This text exposes the student to basic science concepts such as physics, chemistry, geology, botany, astronomy, weather, biology, and health through household experiments and activities (such as field trips). Instructions are found at the beginning of each unit and with the experiments; answers to the "Unit Checkout" exercises are found in the back.
|Suggested Grade: 3rd|
|Author: Geoffrey Garvey|
|Softbound: 124 pages|
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this book is designed more for homeschoolers or teachers that teach multigrades- 1st-3rd. I found it a considerably underlevel for a 3rd grader when looking at the national curriculm and used it for my 2nd graders used the experiements with 1st-3rd grade.
The book is decent on vocabulary but short on explanation and processes that must be better understood at 3rd grade.
Each chapter has about 1-2 pages of reading with pictures followed by step by step application labs, so in that respect it makes it very good for multi-grade teaching and homeschooling.
if a 3rd grader uses this book and is not supplemented to a higher learning standard and transfers to a different school or different curriculm that is alligned with national curriculm, then the student will be very behind. I use Scott Foresman for my 4th-6th grade and the 4th grade book is over 400 pages of tough science...looks more like a 5th grade book. But if you want your yound student to be on track and competitive in math and science, then you might want to find another curriculm or supplement.