Your young explorer will begin this course with an overview of our cosmic address in the observable universe and then grow in the knowledge of what, in the entire universe, makes Earth special and capable of sustaining life.
An awareness of the world will develop as students interact with the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere of the Earth. By digging deeper into the many different layers of the Earth and the cycles that renew the face of the Earth, they will acquire not only wisdom that will endure for a lifetime but also an appreciation for our Creator.
There are 14 lessons included in this one-year earth science course. A detailed lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journal.
Lesson 1: The Observable Universe
Lesson 2: Life in the Habitable Zone
Lesson 3: Spheres of the Earth
Lesson 4: Mapping Your World
Lesson 5: The Geosphere
Lesson 6: Making and Shaping the Land
Lesson 7: The Hydrosphere
Lesson 8: Th Atmosphere
Lesson 9: Climate and Weather
Lesson 10: Weather Forecasting
Lesson 11: The Biosphere
Lesson 12; Cycles of Life
Lesson 13: Places on Earth
Lesson 14: God in Creation
To complete this earth science course, we recommend the hard-cover textbook and spiral Notebooking Journal (grades 4-6) or the Junior Notebooking Journal for early elementary ages or children with limited writing skills.
Apologia Science, created specifically for home educators, is built on a creationist foundation and is written in a conversational style that takes the complexities of science and breaks them down into understandable instruction. This experiment-rich curriculum gives students the hands-on projects necessary to take science from concept to reality as they perform the many experiments outlined at each level.
Living God's Word Through Education
The What We Believe Bible series does more than teach your children about the Bible. More importantly, it teaches them how to live God’s Word by confidently walking out their Christian beliefs in a hostile culture. With this beautifully illustrated Bible curriculum, your children will learn to apply Scripture and use it as a lens through which to view the world—and choose to walk in the truth.
Literature with a Biblical Worldview
Apologia's Language Arts curriculum involves stimulating exercises that help build grammar and writing skills for younger students and introduce your older students to the world of literature, all from a biblical worldview. Teachers and parents love the conversational style that allows them the ability to give their students the freedom to work independently through the course. Students love the colorful illustrations and the conversational style that make learning fun and engaging.