Abeka Science Grade 5
Investigating God’s World continues to teach important scientific concepts within the context of what children can see and know, while glorifying God as the sustainer and upholder of His creation. Topics include insects and plants, mammals, vertebrates, geology, oceanography, energy (light), energy and engines, astronomy, and weather. Short biographical information about Christian scientists is also included. Following the Abeka spiral philosophy, previously learned concepts are reviewed as new material is learned. Serving as a helpful refresher, this enables former and new-to Abeka students to have a foundational understanding before moving onto advanced topics. Suggested hands-on activities vary, for example: creating oral reports on mammals, space, and birds, making a bird feeder, growing a crystal garden, collecting and analyzing rocks and minerals, etc. You will need to provide rocks/minerals, a penlight or flashlight, a prism, magnifying glass, Erlenmeyer flask and glass tube (or barometer) and other easily sourced items. Softcover, the textbook provides the readings, hands-on activity suggestions, comprehension checks, and chapter check up questions. Space to record answers is not included, so students will need a separate notebook. Answers to these questions are found in the Investigating God’s World Answer Key. The Homeschool Science and Health 5 Curriculum and Lesson Plans provides detailed, day-by-day lesson plans, teaching tips, homework suggestions, games, bible memorization and other enrichment ideas for a 27-week study of Science, and 8-week study of health. It is expected parents will spend 20 minutes per day, 5 days per week teaching science or health, although some children may need longer to complete the readings and activities.
Additional resources include the quiz and worksheet book, test book, and their companion but separate answer keys. The quiz book contains 25 quizzes and 24 worksheets (no answers). Answers are found in the quiz and worksheet answer key. The test book contains 6-unit tests, 2 nine-weeks examinations, and 1 semester examination (no answers). Answers are found in the test book answer key. The test book and the quiz and worksheet book are not reproducible, each student will need their own book. Suggested resources include the Homeschool Science Grades 4-6 Teaching Charts (highly recommended), Birds of North America Teaching Cards and the Flowers and Field Study Cards.
Also available are the Grade 5 Science and Health Parent and Child Kits. Both are recommended for successful teaching. The parent kit includes the Homeschool Science and Health 5 Curriculum Lesson Plans, Investigating God's World Answer Key, Test Key, Quiz and Worksheet Key, the Enjoying Good Health Answer Key, and the Quiz, Test, and Worksheet Key. The child kit includes the Investigating God's World textbook, Test Book, Quiz and Worksheet Book and the Enjoying Good Health text and Quiz, Test, and Worksheet Book.