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Let’s Study Scientists

Do you want your students to love learning about the most famous scientists in history? These lesson plans from Shannan Swindler at Captivating Compass with integrated curriculum for use with your Homeschool Planet subscription will keep both you and your students engaged in learning about the lives of these famous men. Each lesson plan lays out the recommended course of study in Homeschool Planet, giving you and your student a convenient way to track progress, record grades and attendance, and more. Everything you need to complete your study of these fascinating scientists is right here!

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  • The official publisher created  lesson plans with FULL CURRICULUM and all needed resources.
  • Interactive assignments, convenient links, engaging experiments, comprehension questions, printable worksheets, and a multitude of videos.
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A note from the author: These unit studies are much more than just science lessons. I encourage you to set a pace that allows for thoughtful discussion and interaction on the content. I recommend 2 lessons a week, but some experiments may take longer and some reading may go quicker.

The unit studies will have maximum benefit (especially for older students) if there is an opportunity to discuss and respond to the many twists, turns, and discoveries in each scientist's life. Encourage your student to keep a journal (digital or paper) where they can write down their thoughts, ideas, favorite quotes, etc. as they read and interact with the information.

A regular opportunity to discuss the ideas and circumstances is encouraged as well, as there is much to talk about.

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Lesson Plans

Let's Study Great Scientists: Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 5 - 12

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Included in Let's Study Great Scientists: Lesson Plan Bundle:

  • Let's Study Archimedes: Beyond "Eureka!"
  • Let's Study Galileo: Science & Truth - Upper Elementary/Upper Primary Edition
  • Let's Study Galileo: Science & Truth - Middle School/High School Edition
  • Let's Study Isaac Newton: A Life of Discovery - Upper Elementary/Upper Primary
  • Let's Study Isaac Newton: A Life of Discovery - Middle School/High School Edition

 

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Let's Study Archimedes: Beyond "Eureka!"  For Grades 5th - 12th

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Overview: Archimedes was one of the most famous scientists in Ancient Greece during the Classical Age. Can you believe some of his greatest ideas came whilst taking a bath!?! Come On! You’re going to love the Let’s Study Archimedes: Beyond “Eureka!” unit study!

There is much to learn about this amazing inventor and mathematician and his contribution to science in the Let’s Study Archimedes unit study. We will scratch the surface here and provide some ways to extend your learning and make it fun all at the same time.

This unit study is suitable for upper elementary/primary through high school/secondary students. Ideally, students aged 10+.

What You’ll Get:

  • 6+ weeks of lessons (if done 2 days a week).
  • Read and discuss information about Archimedes’ life and greatest accomplishments.
  • An Archimedes timeline.
  • Archimedes Fun Facts Quiz Cards. Quiz yourself, play it with a friend or use it as a review game.
  • 5 fun, engaging experiments to learn more about Archimedes’ most famous inventions.
  • 15 + videos offering about 6+ hours of instruction.
  • Information about museums dedicated to the life and work of Archimedes.

$14.95
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Let's Study Galileo: Science & Truth Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 5 - 12

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Let's Study Galileo: Science & Truth Lesson Plan Bundle includes:

  • Let's Study Galileo: Science & Truth - Upper Elementary/Upper Primary Edition
  • Let's Study Galileo: Science & Truth - Middle School/High School Edition

$19.90

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Let's Study Galileo: Science & Truth - Upper Elementary/Upper Primary Edition  For Grades 5th - 7th

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Overview:

Galileo was one of the most famous scientists ever. Yet, it took nearly 300 years for the complete truth of his scientific discoveries to be accepted by the modern world.

He is perhaps best known for being a great astronomer and tirelessly repeating experiments to test and confirm results. Surprisingly, you’ll discover that you encounter his scientific contributions all the time in everyday modern life.

This unit study edition is for Upper Elementary/Upper Primary Students.

What You’ll Get:

  • 22 lessons including experiments. (I recommend doing this unit study 2 days a week.)
  • Videos, MP3 audio files, printable worksheets, online games, and interactives. It is chock full of resources for ages upper elementary through high school.
  • Read & respond to questions about Galileo’s life, greatest accomplishments, and beliefs.
  • Opportunities to review and test your knowledge.
  • Fun, engaging experiments to learn more about Galileo’s most famous works and ideas.
  • Assignments for final projects that include experiments, lab reports and 6 other fun ways to express your knowledge and understanding of Galileo.
  • A multitude of videos offering quality, insightful instruction.
  • Information about history and science museums dedicated to the life and work of Galileo Galilei.

A note from the author: This unit study on the life of Galileo Galilei is much more than a science lesson. I encourage you to set a pace that allows for thoughtful discussion and interaction on the content. I recommend 2 lessons a week, but some experiments may take longer and some reading may go quicker.

This unit study will have maximum benefit (especially for older students) if there is an opportunity to discuss and respond to the many twists, turns, and discoveries in Galileo’s life. Encourage your student to keep a journal (digital or paper) where they can write down their thoughts, ideas, favorite quotes, etc. as they read and interact with the information.

A regular opportunity to discuss the ideas and circumstances is encouraged as well, as there is much to talk about.

In light of this, you may find that the pdf version of “How they make me suffer…” would make a good read-aloud for the younger age group. It will create the opportunity for discussion, looking up unknown words, checking maps, etc.. These activities may not be initiated on their own by the student, but are key for continued engagement with the story and maximum benefit of the lessons.

