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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You can purchase a kit of supplies from Nature's Workshop
You can purchase a lapbook from A Journey Through Learning
"I do truly want you to know how much we love your elementary course. I love the experiment every day – the kids look forward to it, and the amount of reading is very appropriate an manageable. "
"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!"
"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."
"We are loving Science in the Beginning so much that I just bought the second book even though we are only only At lesson 15. This is the best elementary science curriculum! Every lesson is fun and easy too. We don't even realize we are learning!"
"...we've found it really user friendly (even though we've got a spread of ages.)"