Designed to be a student's first systematic introduction to the sciences, this course includes a history of science, the scientific method, and how to design an experiment. Subjects covered include simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Many hands-on experiments are included, all using basic household items. The second edition of the includes more color and higher-quality illustrations, access to additional online resources for more advanced learners, and an appendix of review questions covering the entire course. This is a two-volume set. The high-quality hardcover student text contains all student material, study questions, laboratory exercises, and module study guides with color photos and illustrations. The softcover solutions-and-tests manual contains answers to module study guides, tests, and test solutions. A booklet containing an extra set of tests is shrink-wrapped with the manual.