Science Starters: Elementary Chemistry and Physics
This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.
Semester 1: Chemistry
Investigate the Possibilities Elementary Chemistry-Matter Its Properties & Its Changes: Infused with fun through activities and applied learning, this dynamic full-color book provides over 20 great ways to learn about bubbles, water colors, salt, and the periodic table, all through interactive lessons that ground students in their faith in God. Help tap into the natural curiosity of young learners with activities utilizing common household items, teaching them why and how things work, what things are made of, and where they came from. Students will learn about the physical properties of chemical substances, why adding heat causes most chemical changes to react faster, the scientist who organized a chart of the known elements, the difference between chemical changes and physical changes.
Semester 2: Physics
Investigate the Possibilities Elementary Physics-Energy Its Forms, Changes, & Function: This remarkable full-color book is filled with experiments and hands-on activities, helping 3rd to 6th graders learn how and why magnets work, different kinds of energy from wind to waves, and concepts from nuclear power to solar energy. Science comes alive as students are guided through simplified key concepts of elementary physics and through hands-on applications. Students will discover what happens to light waves when we see different colors, how you can see an invisible magnetic field, the essential parts of an electric circuit, how solar energy can be changed into electric energy. Investigate the wonderful world God has made with science that is both exciting and educationally outstanding in this comprehensive series!