Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way

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Item #: 044565
ISBN: 9781588341600
Grades: 5-8

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Publisher: Smithsonian

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My daughter loves this program; we both have learned an enormous amount about the history and origin of the great scientific ideas Who knew the hypotheses of atoms occurred almost two thousand years prior to being proven by modern day scientists? The entire series has been perfect and I have been happy to utilize the teacher�s manual which I deem an absolute necessity The manual is easy to use; it provides you step by step instruction for each unit We do a unit per week though if you worked hard you could easily complete it in a day Our personal breakdown is as follows: Day 1 - Read the Unit either together or separately Day 2 - Complete an art journal entry related to a single event or the main theme of the unit - I require my daughter to write at least a sentence or two to go with her drawing (this is our add in and not part of the curriculum) Day 3 - Student Quest which contains lab pages for experiments and workbook pages I feel the manual is necessary I like to be organized and this way I can open up the manual even if I haven�t had time to fully review the lesson and know where we are at immediatelyI also love that this manual has expansion exercise suggestions for every core subject and many electives it could almost be used as a unit study (well actually it could absolutely be used as a unit study � I tend to be more fearful than most when it comes to homeschooling)I recommended going to the library at the beginning of each month and making copies of the appendix items contained in the teacher�s manual We also laminated our timeline cards which I made out of the �speaks� cards in each unit we had them strung across the kitchen but I grew tired of seeing school each day so I took them down and placed them on a speed ring I believe this would be easy to implement for multiple ages 5th grade and up�I have only one daughter homeschooling but many of the quest activities require more than one person This would work for many learning styles and if you have a full house and can do the quest exercises it is very kinesthetic with rich activities like constructing compasses measuring distance using triangles etc�I am glad I purchased all the components there are some exercises we skipped due to the need for multiple students but overall the choice I made was the right choice for my daughter My daughter has a keen scientific mind she is highly logical and devours information related to science and she has also completed most middle school level math and pre-algebra components Certainly not everyone student in your homeschool would need to do each part so the math truly could be completely omitted and younger students could work on art journals while older students conducted the lab or you could elect a younger student as a teachers helper on lab days Most of the lab work is simple and in this text related to measurement trigonometry geometry and astronomy and light physicsI don�t believe there is a more comprehensive hardcore big bang mainstream history science program out there This is it straight forward new earth science with a world view that still embraces the value of multiple cutlures though I believe the authors lein is always twoards the scientific model Any program that my daughter asks to do on a daily basis is a good value in my opinion; I have never had to twist her arm to get her to do this We plan on purchasing the next set this fall
April 13, 2013
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We are using the complete Story of Science series as a spine for high school World History
User on Aug 2, 2018
Using this as part of my 7th grade homeschool curricula.
Heather on Jun 15, 2016
We are using the complete Story of Science series as a spine for high school World History
User on Aug 2, 2018
We enjoy her HISTORY OF US series and the History of Science looks quite compelling.
Alena B on Sep 26, 2017
Using this as part of my 7th grade homeschool curricula.
Heather on Jun 15, 2016
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Kathryn K on May 25, 2016
We enjoy her HISTORY OF US series and the History of Science looks quite compelling.
Alena B on Sep 26, 2017
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Kathryn K on May 25, 2016
Is this secular or creationist?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is secular. It discusses creation stories from multiple cultures, primarily Greek mythology, as the start of how science and the scientific method developed over time from oral traditions to observable facts.
The Table of Contents lists a "Suggested Reading" . Can anyone expand on what is there? Non fiction or fiction books? Thanks!!
A shopper on Jun 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The single page of Suggested Reading has 8 books, and I think all are non-fiction. It starts with Bendick, Jeanne, Archimedes and the Door of Science, and Bragg, Melvyn, On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists and Their Discoveries--from Archimedes to DNA. She gives a brief description of each.
Is there an additional materials list, books, science experiment supplies etc?
A shopper on Feb 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are student and teacher "Quest Guides." They provide thought-provoking questions, hands-on experiments, timeline activities, cross-curricular activity suggestions and more. Most of the "meat" is found in the teacher's guides, so if you are using these as a science course, you will probably want these. The guides are broken down by unit and lesson, usually with one chapter covered per lesson. Guides provide lesson overviews, supply lists, experiment lists, activities lists etc. The companion item numbers are 027421 and 045740.
Is it the hardback version of the book?
A shopper on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the copy I received from Rainbow Resource is hardcover.
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