Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Earth Science is the subject that I have the hardest time trying to teach. I can't classify rocks on my own. I need a lot of help in this area. It's the area of science I struggle with the most since I need to see, feel and touch science to understand it. Some of these resources have been such a big help to me.
My plans reflect a Christian perspective. Although some of the resources featured do not line up with my beliefs, I believe they make for some interesting discussion and using a Christian, young earth book along-side to show what God says and why he made it that way.
Home Science Tools-- Earth Science Experiments. This company feature Christian products for homeschoolers.
Geology and Earth Science Unit Studies-- for grades 3-8. I have not personally looked through this in detail so I can't say for sure what to expect.
How Rocks are Formed Homepage -- Very cool. Has animated models of how rocks are formed with visual learners in mind.
Rocks and Minerals Station and Geology crafts by the Crafty Classroom. I really like this set up for visual and hands-on kids.
4 2 Explore has earth science units by topic for homeschoolers
Floods and Flooding
Geology Rocks--- Great book to use as a spine or supplement for earth science studies. It's not free but you can get a copy very inexpensively right now. You can also check this out at your local library.
Let's Go Rock Collecting-- Great book for the younger set. Also not free.
We will Rock you---Rock Cycle Song Video. Very cool. Visual and auditory kids can easily catch on to the different rock types.
Backyard Rock Classification-- For the younger set.
Geology Unit Study by Cindy Downes. This is for grades K-8th grade. This free unit will last about 12 weeks according to her lesson plans. It's all nicely laid out and labeled. I like it when it's easy-to-use.
Kids Investigate Volcanoes on Squidoo
Earth Science/Rocks and Minerals Unit -- Great for K-6th grade. This mom has listed a variety of resources and experiments.
Earth Science Projects-- by the Homeschool Den. Mostly crafty and hands-on for K-4th.
Old Earth Science Resources for grades K-5th grade