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Tired of making photocopies or skipping activities because you don’t have the pages ready for your students to work on? We’ve taken every possible reproducible page from Christian Kids Explore Biology and turned them into one printable digital download for you. Make as many or few copies for your entire family: Review-its, Wrap-ups, Coloring pages, Activity and Experiment forms are all there.
Print it out and get the MOST out of this great science curriculum!
The Christian Kids Explore program seems simple, will it be enough for my older ones?
The material is there. It really depends on what you do with it. For instance, if all you do is have them read the teaching lesson and then later in the week complete a hands-on activity, they won’t retain as much as they would if you spend more time on it. For example, if you go over the teaching lesson, ask questions, have them complete the vocabulary and the daily reading sheets (which are intended to get them to focus and review the material), then follow through with the hands-on activity later that week and give a verbal review, it would be a meaty program for older students.
How do I use Christian Kids Explore with multiple ages?
This depends so much on what your family prefers. For younger students, you might read it out loud and discuss it, while little ones busy their hands with a coloring page, which we include in the books. OR You can let older ones read for themselves, write out the vocabulary and complete a daily reading sheet, reviewing what they read. With the younger ones, you can read the information first (to yourself) and explain the topic while doing a hands-on activity.
We study according to the classical model. How does the Christian Kids Explore series fit in with that?
First of all, as recommended in The Well Trained Mind, Christian Kids Explore Biology is a full year of just biology. We also offer a full year of earth science in Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space. Biology and Earth & Space are best suited for grades 1-6, although they are adaptable. For 6th-8th graders we offer Christian Kids Explore Chemistry and Christian Kids Explore Physics. These two books were written by college professors and creation scientists Robert and Elizabeth Ridlon. These books are all set up to be taught twice weekly. They are creative with a reasonable amount of research and memory work required. We worked to keep them usable for classical families and still practical for busy families. One major goal was to keep it creation based and God-centered.
Why do you say that CKE Biology and CKE Earth & Space can be scaled down for younger users, but you don’t suggest that for CKE Chemistry or CKE Physics?
This is because of the subject matter. Biology can be simplified so that it can be understandable for younger students. Chemistry and Physics do not have this same kind of flexibility. It is difficult to simplify chemistry so that it can be accessible to early elementary students. We would suggest that you use Christian Kids Explore Biology and Christian Kids Explore Earth and Space with younger students, and saving Christian Kids Explore Chemistry and Christian Kids Explore Physics for upper elementary and middle school students when they will be able to understand it more fully.
Can CKE Chemistry or Physics work as high school curriculum?
If a high school student is struggling with chemistry or physics, it is possible that this could be modified to work by adding several supplemental readings and projects, but this was not designed to fulfill the high school science requirement. Many of our users have told us that the terminology and lessons learned were exactly the same as their high curriculum, without the math.
Is there a good resource list?
There is an incredible resource list in the back of each book. It is already organized according to the units of the book (not by age). The ISBNs are even listed to make ordering a breeze. We did the best we could to weed through all the books out there, but of course in science, many of the books are secular in nature and refer to evolution. Each family will have to decide for themselves how to deal with that issue. You will also find a cross in front of the books that are specifically Christian in nature.
Can I use the material inside one of the volumes out of order?
Yes! Sometimes later units build upon earlier units, but with a little reading, you can rearrange to make it work. It would make more sense to do mammals before humans, since humans are mammals, but it would not be essential.
What is the Student Activity Book?
The Student Activity Book is a download for CKE Biology or CKE Earth & Space, whichever you choose, that contains all of the worksheets, quizzes, and other reproducibles so that you can print them out when you want them rather than requiring you to make copies.
What’s new about the 2nd Edition of CKE Chemistry and CKE Physics?
Apart from a few typo fixes and revisions, the only major difference is the bonus CD. If you want to be caught up, just buy a copy of the Resource CD.
How does the co-op license work for these books?
You pay 2.5x the price of the book for the license and we will send you the book and the Student Activity Book or Reproducibles CD, whichever goes with the book. This allows you to make copies of anything in the book for up to 25 students. Call our office if you would like more details!
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Christian Kids Explore Physics Resource Download0 out of 5
North Star Geography + WonderMaps Bundle5.00 out of 5
Geography is more than just place names and outline maps-it’s understanding how the world around us works! North Star Geography gives students a deep understanding of how geography impacts all of us every day-with real-life applications for college, career, citizenship, and ministry.
