Electricity, Magnetism and Astronomy
Physics and technology take the stage in BookShark's Science 4 Package.
Students explore electricity, magnetism, light, color, microscopes, astronomy and space, inventions, chemistry, modern technology, and mechanical technology in early American life.
Laugh along with Justin in the Discover & Do 4 DVD as he takes you through over 90 experiments that center on the characteristics and uses of electricity and magnetism.
If you want to do the microscopy experiments (scheduled as optional) you will need:
The Optional Microscopy Science Supplies Kit E (item ESKM).
A high-power microscope.
We recommend the Ultra Microscope (item 250-MB). We recommend it because it truly is a great instrument and because the more powerful the microscope you acquire, the better it may serve you in the long run (think high school). You certainly don't need it to do the beginner projects scheduled in this year's Instructor's Guide. But this is the microscope we recommend for high-school level study.
If you can't afford a full-sized professional model, the palm-sized, 30-power magnifier/microscope (item ES08) will more than adequately meet your needs.
- If you don't want to spend the money at this time, the illustrations within the Complete Book of the Microscope (included in the Science E package) are perfectly adequate to convey the basic information and concepts you want your children to know. However, the 250-MB microscope or ES08 magnifier/microscope will give your children real hands-on experience.
Can I use this package with both of my children?
Yes, you can! If your children are within three years of age, they can share the same BookShark Science package. Please note that you will need an extra set of Science 4 Student Activity Sheets for each additional student (one set is included with the Instructor's Guide), as well as the consumable workbooks TOPS 32 - Electricity and TOPS 33 - Magnetism.
Can my students share the Science Supplies Kit?
Yes! If your students are willing to work together as lab partners, they can share the resources in the Science Supplies Kit 4. You may want a second copy if you prefer that each student perform every experiment, or if you have more than two scientists sharing the Science package.
Do I need a microscope for Level 4 Science?
There are several optional microscopy experiments scheduled in the Science 4 Instructor's Guide and we think your children will love the opportunity to see the invisible world that is revealed under a microscope lens. Please note, however, that a microscope is not required for a successful Level 4 year. The illustrations within the Complete Book of the Microscope (included in the Level 4 Science Package) are perfectly adequate to show your children what they need to know.
If you would like your children to perform the microscopy experiments, be sure to purchase the Microscopy Science Supplies Kit 4 and (if you do not have one) a microscope! We recommend the BookShark Ultra Microscope (for US customers) or the Variable Voltage Microscope (for International customers). Our professional model microscopes can be used and re-used up through High School.
For a lower cost alternative, please consider purchasing our palm-sized Miniature Magnifier/Microscope instead. It is powerful enough to do the beginner projects scheduled in the Science 4 Instructor's Guide and does not require purchase of the Microscopy Science Supplies Kit 4.