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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bright Ideas Press- Christian Kids Explore Chemistry- TOS Review

Bright Ideas Press offers a Christian based curriculum that is very user friendly- for both parents and children.  Hurrah!  My daughter and I were fortunate enough to review Christian Kids Explore Chemistry, which is designed for grades 4-8.  I am not a fan of Chemistry- nope.  But, Bright Ideas Press has designed their program to be a nice experience for all involved.  Vocabulary words are defined, a glossary is provided, and lesson plans are detailed but not overwhelming.  The lessons include memory work, review, reading, discussion, vocabulary, hands on activities, supplemental reading and coloring pages.  Perfect.

The 5 Units Covered Are:

-The Basics of Chemistry
-Atoms and Molecules
-The Nature of Chemistry
-States of Matter
-Organic Chemistry

I assigned the reading to my daughter and later we did the activities and discussion together.  Most of the items needed for the experiments were found in our kitchen or around the house.  I really liked not having to run around to find what we needed.  Although Chemistry is still not my favorite subject, I feel that my daughter and I are less intimidated with it now and that is a huge step in the right direction!  We will definitely be using Bright Ideas Press in the future and will also be finishing up this study of Chemistry. Bright Ideas Press offers many wonderful products including history (Mystery of History- one of my favorites!), science and geography.

Take a peek at the Table of Contents here.
Take a look at a sample page here.

You can purchase Christian Kids Explore Chemistry here for $39.95.

*Here is what other TOS members had to say about Bright Ideas Press.*
*Disclaimer: I was given a PDF copy of Christian Kids Explore Chemistry in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*

1 comment:

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Lori,
Yes, we had the best week EVER while the "newlyweds" were in town. : )
I sure appreciate your book reviews. My daughter Home-Schools her oldest (who loves
science). I'll be sure to share.
Have a good week, Lori.
Mary Lou