Young Scientist, Books 1-5

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$169.95
Independent study science set for grades 4-6 (ages 9-12)
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The first five out of a twelve-book science series for students ages 9-12 is here! Each book comes with a science journal you can use to take notes while you’re learning new things.

THE FABULOUS HUMAN BODY - BOOK AND CARDS: This beautifully illustrated book introduces young students to the fascinating subject of human anatomy. Punctuated with interesting tidbits, this book introduces the main body systems and their parts and functions, using simple, non-technical language. Students learn about cells and how they make up tissues, which make up organs, which make up systems.

Optional:

  • The learning guide includes many hands-on activities, including using colorful anatomy cards to practice recognizing organs and their functions.
  • 39 detailed cards show illustrations of the parts of the body systems studied in the book. The reverse side shows the name and function of the part as well as the body system it is part of. Fun and useful for practicing recognition of body parts.

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK: This book gives young scientists all they need to know to begin using microscopes, discovering the unseen world all around them.

Along with simple but informative explanations of how to use a microscope and how to prepare slides, this book is packed with activities that get students observing the microscopic world.

Optional:

  • With the accompanying learning guide, a student is guided in using an elementary-level microscope to look at things such as a talcum powder, table salt, sugar, parts of insects and pond water.

LIGHT BULBS, SWITCHES AND BATTERIES: In this illustrated book, students are introduced to the concepts of energy, electrons and electrical energy. They learn about voltage, current and resistance, and Ohm's law, which relates to all three. Students learn where the energy to light the light bulbs comes from, and how it can be turned on and off. The book includes activities which direct students to connect light bulbs to batteries with wires, and experiment to find out what happens when they use more batteries, or more light bulbs, or different kinds of wire.

Optional:

  • The Learning Guide directs the student through the book and its activities, and also provides additional activities that assist the student in fully understanding and applying the concepts learned.

WORLD OF PLANTS: From the smallest flower to the tallest tree, plants are all around us. With so many plants in the world, there’s so much to discover about them. What makes plants so important to humans and animals? What is the purpose of a flower? How does a plant make seeds? What’s inside a tree’s trunk?

World of Plants answers these questions and many, many more! It also provides fun activities such as growing bean plants and sprouting radish seeds.

Optional:

  • The learning guide takes the student step-by-step through the book, and includes many hands-on activities.

CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD: What actually happens when your heart goes lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub? Where does blood enter your heart? How exactly does it move through the heart and get to the different parts of your body? What are veins and arteries? And how does all this work with your lungs and digestive system?

Every minute of every day, your blood is working its way all around your body, keeping you alive! Find out how, and so much more, in Circulation of the Blood.

Optional:

  • The learning guide takes a student step-by-step through the book, providing interesting activities that increase the ability to apply what is being learned.


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