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Bright Ideas Press Physics – Review

PhotobucketBright Ideas Press is the wonderful company that offers WonderMaps, which I reviewed last year. I received the download version of Christian Kids Explore Physics, part of the Christian Kids Explore Science series, with titles on Chemistry, Biology, and Earth & Space as well.

PhotobucketChristian Kids Explore Physics is designed for Grades 4-8.  I used it with my two children, age 8 and 13.  This is the second edition of the curriculum and includes 30 lessons.  It was easily downloaded.  This brand-new edition includes Daily Lesson Plans (each lesson spread out over 2 days), Materials Lists, Bonus Literature Study Guide, and Reproducibles/Printables such as:

  • Colouring Pages
  • Unit Reviews
  • Follow-Up Questions for each lesson
  • Activity Charts

Since I am not a fan of worksheets, especially not fill-in-the-blank worksheets, I didn’t like the “Review” portions of the curriculum.  We stuck to discussion instead.  And my daughter enjoys word searches.

Experiments are included, and materials needed are listed at the beginning of each unit, to prevent that last-minute scramble for things needed.  So far, most of the materials needed were already available in our home or yard, but some are easily purchased at your local craft store or grocery store.

I love that lesson three covers famous physicists.  I always incorporate historical figures in our science studies.  And the Bonus literature study guide is on scientist Ben Franklin, using the book (sold separately), “Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia”.  It is designed as a 2-week study, with daily lesson plans set out for you, including vocabulary, discussion, and activities.

From the title, you can gather that this curriculum has a Christian perspective 🙂  But never fear, it’s based on solid science and nothing has been “dumbed-down”!

To see what the curriculum is like for yourself, you can view sample pages, including the Table of Contents here. Christian Kids Explore Physics is $39.95 US.  The companion Resource Download, containing all the reproducibles for you to print off is on sale now for $9.95 US (regular $12.95).

To see what other TOS Crew families thought of the Christian Kids Explore Physics series, click HERE.

Disclaimer:  This product was received in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Author:

Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.