Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TOS Crew Review : Christian Kids Explore - Earth & Space

Bright Ideas Press is well known for their history curriculum - The Mystery of History. I have heard so many great things about it - I was super excited to be able to try out and review their science curriculum, Christian Kids Explore - Earth & Space {just one of the many science books they have to offer}.

"This user-friendly text covers the earth, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and weather in 24 lessons in 30 weeks. Each unit includes vocabulary words; Scripture quotes; coloring pages; resource list; timeline prompts; reviews; hands-on activities (building models, simulating volcanoes and more)." 
First off, love the way this book was written, nothing can put my kids to sleep quicker then hearing me read from a textbook. Christian Kids Explore - Earth & Space is written like a book, not a textbook. My kids were engaged immediately. {Though it is meant to be used with 3rd - 6th graders our 1st grader had no problem following along.}

Loved the questions at the end of the chapter that I could do orally with my three kids. Also, liked the fact that we were given the opportunity to review their CD-ROM component which gives you the ability to print all of the worksheets and other reproducibles that go along with the book from your computer rather than photocopying from the book.

Also, enjoyed the hands-on portion of the chapters - materials were used that are easy to come by and the experiments are written to easily follow. Pictured below our experiment dealing with Clouds.

Bright Ideas Press is a fabulous company with lots to offer for homeschoolers. We will definitely be using their science curriculum in our homeschool. If you would like to see sample unit or a table of contents just click here.

Christian Kids Explore - Earth & Science can be purchased for $34.95 directly from Bright Ideas Press. The Student Activity Book can also be purchased for just $7.95.

Would you like to read what my fellow crew mates thought of Bright Ideas Press? Then head on over to the TOS Crew Blog.

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Disclaimer: I am reviewing this science curriculum on behalf of the TOS Crew. I received no compensation, other than the book - Christian Kids Explore - Earth & Space from Bright Ideas Press, for the writing of this review. The contents of this review express my personal opinion of the product.

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