Life Science: Origins & Scientific Theory Teacher Guide
This is the tool you need to turn this text into a complete one year (36-week) paleontology curriculum. The 404-page Teacher Guide offers you a schedule for use with Volume 1 and Volume 2 texts. The schedule is printed in a chart format at the beginning and is divided by weekly, then daily lesson assignments. Lessons take approximately 30 to 45 minutes per day. Also in the chart is space to write due dates for assignments and the grade received. The book also offers alternate chapter worksheets, chapter exams and sectional exams (four for Volume 1 and two for Volume 2), and a final exam for each volume. Answer keys are found for all of them at the back of the book. Please note that no lab activities are included. ~ Donna
Chapter Discussion Question: Teachers are encouraged to participate with the student as they complete the discussion questions. The purpose of the Chapter Purpose section is to introduce the chapter to the student. The Discussion Questions are meant to be thought-provoking. The student may not know the answers but should answer with their, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge of the subject using sound reasoning and logic. They should study the answers and compare them with their own thoughts. We recommend the teacher discuss the questions, the student's answers, and the correct answers with the student. This section should not be used for grading purposes.
DVD: Each DVD is watched in its entirety to familiarize the student with each book in the course. They will watch it again as a summary as they complete each book. Students may also use the DVD for review, as needed, as they complete each chapter of the course.
Chapter Worksheets: The worksheets are foundational to helping the student learn the material and come to a deeper understanding of the concepts presented. Often, the student will compare what we should find in the fossil record and in living creatures if evolution were true with what we actually find. This comparison clearly shows evolution is an empty theory simply based on the evidence. God's Word can be trusted and displayed both in the fossil record and in living creatures.
Tests and Exams: There is a test for each chapter, sectional exams, and a comprehensive final exam for each book.
Master Books has such incredible science resources, but families choosing to use these books have historically either devised their own teacher material or used the publishers' free study guide if one was available. No more! They have now published Parent Lesson Planners (or "PLPs") for many of their resources including: Investigate the Possibilities Science, John Hudson Tiner's Exploring the History Of... series, Wonders of Creation series, and other stand-alone titles. These provide parents the framework and structure to use their resources for course credit. While the format varies a bit by PLP, most include a weekly lesson schedule (with 180 total lessons), student worksheets, quizzes, tests, and an answer key. Lesson schedules also include space to record dates and grades. For most courses, lessons will take approximately 30-45 minutes. Labs are occasionally recommended in the beginning of a PLP, but they are optional, not scheduled in. PLPs are reproducible for family or small group use (ten or less). These planners do a great job of turning their resources into a complete curriculum. Science PLPs are listed below with the resources they are designed to be used with. Packages made with the resources and PLP are also available. Please see more extensive information on our website. - Donna
Items in this section tend to be instructional frameworks, or unit studies with a "core" teaching resource supplemented with additional text and/or activity resources.