Science A

Light and Sound Waves, Biological Features, Space Systems, and Engineering Design

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Title: Light and Sound Waves, Biological Features, Space Systems, and Engineering Design
Age Range: 6-8
Grade Range: 1-3
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NEW for 2021!
Brand new philosophy, brand new books, brand new experiments, brand new worksheets! Teach your children to think like a scientist, to use the skills and practices that real scientists use. Each weekly experiment helps bring to life the scientific content read each week. Sonlight’s great books provide the context, while the experiments help students apply scientific practices and principles to the topics they read about each week.

Sonlight Science A will prepare your children to become future scientists by training them to think scientifically. Beyond studying classic scientific topics, Sonlight Science A creates a learning environment in which students can gain the skills and practices used by scientists and engineers to answer questions, solve problems, and innovate and improve their own designed solutions.

From the Solar System to human body systems, Sonlight Science A nurtures children’s natural curiosity and provides daily opportunities to explore the world around them. They will use real scientific skills and practices as they explore our natural earth: from weather, geology, natural habitats and animal life to what makes us ill and why we eat. Science A includes a high-level introduction to light and sound waves and other STEM topics that will prepare students for a lifetime of scientific curiosity, learning and application.

Each easy-to-complete experiment helps the topics you’ve read about that week bloom into practical, real-world experiences. Each experiment provides students with a topic-related question to explore. As they discover answers to the questions for themselves, they gain experience in solving problems independently. Do you know how plants drink? Or why we have seasons? Have fun watching for the many “aha!” moments this course will provide.

Instructor’s Guide

Each Sonlight science program is anchored by a customer-renowned Instructor's Guide. The IG provides the structure for your entire year—the framework for what books to read and when, and what experiments to do. No need to create your own lesson plans.

The IG also includes question prompts, explanations, hands-on activities (beyond the experiments), and additional notes to enhance the reading and reinforce what your students are learning.

Each IG includes a list of what supplies you will need both for the current week and the week to come. (Need to save a milk carton for next week? Now you know!) .

Instructor's Guides in levels K-J also include Activity Sheets filled with questions and simple activities, charts, illustrations, and pictures to help your children remember what they’ve learned.

Overview of the Literature

The Usborne Children's Encyclopedia provides an approachable introduction to our natural Earth. Students will read about weather, geology, habitats, animal life, the human body, the development of technology and more.

Enjoy an entertaining first-class flight through body and space, presented by the Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body and Lost in the Solar System.

Discover What Makes You Ill? through Usborne's clear presentation of illnesses, germs, how our bodies fight to return us to health, and what we can do to help our bodies stay healthy. Then catch up with Louis Pasteur in the biography, Pasteur's Fight Against Microbes, to find out why his study of rotten sugar beet juice revolutionizes the fields of medicine and biology.

In Light is All Around Us and Sound is All Around, students will gain a first introduction to wave energy, what light and sounds are, how they travel, and how our bodies are able to sense them.

Lift the flaps in Lift-the-flap Engineering for an interactive exploration of the field of engineering. Find out which type of engineers help planes and rockets fly, create remote controls and touch screens that operate, use mechanics to make work easier, program robots, build bridges and more.

Hooray for Inventors! (5-Day program) introduces your children to the people who developed well-known tools and machinery. This witty title shows them how innovators don't always get it right the first time, and how they build on and improve their own ideas and the ideas of others.

In Why Do People Eat? (5-Day program) explore the science of nutrition. Find out why our bodies need and process food, where it comes from, how we keep food safe and how to make healthy food choices.

Hands-on Science Experiments

Discover & Do: 1st Grade Science Experiments provide weekly experiments that help students explore the reading topics even further. Each experiment relates directly to the weekly reading material for a more linear progression from reading to doing. The guided exploration helps students dig deeper and reinforces the concepts learned in the reading while providing an experience that trains them to think like scientists.

With Discover & Do: 1st Grade Science Experiments, your children will not just memorize the steps of the scientific process. Rather, students will conduct simple, engaging, hands-on experiments at home and use the scientific method to explore their world in an enjoyable and interactive way. Each experiment begins with an overview of the key concepts, so the instructor has a big-picture view of the main goals of the lesson. As you work through the experiment together, you will discuss and discover how these concepts work in the real world.

Experiments are designed to help guide your students through an exploration, rather than simply showing them a demonstration of a scientific principle. Each experiment begins with an observation and a question—something to be curious about. Your students then make a prediction based on their observation, and carry out an investigation to see if their ideas were correct. As they draw conclusions from their experiments, they will be able to adjust their thinking and gain an appreciation for the scientific process (and principles!) they just experienced for themselves.

With Sonlight Science A, your children learn by actually doing the science!

