Ring of Fire Science textbooks
Activity Books are designed for early elementary students. Each lesson includes information in a mini-lesson and a hands-on activity that is fully illustrated.
Level 1 books are designed for upper elementary students. Each textbook contains 12 lessons. Each Ring of Fire Science book is designed to be completed in one month by students finishing three lessons per week. Each lesson is on a specific topic and includes 2 to 3 pages of information, quiz and an activity. The lessons are designed to take about one hour to complete depending on the activity.
Level 2 textbooks are designed for middle school and high school students. Level 2 books are similar to Level 1 books except they contain 16 lessons and each lesson contains more in depth information. Each lesson takes about 1 hour to complete and includes a quiz and an activity that relates to the topic of the lesson. Students completing three lessons per week can finish a textbook in six weeks. Three Ring of Science textbooks should be completed for a semester of Earth Science credit.
The Earthquakes textbook includes lessons on faults where crustal plates are separating and colliding. Our Earth Science lesson plans include information on seismic waves and great earthquakes that occurred in the recent past.
Our Earth Science lesson plans include information on Plate Tectonics. Students learn where crustal plates are separating, colliding or slipping past each other on our planet. Iceland, California and the Pacific Ring of Fire are examples of where tectonic plate movement is visible on the Earth's surface.
The Volcanoes textbooks
lessons on major types of volcanoes and the type of eruptions that occur
on the mountains. There are about 50 to 70 volcanic eruptions each year
on our planet. Our Ring of Fire Science Volcanoes textbook contains 12 lessons on volcanoes.
The Oceans book includes lessons on oceans zones from the seashore to deep trenches that form in subduction zones. Students learn about life in the oceans and about the great coral reefs that are forming on our planet.
Science Activity Books are designed for students in PreK - 2nd grade. Our activity books are filled with illustrated activities in each book. Activity books available on this website include Earth Science, Rock Cycle, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Dinosaurs, Science of Flight and the Water Cycle.
Level 1 science materials are designed for students in upper elementary school. They contain lessons, quizzes and hands-on activities. Each unit is designed to last one month. Units include Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals, Rock Cycle, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Earth Science. A Rock and Mineral Identification Field Guide is also available with our Level 1 materials.
Level 2 science materials are designed for students in middle school and high school. The lessons are longer and contain more in depth information about each topic in the textbook. There are three to four written pages of information plus the quiz and science activity in each lesson. There are sixteen lessons in each unit and it is designed to take six weeks to complete. Students should complete three of the textbooks for a semester of Earth Science credit.
Myrna Martin introduces each lesson in the textbook on a video that can be purchased with our complete kits, packages and courses. Myrna covers not only the main points in the lesson she also includes extra information on the topic that is not contained in the written material.
Teacher’s Edition Textbooks
The teacher’s textbook is an exact copy of the student textbook. It includes the answers to the quizzes on each quiz page. A Teacher’s Notes page is located before each lesson with the following information
1. Lesson Content
2. Lesson Objectives
3. Activity information and materials needed
4. Vocabulary and definitions
5. Correlation with the National Science Standards
Earth Science materials
Why Educators Choose Our Earth Science Curriculum
Homeschool Science Materials
Our Earth Science curriculum has been recommended by a number of authors including:
All of our science materials have been used by homeschooling families throughout the United States since 1998.
Recommended by AFMS Junior Chair
Ring of Fire Science materials were recommended by Jim Brace-Thompson of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. He found our materials contain a wealth of information for the junior members of the society. He wrote that our books are beautifully designed and illustrated with easy-to-follow instructions for kids.
Cambridge Who's Who named Myrna Martin their Science Textbook Publishing Professional of the Year. She is the author of all of our textbooks. Read more about our family business.