This course is designed to be a student‚Äôs first systematic introduction to the sciences. Although it can be used for eighth grade, it is typically used best in the seventh grade. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household items.
Students who do not have a lot of experience taking tests which require them to truly master the course material might have trouble with this course at first. However, the study skills required for this course are absolutely essential for high school and beyond. It is prudent, therefore, for the student to learn these skills now rather than put them off until later.
The text ontains all student material, on-your-own questions and solutions, laboratory exercises, and chapter study guides. Color photos & illustrations.