlink to the site, but it wouldn't allow me to direct you to another site.
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Thorough science curriculum
Though the curriculum is advertised as being geared for K5-6th grades, I believe a better fit is possibly upper elementary -if they're more advanced, to middle school, and even early high school. Of course, this would not likely meet the credits needed at the high school level. So middle school is a great age for this curriculum. I like the chronological approach with this series; something most of us most likely didn't experience in our own traditional schooling. There are experiments with each lesson, which are relatively easy to perform, and the materials are typically items you already have on hand. However, most of the lessons revolve around these experiments so it leaves little opportunity to skip over. So on the one hand, if you've ever felt somewhat guilty that you haven't been doing experiments, this will compel you. On the other hand, your hand is somewhat forced to do the experiments, which can be frustrating. The material covered in the series is rich, and thorough, and the layout and graphics are nice, and the lessons aren't too long. Dr. Wile explains things relatively clearly, and the format is more conversational. In my personal opinion, I do find his writing redundant, and feel it could have gone through another round of editing to firm it up. Overall, I would recommend this curriculum.
Kristine SYou
April 23, 2019
over 2 years ago
Science Learning Fun!!
This year for science we continued in the elementary science series by Dr. Jay L. Wile using the 4th volume entitled Science in the Age of Reason. In this text, we covered well-noted scientists from the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century time periods including Benjamin Franklin, John Dalton, Thomas Young and Erasmus Darwin (most interesting for sure). With an attention grabbing array of topics including electricity, zoology, botany, astronomy, weather and much more, we used this curriculum in our multi-level homeschooling with our 11 year old son, 9 year old daughter, and our 6 year old son. Not wanting to miss a lesson, we completed all of the 90 lessons including the Challenge Lessons (doing 3 lessons a week for ½ the year and dropping to 2 lessons a week to finish out the second half of the school year). Due to the ages of our children, we covered every Lesson Review question located at the end of each lesson which is designed with the varying ages of students in mind (Youngest, Older, Oldest.) Our oldest son who did the Oldest questions told me he felt that "the lessons were not too long and not too short." He was challenged to research more in depth concepts on his own in order to answer the more difficult questions. We attempted almost all of the experiments as this is one of the best reasons to use this curriculum. The experiments are done easily and are purposefully focused on the lesson concept and the text contains lists of needed materials for upcoming lessons—for easy planning. Our daughter told me, "I like science because the experiments are fun and they help me understand the concept." I enjoyed teaching the lessons from this information packed, scientifically solid, God-honoring, and colorful hardback text. While we received a discounted copy of the curriculum, the price point is well set as this science curriculum is a thorough, multiple-level learning experience. I have been homeschooling for 16 years and after using many science textbooks and programs this series is by far my favorite. We have used this series now for 4 years in a row and are looking forward to using the next volume already. This science curriculum is a fun learning favorite.

March 25, 2018
Perfect! Great with history or stand-alone science. Easy to do experiments and very engaging for all ages!
February 17, 2017
over 3 years ago

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