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Science Starters: Elementary General Science & Astronomy Curriculum

Elementary General Science & Astronomy Curriculum
Elementary General Science & Astronomy Curriculum
Item# CURR-general_astronomy
Regular price: $53.85
Sale price: $43.08

Description

Experience the fun of science with these curriculum units for Christian school or Biblically-based home school teachings. Offered at a 20% savings off the retail price ($53.85).

Include:
• Student Texts
• Student Journals
• Teacher's Guides
• Detailed Parent Lesson Planner


Elementary general science & astronomy from the Investigate the Possibilities Series come alive through experiments that demonstrate science principles, while affirming a biblical worldview. Even middle school students will enjoy the program if you teach multi-age students together. This one-year curriculum gives easy-to-understand explanations and descriptions of scientific processes and then provides an activity using household items that applies the scientific knowledge they are learning. The included Parent Lesson Planner contain quiz and testing materials for both younger and older students!





Water & Weather
by Tom DeRosa & Carolyn Reeves Includes Student Text (88 Page 11 x 8 1/2 paperback Full Color), the Teacher's Guide, and the Student Journal.
Retail Prices: $22.97

• Learn about zones in the ocean, from warm, clear water to the deepest, coldest places
• Find out the facts about the weather cycle, earth's purification system, weather instruments, and more!
• Discover the important connection between water and fossils—how this helped to form, alter, and reveal them

Science unfolds as activities bring alive the natural curiosity of children. This new title covers not only the weather and varying climates around the world, but explores the results of weather events in the past. The great Flood was a cataclysmic event that left behind fossils, and these impressions reveal much about what happened during and after this historical event. Form a connection between this biblical history and the world experienced outside your door as natural processes like rain and wind are shown to be forces at work in the environment!


The Universe
by Tom DeRosa & Carolyn Reeves Includes Student Text (88 Page 11 x 8 1/2 paperback Full Color), the Teacher's Guide, and the Student Journal.
Retail Prices: $22.97

A positive experience of astronomy and the Creator that is hands-on!

Through simple experiments and fact-finding problems, the new Investigate the Possibilities astronomy curriculum brings to light God's design of this massive and intricate universe. Students will:

• Read about the historical discoveries of great scientists of the past like Kepler, Galileo, and Newton, and how their words impact us today
• Explore astronomy from the first observations of space, the creation of the telescope, the history of flight, and more
• Be encouraged in their faith, reading Scriptures that highlight God's magnificent hand in creation.

The Universe: From Comets to Constellations helps students become engaged in the scientific process through their own natural curiosity. Using everyday household items, the inexpensive experiments help bring science to life.



Parent Lesson Planners:
Retail Price $7.91

Learn from the science of fun! Discover key concepts of physical science and geology with simple explanations and fun activities using items found around the house. Discover friction and minerals, catapults and crystals, mountains, heat, dirt, and more! Young students easily learn to explain processes, apply knowledge, dig deeper, and show their understanding!

Lesson Planner Includes:
Weekly Lesson Schedule
Master Supply List
Quizzes & Test
Answer Key



Multi-level Quiz & Test Options: The Science Starters curriculum allows multi-age students between grades 3 to 6 to be taught at the same time. For your convenience we have included two different levels of quizzes and final exams so that you can choose the ones most appropriate for your student’s age and educational abilities.

Suggested levels include:
Level 1 – Grades 3 to 4
Level 2 – Grades 5 & 6

Workflow: Students will read two pages in their book and then complete one page of the Student Journal. Extra Projects are also assigned. Quizzes are given at regular intervals.

Lesson Scheduling: Space is given for assignment dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. While each quarter has 45 days of assignments, they do not have to be given M-F. Some students may prefer to do more assignments each day, allowing for breaks on other days. Each week listed has five days but due to vacations the school work week may not be M-F. Please adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an “X” in the box.

Parent Lesson Planners are easy-to-use with suggested daily schedules, as well as three-hole punched perforated pages so worksheets, quizzes, and tests can be easily removed before students begin their coursework.


Course Description

This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.

Semester 1: Water and Weather

Learn about zones in the ocean, from warm, clear water to the deepest, coldest places. Find out the facts about the weather cycle, earth’s purification system, weather instruments, and more! Discover the important connection between water and fossils—how this helped to form, alter, and reveal them. Study not only the weather and varying climates around the world, but also explore the results of weather events in the past. The great Flood was a cataclysmic event that left behind fossils, and these impressions reveal much about what happened during and after this historical event. Form a connection between this biblical history and the world experienced outside your door as natural processes like rain and wind are shown to be forces at work in the environment!

Semester 2: The Universe

How big is the solar system? How big is the universe? Can we make a model to help us understand God’s wonderful creation? These and other questions are answered through a fun and investigative process created just for upper elementary students! Through simple experiments and fact-finding problems, this astronomy curriculum brings to light God’s design of this massive and intricate universe. Students will read about the historical discoveries of great scientists of the past like Kepler, Galileo, and Newton, and how their words impact us today. They will explore astronomy from the first observations of space, the creation of the telescope, the history of flight, and more. Students are encouraged in their faith as they become engaged in the scientific process through activities using inexpensive, everyday household items that bring science to life.



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.

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Curriculum
Biblical creation science educational curriculum for Christian schools, homeschools, and Sunday schools developed by scientists and educators from ministries such as Answers in Genesis, the Institute for Creation Research, Creation Research Society, and Creation Ministries International.