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Dr. Jay Wile, author of the popular Apologia Science books for 7-12 grade, has written a new science textbook especially for elementary grades. for Science in the Beginning is the first book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. The beginning of history is given in the Bible's creation account, and this book uses the days of creation as a way of introducing a wide range of scientific concepts including the nature of light, energy conservation, the properties of air and water, introductory botany, our solar system, basic zoology, and some aspects of human anatomy and physiology. As the students learn about these scientific concepts, they are constantly reminded of the Creator who fashioned the marvels they are studying. Textbook is 299 pages, hardbound textbook for grades K-6.
What is the difference between the Apologia Science textbooks for elementary grades and Dr. Wile's new book, Science in the Beginning? You'll find more hands-on projects and more experiments in this book. It also includes units from each field of science, whereas the Apologia Science books focus on just one field: Botany, Astronomy, etc. I like the idea of children getting exposure to all fields of science every year incrementally. Knowing how excellent Dr. Wile's upper level science books are, I am excited to use Science in the Beginning!
Helps and Hints Teacher's Guide available here.