R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey: Earth & Environment Level 1 Student Pages
Grade level: appropriate for 1st 4th grade, target grade is2nd
Product type: a printed copy of the Student Pages to use with the RSO Earth & Environment.
What are the Student Pages?The RSO Earth & Environment Level One Student Pages providean additional copy of all of the pages from the Earth & Environment course that are consumable. This includes all of the lab worksheets and all of the "For My Notebook" reading pages found in the main textbook.The Student Pages are intended for those using the textbook with more than one student. They do not provide anything "extra" to the course.
Science Thermometer The liquid in good science thermometer goes down on its own, unlike the liquid in a medical thermometer, which must be shaken down. Some kitchen thermometers will work, but most do not go low enough. You will need a thermometer that will go down to 30 F or 0 C.
RSO Rock and Mineral Kit & Streak Plate- A custom kit is available from Rainbow Resource. If you want to put together your own kit, you will need 1- to 2-inch samples of: Talc, Magnetite, Mica, Pyrite, Feldspar, Quartz Crystal, Granite, Basalt, Snowflake Obsidian, Conglomerate, Sandstone, Shale, Marble, Slate, and Schist. Plus, you need a streak plate to test mineral streak color. An unglazed kitchen tile (or even a sidewalk) can serve as a streak plate.
Written as an alternative to the R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth & Space Science, this is a one semester course (25 weeks) that includes some of the topics from Earth & Space along with a good variety of environmental topics (i.e. global warming and climate change) and scientific modeling. The number of lessons vary from 1 to 3 for each topic: a study of three of Earth’s “spheres,” weather, climate, the environment, erosion, and plate tectonics, the age of the earth and forces that shape it, current pollution and environmental issues that affect water, land, and air, and rocks and minerals. Using plenty of hands-on activities, this new addition to the series is sure to be a hit. Most supplies are household items, but you’ll need a few special things – inflatable globe, science thermometer, and a rock and mineral kit. We have assembled a kit that is specific to the R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth & Space and the same can be used for this course. 318 pgs, pb. ~ Donna
Tactile and rigorous, this classically-based science program provides an excellent science experience. The program is designed for the non-science parent. If you are a squeamish person, R.E.A.L. Science may not be for you. You’ll get dirty, handle bugs and worms, and learn through experimentation. The lessons in the book are intended to be done in order from start to finish, each lesson building upon the previous lessons. Two levels are available, perfect for multi-age learning or homeschool co-ops. The all-in-one text for Level One teaches science in an entertaining story-like format with hands-on activities, along with background science information, instructions, reading lists, journaling ideas, and supplemental websites. Student Worksheets are reproducible in Level One, although Student Pages are available separately. Science is planned 2-3 times per week. Formatted for independent learning, Level Two student texts bring science alive by engaging young people’s minds through active participation in learning. Spiral bound Student Texts offer instruction and consumable activity sheets and review pages. Consumable student materials are available separately. Teacher Guides are recommended and include weekly schedules, learning goals, math concepts for labs, lesson reviews with information not found in the student book, lab material lists, answer keys and grading guidelines.
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.