Christian Kids Explore Homeschool Science Curriculum from Bright Ideas Press

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Christian Kids Explore is homeschool science curriculum by @BrightIdeasTeam. Fun for the children but easy for the Mom. Enter to win at #MommyTimeParty 5/14-5/24

My children love science and I can honestly say that it is the easiest subjects to teach my visual, kinesthetic learners. The only problem is… a lot of science curriculum takes a tone of preparation and I just don’t have a lot of time. I bet you understand EXACTLY what I am talking about.

Fun science curriculum for kids

If you are looking for a hands-on science curriculum that will keep your children engaged, I encourage you to try Christian Kids Explore by Bright Ideas Press. We are currently going through Earth & Space and the children are loving it. I honestly think anything learning style would benefit from this science curriculum since it is adaptable to auditory learners (reading the introductory material), visual learners (coloring pages and illustrations), kinesthetic learners (hands-on activities), and more.

Christian Kids Explore is homeschool science curriculum from @BrightIdeasTeam. Enter to win at #MommyTimeParty 5/14-5/24

Easy for the busy homeschool parent

The best part about Christian Kids Explore is that it works perfectly in my home.

  • I am a busy business owner who works from home. Christian Kids Explore gives me lists of exactly what I need for each lesson and they are not materials that are difficult to find. As a matter of fact, I have almost everything already here.
  • I have children ages 9 and under that I want to be able to have actively involved in the same study. Christian Kids Explore has adaptations for younger and older students so everyone can study the same topic but apply it through age-appropriate experiments.
  • I do not have time to search for additional resources. Christian Kids Explore has a full set of appendices and if I don’t want to struggle with making the copies from the book, I can simply print the reproducible images from the resource download.

There is nothing complicated about Christian Kids Explore. You can just open the text and go!

Coming August 2013…

Join our family each week as we work through Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space. We will start our school year this summer but I will begin posting our lessons including any additional resources we used in August. Purchase your textbook and join us for #BIPScience each week!

How to participate:

  1. Upload your pictures to Meet Penny’s Facebook page.
  2. Add your photos to Instagram or Twitter with the hshtag #BIPScience.
  3. Join the Bright Ideas Press Community Board on Pinterest. (Request an invitation here.)

Where to buy Christian Kids Explore

While the additional activity downloads are only available at Bright Ideas Press, you can purchase the Christian Kids Explore textbooks directly from Bright Ideas Press or from Christian Book Distributors:

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Bright Ideas Press is providing one Christian Kids Explore science curriculum book (winners choice!) with the corresponding downloadable activities.

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More About Christian Kids Explore

427055: Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space

By Stephanie L. Redmond

Break the concept of the universe into manageable bites! This user-friendly text covers the earth, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and weather in 24 lessons in 30 weeks. Each unit includes vocabulary words; Scripture quotes; coloring pages; resource list; timeline prompts; reviews; hands-on activities (building models, simulating volcanoes and more). Lessons include conversational text that clearly explains new concepts in a friendly tone spoken directly to the student; notes in the margin explain unfamiliar words or concepts. A review follows with questions that may completed written or orally and chapter activities. Unit “wrap ups” ensure all work is finished before moving onto a unit quiz. 360 indexed pages, softcover. Answers included, along with many reproducible supplemental activities. For grades 3-6.

427052: Christian Kids Explore Biology Christian Kids Explore Biology

By Stephanie L. Redmond

Conversational text and comprehensive review questions will have kids’ remembering details and eagerly waiting to hear more about the wonderous world that surrounds them. Each lesson consists of a Teaching Time and a Hands-on Time, and is designed to be completed in about one week. Activities, reproducibles, vocabulary/memory work, and additional reading can all be integrated into the lessons at the teacher’s discretion. Beginning with Creation, students will explore cells, the biospheres, trees, plants, birds, humans, reptiles, insects and water creatures. 291 pages, reproducibles, supplemental activities and an answer key are included. Designed for 3rd to 6th graders, though content may be adjusted for younger/older students. Softcover.

427182: Christian Kids Explore Chemistry, Second Edition Christian Kids Explore Chemistry, Second Edition

By Robert W. Ridlon, Jr. & Elizabeth J. Ridlon

Unlock the mystery of chemistry—and give your 9- to 14-year-olds a unique glimpse into the wonders of God’s creation! This second edition features 30 progressive weekly lessons familiarizing kids with terms, notations, and rules; plus hands-on activities such as building model atoms, breaking covalent bonds, and making gas expand. Includes a CD-ROM with reproducible resources; glossary; unit reviews; and more. 356 pages, softcover.

