Reviews – “Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers” by Susan Kilbride

January 29, 2013

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Susan Kilbride
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On January 29, 2013
Last modified:January 29, 2013

Summary:

If you are a homeschooler or teacher who is looking for fun ideas on how to teach science, then this book is for you! Its hands-on approach is designed to capture students’ interest and promote a love of science and learning. The first ten chapters are for younger children ages 4-7, while the second ten chapters are for children ages 8-13. Each chapter is filled with fun science activities that teach a particular science concept. The activities are designed to use common household items, so you won’t need to buy lots of expensive scientific equipment or chemicals. This book is sure to get your kids loving science!

If you are looking for a wonderful science curriculum for your kids, this review will definitely interest you! While this book may not be considered by some as an entire curriculum, it will certainly serve as much more than a supplement.

In her note to the reader, Ms. Kilbride sums up the entire book in this one sentence!

“Fun” is the key word here, the goal in writing this book was to give homeschooling parents and teachers some ideas for how to teach science in a way that will capture students’ interest, and open their eyes to the fun in the world of science.”

A study of basic science concepts that was written with the intent that it would be FUN?? Sign me … and my kids … up!!

Some basic information about the book:

  • Each chapter or unit is noted as to whether it speaks to the age group of 4-7 or 8-13
  • All the needed materials are listed at the front of the chapter/unit – only down side to the book, in my opinion is that there are quite a few items necessary for each unit. Certainly most items can be found very easily but you will probably have to take a trip to some type of store of each unit. which is to be expected with a well-done study of each area of science.
  • Each unit has the main hands-on experiment or activity and then several other supporting ideas for things to do from books to read to movies to watch to games to play!
  • There are 20 units with 4 to 7 sections per unit (each section has one main activity and several supporting activities), 10 for 4-7 and 10 for 8-13 with one final section that gives answers to the tests and worksheets.

Even if you hated science in school when you were a kid or if you don’t feel like you could possibly teach this subject to your kids, this books will calm your fears and make science fun for your whole family!

Amazon has a “Look Inside” feature that is active on this book – so go on over there if you would like to get a good sampling of what to expect – plus there are 12 other reviews there as well.

If you are a homeschooler or teacher who is looking for fun ideas on how to teach science, then this book is for you! Its hands-on approach is designed to capture students’ interest and promote a love of science and learning. The first ten chapters are for younger children ages 4-7, while the second ten chapters are for children ages 8-13. Each chapter is filled with fun science activities that teach a particular science concept. The activities are designed to use common household items, so you won’t need to buy lots of expensive scientific equipment or chemicals. This book is sure to get your kids loving science!

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