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The following sample chapters are available for download. They are provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and require Adobe's Acrobat Reader for viewing:
Elementary Biology - Student Text Chapter 2 (3067 kb) download
Elementary Biology - Teacher's Manual Chapter 2 (1157 kb) download
Elementary Biology - Sample Experiment Chapter 2 (1204 kb) download
Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
Gravitas Publications, 2004
$18 (includes USPS Media Mail shipping to US addresses only)
$28 (includes air shipping to all foreign addresses)
Designed for children in grades K-4, the Elementary series is intended to introduce the student to the basic concepts of chemistry, physics and biology at an early age. Although the text covers serious science topics, the large type and generous use of color cartoons and illustrations make science fun and interesting for even the youngest student. Where else can you find the amazing human cell explained in the simple concepts of cities and factories?
Elementary Biology has ten chapter lessons introducing students to life, cells, food for plants, plant parts, growing a plant, protozoa, protozoa eat, butterflies, frogs and our balanced earth.
As with the Middle School series, the Elementary series includes a student textbook, teacher's manual and labratory workbook. The premise of the RS4K curriculum is that if you introduce children to real concepts of science at an early age, without the more difficult math, they will excel at science later on (junior high and high school) even when it includes more rigorous math.
See the accompanying sample chapters for a full table of contents and examples of the wonderful graphics used to communicate these fundamental concepts of science. You may purchase the items separately or order the Elementary Biology Bundle which includes the student textbook, teacher's manual and laboratory workbook and save on the bundled price.