Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 7 Student Textbook

Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 7 Student Textbook

by Rebecca W. Keller


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Introduce students to real science with Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 7 Student Textbook. Foundational scientific concepts and terminology are presented clearly and in a manner that's easy for kids to understand, giving kids a solid base on which to build a further study of science. This yearlong curriculum contains four chapters each of five scientific disciplines: chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and astronomy, as well as an introduction to the material covered and a concluding chapter, for a total of 22 chapters. The many graphics in this full color textbook reinforce the concepts presented and make the book fun for kids and teachers alike to read. Some of the topics covered are: chemistry-mixtures and separating mixtures, organic chemistry, polymers, and biological polymers; biology-types of plants, the chemistry of photosynthesis, and plant structure and reproduction; physics-chemical energy, electrostatics, electrodynamics, and magnetism; geology-the hydrosphere, cycles and ecology in the biosphere, the magnetosphere, and Earth as a system; astronomy-galaxies, the Milky Way Galaxy, and the birth and death of stars. This Student Textbook is accompanied by Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 7 Laboratory Notebook (experiments) and Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 7 Teacher's Manual. Other supplemental materials are available at www.realscience4kids.com. 422 pages

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941181171
Publisher: Gravitas Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 08/22/2016
Series: Building Blocks of Science
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Rebecca Keller received her PhD in biophysical chemistry from the University of New Mexico in 1992. She was then awarded a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of New Mexico, followed by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

As Dr. Keller home schooled her three children, she was unable to find a curriculm that provided them with a solid foundation in science. Using her scientific background coupled with her love of learning, she left academia to develop a series of science books for kids.

The Real Science-4-Kids curriculum developed by Dr. Keller provides students with a solid foundation in science and also gives them the tools to evaluate scientific data on their own. "We should not rely on the 'experts' but instead learn how to critically evaluate every scientific claim," states Dr. Keller.

"In these uncertain times with so many social, scientific, and economic problems, it is not enough to teach our kids what to learn. We must also teach them how to learn, and we must encourage our kids to learn from others. Part of learning from others is to know how to engage in productive debate."

Real Science-4-Kids, with its easy to use, teacher-friendly manuals and engaging, kid-friendly text, is used in all 50 states in the US and in many other countries. Dr. Keller's publishing team continues to develop and test products at her Albuquerque headquarters.

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