SCIENCE LITERACY I (SL1-B)

Course Registration No. SCI-051

COURSE OVERVIEW

Science Literacy I, using Developing Critical Thinking through Science/Book 2 and Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia.  A weekly course plan, broken into a five-day work week, is found in our STAA Study Guide: Science Literacy I (SL1-B).  For enrolled STAA students, brief online weekly quizzes are available.
       Developing Critical Thinking through Science/Book 2 teaches classical physics (how do things work, and what is "work"?), classically!  It features Socratic teaching and learning, scientific method, scientific method vocabulary, science writing, and critical thinking--an education for the student and the parents!  The key goals for this material are (1) for the student to easily and thoroughly understand the "Goals" section of each lesson (a one to three line summary of the concept to be learned, given in the opening of each lesson), (2) for the student to master the meaning and use of scientific method vocabulary (given in the opening of each lesson, defined in the glossary, and used in the program cumulatively), and (3) for the student to learn to speak and write about science effectively, efficiently, and comfortably.
       The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is included in the course to add pop and color.  It features units including human biology, living things, chemistry, physics, technology, electronics, astronomy, and "stunning scientific illustrations and cutaways with clear annotation,...facts about scientific events, inventions, and discoveries, mini biographies of famous scientists, and tables of units and conversions."

 

BOOKS AND MATERIALS

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Developing Critical Thinking through Science, Book 2

  • Author: Paul Eggen and June Main
  • Publisher/Copyright: North Bend, OR: Critical Thinking Co., 1990, 2001. Print.
  • ISBN: 0894554220        978-0894554223
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Softcover; 304 pages; 17 units; 80 activities; unit reviews; glossary. Non-consumable.

Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, 4th Edition

  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Kingfisher/Macmillan Publishers, 2000, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN: 0753473844        978-0753473849
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Hardcover; 496 pages. First published in 2000. The 3rd edition or 4th edition will work well, but the STAA Study Guide reference the page numbers in the 4th edition. Non-consumable.

FORM: Science Activity Equipment Chart worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. PDF document.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

FORM: Student Summary of Science Activity worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. PDF document.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


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