This tremendous book includes everything needed to give children a conceptual framework of scientific ideas and ways of thinking. More importantly, this colorful and comprehensive worktext is filled with a sense of wonder at God’s Creation. As the author explains in the introduction, “The purpose of scientific study is to understand the workings of the created world; this understanding in turn allows us to know God and serve our fellow man.” Beginning with topics in physical science (matter, force and energy, and astronomy) and proceeding through topics in life science (plants, animals, and interdependence), the text concludes by studying the human body (anatomy, the senses, nutrition and health). The unique layout of the lessons interweaves experiments
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And G od said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens.” And G od said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.”
—Genesis 1:20, 24
Single-Subject Lesson Plan available— see pg. 70!
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s eCtioN 1: The Earth
Can you think of three things that have a cru st? How about a loaf of bread, a pie, and . . . the Earth! Yes, the Earth does have a “crust,” a thin outside layer, not unlike that of a loaf of bread. Here’s another way to think about it: If the Earth were an apple, the crust would be the skin on the ap ple.
and worksheets to take the student step by step through each concept. Answer key included. Full color. Softcover. 266 pgs. 8½"×11" Spiral-bound. BAS3 $45.95
Almost everything we know and see on Earth, l ike mountains, rivers, oceans, beaches, farms, and cities are located in or on the cru st. Experiment 1.1: The crust of the Earth You will need: A dishpan; play dough or clay; jug of water; n ewspapers How to: First, spread the newspapers on the floor to catch any mess, or work outside. Take the play dough in one big lump and drop it into the middle of the dishpan. Then shape the play dough into high and low areas by pulling some upward and downward onto the bottom of the dishpan—p retend you are creating mountains and valleys. Next, slowly pour the water onto one of the high areas. Notice: What happens? Can you see the water runnin g down into the low areas? Does this remind you of anything? Where is the play dough thickest: under the m ountains or under the water?
“D ETAIL of Behold & See 3 , animal protection activity.” —Julianne, NY
Behold and See 4 Human Anatomy and Health Katherine Rode and Mary Ann Grobbel, M.D. A full year of science and health in two parts: My Temple of the Holy Spirit
A hands-on human anatomy program examining the organs and systems of the human body. A beautiful pro-life thread runs throughout, with a focus on the human body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. As a wrap-up activity, student will make the “Human Body Felt Project,” a wonderful, inexpensive teaching tool your student will be proud to have made. Nutrition, Health, & First Aid for Catholic Boys & Girls An excellent overview of health from a Catholic perspective. Allow approximately seven weeks for each of the three sections: Nutrition, Health, and First Aid. Simple, clear terms explain nutrients, disease, hygiene, exercise, how to create a balanced diet, and more. Includes glossary, answer key, and basic first aid instructions. Softcover. 188 pgs. 8½"×11" Spiral-bound. BAS4 $29.95
“M Y son Michael and his human body project!” —Carrie, IL