Bring the study of rocks and minerals to life with our updated Geology science unit. Filled with breathtaking free videos and interactive learning, explore how earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and erosion change rocks to shape Earth’s tallest mountains and deepest caves. In this unit you will grow crystals, explode volcanoes, make mini earthquakes, and study the rock cycle. Get ready to be amazed at God’s beautiful, marvelous world!
Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book available below to expand learning!
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Geology & Earth’s Composition
Lesson 2 – Plate Tectonics
Lesson 3 – Earthquakes
Lesson 4 – Volcanoes: Magma and Lava
Lesson 5 – Volcanoes: Types and Eruptions
Lesson 6 – Minerals
Lesson 7 – Crystals, Gems, Precious Stones, and Geodes
Lesson 8 – Rock Characteristics
Lesson 9 – Igneous Rock
Lesson 10 – Sedimentary Rock
Lesson 11 – Metamorphic Rock
Lesson 12 – The Rock Cycle
Lesson 13 – Geological Processes
Lesson 14 – Mountains and Other Landforms
The full-color 112-page Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Geology science course. Hands-on activities, engaging videos, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.
The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Kit is incorporated into the course and lessons throughout. Using the testing tools, six minerals, and three rocks included in the kit, lessons will prompt children to observe and test different materials, providing hands-on experiences with geology.
Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the 40-page Geology Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
Each student grades 7–8 needs their own copy of the 64-page Geology Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.
Two full-color, interactive books in the optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Geology study. Purchase above.
We recommend this book as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8. Caves: The Underground Wilderness takes readers on a unique journey through majestic underground spaces full of breathtaking sights, from columns of glowing ice and fantastic rock formations to vast networks of underwater caverns. Purchase above.
The Good and the Beautiful curriculum takes a general Christian worldview, focusing, not on the doctrine of any particular Christian church, but on high moral character and basic Bible principles such as gratitude, honesty, prayer, and kindness. Parents can add in their own doctrinal beliefs as desired.
The curriculum is reviewed by members of many different faiths to make sure that the curriculum does not include doctrine specific to any Christian church. We have reviewers and users of the following denominations and more: Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nazarene, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and Seventh Day Adventists.
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