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Natural Science Series: The Earth, Its Structures & Its Changes - 2 book set. The set includes one text book, one student journal/teacher book (combo).
Well, I think I found my new favorite science. These books are truly fantastic! The labs are fun. The photos and diagrams are stunning. The text is well-written, thorough, and interesting. And, the overall curriculum is set up in such a way as to not be intimidating to use for non-science-minded people such as myself. Students are encouraged to keep a science notebook (or, to make it really easy, you can purchase the ones that are designed for this program). I love notebooking. You really get a sense of what your child has learned when they create notebooks. Generally, I don’t like pre-made notebooks, because they turn the highly-educational task of notebooking into a color-cut-and-paste activity. However, these notebooks are really just templates and blanks for your student to organize his material. No color-cut-and-paste. The entire course is so flexible. It’s very inexpensive. The teacher material and text, though softcover, are not consumable. The student journals are consumable. Precaution: The labs do involve some unusual items. These aren’t necessarily hard to find, but you most likely won’t have these items just laying around your house. So, you’ll want to make sure to check the printable materials list here and shop for or borrow all your items before the school year begins. The vast majority of the items are things you WILL have around your house – but I wanted to give you this warning so that you’ll be prepared.
The Earth: Its Structure & Its Changes is a study of the fascinating world of geology. With explanations of how our Earth was shaped, this elementary science curriculum gives evidence to the Genesis Flood, accompanying earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other powerful processes. Students will explore 20 "investigations" through experiments and a very specific learning progression.
Two books in one! All at one low price!
The newly combined Teacher's Guide and Student Journal for The Earth: Its Structure & Its Changesincludes insights and suggestions to help you in more effectively working with your student. Worksheets and journal pages for the student are included as well on perforated pages that can be easily taken out and copied for your convenience. Clear objectives throughout the Teacher's portion help guide the educational experience, and the student pages provide all that's needed to record ideas, questions, observations, and answers from the text. These two facets of the book help ensure than not only is your job as a teacher made easier, but your students will retain more of what they learned, through the work of putting their thoughts and findings down on paper!
The curriculum is a study of the fascinating world of geology. With explanations of how our Earth was shaped, giving evidence to the Genesis Flood, accompanying earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other powerful processes. Students will explore 20 "investigations" through experiments and a very specific learning progression, unique to the Investigate the Possibilities series of books:
Engage - Students make a note of what they know or have experienced about the topic.
Investigate - Students will follow the instructions and make observations of what happens.
Explain - Students will begin to understand the science behind what they observed in the investigation.
Apply - Here, the understanding of the investigation is related to other situations and ideas.
Expand -Each investigation also includes a few "Dig Deeper" projects to further understanding.
Assess- Students explain what they have learned.
Students will examine natural occurrences such as mountains, volcanoes, rocks, minerals, crystals, water, and dirt (just to name a few). By using household items such as hard boiled eggs, oranges, measuring cups, maps, clay and markers, these scientific truths will come to life.
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