Apologia’s award-winning Earth Science curriculum is written for elementary students and has no prerequisites. Because young students learn best when they are interested in a topic, the Young Explorer Series was designed so that each course can be used in any order.
Using hands-on activities to help your young scientist retain what they learn, Apologia’s elementary science curriculum uses the Charlotte Mason methodology to introduce the wonders of our life-sustaining planet. In this course, your student will explore and learn about the observable universe, life in the habitable zone, spheres of the Earth, mapping our planet, the forces that make and shape the land and sea, climate and weather, cycles of life, and unique places on Earth as they reveal the marvel and might of our loving Creator.
What’s Included In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Earth Science Advantage Set?
This Earth Science set includes:
- Student Textbook
- Regular Notebooking Journal (4th-6th)
When used together, these items provide your student with an optimal homeschool learning experience.
We believe that your child’s education is at its best when their learning begins with a spark of curiosity. Through practical concepts and things in their world students will learn and experience that science isn’t just a class–it’s a means for them to discover their world and its Creator!
Your young explorer will begin by learning about the universe, the Earth, and what makes Earth special and capable of sustaining life. Their awareness of the world and its Creator will expand as they learn about the land, locations, atmospheres, and climates of our planet.
Lesson Plans and Materials
There are 14 lessons in this elementary Earth Science course. Detailed lesson plans, as well as a suggested daily schedule, are included in the Notebooking Journal. This will set you and your child up for success as they work through the course, while also providing flexibility to meet the needs of your student and family.
This course covers the following 14 lessons:
- Lesson 1: The Observable Universe
- Lesson 2: Life in the Habitable Zone
- Lesson 3: Spheres of the Earth
- Lesson 4: Mapping Your World
- Lesson 5: The Geosphere
- Lesson 6: Making and Shaping the Land
- Lesson 7: The Hydrosphere
- Lesson 8: The Atmosphere
- Lesson 9: Climate and Weather
- Lesson 10: Weather Forecasting
- Lesson 11: The Biosphere
- Lesson 12: Cycles of Life
- Lesson 13: Unique Places on Earth
- Lesson 14: God in Creation
Experiments & Hands-On Activities
Packed with vivid photos and graphics that bring Earth Science to life, the Student Textbook and Notebooking Journal team up to provide engaging hands-on activities to help their learning stick.
Students will create a galaxy mobile, a Goldilocks Zone, a globe, maps, and crystals. They’ll also do hands-on activities to learn about invisible forces, tectonic plate movements, landforms, sunlight, and seasons, as well as weather and climates.