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 ISBN: 978-0-9890424-0-6
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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"Science in the Beginning is a favorite in our house. The experiments are easy and the whole thing isn't time consuming, I'm glad the littles in my house are learning this way."
"We absolutely love Science in the Beginning. The kids look forward to it. It's just a joy. I doubt it will take us a year to get through it. The children beg for it!"
"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!"
"I have found the curriculum absolutely phenomenal and I tell everyone I can about you & your work!! I would not have considered myself strong in the area of science & quite frankly not particularly interested. However that is no longer the case; not only do I now thoroughly enjoy science and learning, I have been successful with every experiment tried. We have learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed joining the dots of science & life."
"We love this book! The experiments are simple enough for my 4 year old to participate in and the explanations are complex enough so that my 8 year old is learning."