Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 1 Laboratory Notebook: Good enough for now
I flipped through the book and decided I like how the author walks the student through a process of investigation while doing the experiment. For example, she has them stop and think about what might happen before beginning the experiment. There is space to write words, sentences, or draw their thoughts.These are simple, naturally, yet they compliment what she is teaching in the textbook.The experiments as I glanced through appeared to be simple and intuitive enough, that no additional explanation is needed, therefore I do not intend to purchase the teacher's manual. I looked at the "look inside" of the fourth grade book, and those experiments need the explanation and supply list in the teacher's manual.It would make writing in the book if it was spiral bound.I hesitate to give five starts because we haven't started using it, yet, and because I looked ahead at the grade 2 books and the price is astronomical! I love this principle of teaching real science rather than the fluff usually taught at this age, so I think I will buy the whole subject books, which are less expensive and divide up the subjects throughout the year/years, myself. Getting one subject (chemistry, for example) next year, all books combined (textbook, lab, and teacher's) appears to cost about the same price as one grade two book!