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 currently am using your Science in the Beginning series with my 1st-5th grade children. I also have a 6th grade student using your General Science, and a 10th grade student using your Physics and Advanced Biology. I am so pleased with your Science in the Beginning series. It is thorough, and I believe it thoroughly prepares the student for the junior high and high school level science courses. Thank you for this curriculum. My younger kids love the experiments!"
"We are enjoying your brand new elementary science curriculum, Science in the Beginning. Both of our kids (and I) look forward to science every week! I appreciate that common household objects are required for the seemingly simple experiments. The activities are easy enough for my 6-yr-old to understand, yet complex enough for my 10-yr-old to still glean something new and stay interested. I am finding most of the experiments to be quite cleverly set up. I love doing these lessons with the kids so I can watch for the glint of understanding in their eyes when they get it."
"My 5th grader and I LOVE the Science in the Beginning, science is now a favorite subject!"
"I have to say that we are loving the course! My children are keen, always asking for the next lesson, and are loving the experiments. It's proved to be a very good fit for our homeschooling family."
Me, this morning. "Boys! Come here!"
Boys, running into the dining room. "YAY! Time for school! Can we do Science?!"
Safe to say they like this science book