"Science in the . . ." from Berean Builders

Written by Dr. Jay Wile, Berean Builders' “Science in the…” series is an elementary and middle school curriculum that introduces science in a historical context.

"Science in the . . . " Series

Berean Builders' "Science in the . . . " Series, by Dr. Jay Wile, is an engaging, exciting, hands-on, multilevel elementary and middle school curriculum that introduces scientific concepts in the context of history.

A total of 90 lessons are included; divided into chronological sections, each section contains 12 to 15 regular lessons and 3 challenge lessons. Depending on how much science you wish to teach in your homeschool, there are enough lessons to cover every other day for the length of a school year, or, you can finish the book by only doing two lessons a week (and skipping the challenge lessons).

Students will love the hands-on activity that begins each lesson. Most are experiments (that have been field-tested for homeschoolers!), and include step by step directions to keep you on track. As this curriculum was designed for all elementary-aged students to use together, the main lesson text takes a conversational, easy-to-read tone that all students can comprehend; illustrations and photographs are integrated throughout. A review assignment closes the lesson; questions are grouped for "youngest, older, and oldest" students. Students are to keep a notebook, and activities include both drawing and writing type notebook assignments. For evaluation, the notebook or oral questions can be used; tests are not in the text, but are in the helps and hints book.

Experiments use common household goods, though for some items that may not be on-hand, a list is provided at the beginning of the book. A full materials list for each creation-day chapter is also included for easy preparation.

Full "Science in the . . . " Curriculum Set

The "Science in the." series of historical science books by Dr. Jay Wile is an engaging, exciting, hands-on, multilevel resources for students in grades K-6.

Hands-on activities are included in each lesson; most are experiments (that have been field-tested for hom eschoolers!), and include step by step directions to keep you on track. As this curriculum was designed for all elementary-aged students to use together, the main lesson text takes a conversational, easy-to-read tone that all students can comprehend; illustrations and photographs are integrated throughout. Review assignments close the lesson; questions are grouped for "youngest, older, and oldest" students. Students are instructed to keep a notebook, and the activities include comprehension and reflection notebook assignments. For evaluation, the notebook or oral questions can be used; tests are in the Helps & Hints book.

Experiments use common household goods, though for some items that may not be on-hand, a list is provided at the beginning of the book. A full materials list for each section is also included for easy preparation.

Grades K-6.

This kit includes:

  • Science in the Beginning

  • Helps and Hints for Science in the Beginning
  • Science in the Ancient World
  • Helps & Hints for Science in the Ancient World
  • Science in the Industrial Age
  • Helps & Hints for Science in the Industrial Age
  • Science in the Scientific Revolution
  • Helps and Hints for Science in the Scientific Revolution
  • Science in the Age of Reason
  • Helps & Hints for Science in the Age of Reason

Science in the Beginning

Science in the Beginning is an engaging, exciting, hands-on, multilevel elementary resource that introduces scientific concepts in the context of history. The days of creation are used as a structure through which a wide variety of scientific topics are introduced, including light, energy conservation, air & water, botany, the solar system, zoology, and some aspects of human anatomy and physiology.

A total of 90 lessons are included, 15 for every creative day in the Genesis account. There are 12 regular lessons and 3 challenge lessons.

The "Helps & Hints" book accompanies the primary text. Divided into three sections, this book will provide helpful notes on the lesson and experiments in the textbook, tests for each "day" of the creation week, and answers to the tests.

This curriculum is designed for elementary students in grades K-6.

This kit includes: Science in the Beginning textbook (299 pages, hardcover) and Science in the Beginning Helps & Hints (48 pages, softcover).

Science in the Ancient World

Science in the Ancient World is an engaging, exciting, hands-on, multilevel elementary resource that introduces scientific concepts in the context of history. Students will follow the work of the "natural philosophers" who lived from approximately 600 BC to 1500 AD, particularly those Christians who studied the natural world in order to learn more about God. Arranged chronologically, chapters focus both on concepts as well as thinkers, including atoms, Hippocrates, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Albert of Saxony, Nicholas of Cusa, and finally Leonardo da Vinci and his insights into many different scientific topics.

The "Helps & Hints" book accompanies the primary text. Divided into three sections, this book will provide helpful notes on the lesson and experiments for the textbook, six tests covering multiple chapters, and answers to the tests.

This curriculum is designed for elementary students in grades K-6.

This kit includes Science in the Ancient World textbook (298 pages, hardcover) and Science in the Ancient World Helps & Hints (56 pages, softcover).

  1. Science in the Ancient World
  2. Older Student Notebook for Science  in the Ancient World
    Berean Builders Publishing, Inc / 2019 / Spiral Bound
    Our Price$24.95
  3. Oldest Student Notebook for Science  in the Ancient World
    Berean Builders Publishing, Inc / 2019 / Spiral Bound
    Our Price$24.95
  4. Helps & Hints for Science in the  Ancient World
    Dr. Jay L. Wile
    Berean Builders Publishing, Inc / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$6.00

Science in the Scientific Revolution

Science in the Scientific Revolution is an engaging, exciting, hands-on, multilevel elementary resource that introduces scientific concepts in the context of history, Students will follow the work of the scientists who lived during the period known as "The Scientific Revolution," 1543 to 1700. Arranged chronologically, chapters focus both on concepts as well as thinkers, including Galileo & Heliocentrism, Descartes, Otto von Guericke and the Electrical Charge, Robert Boyle, Francesco Redi, Sir Isaac Newton and his laws, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and others.

