Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Christian Kids Explore ~ Physics ~ A Review


 Bright Ideas Press has wonderful curriculum.  I have reviewed for them in the past.  This time I was able to review the Physics part of their Christian Kids Explore series. 

This is science from a Christian Perspective.  It is listed as grades 4-8.  I felt it was a great introductory Physics curriculum.

The resource Cd this comes with is chalk full of materials from lesson plans to a literature selection of Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia.  There are all the reproducible worksheets that go along with the book, including detailed coloring pages (like the cover of the book).  I love that there are supply lists listed by unit so that you can easily gather all your materials ahead of time too.

While most of this proved to be review for my 5th and 7th grader it is still a great introduction to Physics.

This has been very teacher friendly.  There is very minimal prep time and it is so well organized. 

The 30 lessons are divided over 6 units designed to be twice a week for 30 weeks. Each lesson consists of Teaching Time (Day 1) and Hands on Time (Day 2). The Teaching Time consists of reading the lesson.  The hands on time varies from worksheets to experiments. All the experiments were done using easy to find and inexpensive items.

The Units are

  • The Foundations of Physics
  • Matter
  • Mechanics
  • Matter in Motion
  • Energy in Motion
  • Electricity and Magnetism


 The Physics book comes in paperback and includes the resource Cd for $39.95. 

Bright Ideas Press offers a variety of curriculum, you may be surprised at all you find there.

To see what others though of this check out this post. To see a wide variety of reviews check out our crew blog.

Disclosure: As a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew I review products like this, which I receive for free in order to be able to share my honest opinion. I received the PDF version of this book which is solely for review purposes. The actual book comes in paperback. 


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