Actions and Reactions – A Grade School Introduction to Chemistry & Physics
Learn about chemistry, physics, and more!
In this full, literature-based curriculum, your child will learn about chemistry, physics, animals, scientists, some history, art, and even ice cream!
We’ve scheduled in tons of fun activities that get kids excited about science while building homeschool memories your family will cherish. Scroll down below to see photos from real families using the curriculum, explore the topics your student will learn, and find out why so many families love Guest Hollow’s Actions and Reactions Curriculum!
Approximate Daily Time Commitment: 30 minutes
Guest Hollow materials are downloadable/online. There are no physical copies.
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Actions and Reactions gets students enthusiastic about science!
Kids should love science! With Guest Hollow, you can make science the highlight of your homeschool day!
The topics in Actions and Reactions are interrelated and cross-curricular. This makes a robust learning environment that helps build retention and interest!
Students get to participate in a variety of hands-on activities like:
Crafty students can also create several (optional) FREE lapbooks!
Make science the best part of the day!
Guest Hollow’s Actions and Reactions Curriculum
brings science to life.
Students get to immerse themselves in terrific books and videos while also having access to a buffet of activities!
Free packet of printables!
You get a super-cute water wheel, an interactive thermometer project, a science timeline activity, and a cut-and-paste solids, liquids, and gases activity.
Does this curriculum come with __________?
No, you need to purchase the scheduled books separately. Learn more.
☑ a printable book list?
Yes. We provide a book list with a handy checklist to help you plan what you want to buy or borrow and in what format. We also let you know when each book is scheduled in, so you can arrange to check out books from the library before you need them!
☑ a schedule?
Yes. You get the same weekly schedule in 3 different formats: PDF, Microsoft Word, and online*. Just open it up and you are ready to learn!
*Access to the online version of the curriculum schedule is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to various potential circumstances on our end and yours including but not limited to various computer, device, and internet configurations.
✘ a supply list?
No. Most of the activities use inexpensive materials found in most homes. The *spine text, Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics comes with its own supply list at the back of the book.
*A spine book is a book that is used as a backbone of a study that students will use often.
✘ a teacher’s manual?
No. The Actions and Reactions curriculum schedule is all you need!
No. There are no tests with this curriculum.
☑ a workbook?
No. However, there are lots of free printables and lapbooks linked in the schedule.
Gallery of Photos From Real Families Using Actions and Reactions:
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Topics covered in Actions and Reactions
- crystals, plastics, etc.
- acids & bases
- chemical reactions
- mixtures & solutions
- The gold rush
- Flying balloons
- The story of salt
- History related to famous people and scientists
- Coal miners
- Chicago Fire of 1871
- Castles under siege (physics related)
- Earth’s atmosphere
- Water cycle
- Ice Cream
- Geography & timeline assignments
- Newton’s laws
- Thermal energy
- Simple machines
- Cows & cattle
- Animal eyes & vision
- Sea turtles
There are various stories to read or listen to for fun that tie into specific subjects in the curriculum.
Scientists and People
- Isaac Newton
- Wilson Bentley
- Marie Curie
- Buzz Aldrin
- William Kamkwamba
- Thomas Edison
- Albert Einstein
- Nikola Tesla
- George Ferris
- Basic color theory
- Drawing assignments
- Rube Goldberg
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Tricia S Sturm (verified owner) –
We were halfway through the spine text when I found Guest Hollow’s Actions and Reactions curriculum. My kids have a mix of dyslexia/ dysgraphia and the student notebooks from Apologia were too much for them to handle. This was the perfect replacement! We all loved the extra books, videos, and activities!
Stephanie Schulte (verified owner) –
This is such a fun way to learn chemistry and physics! While we could just use the Apologia book as the main source, utilizing Actions and Reactions by Guest Hollow makes the learning so much richer. Guest Hollow has done the work so we don’t have to! They provide so many extra resources like books, videos, printables and extra hands on activities. We use this with kids I. Grades K, 2 and 6 and I love that we can do science family style.