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Weather and Water

$19.99

Course Book One Per Family

$19.99
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The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Weather and Water 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.

  • 98 pages
  • Full-color
  • 14 lessons
  • Wire bound; 8.5″x11″

A Student Journal for each child is also needed to complete this course.

Add one Student Journal per child.

Student Journal Grades 3-6 One Per Student

$5.99
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Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 32-page Weather and Water 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.

  • 32 pages
  • Full-color
  • Saddle stitched; three-hole punched; perforated; 8.5″x11″

Student Journal Grades 7-8 One Per Student

$6.99
Details

Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 64-page Weather and Water 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.

  • 64 pages
  • Full-color
  • Saddle stitched; three-hole punched; perforated; 8.5″x11″
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Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack

$25.97
Front Cover of Weather and Water Science Unit Read Aloud Book Pack
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Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Weather and Water study.

Learn about tornadoes, downbursts, hurricanes, trade winds, and more with Sam and his grandfather’s letters that teach about different weather patterns without creating fear in Wild, Wild Wind by Shannen Yauger. (31 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″)

Fascinated by the atmosphere, June Bacon-Bercey, a bright and motivated young woman who excelled in school chose to study meterology. What she didn’t expect was to not be welcome to study meterology. But undeterred, June became the first African-American woman to earn a degree in meterology. In Changing Weather—The Story of June Bacon-Bercey you’ll learn about this pioneer who blazed the trail for others to follow. (27 pages, full-color, 11″x7″)

On January 12, 1888, in a small Nebraska town, the school children are caught in a sudden blizzard. Follow along with Tommy and Carrie Carter and their teacher Miss Penny as they decide whether to stay in the schoolhouse and freeze or brave the storm on foot to find warmth and safety in he Schoolhouse Blizzard: (32 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children of many ages. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

The Beauty of Weather by Elle Staples and Shannen Yauger

$13.99
Front Cover The Beatury of Weather: A Good and Beautiful Art Collection By Jenny Phillips and Ashlee Klemm
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The beauty of weather has captured the imaginations of artists throughout history. Through spectacular paintings artists have brought snowcapped mountains, tumultuous waves, windblown trees, and foggy mornings to life. Through awe-inspiring artwork and thought provoking questions, the beauty of our world’s incredible weather patterns comes alive in this remarkable collection of landscape paintings from artists around the world.

Written by Elle Staples and Shannen Yauger

61 pages, full-color, 10.75″x6.75″

This book is recommended to accompany our Weather and Water unit as extra reading for students in grades 7-8.

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From thrilling storms and calming rains to heat waves and cold snaps, explore all the ways God keeps things growing and changing on our Earth in this engaging science unit. Create a Tornado in a Bottle, solve a Misty Mystery, locate clouds with a Cloud Viewer, and conduct many other exciting weather-related experiments throughout this new 14-lesson unit! Immerse your children in hands-on activities, fun experiments, captivating videos, and beautiful illustrations and images as they gain an appreciation for the weather and water in our 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 and immerse your children in the beauty and wonder of weather and water!

Lesson 1: Introduction to Weather
Lesson 2: Weather, Climate, and Seasons
Lesson 3: Water and Our World
Lesson 4: The Atmosphere
Lesson 5: Air
Lesson 6: Wind
Lesson 7: The Water Cycle
Lesson 8: Clouds and Weather Fronts
Lesson 9: Rain and Rainbows
Lesson 10: Snow, Sleet, Hail, and Freezing Rain
Lesson 11: Thunder and Lightning
Lesson 12: Severe Weather: Tornadoes and Tropical Cyclones
Lesson 13: Weather Forecasting
Lesson 14: The Beauty and Power of Water

Optional Suggested Reading

Optional books that correlate well with the Weather and Water science unit.
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Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack

$25.97
Details

Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Weather and Water study.

Learn about tornadoes, downbursts, hurricanes, trade winds, and more with Sam and his grandfather’s letters that teach about different weather patterns without creating fear in Wild, Wild Wind by Shannen Yauger. (31 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″)

Fascinated by the atmosphere, June Bacon-Bercey, a bright and motivated young woman who excelled in school chose to study meterology. What she didn’t expect was to not be welcome to study meterology. But undeterred, June became the first African-American woman to earn a degree in meterology. In Changing Weather—The Story of June Bacon-Bercey you’ll learn about this pioneer who blazed the trail for others to follow. (27 pages, full-color, 11″x7″)

On January 12, 1888, in a small Nebraska town, the school children are caught in a sudden blizzard. Follow along with Tommy and Carrie Carter and their teacher Miss Penny as they decide whether to stay in the schoolhouse and freeze or brave the storm on foot to find warmth and safety in he Schoolhouse Blizzard: (32 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children of many ages. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

The Beauty of Weather by Elle Staples and Shannen Yauger

$13.99
Details

The beauty of weather has captured the imaginations of artists throughout history. Through spectacular paintings artists have brought snowcapped mountains, tumultuous waves, windblown trees, and foggy mornings to life. Through awe-inspiring artwork and thought provoking questions, the beauty of our world’s incredible weather patterns comes alive in this remarkable collection of landscape paintings from artists around the world.

