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Interactive Science - Physical Science Homeschool Bundle Grades 6-8


 
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Ages: 11-13+
Grade Levels: 6th-8th

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Product Code: 170-508

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Interactive Science
No one program works wonderfully for every family. Yet, until now we offered no alternative to Apologia, simply because we could not find one worthy of Timberdoodle's recommendation. Interactive Science is the perfect fit.

Notebooking in Your Textbook
Notebooking, or making a notebook of all your scientific discoveries of the year is one of the most effective ways to learn. Not only does it give your child a single place for their workbook pages, science experiment results and observations, but it also helps your child take the time to consider and write down the highlights of what they learned.

Truly Interactive Approach
Interactive Science's bright pages offer a huge variety of lesson styles and activities. Each chapter begins with questions designed to get your young scientist thinking about and predicting answers relating to this month's subject. You'll then find the information essential to the month's studies, all written to the student and laid out in a friendly, non-overwhelming fashion. Each chapter also includes vocabulary cards, worksheets, hands-on science activities, chapter reviews, problem solving activities, an Investigate It! section with a chance to put together everything learned in the chapter, and more! Complete, engaging and varied, what more could you ask for?

New For 2015
Your Homeschool Bundle comes with a one year access code that allows you to download or view the complete teacher's edition online. All the content is there without the expense of another book! You can even download it to your iPad if you like. You also have access to the complete student edition online as well as additional activities and videos.

A Note for Conservative Christians
Interactive Science is written from a secular perspective so evolution and evolutionary dating are mentioned on occasion. Unlike other texts we've reviewed, this isn't a main focus of Interactive Science. If this is otherwise the perfect program for your student, don't be discouraged by that, but do be sure to take time to discuss the issues with your child.

That Awkward Subject
Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, Interactive Science does address that awkward subject of reproduction. Take time to skim the pertinent lesson or two and determine if your student really needs/is ready for this information. The subject is handled tastefully and teaches about body systems rather than any titillating details, yet at least in Life Science (6th-8th grade) our family would probably have skipped a lesson or two until we were older.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 Eighth-Grade Secular Curriculum Kit!
Features
Ages: 11-13+
Includes:
Write-in Student Edition
Teacher's Edition eText
Parent Guide
ISBN: 9780133235623
Faith-Based: No

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Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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Really want (need!) the online portion September 21, 2014
Reviewer: Traci M.  
I really like the format of this book and the way it presents science is exciting and informative. My boys have enjoyed the 'Science Matters" sections about current science issues and science-related careers. However, not having the online portions of the course is more of a detriment than the product description said it would be. The book has "lab zone" icons for hands-on activities and experiments or inquiries, but they are not in the book and cannot be accessed online with this purchase. Also, there are "Extreme Science" videos advertised in the book that my boys would love to watch, but again, we can't access them. The part of the program we have in the book is exceptionally well laid-out and promises to be awesome, but definitely feels incomplete. Also, would be nice to be able to purchase the student books individually for additional students. TD Reply: Traci, <br/> <br/>Thank you so much for your review! We understand your concern about the online portion and we also wish it could be made available. However, this program was designed as a very expensive course for public schools and the only way they have made it available to homeschoolers is through this more affordable package that does not include all the extras. <br/>

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I am using this curriculum September 18, 2014
Reviewer: Kristina L.  
I am using this curriculum with two of my special needs kids - one is dyslexic and the other has Asperger's. The format is wonderful! It looks more like a comic book or a graphic novel so it is not intimidating. The I formation is presented in a very user-friendly way with excellent examples and easy to understand language. The activities are spread throughout the lessons and directly relate to ewhat the kids just read. If I like it so much, why only 3 stars? First, I needed two books. The only way to get 2 student books was to buy 2 complete "kits" which was a waste of money. There needs to be a way to buy just the student book, even if only as an "add on" item. Second, the teacher information, test answers, etc are online, accessible with a code. While this may be wonderful for some, it isn't for me. I don't always have access to a computer, which makes this not a very portable curriculum. If a paper teacher's book was provided and if there was a way to buy a student book without having to buy the whole "kit", I would have given this a 5-star rating.

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