Unless you are using this course with someone else and they have the Helps & Hints you may want to order the set not just the textbook
Science in the Beginning is the first book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. Because each lesson is built around an activity or experiment, it is engaging for all K-6 students. In addition, there are three levels of review for each lesson, so the parent/teacher can choose the depth at which each student is expected to grasp the material. The course contains roughly 90 hours of instruction, 35 of which are composed of hands-on activities.
The beginning of history is given in the Bible’s creation account, and this book uses the days of creation as a way of introducing a wide range of scientific concepts including the nature of light, energy conservation, the properties of air and water, introductory botany, our solar system, basic zoology, and some aspects of human anatomy and physiology. As the students learn about these scientific concepts, they are constantly reminded of the Creator who fashioned the marvels they are studying.
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I just wanted to tell you how much my nine year old son and I are enjoying Science In the Beginning.
Every day I have him write in a journal about the best part of his day. So many of the entries are
"The best part of the day was when we had science", or "the best part of the day was when we did the experiment".
I cannot thank you enough for developing such an easy to use, God honoring, and kid-friendly curriculum.
"Science in the Beginning has been a great fit so far for my 4th grader, and the younger sister siblings love to 'play', too. Because of dyslexia, extensive reading and/or journaling has made other Science curriculums painful. The hands-on aspect of this book has brought joyful anticipation into our studies. I even heard my daughter drilling the younger kids on different kinds of energy until they got it right!
I was a bit concerned about doing a 'project' every day or two, but the Berean Builders website offers 15 days of sample lessons. The simplicity of the hands-on aspect of the lessons relieved my fears. For us, this book is simple AND effective. Thank you, Dr. Wile!"
"My 15 year old twins have used Apologia from K-9th grade and we discovered Science in the Beginning last year when looking for curriculum for my 1st grader. We absolutely LOVE it!!!! The daily experiments help to solidify the lessons and my little one has much better grasp on the material than my older kids ever had at that age."
"Science in The Beginning has been a hit here...Great for multi-age families. Add in a blank sketch book for each child to draw and/or write their responses and you're done. It is a great pick up and go curriculum."
"...we've found it really user friendly (even though we've got a spread of ages.)"