The Earth: Its Structure & Its Changes (Curriculum Set)
Tom DeRosa & Carolyn Reeves
Retail Prices: $12.99 (textbook) $6.99 (teacher guide/student journal)
The curriculum is a study of the fascinating world of geology. With explanations of how our Earth was shaped, giving evidence to the Genesis Flood, accompanying earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other powerful processes. Students will explore 20 “investigations” through experiments and a very specific learning progression, unique to the Investigate the Possibilities series of books:
Engage - Students make a note of what they know or have experienced about the topic.
Investigate - Students will follow the instructions and make observations of what happens.
Explain - Students will begin to understand the science behind what they observed in the investigation.
Apply - Here, the understanding of the investigation is related to other situations and ideas.
Expand -Each investigation also includes a few “Dig Deeper” projects to further understanding.
Assess - Students explain what they have learned.
Students will examine natural occurrences such as mountains, volcanoes, rocks, minerals, crystals, water, and dirt (just to name a few). By using household items such as hard boiled eggs, oranges, measuring cups, maps, clay and markers, these scientific truths will come to life.
The newly combined Teacher’s Guide and Student Journal for The Earth: Its Structure & Its Changes includes insights and suggestions to help you in more effectively working with your student. Worksheets and journal pages for the student are included as well on perforated pages that can be easily taken out and copied for your convenience. Clear objectives throughout the Teacher’s portion help guide the educational experience, and the student pages provide all that’s needed to record ideas, questions, observations, and answers from the text. These two facets of the book help ensure than not only is your job as a teacher made easier, but your students will retain more of what they learned, through the work of putting their thoughts and findings down on paper!
About the Authors:
Authors Tom DeRosa and Carolyn Reeves are committed biblical creationists with a combined 60 years teaching science. Both are excellent at helping students experience science concepts in the world around them.
Tom Derosa studied biblical creation and became committed to breaking down the barrier of a lack of knowledge about the biblical account of creation that is keeping people from Christ. In 1988 he formed Creation Studies Institute and has authored several books.
Carolyn Reeves, Ph.D., and her husband make their home in Oxford, Mississippi where they are active members of North Oxford Baptist Church. Carolyn retired after a 30-year career as a science teacher, finished a doctoral degree in science education, and began a new venture as a writer and an educational consultant. The Reeves have three children, three in-law children and nine grandchildren.