Elementary Science: Soil, Sea, & Sky Teacher Guide
New Leaf has put together an elementary earth science study using the books Big Book of Earth & Sky, Bugs, and The Ecology Book. The Teacher Guide includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, quizzes & test, and answer keys. Lessons will typically take 30-45 minutes and are done 3 days per week for a one-year science course. Students will learn about soil, the sea, sky, earth's crust, caves, clouds, insects, and the relationship between living organisms written through the lens of a Christian worldview. ~ Donna
Make science fun by exploring clouds, ocean depths, the water cycle, how coal is formed, and more in this fact-filled course with helpful schedule! Also learn more about plants, animals, insects, and their relationships with one another in the natural world!
Workflow: Students will read the pages in their book and then complete each section of the Teacher Guide. They should be encouraged to complete as many of the activities and projects as possible as well. Tests are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade. If used with younger students, they may be given the option of only choosing activities or projects of interest to them and taking open book tests.
Lesson Scheduling: Students are instructed to read the pages in their book and then complete the corresponding section provided by the teacher. Assessments that may include worksheets, activities, quizzes, and tests are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade. Space is provided on the weekly schedule for assignment dates, and flexibility in scheduling is encouraged. Teachers may adapt the scheduled days per each unique student situation. As the student completes each assignment, this can be marked with an "X" in the box.
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
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.