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Teach your child about simple machines, such as levers and inclined planes, and the laws of motion. Experiment with friction, racing roller skate cars, and making pendulums in this hands-on curriculum about how things move.
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How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids? How do we build giant skyscrapers today? To understand these marvels, you need to understand simple machines such as levers and inclined planes. Machines and Motion contains 35 lessons that will teach your child about simple machines and the laws of motion, which are the basic principles governing the physical world around us. 35 lessons. Full-color.
Use this student textbook with the associated teacher guide for teacher instructions, answer keys, and a resource CD-ROM.
Elementary and middle schoolers will love the exciting, easy-to-understand, and easily taught lessons in the God’s Design textbooks by Debbie and Richard Lawrence. All twelve books in the God’s Design series are very comprehensive, richly illustrated, and cover material that is often left out of other curricula. You’ll love the flexibility of this popular series, which is designed to be used with students ranging from first through eighth grade … all at the same time!
Best of all, God’s Design textbooks help you teach science from a biblical, creationist perspective, emphasizing God’s handiwork in the world around us. Using the God’s Design curriculum from AiG will help strengthen your student’s faith by showing how science consistently supports the Bible’s written record. Students will learn to think critically and logically examine arguments presented by all sides in the creation/evolution debate.
As homeschool parents who are also trained electrical engineers, Debbie and Richard Lawrence have designed each lesson with ease and excellence in mind. Each lesson begins with a “read-aloud” section that covers the basic material and is followed by a fun hands-on activity that involves your child and reinforces what you just read. Each lesson ends with review and application questions. In addition to the lessons (35 per text), God’s Design books contain special feature articles that examine the lives of scientists throughout history who have contributed to the subject. Other articles contain fun facts. Finally, each book has a unit project that ties all of the lessons together and reinforces what the student has learned. Good science couldn’t be more fun!
We also recommend using a mouse trap with this lesson as an additional resource.