Science in the Beginning - Reviews, ?s (2014 change)

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Science in the Beginning - Reviews, ?s (2014 change)

Unread post by Julie - Staff » Fri May 30, 2014 12:40 am

September 2015: For those who want to use Science in the Beginning with their older Creation to the Greeks manual,
there is info on the MFW website about upgrading your lesson plans.
  • Upgrade: In 2014, Genesis for Kids was replaced by Science in the Beginning. We highly recommend this new book since it provides excellent experiments along with wonderful pictures and information for 2nd-6th grade students. (We also updated our recommended library book list.)

    There are two ways for you to upgrade:

    1. Purchase Science in the Beginning ($39.00) and upgrade to the new Teacher's Manual ($45 with trade-in) which schedules the new book in the daily lesson plans and provides weekly materials lists.

    Please call our office at 573-202-2000 to place an upgrade order; we will explain how to return your Teacher's Manual to our office.

    2. Purchase Science in the Beginning ($39.00) and use your older Teacher's Manual plus a lesson schedule from MFW. This does not contain a weekly materials list for science experiments.

    - See more at: http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/10/Cre ... s/#Upgrade (right-hand column)

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Science in the Beginning question

Unread post by TriciaMR » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:31 am

CharleneHoell wrote:We will be doing Creation for the Greeks for the 2nd time next year. My TM is dated 2003, so Science in the Beginning will be new for us. Funds are of concern, so I am really hoping not to have to upgrade to a new manual. Has anyone scheduled this in without the use of the TM? If so, how did you do it?

Thanks,
Charlene :-)
Hi! I'm using an old TM with the new Science in the Beginning. My plan is where Genesis for Kids is scheduled, do one day of Science in the Beginning (SITB). When the Pyramids book is scheduled, put SITB on hold. Skip the last 3 "advanced" lessons in each section of SITB (maybe save them for next summer or something). Or, you could schedule SITB 3 days a week, consistently (again, putting it on hold during the Pyramids section) - like Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - and I think if you do that, you can get all of the lessons (including the "advanced" ones in each section) done by the end of the year. If you have kiddos that really like science, you might consider that.
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Re: Science in the Beginning question

Unread post by CharleneHoell » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:19 am

Thanks so much ladies! My kiddos LOVE science and are used to doing it 4 days a week, so doing it 3 days should not be an issue. Thanks again! :-)

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Re: Science in the Beginning question

Unread post by TriciaMR » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:39 am

Wildflower wrote:What do you think about it for a 12 yo? I was considering holding off on General Science (Apologia) but not sure?
Having read through it, I think it would be fine. Just have the 12 yo be responsible for setting up, running, and cleaning up the experiments. Also, make sure he does the "oldest student" questions/notebooking assignments.

Many of the high schools around here do Physical science in 9th, Biology in 10th, Chemistry in 11th, and Physics in 12th, so holding off a year on General Science wouldn't be out of the ordinary. Just consider what your student might be majoring in - if he is STEM (science, technology, engineering, medical) then doing more advanced science earlier might be more to his benefit.
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Science in the Beginning - Reviews, ?s (2014 change)

Unread post by TriciaMR » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:41 am

New Science in the Beginning book for CTG

We love the new Science in the Beginning book for CTG.

A friend wrote up some tips and safety hints that might help you if you're having trouble. It is lots of fun...

Plus, another lady and I wrote up notebooking pages to go with SITB and Dr. Wile and the publisher put them together in one document and they are now downloadable from the publisher's website (click on the "Downloads" tab). There is space to take notes during reading and then space for drawing and writing answers. They are more geared for the "older" children assignments (not youngest or oldest, but an oldest could use them).

-Trish
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Re: New Science in the Beginning book for CTG

Unread post by hsm » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:56 am

Thanks Tricia! This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I had downloaded Crystal's notes from HSR before, and I just saved your notebook. I am so excited! Thanks again :-)
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Science in the Beginning ~ ages?

