Summer is a great time to teach my homeschoolers science, especially when growing a garden and learning more about plants, which we learned about in this review of Learning About Science Collection, Level 1 from WriteBonnieRose.
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WriteBonnieRose gave us the digital product, Learning About Science Collection, Level 1, for review, which has the following topics.
- Familiar Plants and How They Grow
- Fruits and Vegetables Around the World
- Animal Habitats of the World
- Our Senses and Systems and How They Work
- Learning About Life Cycles
- Earth: Layers, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
- Exploring States of Matter
- Discussion Helps
This digital program is for elementary students (1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade) and gives them a way to learn about and explore life science, earth science, and physical science. Students can color illustrations and trace keywords to reinforce the lesson. There are 172 total pages in this collection and the measurements are given in both English and metric. I needed to click into each topic separately to access them. They were not all under the same link.
How We Used It
I chose my seven-year old daughter, Miranda, to do this review with me. While Miranda was eating breakfast, I would go and print the pages that I wanted her to do for the day. She can easily get through three pages in a sitting, so I would print about three a day on my home printer. When we began the lesson, I would read to her the information on the entire page, then I would ask her to write or color the items on the page. We would also talk about those words or the topic later in the day if we were weeding the garden or eating a watermelon, for example. I think learning in this way helps it to sink it quite well. About once a week, we would use the links to Answers in Genesis in the Discussion helps section to learn more about Creation.
Familiar Plants and How They Grow
In this section of study, there were worksheets that had pictures to color and words to trace and information to teach about the different parts of plants and it gave examples of how they grow. The pictures were large enough for her to color and the letters in the words were not too small for her to trace. They seemed to be just the right size as you can see below.
When I was reading the words that she would trace, I would have her say the word aloud as she pointed to it. With the page below, we also had a discussion remembering how we planted our garden and at first we had a seed, then it turned to a seedling and then it turned to a plant and grew and grew.
This section goes on to show what seeds look like from different fruits and vegetables and what the grown and ready-to-pick fruit or veggie would look like. I thought it was nice to show it that way to get her thinking where the seeds come from.
At the end of the section, there is a review that asks the child simple questions to see if they understood what they learned and there is an answer key as well.
Fruits and Vegetables Around the World
In this section, they do not show the seeds, so you would want to be sure to do the Familiar Plants and How They Grow Section before doing this one for better understanding, in my opinion. The worksheets show a picture and the word of a fruit or vegetable and then gives some information about each.
I like that it sometimes tells where these are mostly grown in the world and it's fun to learn facts of about how big or heavy they are and in what ways they can be eaten or used in cooking.
There are two items per page all the way up to the review section. The review section asks questions about what they learned along with pictures and words together to circle for the answer. There is also an answer key.
Animal Habitats of the World
This section has cute little cartoon animals like a giraffe or lion along with cartoon pictures of the habitat they live in. It has words for the animals as well as the habitats to trace and the cartoon pictures are all able to be colored. The general layout is the habitat takes up one page, then there are three animals per page for a total of two animal pages per habitat. It is very simple to do a whole habitat in one sitting. It also has a review section, and an answer key.
I am currently working on this section with Miranda, but I will briefly mention what I see in the following sections.
Our Senses and Systems and How They Work
This section covers the five senses, the circulatory system, the digestive and respiratory systems, the urinary and nervous systems, and the muscular and skeletal systems, a review and answer key.
Learning About Life Cycles
Here is where you can teach your children about life cycles. It briefly discusses the life cycle of many different creatures: human, fox, seal, platypus, rabbit, reindeer, walrus, barn owl, chicken, penguin, puffin, alligator, crocodile, sea turtle, frog, ant, butterfly, earthworm, honeybee, ladybug, and mosquito. It also has a review and answer key.
Earth: Layers, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
A great introduction to the Earth is here with layers including the crust, mantle, cores, plates, earthquake information, faults, volcanoes, eruptions, and a map of the ring of fire, questions, answer key.
Exploring States of Matter
All things matter are discussed here: including solids, liquids and gases, review and answer key.
This section helps you to explore the topics in this book from a Creation science worldview, this section includes links to many Creation Science Websites like Answers In Genesis. On these sites, you can watch videos or read about similar and additional topics.
“I like coloring pages when I learn new words. It makes it fun!”
This was very simple for me to implement and teach as a homeschooling mom. I like that it covers many topics and that they refer to Creation sites for more information. I found some new ones on that resource list that I had not seen yet. It's on my “to do list” so I can look into them further.
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