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Our Level 2 Space lessons includes 16 topics about man on the moon, the International Space Station and Space Probes that are studying Mars, asteroids and comets.
The space lessons are 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. Three of these textbooks need to be finish 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 and interesting activities for students in middle school and high school. They also increase a student's understanding of the information taught in the lesson. Examples of the activities include: Star Gazing, 3-D Solar System, Solar Over, Designing a Space Station and Space Bingo. Each of these activities are designed to be created by students with materials commonly found around the home or in their neighborhood.
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
Facts about the solar system
The immense size of the Sun holds all of the solar system together by gravity. The Earth is the third planet from the Sun. Mars is the fourth planet. Jupiter is the fifth planet. Between Mars and Jupiter is the asteroid belt. Saturn contains are one of the most recognizable features in the Solar System. Learn more about Saturn, its rings and moons by clicking on this link. About Saturn & Its Moons
Comets in space
Comets have been observed by people since early times. Comets orbit the Sun just like other celestial objects in the Solar System. Comets are small icy dust objects that orbit the Sun. When they get close enough to the sun they heat up and form a coma and a tail that always faces away from the Sun. Edmond Halley, a British astronomer was the first to plot orbit of a comet and the return date it would be visible from Earth. Today it is known as Halley’s Comet. The European Space Agency launched the Rosetta, a robotic spacecraft to study a comet in 2004. The comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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.