Science 6 – Science in the Industrial Age
PDF Available by Jan 3. Mrs. K. will add videos and commentary throughout June, 2022.
Text: Science in the Industrial Age by Dr. Jay Wile. $39.95 at bereanbuilders.com A Help & Hints book is available for an additional $10.00. It includes 12 tests for the Course.
This course covers developments in science from the early 1800’s through the late 1800’s. We cover the 12 regular lessons per chapter, which allows you to accomplish the Level Six Science curricula at the rate of TWO LESSONS per week. We feel this is the right pace for Level 6 students. It allows for a thorough review of each lesson and the administration of the tests.
What makes this text unique is that it is geared toward the elementary child of all ages. What is required is dependent upon the child’s age and capabilities. Therefore, Wile’s “Science in the _________ ” series or “Science in HiStory” series as it is called on the Berean site, works for Levels 1-6.
Children of Level Six age are encouraged to read the text themselves and then perform the experiments UNDER THE DIRECTION of the parent or group leader.
What also makes the series unique is that EVERY lesson has an experiment or activity component. Not all experiments work as they are suppose to – the first time. We suggest that you carefully select what you want to do. Items needed for the experiments are mostly items usually found in the home, lessening the expense of a very solid course.
Scientists and Their Work covered in Science in the Industrial Age are:
Alexander von Humboldt
Jon Jakob Berzelius and Catalysts
William Charles Wells
William Prout and Food
Hans Christian Orsted
Michael Faraday and Motors; Magnetic Fields; His Cage
Marie Jean Pierre Flourens
Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot
Sir Charles Wheatstone – The Speed of Electricity and Binocular Vision
Sir Charles Lyell
Thomas Graham and Colloids
Matthias Jakob Schleiden
Heinrich Gustav Magnus
Julius Robert von Mayer
James Prescott Joule
Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier
Hermann von Helmholtz
Lord William Thomson, Baron Kelvin
Louis Pasteur – Multiple Lessons
Alfred Russel Wallace
James Clerk Maxwell – Saturn & Light Waves
Charles Robert Darwin
Henry Walter Bates
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev – The Periodic Table of Elements
Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli
Lugwig Valentin Lorenz
Johannes Friedrich Miescher
Ernst Mach and Supersonic Speed
Thomas Alva Edison
Jacobus Henricus van’t Hoff
Svante August Arrhenius – Activation Energy
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen