Explore the earth and sky from a biblical worldview with this curriculum pack that delivers insightful, God-honoring information! This two-book course builds a curriculum around Exploring the World Around You, which focuses on the varieties of our planet's habitats, and Exploring the World of Astronomy, which takes students from the rugged surface of the moon to the distant and mysterious constellations. A great option for earth science or for a science elective, this engaging course captivates students while also teaching them about the magnificent world that God has created.
Features: Each suggested weekly schedule has two to three easy-to-manage lessons that combine reading, worksheets, and vocabulary-building opportunities. Worksheets, quizzes, and tests are perforated and three-hole punched — materials are easy to tear out, hand out, grade, and store. As always, you are encouraged to adjust the schedule and materials needed to best work within your educational program. Space is given for assignments dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. Adapt the days to your school schedule.
Workflow: Students will read the pages in their book and then complete each section of the PLP. They should be encouraged to complete as many of the activities and projects as possible as well. Tests are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade. If used with younger students, they may be given the option of only choosing activities or projects of interest to them and taking open book tests.
Lesson Scheduling: This course should take between 60 to 90 hours to complete, depending on any additional hours spent on added research, bonus activities, essay writing assignments, or suggested lab work, if assigned. Elective courses that take 60 hours are commonly assigned ½ credit, while those 120 hours or more are assigned a full credit; core courses require over 150 hours for a credit. Based on whether this is being used as a core or elective course, make your final credits calculation based on the total hours of coursework completed in the year.