427212: Christian Kids Explore Physics, Second Edition Christian Kids Explore Physics, Second Edition

By Robert W. Ridlon, Jr. & Elizabeth J. Ridlon

Science isn’t just for the specially gifted, and physics doesn’t have to be reserved for high school! Accessible to all, thirty challenging lessons present the basic concepts of physics: motion, electricity, magnetism, and matter are all covered. Lessons are estimated to take about an hour to an hour and a half, but include a comprehensive introduction, review exercises, hands-on activity, and thinking exercise, along with unit coloring pages and wrap-ups. Including applicable Scriptures, students are taught physics within the larger context of bringing glory to a Creator God. Give children knowledge of scientific principles that they can bring to bear when they reach the advanced sciences!30 Lessons in 6 units. 406 pages, indexed, softcover. Answer key included with full-page reproductions of student questions. Grades 4-8.

This 2nd edition now includes a resource CD! This CD features a number of helpful forms for homeschool moms, including daily lesson plans, all reproducibles, materials needed lists, and a bonus literature study guide.

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  1. It’s nice to see they offer material on physics and chemistry.

  2. These science book look awesome and something I’m interested in for my family. Would love to win this curriculum.

  3. Michelle says:

    We still need something for Science next year. I would love to win this!! Thank you for the giveaway

  4. ooh! These all look good! Earth and space is where we”re headed first.

  5. Kelli A. says:

    They offer geography books and outline maps.

  6. Randi A. says:

    My son would love this!

  7. Julie J. says:

    I’m excited about Classical Composers for Dummies!

  8. I could spend a lot of time there.

  9. My son would love the science materials.

  10. Becky Rider says:

    I will have to check out their audio section. I like to learn new things when we travel and we do alot since the store is 60 miles away.

  11. April White says:

    I would love to win this. I have been researching for a Science curriculum to add to our Abeka Curriculum!

  12. Julia Reffner says:

    I love that hands-on activities are included in each lesson.

  13. Tracey M. says:

    I noticed that each book in the Christian Kids Explore Science series covers one year of science if utilized twice a week. I also noticed that the Chemistry and Physics books have second editions. I wonder when the other books will be updated. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I was eyeing the Biology book and could definitely use it for science next year. We’ll this summer since we homeschool year round.

  14. jennifer says:

    My kids would especially love the space exploration

  15. I have heard great things about their Mystery of History programs. I like that it is taught from a Christian perspective.

  16. The Mystery of History looks fun!

  17. Jenn Dela Cruz says:

    We would love the space!

  18. Heidi D says:

    The chemistry book is on my list for next year. I can’t wait!

  19. Tracie Eason says:

    Would love to win! Great giveaway!

  20. Toni Mills says:

    We’re going to start Earth & Science next year too! Looking forward to your posts!

  21. Maureen says:

    I am searching for a good history program for my three young children. I have been considering Mystery of History and found that I could watch an introduction to this curriculum at Bright Ideas Press! Thanks for sharing….very helpful!

  22. Erin O. says:

    I Woud love to try this curriculum!

  23. barbee decker says:

    I would love to win this for my family!

  24. Bright Ideas has many things that look fabulous. I am intrigued by the Illuminations curriculum.

  25. Cyndi N says:

    Christian Kids Explore Science is definitely on my wish list :)

  26. Shana Roberson says:

    My kids would love this!

  27. I like the wondermaps. They look really neat.

  28. Sarah E says:

    This is so awesome!!

    • Sarah E says:

      I was so excited I forgot to mention that Ive heard great things about the history but the science looks exciting also!

  29. That they also sell a Wondermaps download

  30. Cheryl Baranski says:

    I would love to win Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space to use with my boys.

  31. StephJem says:

    I noticed that the CKE Earth & Space reproducibles download is on sale for $7.95. This is going to be handy as we do this study this year, so I don’t have to photocopy out of our book.

  32. Judith Martinez says:

    I really want the wondermaps but I was noticing the illuminations curriculum. It looks quite interesting.

  33. I am definitely planning to use CKE next year.
    probably starting at the beginning and going through the whole series.
    I noticed on the BIP site that the CKE-creation science is not available yet.
    Wondering when that will be.. ?

  34. Christine Aleman says:

    I homeschool our grandson. He will be in 3rd grade next fall. I’d love to be able to use this curriculum. Thanks for the chance! God BLess

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