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Let's Study Galileo: Science & Truth - Middle School/High School Edition  For Grades 8 - 12

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Overview:

Galileo was one of the most famous scientists ever. Yet, it took nearly 300 years for the complete truth of his scientific discoveries to be accepted by the modern world.

He is perhaps best known for being a great astronomer and tirelessly repeating experiments to test and confirm results. Surprisingly, you’ll discover that you encounter his scientific contributions all the time in everyday modern life.

This unit study edition is for middle school/high school/secondary aged students.

What You’ll Get:

  • 22 lessons including experiments. (I recommend doing this unit study 2 days a week.)
  • Videos, MP3 audio files, printable worksheets, online games, and interactives. It is chock full of resources for ages upper elementary through high school.
  • Read & respond to questions about Galileo’s life, greatest accomplishments, and beliefs.
  • Opportunities to review and test your knowledge.
  • Fun, engaging experiments to learn more about Galileo’s most famous works and ideas.
  • Assignments for final projects that include experiments, lab reports and 6 other fun ways to express your knowledge and understanding of Galileo.
  • A multitude of videos offering quality, insightful instruction.
  • Information about history and science museums dedicated to the life and work of Galileo Galilei.

A note from the author: This unit study on the life of Galileo Galilei is much more than a science lesson. I encourage you to set a pace that allows for thoughtful discussion and interaction on the content. I recommend 2 lessons a week, but some experiments may take longer and some reading may go quicker.

This unit study will have maximum benefit (especially for older students) if there is an opportunity to discuss and respond to the many twists, turns, and discoveries in Galileo’s life. Encourage your student to keep a journal (digital or paper) where they can write down their thoughts, ideas, favorite quotes, etc. as they read and interact with the information.

A regular opportunity to discuss the ideas and circumstances is encouraged as well, as there is much to talk about.

In light of this, you may find that the pdf version of “How they make me suffer…” would make a good read-aloud for the younger age group. It will create the opportunity for discussion, looking up unknown words, checking maps, etc.. These activities may not be initiated on their own by the student, but are key for continued engagement with the story and maximum benefit of the lessons.

$9.95
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Let's Study Isaac Newton: A Life of Discovery Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 5 - 12

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Let's Study Isaac Newton: A Life of Discovery Lesson Plan Bundle includes:

  • Let's Study Isaac Newton: A Life of Discovery - Upper Elementary/Upper Primary
  • Let's Study Isaac Newton: A Life of Discovery - Middle School/High School Edition

$19.90

$17.95
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Let's Study Isaac Newton - Upper Elementary/Upper Primary  For Grades 5th - 12th

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Overview:

There is so much more to the life of Isaac Newton than universal laws and math. From the day he was born, his tumultuous personal life, obsessive ideas, and unique personality weave together an eventful & intriguing story of competition, secrecy & even knighthood.

Studying the lives of great scientists like Isaac Newton is an excellent way to learn about science and history. Explore the exciting discoveries of gravity, optics, and how to prevent counterfeit currency in England. The Let’s Study Isaac Newton online unit study brings a new breadth of understanding of the exciting times Newton had during the Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment.

This unit study edition is for Upper Elementary/Upper Primary Students.

What You’ll Get:

  • 19 lessons including experiments. (I recommend doing this unit study 2 days a week.)
  • Videos, MP3 audio files, printable worksheets, online games, and interactives. It is chock full of resources for agest upper primary through high school.
  • Read & Discuss information about Newton’s life, greatest accomplishments, and beliefs.
  • Opportunities to review and test your knowledge as well as assignments for final projects that include experiments lab reports.
  • Fun, engaging experiments to learn more about Newton’s most famous works and ideas.
  • 15 + videos offering about hours of quality, insightful instruction.
  • Information about history and science museums dedicated to the life and work of Sir Isaac Newton.

$9.95
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Let's Study Isaac Newton: A Life of Discovery - Middle School/High School Edition  For Grades 8 - 12

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Overview:

There is so much more to the life of Isaac Newton than universal laws and math. From the day he was born, his tumultuous personal life, obsessive ideas, and unique personality weave together an eventful & intriguing story of competition, secrecy & even knighthood.

Studying the lives of great scientists like Isaac Newton is an excellent way to learn about science and history. Explore the exciting discoveries of gravity, optics, and how to prevent counterfeit currency in England. The Let’s Study Isaac Newton online unit study brings a new breadth of understanding of the exciting times Newton had during the Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment.

This unit study edition is only for middle school/high school/secondary aged students.

What You’ll Get:

  • 19 lessons including experiments. (I recommend doing this unit study 2 days a week.)
  • Videos, MP3 audio files, printable worksheets, online games, and interactives. It is chock full of resources for agest upper primary through high school.
  • Read & Discuss information about Newton’s life, greatest accomplishments, and beliefs.
  • Opportunities to review and test your knowledge as well as assignments for final projects that include experiments lab reports.
  • Fun, engaging experiments to learn more about Newton’s most famous works and ideas.
  • 15 + videos offering about hours of quality, insightful instruction.
  • Information about history and science museums dedicated to the life and work of Sir Isaac Newton.

$9.95
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