Textbook(hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-9890424-0-6
Helps & Hints(softcover) ISBN: 978-0-9890424-1-3
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.
This product is a set consisting of the textbook plus the helps & hints book containing everything the parent/teacher needs to know for the subject.
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"...this is our 2nd year with your elementary science. I can't express what a blessing it has been!! The year before I found your curriculum was a horrible science year. Errors and confusion abounded. We stopped before completing it. In previous years we used Fulbright's 'Exploring Creation With....' Good, yet too long, and we were never sure if we got the correct result in the experiment or not. Nothing stuck with my two children."
"I have been using Dr. Wile's, Science In The Beginning for my first grader and we LOVE it! It uses the 7 days of Creation for its 90 lessons! Has simple experiments and is age appropriate. Uses simple terms for parent and kid alike. I recommend this science book!!!"
"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 gone through the Junior High science books with my older children and I really liked the books. I got Science In The Beginning to go through with my younger kids and they love it. They couldn't wait for their dad to get home so they could show him what they learned that day! It really makes it easy for the kids to understand complex ideas with a fun experiment each lesson. I have tried other experiment based science curriculum for my younger students, but it lacked having God at its core and the kids were not enthused about it. I am sticking with this curriculum from now on, and I already told my homeschool friends about the great science books from this publisher."
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"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."
"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!"
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"The experiments are simple, effective and practical, and the concepts are explained with such clarity...The introduction of scientific terms is also very good. Just enough to begin to develop a scientific vocabulary. I don't know quite how to express it- but you teach worldview without specifically teaching it - you show logical explanations for things that the evolutionists have illogically explained. I really appreciate the personal, readable conversational style in which the books are written. It is indeed like having you meet with us and say- "Come, let's explore God's creation together, let me share with you what I've learned of Him, through His creation..."
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"Late last year we completed [Science in the Beginning] and enjoyed it very much. Just this week we had a meeting with the principal of a new Distance Education school which we have enrolled with. He tried to convince us that another science program was better - but once I showed him the workbook my son had compiled with your course he was VERY impressed and told us to keep on the way we were going."
"I have been homeschooling for many years and have been using your [Science in the Beginning] program with two of my younger children, aged 9 and 11. I am writing to let you know how MUCHHHHH we enjoy your materials! My children are learning SOOOOO much!! My husband, an electronics engineer who studied physics -- a once-skeptic of homeschooling -- is very impressed with this science program."
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"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."
"...we've found it really user friendly (even though we've got a spread of ages.)"
"Overall the experiments are easily set up and a definite help to understanding/remembering the lesson. They are the high-light of the lesson."
"The kids love the experiments! I like that they aren't content just to do the experiment as written; they play around and try other things -- just to see what happens."
"We are LOVING the experiments. Sometimes we have to repeat them because we are so fascinated by the results."
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"During my years of homeschooling it has been very difficult to teach science from publications or other sources that were available. This particular course has grabbed our attention, involved us in discovering and learning and produced some terrific work from my son."