Earth & Space is a science course that covers earth science as well as astronomy. Students will learn about plate tectonics, the structure of the earth, natural disasters, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, soil, fossils, seasons, climate, the atmosphere, weather, galaxies, stars, planets, and the solar system. As they learn about these things, students are also learning about the history of science, famous scientists, the scientific method, and the tools that scientists use. For use with ages 6 to 18 years.
A Pick-and-Choose Curriculum
A mentor uses Earth & Space to custom tailor learning to the students. The mentor chooses from among the library book recommendations, video recommendations, and activity ideas presented in the book. Mentors and students learn together as they read, watch, experiment, play, and craft. To complete the activities you will need science measuring tools like beakers, thermometers, and an electronic balance; craft supplies; and some household items. This course was designed for multiple ages or abilities of students to learn together in a homeschool or classroom.
Nine Month-Long Units
Earth & Space includes nine units, one for each month of your school year.
- How Science Works
- Planet Earth
- Plate Tectonics
- Seasons & Climate
- Solar System
Each unit intentionally contains more information and activities than you will be able to complete. The mentor chooses among the options to design a course just for his or her students. Then, in four years, once the entire Layers of Learning cycle has been completed, you all return to the book and do new activities at a higher level of learning. This course was designed for multiple ages or abilities of students to learn together in a homeschool or classroom and contains activities that will appeal to little ones and to high schoolers, often at the same time.
Digital Printable Pack
A Printable Pack of worksheets, paper crafts, foldables, maps, and activities is included with this book. To retrieve the free Printable Pack visit the product page at Layers-of-Learning.com, put the Printable Pack into your cart, and enter the coupon code found inside this book at checkout.
As students learn about the earth they are asked to assemble their own Science Notebook. You can purchase printable or paperback copies of the Science Notebook. If you prefer you can use a graph paper notebook to make your own.