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History Quest: Early Times

Page 3  But about 66 million years ago, something happened that made all the dinosaurs die out except for some smaller species that evolved into birds
Page 3 – Scientists believe that a giant asteroid crashed into Earth, sending up so much ash and dust into the sky that it blocked a lot of the sun’s light and heat for many months
Chapter 1: Paleolithic Times
Page 6  It wasn’t easy to survive in the late Paleolithic era. In many places the weather was very, very cold all year round, not just in the winter.
Page 6, second whole paragraph – Paleolithic people didn’t have a lot of choices in what they ate. They ate what they could find—including plants, nuts, berries, and meat. But they didn’t get their food from farm animals or from crops because there were no shepherds or farmers at this time. They had to hunt the animals and gather the plants.


History Quest: Early Times Study Guide

Appendix C
Roman Numerals page – Unit 12: Fall of Rome references a Roman Numerals page for the “Make a Roman Numeral Clock” craft activity. The Roman Numeral page is missing from Appendix C. Here it is:   [Thank you to Destiny from the History Quest Teacher’s Lounge Facebook group for bringing this to our attention.]
Early Times Travel Log

Early Times Travel Log – The original Travel Log did not include New Zealand or Hawaii. Those have been added in this version:      (Antarctica is not included in this small world map in order to leave room for the student to do their work and draw their arrows.)



History Quest: Middle Times

Chapter 9 
Page 151 – On the map key, the labels for Ancestral Puebloan and Middle Mississippian Civilizations should be switched.  [Huge thank you to Alec for his attention to detail in finding this error and letting us know!]


History Quest: Middle Times Study Guide

Middle Times Travel Log

Middle Times Travel Log – The original Travel Log did not include New Zealand or Hawaii. Those have been added in this version:    (Antarctica is not included in this small world map in order to leave room for the student to do their work and draw their arrows.)

Unit 25 Mughal Empire

Page 171 – Short Answers. The correct question and answer should be:

Q: Why did Akbar the Great hold meeting at his House of Worship?
A: Akbar wanted to learn about many different kinds of beliefs. He invited people from different religions to get together to discuss their ideas at the House of Worship.

[Thank you to Summer for point pointing that out to us!] 


History Odyssey Ancients Level 3

Lesson 17
Page 9 –  Lesson should include: Read chapters 3-5 of Gilgamesh  [Thank you to Booke for bringing this to our attention.]


Life Level One

Materials List
Page 10   Number 6: Glass Eyedropper
This should read: Glass eyedropper: This should be easy to find, but it isn’t always. Drug stores usually offer big, bulky plastic ones but these won’t do what you need. Find a nice, small, old-style, glass eyedropper. I found one at an old-style pharmacy. Otherwise, order one from a science catalogue.[Thank you to April for letting us know.]
Unit 4: Skeletal and Muscular System
Page 53   Muscles Aren’t Pushy: For procedure number 3, the diagram is located on page 58 not page 55. [Thank you to April for letting us know.]
Unit 13: Worms
Page 133   Worm Lab #1: The Great Worm Hunt: In the procedure section it is mentioned that we see worms on the pavement after a rain because they are coming out of the ground to avoid drowning.  Researchers no longer think that worms are coming out after rain to avoid drowning but possibly in order to more easily move to a new location.  [Thank you to Brian and his two kids who did some research and let us know!]
Page 141   Worm Lab #3: Earthworm Composting: The recipe for earthworm composting in a jar could be toxic. We suspect it is the newspaper (and maybe the oatmeal that some people are using) that is sadly causing some people’s worms to meet their demise prematurely. A safer recipe is simply alternating layers of soil and sand. Try to use the soil in which you found your earthworms. You can add vegetable scraps for more food if you plan to keep your worms for more than a week. [Thank you to Gege for rescuing the earthworms.]

Astronomy Level 1

The Universe
Page 47 –  Add to the read aloud paragraph: Earth formed about 4.56 billion years ago.
Page 47 – Procedure 1
#1. Big Bang (Happened 13.82 billion years ago)
#2. Atoms form (About 13.81962 billion years ago)
#3. Stars Form (About 13. 44 billion years ago)
#4. Solar System Forms (About 4.57 billion years ago)
#5. Earth Forms (About 4.56 billion years ago)
#6. Life Evolves (Over 3.5 billion years ago)
#7. Modern Human evolve (About 200,000 years ago)
Page 52-  All numbers indicate the number of years after the Big Bang that these events happened.
(Thank you to Devin for pointing out this confusion!)
Mercury: Closest Planet to the Sun
Page 144- Mercury orbits the sun every 88 Earth days, but it takes Mercury 59 days (not 176) to rotate.
Beyond Neptune: Voyaging Through Space
Page 235– In the procedure section, number 3 should read “Add the sand, ammonia, and corn syrup to the bowl and stir until well mixed. 

Chemistry Level One

Unit 2: Starting Small
Page 57 and 61   Types! Lab: The First Ten: Boron has 6 neutrons, 5 protons, and 5 electrons. 
Unit 3: The Chemist’s Alphabet Defined
Page 87- Atomic Number Lab #2: Flipbook instructions: Ununoctium is referenced as element 118. Ununoctium was replaced by Oganesson in 2015. [Thank you to Karen M.]

