Life Science Grade 7 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)
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'Life Sciences' is the study of the living wonders that surround us every day; your students will learn to appreciate the wonders of nature, as well as its Creator, in BJU Press' 7th Grade Life Science Curriculum.
The basics of science are covered in the student text, including classification of species, cell structure, relationships among organisms, genetics, microbiology, botany, zoology, and ecology, as well as more complicated topics such as evolution and creation, reproduction, and man's relationship to the environment. Illustrations help to reinforce abstract concepts through diagrams, cartoons, charts, and more. Special features in the chapter include 'Facets of life science,' 'career feature,' 'thinking critically,' and 'connections in science,' which connect inter-disciplinary or intra-disciplinary topics and highlight real-life issues or questions to think about. Section reviews are incorporated throughout the chapter with quizzes at the end of each chapter help to ensure mastery. Appendices on cl assification, word roots, the metric system, and and an expanded glossary and index are included.
This 4th Edition has been revised and rewritten to better fit this grade level with 'Connections in Science' and a 'contrasting worldviews' approach. New chapter review sections include bullet point summaries, question categories, and standardized test prep questions. This new edition is also now a single volume book.
The teacher's guide features reduced-size reproductions of student pages which are surrounded by lesson notes that include answers, background information, objectives, notes on visuals, suggested teaching schedules, vocabulary notes, and other helpful information. Unit introductions gives teachers an overview, chapter goals, a lesson plan chart with page numbers, suggested materials, and bulletin board ideas.
The included Teacher's Toolkit CD provides a visual gallery, section quizzes, crossword puzzles, extra readings, extra applications and investigations, concept maps, and animations. CD System requirements are: Pentium IV processor, 256 MB RAM, 1024 x 768 display size, Windows XP or Mac OS Leopard (10.5) OS.
The lab manual includes activities that provide an opportunity to solidify text concepts, develop lab skills, learn to record and interpret data, build problem-solving skills, and more. Two types of activities are included: 'Applications' and 'Investigations.' Applications are worksheet-based activities that reinforce vocabulary, thinking skills, and concepts. Investigations are hands-on exercises that include experiments, library research, colleting objects, or other activities. Full-color pages provide space for students to record observations and their thoughts.
The Lab Manual Teacher's Edition features student pages that are reproduced with the correct answers overlaid for easy grading. Where applicable, the margins include homeschool tips, teaching hints, helpful experiment suggestions, visuals to integrate, and more.
The tests feature questions that include matching, map quizzes, short answer, essay, true/false and multiple choice. One test per chapter.
The test answer key features full size reproductions of the student tests have the correct answers overlaid.
This 7th Grade, 4th Edition kit includes:
- Student Text, 611 pages, softcover.
- Teacher' Edition, 2 books, Two volumes, spiralbound, soft front-cover and hard back-cover. 611 pages total, indexed with glossary.
- Lab Manual, 376 perforated pages, three-hole-punched, softcover.
- Lab Teacher's Manual, 389 pages, spiralbound, soft front-cover hard back-cover.
- Test Booklet, non-reproducible; glue binding for easy removal.
- Test key, Pages are loose-leaf and three-hole-punched for easy keeping in a three-ring-binder.
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