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Christian Kids Explore Creation Science
I’m excited to review Christian Kids Explore Creation Science, a new science curriculum for grades 4-8 published by Bright Ideas Press.
I just recently won (yes, I enter giveaways, too!) a copy of another book in this series: Christian Kids Explore Physics. I’ll be going through that with my oldest 2 boys this year. It looks wonderful! When I heard that they had just come out with the new one called “Creation Science,” I jumped at the chance to get a copy and do a review of it. I am not disappointed!
Christian Kids Explore Creation Science is divided into two basic parts:
- Discovering Creation Science
- Advanced Topics in Creation Science
Teaching Multiple Ages Together
As a mom who has always taught all her kids as a group in the subject of science, I was happy to see that I can do that with this book–with the first section. The kids learn about the big picture of creation, seeds, animal species, dinosaurs, light, the earth, constellations, birds and sea creatures, the flood of Noah, and fossils. This can be taught to grades K-8th grade.
Then the older kids can continue on with the 2nd half of the book and study the Advanced Topics: what is evolution, cells, diversity of life, creation science and intelligent design, life on Mars, and evolution philosophy.
What you find in Christian Kids Explore Creation Science
There are 28 lessons total (which take about one week to complete) divided into 6 units.
Review It questions are at the end of each lesson. For Further Study questions are at the end of each unit (6 units). Hands-On Time activities/experiments are at the end of each lesson and use simple everyday materials.
You’ll also find a glossary, an index, an answer key for all the questions, a wonderful book and resource list, and even coloring pages. A Resource CD is included in the book as well and contains detailed lesson plans. A supply list for the Hands-On activities. And, reproducibles such as charts, quizzes, glossary, coloring pages.
Final Thoughts about Christian Kids Explore Creation Science
I believe this is a very unique science study–not the typical zoology, astronomy, botany, etc, but tying all of it together and studying creation science through the six days of creation. God is a part of everything in this curriculum, just as He is in Life. Evolution is not glossed over, but studied in depth. Our kids need to understand all there is to know about evolution, so they can understand how to refute it.