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Sample Chapters
The following sample chapters are available for download. They are provided in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format and require Adobe's Acrobat Reader for viewing:

Biology I - Student Introductory Material (806 kb) download

Biology I - Teacher's Introductory Material (476 kb) download

Biology I - Sample Chapter 6- Text (2609 kb) download

Biology I - Sample Chapter 6 - Teacher's Manual (870 kb) download

Biology I - Sample Chapter 6 - Lab supplement (158 kb) download

 

RealScience-4-Kids
Biology I
Complete Science Curriculum

Includes the full-color Student Text (RS41), Teacher's Manual (RS42), Biology Connects (RS44), and Laboratory Workbook (RS43)
(see links at bottom of page for individual item descriptions).

This bundle is also available with Laboratory Workbook and Teacher's Manual on CD (RS40CD)

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(recommended for grades 3-5)

Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
Gravitas Publications, 2004

Item #RS40
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RealScience-4-Kids is a comprehensive science curriculum geared towards the elementary grade levels.

In October 2001 we launched our RealScience-4-Kids Curriculum with Chemistry Level I for 3-5 graders. The concept is simple:  Take high school level science and repackage it in a way that is fun and interesting for elementary students.  Now your 3rd-5th grader can progress from chemistry to biology and learn about concepts such as taxonomy, cells, photosynthesis, microscopes, life cycles, and ecosystems. We think its possible to teach kids good biology without giving Darwin all the credit. Download our sample chapter and discover why our colorful graphics and hands-on labs make learning this material fun for kids.

The Biology I Curriculum package is now offered in a 77-page, full-color Student Text, 124 page Teacher's Manual, and a 55 page Laboratory Workbook.

By providing information through a systematic introduction of basic science facts, the RealScience curriculum gives every teacher the basic knowledge and structure needed to provide students with a good understanding of what science is and what it says about the world around us. Children are naturally inquisitive and want real answers to their questions. They are also naturally inclined toward hands-on experimentation. The RealScience approach combines these two natural interests to guide students into scientific thinking and actual science investigation. The main purpose of the curriculum is not to turn every student into a scientist, but rather to equip students (and teachers!) with enough foundational knowledge so that they can think critically about the world around them and evaluate for themselves the various claims and counter-claims they will encounter in daily life.

And don't think RealScience-4-Kids is just for homeschoolers.  Traditional schools have also been ordering our materials for use in the classroom setting.

Biology Level I: Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: LIVING CREATURES 1
1.1 The science of life 2
1.2 Taxonomy 3
1.3 The kingdoms 3
1.4 Further classification 7
1.5 Naming living things 8
1.6 Summary 9

CHAPTER 2: CELLS - THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE 10
2.1 Introduction 11
2.2 The cell- a small factory 13
2.3 Types of cells 14
2.4 Prokaryotic cells 15
2.5 Plant cells 16
2.6 Animal cells 17
2.7 Organelles 18
2.8 Summary 19

CHAPTER 3: PHOTOSYNTHESIS 20
3.1 Introduction 21
3.2 Chloroplasts 21
3.3 Why plants have leaves 22
3.4 Photosynthesis in other organisms 23
3.5 Summary 24

CHAPTER 4: PARTS OF A PLANT 25
4.1 Introduction 26
4.2 How plants live 27
4.3 Parts of a plant: roots 28
4.4 Parts of a plant: stems 29
4.5 Parts of a plant: flowers 30
4.6 Summary 31

CHAPTER 5: HOW A PLANT GROWS 32
5.1 Introduction 33
5.2 Flowers, fruits and seeds 33
5.3 The seed 34
5.4 The seedling 34
5.5 Signals for plant growth 35
5.6 Plant nutrition 36
5.7 The life cycle of flowering plants 37
5.8 Summary 38

CHAPTER 6: PROTISTS I 39
6.1 Introduction 40
6.2 The microscope 41
6.3 Movement 42
6.4 Summary 44

CHAPTER 7: PROTISTS II 45
7.1 Nutrition 46
7.2 How euglena eat 46
7.3 How paramecia eat 47
7.4 How amoebas eat 48
7.5 How other protozoa eat 49
7.6 Summary 49

CHAPTER 8: THE FROG LIFE CYCLE 50
8.1 Introduction 51
8.2 Stage I: the egg 52
8.3 Stage II: the tadpole 52
8.4 Stage III: from tadpole to frog 53
8.5 The adult frog 54
8.6 Summary 55

CHAPTER 9: THE BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE 56
9.1 Introduction 57
9.2 Stage 1: the egg 58
9.3 Stage 2: the caterpillar 58
9.4 Stage 3:the cocoon 59
9.5 Stage 4: the butterfly 60
9.6 Summary 61

CHAPTER 10: OUR BALANCED WORLD 62
10.1 Introduction 63
10.2 Ecosystems 63
10.3 The food cycle 64
10.4 The air cycle 65
10.5 The water cycle 65
10.6 Summary 66
Index-Glossary


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