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Our Level 1 Kids Earth Science textbook includes twelve lessons about Earth Science. Lesson topics include Inside the Earth, Earth's Tectonic Plates, Oceans, Layers of the Atmosphere and Igneous Rocks. Each lesson contains 2-3 pages of written material on kids Earth Science topics, a quiz and an elementary science activity.
Myrna Martin introduces each lesson in the textbook on a video that can be purchased with our 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.
The elementary science activities are fun and easy to do in this textbook. Kids Earth Science activities include Earth Cookie, Lava Eruptions, Creating Caves, Building Crystals and Frothy Magma.
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Teacher’s Edition Textbook
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
The study of kids Earth Science covers a broad range of topics including Earth's interior, plate tectonics movement, how and why earthquakes occur, volcanic eruptions, life in the oceans and layers of the atmosphere.
New Ecosystem Around Black Smokers
It was not until the 1970s that scientists discovered a
whole new ecosystem around black smokers on the floor of the oceans. Before
that scientists did not believe many animals could live deep in the
oceans.Today although most of the oceans have not explored we know that plants and animals in the deepest parts of the ocean.
Preparing for Natural Disasters
Meteorologists study the weather patterns to predict when a hurricane, blizzards, and tornadoes may strike. Scientists use satellites to help them predict the weather. This gives people time to escape dangerous situations or to prepare for natural disasters.
Volcano Monitoring Saves Lives
Volcanologists have saved thousands of lives in the Philippines by evacuating people prior to the Pinatubo eruption during the last century. Scientists studying volcanoes warn airplanes around plumes of ash that might bring them down after a volcanic eruption.
2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunamis
Today tsunami warning systems have been set up in new places after the death of so many people after the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake. Bande Ache earthquake that spawned huge tsunami waves around the Indian Ocean.
Earth Science facts
The longest mountain range on our planet lies at the bottom of the oceans. The mountain ranges that make up the mid-ocean ridge formed as tectonic plates separate allowing magma from the upper mantle to ooze out on the ocean floor. The lava flows out covering all the ocean floors with pillow basalt.
Every 11 years the Sun’s poles reverse. The last time this occurred was on December 31, 2013. The poles completely reversed so that the former North Pole is now the South Pole.
Facts about earthquakes
Three scientists living in different countries studying seismograph records discovered important boundaries inside our Earth. A Croatian scientist discovered the Moho boundary that separates the mantle from the crust.
Liquid Outer Core
Beno Gutenberg was a German scientist who moved to the United States. He discovered the
liquid outer core. He discovered S waves that
only travel through solids stopped at the outer boundary of the core. He also helped to create the Richter scale that measures the magnitude of earthquake waves.
Solid Inner Core
Lehmann, a Danish scientists studying great earthquakes in Japan discovered the
inner solid core using P waves. The Pacific Ocean is has a ring of subduction
zones that produce great earthquakes and generate tsunamis. She was studying great earthquakes that occurred in Japan when she discovered the inner core of the Earth.
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.
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