Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Christian Kids Explore Chemistry (TOS Review)

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Two years ago, I reviewed Christian Kids Explore Biology from Bright Ideas Press. I really enjoyed this course and was thrilled to have the opportunity this year to review Christian Kids Explore Chemistry. Although I received this as a PDF file, it is normally sold as a print book with an accompanying  resource CD that includes all the Daily Lesson Plans, Materials Lists, Bonus Literature Study Guide, and All Reproducibles, such as:

  • Coloring Pages
  • Unit Reviews
  • Follow-Up Questions for each lesson
  • Activity Charts

Emily was sooo excited to study Chemistry. She begged to begin as soon as we received the product. Now I know that she was anticipating mixing up strange substances and blowing things up, which isn’t the focus of this course! However, she hasn’t been disappointed yet.

Each lesson includes a short 2-3 page “teaching time,” followed by a review quiz and hands-on activity. Vocabulary words and definitions are printed in the margins. Each lesson is designed to be completed in one week. Through the early lessons, however, we’ve maintained a pace of one lesson a day for text, questions, and experiment, spending about an hour. I also had her briefly review the vocabulary words from previous chapters each day.

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P1010765Emily building a model of a lithium atom from Styrofoam balls.P1010767

I LOVE this program. It may be my favorite science program ever.  It’s meaty, it’s fun, and it’s presented in nice “bite-sized” chunks. The hands-on activities are relevant and easy to do. Emily continues to be enthusiastic about it and is retaining what we cover.

Christian Kids Explore Chemistry is designed for grades 4-8 and sells for $39.95.

To read more reviews of Christian Kids Explore science titles, please visit the TOS Crew Blog.

5/5 stars

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Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received a free pdf file of Christian Kids Explore Chemistry from Bright Ideas Press in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. Stopping by from the crew. I love this one too! Nice review.

    Karen @ http://fruitofhands.blogspot.com/

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