Intro to Meteorology & Astronomy (Teacher Guide - Download)
If your child is riveted by the heavens, this course is the perfect junior high science or science option. It focuses on both the weather here on earth and the atmosphere above as it introduces students to the fields of meteorology and astronomy through texts that are firmly rooted in a biblical worldview. Rather than relying on dry textbooks to convey information, the curriculum instead uses the award-winning, full-color Wonders books to teach the science within and beyond the sky! Your student will enjoy learning about forecasts, weather maps, weather fronts, the solar system, black holes, the moon, comets, and planets, as well as how to build a simple weather station and more!
Features: Each suggested weekly schedule has three easy-to-manage lessons which combine reading, worksheets, and vocabulary-building opportunities including an expanded glossary for each book. Designed to allow your student to be independent, materials in this resource are divided by section so you can remove quizzes, tests, and answer keys before beginning the coursework. As always, you are encouraged to adjust the schedule and materials as you need to in order to best work within your educational program.
Workflow: Students will read the pages in their book and then complete each section of the study guide worksheets. Tests are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade. Younger students may be given the option of taking open book tests.
Lesson Scheduling: Space is given for assignment dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. For example, the parent may opt for a M-W schedule rather than a M, W, F schedule. Each week listed has five days but due to vacations the school work week may not be M-F. Please adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an “X” in the box.
These two titles from best-selling Wonders of Creation series are combined for a full year of study. With a focus on earth’s weather patterns and the infinite space beyond our atmosphere, students will have their faith affirmed as a biblical worldview is developed. Combined with the Parent Lesson Plan, you will have a detailed calendar for each week of study, reproducible worksheets, quizzes and tests, and answers keys to help grade all assignments.
Introduction to Meteorology and Astronomy
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: Meteorology
The Earth was created to be the dwelling place of man. It is a complex world and its weather patterns affect our lives every day. Whether you live near the equator, a polar region, or somewhere in between, knowledge of the weather is important.
The Weather Book will teach: why our exact distance from the sun allows life on earth, how the weather on the other side of the earth affects you, how clouds form, how to identify the different types of clouds, what the difference is between a cold and warm front, why you can often see lightning long before you can hear thunder, how to build your own weather station, how to survive in dangerous weather, what the greenhouse effect and the ozone hole are, what Noah’s flood and the Ice Age have in common, how meteorologists forecast hurricanes and tornadoes, how to read a weather map, and what our responsibility is to the environment. Learning about the weather is fun! It will change the way you look at the clouds in the sky. Now you’ll have more of an understanding about what is going on miles above your head. And when you hear a weather report on television, you will understand so much more about the world around you!
Semester 2: Astronomy
One thing we have in common with the ancients is that all of the human race has gazed at the night sky and the bright morning and wondered, “What’s out there?” Our universe is so vast and awe-inspiring that to learn about it is to learn about ourselves.
The Astronomy Book will teach: what long-ago astronomers thought about other worlds, how constellations relate to astrology, why Mars doesn't support life, if black holes exist, and if there are planets outside our solar system, as well as solar system facts, the history of space exploration, the origin and age of the moon, the composition of stars, and the extinction of the dinosaurs, Learning about the universe is huge fun!
In the almost infinite expanse above us, we can examine planets, galaxies, and phenomena so beautiful and complex that we never outgrow a childlike wonder. We see our own reflection in the moon, the stars, and in comet trails. The more we learn, the less we fear!
|Title||Intro to Meteorology & Astronomy (Teacher Guide - Download)|
|Publisher||New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc.|