Architectural and Educational Resources
I will be adding more resources throughout the year.
Classical Learning Resource Center
create a strong foundation for the youngest architectural minds. They can be found at RED HEN Books and Toys.
(Just click HERE)
|Engino Architecture Set
Encourage your child's S.T.E.M. learning through play with the STEM Architecture Set from Elenco. Designed for ages 8 years and older, this set brings complex concepts into clear focus for budding engineers and Scientists with award winning components and step by step illustrated assembly instructions. Kids will learn how structural components work together to build the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Bridge.
|Structural Engineering, Bridges and Skyscrapers, Kit
By Thames & Kosmos
Discover architecture with the Structural Engineering Bridges & Skyscrapers kit from Thames & Kosmos. Designed for ages 8 years and older, with this kit of modular building pieces, you can learn the basics of structural engineering by conducting a series of 20 model-building experiments. Each model demonstrates a basic principle of mechanical physics or structural engineering in a hands-on way. Start out with small models that demonstrate how structural elements can be attached together to maximize the strength of a structure for a fixed amount of material used. Learn about basic structural elements including columns, beams, trusses, plates, arches, shells, and catenary. Explore the forces acting on structural components including tension, compression, shear, and bending. A 36-page, full-color manual guides you through model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions.
|Architecture Paper: Home Sweet Home
Design Your Dream Home! Design a house by mixing and matching historical and international architecture elements like windows, doors, plants, lamps and lawn ornaments. Develop scissor skills by cutting the simple, geometric shapes from the high quality paper and glue the pieces onto a card house. Create your own unique residence. Encourage children to design architecturally or make up fantastical homes. Includes: objects printed on 32 sheets 8.5 x 11" (21.5x 28 cm) and idea guide. Ages 3+.
|The LEGO Architecture Idea Book
By Alice Finch / No Starch Press
|Origami Architecture: Papercraft Models of the World's Most Famous Buildings
By Patrick Yee / Tuttle Publishing
|Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright?
By Ellen Labrecque, Gregory Copeland & Nancy Harrison / Grosset & Dunlap
Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright?
Full of adventure that will keep young children reading, Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright Perfect for middle-grade readers, this engaging book with help kids learn about the father of organic architecture, and the greatest architect of all time.
Part of the Who is..."series of biographies for middle-grade readers. 104 pages, softcover. Grades 1-7.
|Build It!: An Activity Book on Architecture
By Brian Elling / Penguin Young Readers
|Saxon Algebra 1 Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual, 3rd Edition
By Saxon Publishing
Students will develop the understanding they need to resolve more complex problems and functions with step-by-step instruction in Algebra 1. 120 lessons cover signed numbers, exponents; roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notations; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability.
This kit includes:
Student Text; 564 pages, hardcover. Short answers for problem/practice sets, an index and glossary are included.
The Homeschool Packet includes contains 30 student tests & test answers. The Answer key portion shows only the final solution for the practice and problem sets found in the student text.
The Solutions Manual features solutions to all textbook practices and problem sets. Early solutions contain every step, while later solutions omit obvious steps. Final answers are in bold type for accurate, efficient grading.
|Exploring Creation with Physical Science, Second Edition, Student Notebook
By Vicki Dincher / Apologia Educational Ministries
Give your junior high students a fun and helpful way to build study skills while reinforcing their lessons from Apologia's Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition textbook. The colorful pages integrate photos, graphics, diagrams, while trendy fonts provide a fresh, up-to-date feel. The module numbers and associated textbook page numbers referenced at the top of assignments will keep everyone on track.
This student notebook journal includes 16 modules that correspond to the 16 modules in the text. Interactive elements include graphic organizers; "On Your Own" questions (with room to answer them); study guide questions; "Digging Deeper" exercises that provide hands-on or web-based activities; and summary questions, creating a convenient notebook to study and prepare for tests. Lab report forms for each experiment in the textbook's module are also provided. The back of the book includes fill-in-the-blank module summaries; these are optional, and provide extra practice for students who are having difficulty studying for the module tests.
A complete daily schedule breaks down the text, notebook pages, and tests into weekly and daily blocks; following the schedule will enable students to finish the course in 34 weeks, working at approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour per day. 413 pages, softcover, spiralbound.