Physics Level One

Unit 3: Newton’s Laws
Page 95 – Possible Answers: #13: momentum, a lot, velocity

Astronomy Level Two

Chapter 1: Introduction to Astronomy
Page 14 –  The kilometers for a light-year should have more zeros. The distance of one light-year is 9,460,528,000,000 km.   In one year, light travels 9,460,528,000,000 km. [Thank you to Steph]
Chapter3: Stars
Page 74 –  in km (1ly = 9.46 x 10^12 km) In miles (1ly  = 5.88 x 10^12 miles), not multiplying by 1012.
Page 75 – Luminosity is 3.84 x 10^26 watts, not 3.84 x 1026 watts.
[Thank you to Steph}
Chapter 4: Differentiating Stars
Page 88 –  In the eBook version (print unaffected) the top two lines are cut off. The paragraph should read: Luminosity measures the total energy radiated every second from the surface of the star. Luminosity is affected by a star’s size and temperature. Big, hot stars are more luminous than small, cool stars. The luminosity of a star is determined by the amplitude of electromagnetic waves leaving it. Scientists use the amplitude (height) of electromagnetic waves to determine the luminosity of stars. High energy stars emit high amplitude waves. Low energy stars emit low amplitude waves. 
Page 91 – In the H-R Diagram: There should be more red and yellow giants around the 5,000 K mark for surface temperature. Also note: A white dwarf has an initial temperature of approximately 100,000 K, but it quickly cools to about 20,000 K in only about 100 million years (“quickly” being a relative term). A white dwarf will eventually cool (in 4-6 billion years) to 5,000 K. The H-R Diagram in the text reflects a white dwarf’s average temperature over its life cycle (25,000-8,000 K).
Chapter 5: Formation of the Solar System
Page 114 –  In the sun diagram: The average temperature of the sun is 5778 K, not 5578 K.  [Thank you to Hasmin M.]
Chapter 6: Planetary Motion
Page 149 –  Albert Einstein existed from 1879 to 1955, not 1643 to 1727 (which better describes Isaac Newton’s existence).
Chapter 7: The Rocky Ones
Page 162 and 183– In the table, 106 should be 10 to the 6th power. [Thank you to Steph.]
Chapter 8: The Gassy Ones
Page 183 – Gravity on Saturn is 1.08 times the gravity on Earth. [Thank you to Steph.]
Page 184- Ganymede is spelled incorrectly. [Thank you to Steph.]
Page 195 –  Multiple Choice: 2. Steam becoming liquid water (not ice). [Thank you to Hasmin M.] 
Page 190 –  The model for “Distance from Sun” provided is based on a much smaller scale than the object size scale in order that the model may fit within the boundaries of your room. The text does not indicate that the size and distance scales are different. For those wishing to create a model that uses the same scale for distance from the sun as object size, click here for a corrected page 190. [Thank you to Matt M. and his wife and daughter for pointing this out and for providing the larger scale numbers.]
Chapter 10: Happy Birthday, Earth
Page 241 –  The last line should read: It was not until about two billion years ago, when most of the dissolved iron in the oceans was gone, that oxygen gas began increasing in a concentration in the atmosphere. [Thank you to Linda’s astute daughter for drawing our attention to this important detail.] 
Chapter 11: Earth in Space
Page 260- The lines should read: The Southern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun at perihelion. And: The Southern Hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun at aphelion.[Thank you to Steph.]
Exam: Unit 3
Page 312- Final question should be “contour” not “counter”. [Thank you to Steph.]

Astronomy Level Two Teacher Guide

Chapter 1: Introduction to Astronomy
Page 17 –  In Famous Science Series: Suggested Answer 4. The math:  For Nov 2011 = 3 days + 16 hours + 58 minutes. Because of daylight savings time being in effect in August we subtract 1 hour for a total of 252 days, 14 hours, and 30 minutes. [Thank you to Matt M. for catching our mathematical error.]
Chapter 4: Differentiating Stars
Page 41 –  Short Answer: 3. *White dwarf: surface temperature = 25,000–8,000 K  /  Red giant: surface temperature = 6,000–2,500 K (average is 5000 K).   * Note: A white dwarf has an initial temperature of approximately 100,000 K, but it quickly cools to about 20,000 K in only about 100 million years (“quickly” being a relative term). A white dwarf will eventually cool (in 4-6 billion years) to 5,000 K. The H-R Diagram in the student text reflects the star’s average temperature over its life cycle.  [Thank you to Hasmin M. for identifying the issues with the H-R Diagram.]
Chapter 5: Formation of the Solar System
Pages 47-49 –  In the printed edition (eBook unaffected) pages 47-49 were mistakenly replaced with pages 47-49 of the student text. Click here to download the correct pages 47-49. 
Page 51 – Step 5 and Step 6 in the formation of the solar system are reversed. Step 5: Nuclear fusion begins, and the protosun becomes a star.  Step 6: The sun’s radiation blew away dust and gas, leaving what is in the solar system today.
Chapter 8: The Gassy Ones
Page 75 –  Multiple Choice: 2. Which of these is an example of water condensing? Steam becoming liquid water  [Thank you to Hasmin M.] 
Chapter 9: Mapping
Page 85 –  “Label the Map” image displays the wrong placement of several labels and markers. Click here to download a corrected page 85.   [Thank you to Hasmin M.] 

Biology Level Two Teacher Guide

Chapter 19: Immune & Lymphatic Systems 
Page 139 –  In Famous Science Series: One of the suggested websites (the fur trapper dot com) has added disparaging and inaccurate information concerning Native American genocide. We no longer recommend that website. Instead we suggest this one, a good basic overview of smallpox discovery and eradication:  [Thank you to Sarah W. for bringing this to our attention.]

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