History J JH5

History J

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  • Author: Marshall
  • Read Aloud Grade Range: 2 - Adult
  • Read Alone Grade Range: 3 - Adult
  • New Item
  • Binding: Pb

Discover scientific inquiry of the last 4000 years with Sonlight's History of Science program

Pythagoras proved his famous theorem using a stick in the sand. No mathematical digits—they wouldn't be invented for over a thousand years.

A couple hundred years before Christ, Eratosthenes accurately calculated the size of the world using the angle of sunlight in a well on the summer solstice.

Newton compared the trajectory of an apple, a small terrestrial object, with the moon, a heavenly body, and wondered if maybe they were both subjected to the same force. Genius.

Einstein imagined spaceships traveling at near light-speed, and changed the way we view the world.

Explore the curiosity, egos, quirks, and flashes of brilliance from 4000 years of people seeking answers to how the world works. As your students read the stories of how scientists discovered scientific and mathematical laws, they acquire a deeper understanding of scientific concepts in physics, astronomy, and chemistry.

Clear, concise, elegant descriptions, and gorgeous illustrations make this lavish feast for the mind attractive and understandable.

Different books come from three perspectives: secular humanist evolution, creationist, and a surprising, scientific inquiry into evolution (not Darwinism) that demonstrates God's greatness. No other homeschool provider offers a similar program.

Your students will learn scientific thought to the present, including different perspectives so they will know the questions, and engage with a curious mind. With Sonlight J, your students will be prepared for further study, equipped with both humility and enthusiasm.

Although no school district requires "History of Science" as a subject, this program can be used as a World History course, and if you can fit this program in, your life will be richer for it.

History & Geography

The Mystery of the Periodic Table (JA01)

Scientists looked at our diverse world and somehow figured out how to first isolate the elements, and then organize them into the clear chart that we have today. Such a stunning accomplishment . . . and a great story!

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Ida Scudder: Healing Bodies, Touching Hearts (JA02)

Amazing story of a woman who grew up in India and couldn't wait to leave. In one night, three men came to ask her to help their laboring wives. All three refused her father's help (he was a doctor), preferring to let their wives die than break religious taboos. And all three did die. Ida realized she could make a difference, and so she went to med school, then served in India for decades, helping the lepers, founding a teaching hospital, serving the people. Powerful.

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The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way (JH01)

A gorgeous, lavish book by a master storyteller who obviously loves her subject. Joy Hakim tells the story of scientific thought during ancient Greece and in the years following, focusing on the biographies and findings of many colorful characters. Be amazed at how far they were able to reason, without calculators or calculus. Outstanding.

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The Story of Science: Newton at the Center (JH02)

Picking up the story, learn about the advances in science from Newton up to the late 1800s, told mostly through fascinating short biographies of these men of science. Learn about Tycho Brahe's metal nose! About the discovery of physics and the annus mirabilis! About the feuds and partnerships, the dead-ends and the triumphs. Outstanding.

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The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension (JH03)

Not sure you're ready for quantum and theoretical physics? You have just needed a better teacher. Hakim does an outstanding job explaining challenging concepts, and you'll understand more than you would have thought possible. Learn about the advances in scientific thought, primarily in physics. How does the world work? After you read this, you'll know more than you do now! Beautiful, interesting, informative. Outstanding.

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String, Straight-Edge, and Shadow (JH04)

An excellent, interesting story of the earliest scientists, from unnamed Egyptians through Euclid, and their ability to figure out basic math using only the three items in the title. How Pythagoras proved his famous theorem (it will blow your mind!), plus the discovery of the Golden Mean by Eudoxus: absolutely incredible. And how Eratosthenes was able to figure out the size of the earth! These people didn't have digit symbols! Unbelievable! Prepare to be amazed.

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The Clockwork Universe (JH05)

The Royal Society—basically, the world's oldest science club—changed the way we think of the world. Scientific enquiry is open to all, and it's collaborative. A marvelously entertaining look at many of the early scientists.

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Longitude (JH07)

How easy to take for granted the grid lines on every map and globe. Yet the entire Age of Exploration took place without accurate measurements. Once sailors lost sight of land, they were truly adrift. How could sailors more accurately plot their location, and so save many ships from sinking? They needed a precise way to tell time. Self-educated clockmaker John Harrison took forty years to develop one, and his invention, in time, changed the world. An engrossing tale, well-told.

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Bomb: The Race to Build (JH08)

Newbery Honor. Moving from detective story to thrilling real-life spy story, Bomb tells about the race to build—and steal—the world's most dangerous weapon. Marvelous retelling of the spy network and sabotage teams, of the Los Alamos top secret lab and the incredible collaboration behind the first atomic bomb. (The countdown to the Trinity explosion is one of the best examples of writing I've come across.) Superb.

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Stuff Matters (JH09)

Engaging, delightful account of ten everyday materials that deserve a second look. How does opaque sand become transparent glass? Can you describe the experience of eating chocolate? How long does it take concrete to dry out? And so on. An absolute delight.

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Archimedes and the Door of Science (JH10)

A delightful biography of Archimedes, the Greek mathematician who made a number of wonderful discoveries—or proved their practical application. Once he solved a challenging problem while in the bath and was so excited by the discovery, he ran naked through the streets yelling "Eureka! Eureka! (I've found it! I've found it!)" Science and history rolled up into one.

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Censored Science (JH11)

Malone offers a wide variety of articles about things that are not explained by the theory of evolution. Whatever your current beliefs about the origins of life and the age of the earth, you will find this book interesting. Overall, fascinating information and helpful explanations, along with gorgeous, full-color illustrations.

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Evolution 2.0 (JH12)

Faced with his missionary brother's move toward atheism, the author had to figure out what he really believed about the origin of the earth. He asks, "Which is harder: 1. Designing a zebra? or 2. Designing a cell that builds an ecosystem for a zebra to live in—then builds the zebra, too?" Whatever your current ideas about the age of the earth and evolutionary theory, you will learn something. Thought-provoking, well-researched.

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Interpreting Genesis 1 with Integrity (JH13)

A thoughtful rebuttal to a fascinating section of Perry Marshall's book Evolution 2.0. An interesting read!

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Timeline Figures J (JH14)

128 Timeline Figures on pre-gummed heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color, and stick in your Timeline Book. Sonlight's Timeline Book, paired with program-specific Timeline Figures, makes creating your own timeline easy and delightful. (Consumable)

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