Science Supplies Kit

Most of the experiments in this program can be done with common household items, but to minimize prep time, we’ve created a Discover & Do: Science Supplies Kit that includes many of the supplies, templates, and worksheets you need to conduct each experiment. No planning necessary and minimal prep time!

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Sonlight Science K is designed to follow the classic Sonlight model of learning (reading, discussing, and doing) while also adhering to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These research-based, up-to-date science standards are simply good instructional practice. Dozens of scientists, esteemed scientific institutions, and science-based businesses have put their support behind these standards.1 Now you have even more assurance that Sonlight Science provides an outstanding science education — at home.

Sonlight’s Science A helps prepare students to think for themselves, evaluate different perspectives, and innovate solutions. Your students will use key scientific and engineering principles to explore ideas that connect across all subjects: cause and effect, patterns, structure and function, systems, stability and change, cycles and more. Come play with us! Open your children’s eyes to the truths of world around them and prepare them for a bright and confident scientific future.

Note: The Children's Encyclopedia (Item AH04) is part of the History / Bible / Lit A package. If you are ordering the Science program as a stand-alone package, purchase The Children's Encyclopedia separately.

1 https://www.nextgenscience.org/voices-of-support NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

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Instructor's Guides

Science A Instructor's Guide (ASG4)

The Sonlight Science A: Light and Sound Waves, Biological Features, Space Systems, and Engineering Design program is anchored by a customer-renowned Instructor's Guide (IG). The IG provides the structure for your entire year, with everything clearly laid out. No need to create your own lesson plans.

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Discover & Do: 1st Grade Science Experiments (1S15)

Prepare your children to become future scientists by training them to think scientifically! Discover & Do: 1st Grade Science Experiments includes 36 experiments to direct your children’s natural curiosity. Each experiment reinforces the concepts learned in the reading while also providing an experience that trains them to think like scientists.

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Discover & Do: 1st Grade Science Supplies Kit (1SK)

Science experiments can easily get passed over in homeschooling homes. A Discover & Do: Science Supplies Kit helps you fit the experiments into your life. You won't ever need to skip an experiment because you're missing a cork, a marble, a magnet, a thumbtack, a tiny lightbulb. No need to make a run to the hardware store to buy a galvanized nail (and then realize that you actually have to buy a box of 100, when you really need just one).

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Light is All Around Us (AS11)

Light is all around you! It comes in many forms: Light from the sun brightens our day, firelight flickers in the night, electric lights fill our homes—and some animals even make the sea glow! With lively illustrations and diagrams and clear, engaging text, this Read-and-Find-Out picture book is a fascinating look into the many ways that light brightens our world.

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Sounds All Around (AS12)

Sounds are all around us. Clap your hands, snap your fingers: You're making sounds. Read and find out how people and animals use different kinds of sounds to communicate.

With colorful illustrations and engaging text, Sounds All Around is a fascinating look into how sound works!

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Lift-the-Flap Engineering (AS13)

Engineering helps shape the world around us, from the houses and cities we live in, to the way we travel, and even the sound of the music we listen to. Lift the flaps in this fascinating book to discover how engineering works and the many things engineers do. Also includes links to websites with more engineering triumphs, and activities and projects to try at home.

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Pasteur's Fight Against Microbes (BS01)

Accompany Louis Pasteur as he discovers the secrets of microscopic living creatures — microbes: where they come from and what they do.

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What Makes You Ill? (BS06)

From germs to viruses to allergies to the body's immune system, this book presents basic information about health and sickness and what we can do about them.

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The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System (CS07)

The magic school bus takes us along on a class trip to . . . the solar system.

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The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body (DS04)

The school bus shrinks and takes you on a full-color, exciting ride through the human body. Very well done.

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History & Geography

Usborne Internet-Linked Children's Encyclopedia (AH04)

Introduces your child to world geography, geology, cultures, weather, simple physics (light, levers, etc.) and much more. Fun pictures throughout.

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Extra Science A Student Activity Sheets - 4 Day (ASG41)

Consumable. One set of these consumable sheets is included in Science A. You need one set per student.

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Discover & Do: 1st Grade Science Supplies Kit (1SK)

Science experiments can easily get passed over in homeschooling homes. A Discover & Do: Science Supplies Kit helps you fit the experiments into your life. You won't ever need to skip an experiment because you're missing a cork, a marble, a magnet, a thumbtack, a tiny lightbulb. No need to make a run to the hardware store to buy a galvanized nail (and then realize that you actually have to buy a box of 100, when you really need just one).

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Science

Hooray for Inventors (AS14)

In her trademark vivacious comic-book style, Marcia Williams honors the fine folks who brought us the printing press, the steam train, the electric light, the TV, and more. Interspersed are snapshots of more than one hundred other inventions, from toilet paper to sliced bread, to inspire the inventor in every young reader.

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Why Do People Eat? (BS09)

Fascinating introduction to nutrition, foods and dietary habits around the world.

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