O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Friday, May 18, 2012

5th Day of Science- 5 Books to use

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb374/TOSCrew2011/Blog%20Stuff/5%20Days%20Blog%20Hop/handsonscience.jpg (To the tune of 12 Days of Christmas)
On the fifth day of Science my children came to me... with 5 science books.

For the fifth and final day of the Hands-on Science edition of the TOS blog hop, I have 5 books that have helped my family. I find that it becomes easier to create great hands-on science experiences. These are a few of my favorites on my shelf.

TIME For Kids Big Book of Science Experiments: A step-by-step guideI love this one. Not only does it give many experiments across all fields of science, but it also gives suggestions for modifying the experiment to learn other things. The pages are colorful and experiments are shown with step by step instructions

 Usborne 100 Science Experiments: Internet-Linked (100 Science Experiments Il)Another great book of experiment suggestions. Some of them I have covered in earlier posts like this one.

Product DetailsI love this book. This is the older edition, but newer ones are available. The Internet link feature is great for finding more resources related to the topic that the section is covering. The children have spent hours reading this book. I think that the newest edition is available through an Usborne consultant or possibly from sellers on amazon or look for used ones among other homeschoolers.

Explore Rocks and Minerals! published by Nomad Press is full of fabulous experiments and resources to teach about rocks and minerals. What could be better than learning about the composition of the earth than making earth models with chocolate, coconut, peanut butter and some jam! (There is a one activity that is evolutionist but other than that it is neither creationist nor evolutionist).

https://apologia.securesites.net/store/images/botany%20cover.jpg We are currently using this text to help us explore botany. I love the experiments and the nature journal. The children love the experiments and creating a notebook of their studies. One of Butterfly's favorite subjects is Botany and she will spend a lot of time writing in her notebook.

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1 comment:

  1. My oldest daughter enjoyed that Botany book. All of the others are new to me.