Our Level 2 Earth Science textbook includes 16 lessons, quizzes and kids science activities. These are some of the lessons included in the textbook: The Earth, Plate Tectonics, Minerals, Volcanoes, The Oceans and Storms.
Our Earth Science textbook is designed to be completed in six weeks by students who finish three lessons per week. Each lesson contains 3-4 pages of written material, a quiz and a kids science activity. Students need to finish three of these textbooks for a semester of high school Earth Science credit. Students wishing a year of Earth Science credit need to complete all six units.
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.
Kids Science Activities
The kids science activities are fun and easy to do. They also increase a student's understanding of the information taught in the lesson. Examples of the activities include: Fault Blocks, Tsunami Waves, Layers of the Atmosphere and Crystal Mobile.
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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
What is Earth Science?
Earth Science covers the study of Earth from its core to the far reaches of outer space in most middle school and high school classrooms. Students learn about how earthquakes are used to study the inside of the Earth. They also learn about volcanoes, weather and layers of the atmosphere. The study of Earth Science also includes planets, asteroids, the Sun and the Moon found in our Solar System. Some classes also include stars, galaxies and space exploration in an Earth Science class.
Mid ocean ridge
The mid ocean ridge is found in all the oceans on our planet. The ridge is actually the largest mountain range on the planet and if all the water suddenly evaporated on Earth the mid ocean ridge would be the most prominent land form visible. It has a rift valley running down the center of the ridge where two crustal plates are separating. Convection currents inside the mantle cause the ridge to be elevated. Iceland is one of the rare places on Earth where the mid ocean ridge is above sea level and visible to people walking on the island.
Mount Pinatubo eruption
The Mount Pinatubo eruption on June 15, 1991 was the second largest eruption of the 20th Century. The volcano is located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Manila, the capital city, is located only 55 miles away from the volcano. The eruption was its first in almost 500 years and was the most destructive eruption of the 20th Century. Geologists warned people of the coming eruption and thousands of people were saved from the destructive pyroclastic flows and lahars that occurred during the eruption. Thick layers of ash covered the slopes and surrounding land after the eruption. Further information about Mount Pinatubo eruption.
Earth Science facts
Earthquakes were used by three scientists to discover the boundary between the mantle and the crust, the outer core and the inner core. All earthquakes produce P waves and S waves. Only P waves travel through all parts of the Earth. Great andesitic volcanoes surround the Pacific Plate that formed due to plate tectonic movement. The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on our planet. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the largest wind driven current on Earth. The current connects the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It was discovered in 1699-1700 by the British astronomer Edmund Halley. He is the astronomer who plotted the orbit and return of Halley ’s Comet that is visible from Earth every 75-76 years.
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.
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