The Elements; a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
By Theodore Gray and Nick Mann Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc. 2009
A beautiful and very practical book on the subject of the Periodic Table. Read a detailed review here: The Elements – a Review. Recommended for all ages; this is a great book to have on the family’s reference book shelf.
The Elements Wall Calendar 2012 By Theodore Gray and Nick Mann. What a brilliant idea! A wall calendar with these beautiful photos and information on the elements. Just imagine – a whole year to learn more about the elements, in a slow and measured pace. And it’s a fact that information taken in slowly over time is more likely to be retained that info which goes in on one day and is not used again for years. And as an added bonus, there is a poster to go with the calendar. How cool is that?
The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey into the Land of the Chemical Elements By Peter W. Atkins. The periodic table has been called the most important concept in chemistry. This book helps you to understand it, by taking you on an entertaining and fascinating voyage through the Periodic Kingdom; the world of the elements. This is an ideal book for the older homeschooler to read in the study of chemistry.
Fabre’s Book of Insects by Jean-Henri Fabre. This book is written by the very famous French nineteenth century entymologist, Jean Henri Fabre. Fabre’s method of studying the insects was simple observation. In true Charlotte Mason style, Fabre simple watched the insects and wrote what he saw. His books are entertaining, gentle, honest and they are certainly treasures. They are perfect for Charlotte Mason advocates, as observation, drawing and narration fit perfectly with this book.
The Life of Jean-Henri Fabre The Entymologist by Bernard Miall. A story about a wonderful man. This is a long book (over 400 pages) and first published in 1921. So you can expect it to be written in an older style and containing a lot of detail. Suitable for the serious student of Fabre.
Also, why not take a moment to visit the Jean-Henri Fabre e-museum.
Keeping a Nature Journal by Clare Walker Leslie. This beautiful book will inspire you to start and keep a nature journal with your children. You can start a nature journal yourself and introduce it to your children no matter how old or young they are. This book will encourage and show you how.
The Librarian who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky. A lovely picture book telling the story of Erotosthenes who calculated the circumference of the earth in ancient Egypt. Suitable for children aged 5 – 11.
The “Exploring Creation” series is a creationist Christian series for homeschooled children aged up to 12 or so, using some of the ideas and practices of Charlotte Mason. Each book contains all the information needed for a year’s work in science.
Exploring Creation With Astronomy by Jeannie Fulbright. This is an Apologia publication, aimed at Christian homeschoolers, aged 7 – 12, my daugher absolutely loved this book. There is also online backup support with pages to print off and include in your child’s notebook.
Exploring Creation With Botany by Jeannie Fulbright. This is an Apologia publication, aimed at Christian homeschoolers, aged 7 – 12. There is also online backup support with pages to print off and include in your child’s notebook.
Exploring Creation With Zoology 1.Flying Creatures by Jeannie Fulbright. This book explores the dynamics of flight and animal classification, bird anatomy, how to attract various bird species to your yard and identify them. The Apologia Zoology text contains actual experiments on the preferences and habits of the birds your children see.
Check out Apologia Science books
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