In this 84-page unit, the goal is for children to understand heat, light, and sound as gifts from God and essential parts of life on earth. Including mini books, informational texts, and many exciting hands-on experiments and projects, this unit will have your little scientist asking for more! Plus, bonus informational texts and assignments for children grades 7–8 are included, making this a great unit for the whole family. Note: It is recommended that you complete the Introduction to Energy unit first.
Lesson 1 – What is Heat?
Lesson 2 – The Sun: Heat & Light Source
Lesson 3 – Heat Sources and Production
Lesson 4 – Heat Transfer
Lesson 5 – Heat Transfer Continued
Lesson 6 – Heat Conductors and Insulators
Lesson 7 – Temperature
Lesson 8 – What Is Light?
Lesson 9 – Light and Shadows
Lesson 10 – Reflection, Refraction, and Absorption
Lesson 11 – Light and Color
Lesson 12 – Sound
Lesson 13 – Volume and Pitch
Lesson 14 – Unit Project
Other topics covered within the lessons include: properties of heat; conduction, convection, and radiation; properties of light; reflection and refraction; the visible light spectrum; and properties of sound including production, pitch, and volume.
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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