Earth: Its Structure & Its Changes Teacher's Guide & Student Journal
This elementary science program uses an extremely hands-on and interesting approach for students in grades 3-6 to get a thorough understanding of the physical and chemical laws at work in Gods Creation. The series incorporates creation apologetics and mini Bible lessons in with science concepts to help students understand how science works according to Gods plan and His word.
The multi-step, systematic approach employed by this series has 6 steps engage, investigate, explain, apply, expand, and assess. Each lesson uses the 6 steps to engage students from beginning to end. Think About This is the engage step of the lesson and presents the concept to be taught. The information is presented in small amounts so that the page isnt visually overwhelming to students, and it is written in age-appropriate language without being watered down. The investigate portion includes 3 sections The Investigative Problem, Gather These Materials, and Procedure & Observations. These sections work together to tell students what to look for, what materials they will need, and instructions for the activity and what and how to observe. The Science Stuff is the explain step that tells what happened in the investigation using a scientific explanation. Making Connections is the apply step which tells how the science knowledge is related to other situations and ideas. The expand step is found in Dig Deeper which provides an opportunity for students to expand what they have learned by doing another project. There may be 3 or 4 choices for these projects. Students in 3rd and 4th grade should do at least one project per lesson for a total of 20 projects per semester. Students in 5th and 6th should complete at least 25 projects per semester. The last step is the assess step which is
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.