Homeschool Earth Science – Exploring Creation with Earth Science
Exploring Creation with Earth Science is part of the award-winning Young Explorer Series–voted the #1 homeschool science curriculum for over 14 years in a row. This course is for elementary grades. As with all other titles in the Young Explorer Series, Exploring Creation with Earth Science is designed to have no prerequisites. We encourage you to follow your student’s interests when choosing a Young Explorer title. There is not a particular order in which to complete the books in the series.
Encourage your young explorers to interact with their world by choosing an elementary homeschool science course that walks alongside students and talks with them as it investigates and points out the science behind everyday occurrences. Let’s dig in the dirt, not just talk about it. What is it? How did it get made? Why is it different depending on where you dig? What will you find living in it? Let’s realize that we don’t get deliveries from outer space so everything we need, literally everything, is given to us and made fresh with the systems created to keep life forms alive throughout time. How does the Earth replenish its resources again, and again, and again? Join us in Exploring Creation with Earth Science and find out!
Your young explorer will begin this course with an overview of our cosmic address in the observable universe and then grow in knowledge of what, in the entire universe, makes Earth special and capable of sustaining life.
An awareness of the world will develop as students interact with the Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. By digging deeper into the many different layers of the Earth and the cycles that renew the face of the Earth, your student will acquire not only wisdom that will endure for a lifetime but also an appreciation for our Creator.
What Does Exploring Creation with Earth Science Cover?
Your young explorer will begin this course with an overview of our cosmic address in the observable universe and then grow in the knowledge of what, in the entire universe, makes Earth special and capable of sustaining life.
An awareness of the world will develop as students interact with the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere of the Earth. By digging deeper into the many different layers of the Earth and the cycles that renew the face of the Earth, they will acquire not only wisdom that will endure for a lifetime but also an appreciation for our Creator.
There are 14 lessons included in this one-year earth science course. A detailed lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journal.
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: Th Atmosphere
Lesson 9: Climate and Weather
Lesson 10: Weather Forecasting
Lesson 11: The Biosphere
Lesson 12; Cycles of Life
Lesson 13: Places on Earth
Lesson 14: God in Creation
Features of Exploring Creation with Earth Science
- Based on the Charlotte Mason philosophy of learning
- Filled with spectacular photos and graphics
- Easy to incorporate into your homeschool plan with the Suggested Weekly Schedule, which is included in the Notebooking Journal
- Packed with a wide variety of engaging hands-on activities
- Has one special project that winds its way through its lessons. Students build and map out a globe as they grow in their understanding of our planet. It will remind them of all that they’ve learned as they display it through the years.
- What Do I Need to Use This Homeschool Earth Science Course?
To complete this earth science course, we recommend the hard-cover textbook and spiral Notebooking Journal (grades 4-6) or the Junior Notebooking Journal for early elementary ages or children with limited writing skills.
Our earth science course for elementary grades is packed with a variety of hands-on activities, experiments, and projects. These can be completed with household materials. You can click the button below to view a sample of this course, including the textbook, Table of Contents, Lab Supply List, and sample pages from the corresponding notebook(s).
What Are Some of the Activities in This Earth Science Course?
Listed below are just a few of the many engaging hands-on activities in this course. Click the View Sample button to view sample lessons from the textbook, Notebooking Journal, Junior Notebooking Journal, the Table of Contents with a complete listing of all the topics and activities, and the Lab Supply List.
A Galaxy Mobile
A Goldilocks Zone
A Globe and add features to it throughout the course!
Use Hands-On Activities to Understand:
Tectonic Plate Movement
Sunlight and Seasons
Weather and Climate
Unique Places on Earth and the Science Behind Them
Cycles and Scientists
What is the Daily Schedule for Earth Science?
We have provided a detailed schedule for Earth Science in the front of each Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal. This schedule specifically outlines what to read and what activities to complete.
In keeping with the other titles in the Young Explorer Series, the schedule is similar. On average, you should expect to spend about two weeks per lesson. There are 14 lessons in Exploring Creation with Earth Science, so the entire course takes about 28 weeks to complete. We encourage families to adapt the schedule to fit their needs. Since most school years are longer than 28 weeks, there is plenty of time to fit in family holidays and breaks as needed. Just like the other books in the Young Explorer Series, a Suggested Weekly Schedule is included in the Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal.
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