Written from a distinctly Christian perspective by a homeschool grad (now a homeschool dad), North Star Geography is a full high school credit. It covers: geography skills, physic geography, and human geography. While the included Companion Guide DCD offers many reproducible activities, maps, and assessment tools.
Also included in this set is a WonderMaps! Download this customizable collection of over 350 different maps. With nearly endless possibilities, WonderMaps makes it easy to regularly integrate map study into a variety of lessons and make the most of every learning opportunity. Explore historical or modern-day maps; outline, reference, political, or topographical maps with features including: names, borders, rivers, cities, physical features, and graticules.
The Mystery of History Volume IV5.00 out of 5
The Mystery of History Volume IV is now available! Volume IV unfolds three centuries of word history, from the wars of independence to modern times (1708- present) with author Linda Hobar's distinctly Christian perspective.
The Student Reader now contains 84 stirring lessons in a colorful, easy-to-hold hardback. The reader is a stand alone world history text for all ages to enjoy. (See note below.) But for those who wish to delve deeper, we have included a download code in each book for a digital version of The Mystery of History Volume IV Companion Guide. The reproducible resources of the Companion Guide, written also by Linda Lacour Hobar, contain familiar and popular components of The Mystery of History series: pretests; hands-on activities and research projects for younger, middle, and older students; memory card ideas; bi-weekly quizzes and exercises; timeline helps; maps; supplemental book lists; and more.
The Mystery of History Volume II Cookbook0 out of 5
The historical recipes in this cookbook follow the chronology of TheMystery of History, Volume 2, taking you on a culinary journey through the cultures and times of the Early Church and the Middle Ages. There is a recipe for each of the 28 weeks of The Mystery of History, Volume 2. Along with ingredient lists and step-by-step cooking instructions, there are notes about the foods and customs of the period the recipe represents. Includes printable recipe cards and a geographic index!
Christian Kids Explore Earth and Space Resource Download0 out of 5
Tired of making photocopies or skipping activities because you don’t have the pages ready for your students to work on? We’ve taken every possible reproducible page from Christian Kids Explore Earth and Space and turned them into one printable digital download for you! Review-its, Wrap-ups, Coloring pages, Activity and Experiment forms are all included.
Illuminations Year 20 out of 5
Illuminations Year 2 transports your entire family back to the days of the early church and the Middle Ages (A.D. 29 – 1456). Through exciting historical fiction and The Mystery of History Volume II, you will meet dozens of people, famous and infamous, who made an impact on world history: Paul, Nero, Augustine, Charlemagne, Chaucer, Marco Polo, Joan of Arc, and so many more.
Your family can learn about the early church and the Middle Ages together through the timeline activities and hands-on projects such as building a yurt and operating your own general store that is feeling the effects of inflation. History will never be called boring with study guides for great literature such as Crispin: The Cross of Lead (England), The Jeweled Astrolabe (Spain), Son of Charlemagne (France), The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (Iceland), and more.
Your Illuminations Year 2 plan integrates literature, copywork, U.S. geography, and spelling to the historical period you are enjoying. Choose among options for five science fields, Bible reading, vocabulary, several writing and grammar options, life skills studies for high school students, and a government elective. And once all of your curricula are selected, our powerful Illuminations scheduler software provides customized weekly planning.
North Star Geography4.50 out of 5
Christian Kids Explore Biology4.50 out of 5
The Mystery of History Volume IV Challenge Cards0 out of 5
Challenge Cards leverage children’s amazing ability to memorize large quantities of information! These cards capture the most important elements of each lesson in an easy-to-remember format. Included are a dozen game ideas and other suggestions for usage. Challenge cards can be used in combination with the note-taking cards or in substitution.
Illuminations Year 30 out of 5
With Illuminations Year 3 as your guide, the entire family can experience the exciting times of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and beyond (1455-1707) through a Christian lens. Through carefully chosen historical novels and The Mystery of History vol. III, you will meet the leaders who made a difference: Ivan the Great, Christopher Columbus, Michelangelo, Martin Luther, Queen Elizabeth, Squanto, Blaise Pascal, Sir Isaac Newton, and so many more.
Your Illuminations Year 3 plan integrates literature, copywork, U.S. geography, and spelling to the historical period you are enjoying. Choose among options for five science fields, Bible reading, vocabulary, several writing and grammar options, life skills studies for high school students, and a government elective. And once all of your curricula are selected, our powerful Illuminations scheduler software provides customized weekly planning