Science Starters: Elementary Physical & Earth Science
Dr. Carolyn Reeves, Tom DeRosa
Learn from the science of fun! Discover key concepts of physical science and geology with simple explanations and fun activities using items found around the house. Discover friction and minerals, catapults and crystals, mountains, heat, dirt, and more! Young students easily learn to explain processes, apply knowledge, dig deeper, and show their understanding!
1 Year Curriculum
3rd - 8th Grade
6 Book Package Includes:
Forces & Motion – Student
Forces & Motion – Student Journal
Forces & Morion – Teacher Guide
The Earth – Student
The Earth – Teacher Guide & Student Journal
Elementary physical science and geology from the Investigate the Possibilities Series come alive through experiments that demonstrate science principles, while affirming a biblical worldview. Even middle school students will enjoy the program if you teach multi-age students together. This one-year curriculum gives easy-to-understand explanations and descriptions of scientific processes and then provides an activity using household items that applies the scientific knowledge they are learning. The included Parent Lesson Plan includes quiz and testing materials for both younger and older students!
Science Starters: Physical and Earth Science
This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.
Semester 1: Physical Science
Investigate the Possibilities Elementary Physical Science-Forces & Motion From High-speed Jets to Wind-up Toys: Elementary physical science comes alive in this amazing full-color book filled with 20 hands-on activites that ignite a sense of curiosity about the wonderful world God has made. Concepts are introduced in an engaging way-by highlighting the science behind kids at play, like rollerskating, skateboarding, and even running. By guiding students through these easy to understand investigations, they learn to explain, apply, expand, and assess what they have personally observed! Learn how to determine the speed and motion of favorite toys, create a catapult and experience the mechanics of pulleys, set up a floating pencil race, discover why friction creates heat.
Semester 2: Earth Science
Investigate the Possibilities Elementary Earth Science-The Earth Its Structure & Its Changes: Experience the science of fun! Explore the planet like never before with 20 fun and educational experiments. The learning progression helps students engage, investigate, explain, apply, expand, and assess the scientific principles, and is filled with helpful images, diagrams, and inexpensive activities. Students discover why caves and sinkholes form, what is in the soil we walk on every day, how warning signs are present prior to volcanic eruptions, what tests can be used to identify rocks, and more. This comprehensive series makes the study of God’s creation both enjoyable and educational!