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About the product/service: As part of the TOS Homeschool Crew I received a free copy of Christian Kids Explore Earth and Space from Bright Ideas Press so I could review it and let ya know what I think! :) This book is part of a whole series of science books created especially for those in elementary school or even junior high. (Here's where you get to tweak!)
There are 24 lessons and six unit review which are meant to take one week to complete, giving you 30 weeks of material. The book covers all the obvious stuff about earth and space such as the earth's structure, the atmosphere, weather, the planets, etc., all from a decidedly Christian perspective! Check out a sample unit here.
What are the pros of this product? I think these books are very well put together and would work with about any learning style. There are lots of hands on projects for those who learn best that way.
What's not to like? I have not found anything negative when using the book with my daughter. (Nor have I when using other books in the series in the past.)
The Crazy Mom take: I'm not at all new to the Christian Kids Explore series. I already have used the biology, chemistry, and physics books. So, obviously I like them. :) Actually, Dode Man is using the biology book this year, and Princess the physics, so I decided it would be a good idea to let Bear, 9, help me review Christian Kids Explore Earth and Space. She LOVES it! She even thanked me for getting it for her the other day! :)
(NOTE: We also use the Mystery of History series too!)
To be honest, we haven't spent a ton of time with the Earth & Space book due to illness and some very heavy duty co-op homework, but what we have done, Bear has thoroughly enjoyed. She loves the coloring pages. :) We will continue to use the book even after the review is posted. I think these books are great for younger kids and even I learn a lot from them. Who could ask for more? LOL
What's the bottom line? $29.95
I am going to give Earth and Space 4 out of 5 smileys!!!
Check it out! http://brightideaspress.com/?p=261
See what my fellow TOS Crew members have to say @
*The Smiley System:
I can't really recommend this product.
This is a good product, but isn't right for everyone.
Most homeschool moms will find this useful.
This is great, and I would recommend it to anyone!!!
Disclaimer!!! I reviewed this product because I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. I was given the product by the vendor to use and evaluate in my home so that I might share my insights with others. Other than receiving the product, which I kinda have to to be able to assess the product, I am not compensated for my reviews in any way. I am in no way obligated to give a positive review. I do try to point out negatives when I see them, though I am admittedly a pretty easy going gal! What you read are my honest assessments of the products I receive.
As with all products, you must do the research before buying. Please visit the the other crew members' blogs, the vendor websites, and any other review sites you might find before buying. I can't guarantee that a product will work for you. You must decide what will fit with your teaching style, and your child(ren)'s learning style(s). I do not judge anything other than the educational value of the products I review. I am not qualified to make judgements as to the safely of any product, and I make no guarantee that the products I review are safe for you, your family, or anyone else. I am simply giving my opinion; only you know what is best for you and your family.
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