The "Helps & Hints" book accompanies the primary text. Divided into three sections, this book will provide helpful notes on the lesson and experiments for the textbook, six tests covering multiple chapters, and finally answers to the tests.

This curriculum is designed for elementary students in grades K-6.

This kit includes Science in the Scientific Revolution textbook (308 pages, hardcover) and Science in the Scientific Revolution Helps & Hints (50 pages, softcover).

  1. Science in the Scientific Revolution
  2. Older Student Notebook for Science  in the Scientific Revolution
    Berean Builders Publishing, Inc / 2019 / Spiral Bound
    Our Price$24.95
  3. Oldest Student Notebook for Science  in the Scientific Revolution
    Berean Builders Publishing, Inc / 2019 / Spiral Bound
    Our Price$24.95
  4. Helps and Hints for Science in the  Scientific Revolution
    Dr. Jay L. Wile
    Berean Builders Publishing, Inc / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$6.00

Science in the Age of Reason

Science in the Age of Reason is an engaging, exciting, hands-on, multilevel elementary resource that introduces scientific concepts in the context of history. Students will follow the work of the scientists who lived during the period known as "The Age of Reason" (1656-1850). Arranged chronologically, chapters focus both on concepts as well as thinkers, including Halley, Anders Celsius, Benjamin Franklin, Carl Linneaus, Joseph Black, Erasmus Darwin, Lazzaro Spallanzani, James Hutton, John Dalton, Thomas Young, and others alongside topics that include carbon dioxide, atomic theory, Celsius/Fahrenheit temperatures, conductors and insulators, evaporation, genera and classification, erosion, and inoculation.

The "Helps & Hints" booklet is divided into three sections that provide helpful notes on the lesson and experiments for the textbook, six tests covering multiple chapters, and answers to the tests.

Elementary Grades K-6.

This Kit includes Science in the Age of Reason textbook (302 pages, hardcover) and Science in the Age of Reason Helps and Hints (64 pages, softcover).

  1. Science in the Age of Reason
  2. Older Student Notebook for Science  in the Age of Reason
    Berean Builders Publishing, Inc / 2019 / Spiral Bound
    Our Price$24.95
  3. Oldest Student Notebook for Science  in the Age of Reason
    Berean Builders Publishing, Inc / 2019 / Spiral Bound
    Our Price$24.95
  4. Helps & Hints for Science in the Age  of Reason
    Dr. Jay L. Wile
    Berean Builders Publishing, Inc / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$6.00

Science in the Industrial Age

Science in the Industrial Age is an engaging, exciting, hands-on, multilevel elementary resource that introduces scientific concepts in the context of history. Students will follow the work of the scientists who lived during the period known as "The Industrial Age," which spanned the 19th century. Arranged chronologically, chapters focus both on concepts as well as thinkers, including Georges Cuvier, Jons Jakob Berzelius, William Prout, Sir Charles Wheatstone, Louis Pasteur, James Clerk Maxwell, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, and others alongside topics such as proteins, motors, the speed of electricity, fermentation, spontaneous generation, supersonic speed, radiation, and more.

The "Helps & Hints" book accompanies the primary text. It includes answers to the activities and lesson review questions given in the textbook, along with experiment hints and lesson notes where needed; twelve tests covering multiple chapters; answers to the tests; and an appendix.

Elementary Grades K-6.

This kit includes Science in the Industrial Age textbook (303 pages, hardcover) and Science in the Industrial Age Helps & Hints (58 pages, softcover).

Science in the Atomic Age

Science in the Atomic Age is an engaging laboratory-based, middle school science course that introduces scientific concepts in the context of history. Students will follow the work of the scientists who lived during the mid-1900s period known as "The Atomic Age." This easy-to-read text begins with an introduction to the scientific method and the role of experiments, describes the story of how scientists developed the quantum-mechanical model of the atom, and covers the Periodic Table of the Elements and how to interpret it. Further chapters cover covalent and ionic compounds, the incorrect cubical model of the atom, the discovery of DNA's role in life, cells, and more. These topics are all discussed in the context of history, explaining how specific scientific advances led to today's scientific explanations. This allows students to learn not only the current scientific understanding of these topics, but also how scientists reached that understanding. As the course builds in the complexity of topics covered, students discuss the living world, starting with cells, and continuing through bacteria, plants, and human anatomy & physiology. Students also learn how organisms within communities interact with the physical environment to form ecosystems, which then form biomes. Throughout the course, God's design in nature is highlighted, and topics in the creation/evolution debate are discussed.

The 16 chapters include “Comprehension Checks” and chapter reviews. Lessons take an average of 30-45 minutes each day for 36 weeks. Each two week period includes 7 days reading and doing experiments, two days on the chapter review, and one day on a test. A total of 58 experiments are included (approximately 45 hours of lab work). Experiments use common household goods, though for some items that may not be on-hand; aa full list (organized by section) is provided.

Designed for 7th Grade.

This set includes Science in the Atomic Age textbook (450 pages, hardcover) and Science in the Atomic Age Helps & Hints answer key/test book (softcover).

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