Unread post by TriciaMR » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:31 pm

marmaladesorrow wrote:Can anyone guide me in what ages are meant by "older" and "oldest"?

I'm thinking maybe older is grades 3-4 and oldest is 5-6 ... hmm. Ideas? Completely loved our first lesson!

Thank you!
Youngest 1st-2nd; older 3rd-4th; oldest 5th-6th - though I have my fifth graders do the "older" section, and just discuss the "oldest" section (one is dyslexic and I scribe for him, so *I* need less work.)

He now has notebook pages (that I helped write) on his website. They are geared for the "older" section.
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Re: Science in the Beginning ~ ages?

Unread post by marmaladesorrow » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:24 pm

Thank you, Trish. :-)
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Creation to Greeks Science

Unread post by ruthamelia » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:18 pm

Kelly Marie wrote:Hi All,

I am looking ahead a little, and was wondering about CtG's new science text. "Science in the Beginning" looks awesome. Can anyone tell me if all of the lessons in the book are scheduled throughout the CtG year? Is there a experiment kit available to purchase?

Thanks!
Kelly
Hi Kelly- We're really enjoying the science book! All the regular lessons are scheduled, but the 3 Challenge lessons in each unit are not. I've been adding them in on Fridays for the child who never has enough work to do.

I'm sorry I don't know about a supply kit, but there is a comprehensive supply list at the beginning of the book, and so far everything has been really easy to collect.
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Re: Creation to Greeks Science

Unread post by marmaladesorrow » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:04 pm

We are loving SiB with my 11, 8, 7, and 6 year olds. We also use it with our synergy group with 2, 4, 8, 12, and 15 year olds.

Nearly everything we've needed has been on hand or super easy to obtain. Nothing like my past experiences with Apologia. These experiments take minutes as well and more often than not they work! :-)
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CTG science upgrade..should I switch to new one?

Unread post by hsm » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:17 am

Theresa wrote:I have a second edition TM for creation to the Greeks but it still uses the Genesis for Kids science. I have that book and it is scheduled into my teachers manual. MFW has now switched to Science in the Beginning.

My question is this....is it worth me upgrading my science stuff or is genesis in the beginning just as good? Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I can't decide if I want to spend all the money to upgrade or if the older science is good, too. Thanks!
I never used the old science so I can't comment on that but we are using ctg with science in the beginning and we LOVE it! I think you could just order the new science without getting a new manual. In the beginning of SITB there are some suggestions on scheduling the book. Hopefully someone who has used both will come in but I just wanted to give my props to SKTB :) HTH
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Re: CTG science upgrade..should I switch to new one?

Unread post by Julie in MN » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:08 pm

If you've done CTG before, do you remember whether your family enjoyed the science? We used it and enjoyed it very much, although I've heard the new one is even richer.

I agree with Lori that it shouldn't be too hard to schedule the new science book.
You might call the office to see if further scheduling guidance is available?
Julie
Update: The website has an "upgrade" bar over on the right side of the CTG page, which includes info on scheduling Science in the Beginning with older manuals: http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/10/Cre ... s/#Upgrade
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Science in the Beginning with older tchr manual? How?

Unread post by ruthamelia » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:10 pm

rawbanana wrote:I was gifted an older version of the CTG teacher's manual which uses Answers n Genesis and Archimedes. How do I schedule Science in the Beginning?? thanks!
We recently finished CTG and really enjoyed the science book! It was usually scheduled two days a week. I never used the older manual, but I think I recall others saying just schedule them on whatever days the older science was scheduled. The exception is when Pyramids is used- just put Science in the Beginning on hold while you do Pyramids. There may have been a few weeks with 3 science lessons, I don't recall exactly, but all the regular lessons were scheduled, none of the "challenge" lessons at the end of each unit. So if you count up the regular lessons and divide it by 32 weeks, taking out the two (I think?) for Pyramids, you should be able to tell if you need to do 3 lessons a week a few times. Sorry our manual is packed away already or I would try to check the details for you a little better! One last note- we added some of the challenge lessons on Fridays because they were too good to pass up!
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