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Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics is a homeschool science course for elementary grades K-6 and part of our Young Explorer Series authored by Jeannie Fulbright. For over 11 years in a row, The Young Explorer Series has been voted the #1 homeschool science for elementary grades.
Introduce your children to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics! The activities and projects in this course are sure to delight and inspire your young minds. They’ll begin by exploring the basic building blocks of creation, atoms and molecules, and then journey through simple chemicals, the laws of motion, and energy in its many forms, before discovering concepts of electricity and magnetism. Along the way, your students will make a bouncy ball, formulate a smoke bomb, build a solar oven, construct a working periscope, fashion a miniature motor, and create a lava lamp! All the while, God will be glorified as the Master Designer of all that they’re discovering about the world and how it works.
This exciting course will give your students a love for learning and confidence in science that will carry them through the school years and beyond. It is an engaging way to teach your young students just how God made everything in the universe. Jeannie Fulbright presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study that covers atoms, molecules, simple chemicals, laws of motion, electricity, magnetism, and simple machines.
There are 14 lessons included in this one-year chemistry and physics course. A detailed daily lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journals.
Lesson topics include:
Matter and the properties of matter, including density, mass, volume, luster, hardness, smell, and more
Periodic Table of Elements
Compound Chemistry: crystals, plastic
Acids and Bases
Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Mixtures
Motion and Newton’s Three Laws of Motion
Friction, Gravity, Acceleration, and Force
Types and Forms of Energy: Kinetic, Potential, Chemical, Nuclear, Wind, Solar, Hydrogen, Geothermal, and more
Light – Sources and Properties
Electricity: Electrons, Static Electricity
Types of Circuits,
To complete this Chemistry and Physics course, we recommend the hard-cover textbook and spiral Notebooking Journal (grades 4-6) or the Junior Notebooking Journal for early elementary ages or children with limited writing skills.
This Chemistry and Physics course for elementary grades is packed with a variety of hands-on activities, experiments, and projects. These can be completed with household materials.
The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive!
A sampling of the course projects include:
Making a lava lamp
Creating a Periodic Table of Elements out of cookies
Creating a soundproof box
Testing paper airplane designs
Making a periscope
Building a flashlight
Building a solar oven
And much more!
We have provided a detailed daily schedule for Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics in the front of each Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal. This schedule outlines what to read and what activities to complete, as it fits your family’s needs.
We recommend that you spend the entire school year covering this book, devoting approximately two sessions per week to the course.