Written by Elle Staples and Shannen Yauger

61 pages, full-color, 10.75″x6.75″

This book is recommended to accompany our Weather and Water unit as extra reading for students in grades 7-8.

Johnny McKee and the Big Flood by Irmengarde Eberle

$6.39
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Level 4

After exploring the woods with his friends, Johnny McKee makes a quick trip to the nearby Rolf dairy farm to see their horse, Red Boy. He could never guess the terrible situation he would cause due to a simple mistake. Things worsen when a natural disaster hits and Johnny finds himself in an increasingly dangerous situation.

“We are excited to bring this book back to the world after it was lost to children and out of print for over 50 years. We have scoured the literary world for treasures just like this to add to our library—delightful and wholesome books that help children gain respectful attitudes, honesty, love of nature, and love of good books. Hear more about our message by watching the video ‘Be Brave About Books’ on The Good and the Beautiful YouTube channel.” ~ Jenny Phillips

114 pages

Tino and the Typhoon by Alice Geer Kelsey

$6.39
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Level 5

In the coastal Philippine village of Darapidap lives a boy named Tino, the lighthouse keeper’s son. Watching his father keep the light inspires Tino to do a grown man’s work, but his fears hold him back in his father’s eyes. When a fierce storm threatens the safety of the village and the fishermen at sea, Tino’s courage is put to a true test.

135 pages

When the Dikes Broke by Alta Halverson Seymour

$5.59
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Level 8

Everyone knew that a tile roof was a precarious perch. Everyone saw, too, that the steadily rising water had reached a corner of the attic floor near the stairway and was beginning to spread, slowly but surely, toward them.

Based on the great flood that swept over Holland in 1953, the gripping story When the Dikes Broke follows the tale of the van Rossem family as they are awakened by sirens and the clanging of church bells and soon realize that the dikes have broken. As the water rises to their roof, the family is separated, and a desperate and daring search is set in place for those who have been swept away. This adventurous story is packed with educational and moral value.

116 pages

Wild, Wild Wind by Shannen Yauger

$7.99
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When Sam experiences a downburst while visiting his grandparents, he can’t help but want to learn more about wind and what it can do. Filled with facts that learners of all ages will enjoy, Wild, Wild Wind teaches about the power of wind without creating fear. Learn about tornadoes, downbursts, hurricanes, trade winds, and more as Sam and his grandpa exchange letters on these exciting topics.

31 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Weather and Water Science Unit and is included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

 

Changing Weather—The Story of June Bacon-Bercey by Ashlee Klemm

$8.99
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June, a bright and motivated young woman, always excelled in school. The atmosphere fascinated her, so she chose to study meteorology. A person as intelligent and capable as June should be a welcome addition to any science, but that wasn’t the case. June was African-American, and never before had an African-American woman earned a degree in meteorology. Undeterred, June persisted and blazed the trail for others to follow. This is the story of how meteorology and broadcasting pioneer June Bacon-Bercey forever changed the face of weather.

27 pages, full-color, 11″x7″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Weather and Water Science Unit and is included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

The Schoolhouse Blizzard by Shannen Yauger

$8.99
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On January 12, 1888, Tommy and Carrie Carter start their day like any other school day. As they work their sums, practice reading, and enjoy their friends, a major blizzard is brewing. When the storm suddenly hits their small Nebraska town, all the children are caught in the schoolhouse! As the schoolhouse begins to fall apart, their teacher, Miss Penny, only has two choices for herself and the fifteen scared children: stay in the schoolhouse and freeze or brave the storm on foot to find warmth and safety.

32 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud for our Weather and Water Science Unit.

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Course Book (PDF)

$19.99
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The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Weather and Water science course. Hands-on activities, vocabulary words, access to captivating videos, vocabulary words, mini books, 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.

  • PDF for self-printing
  • 98 pages
  • Full-color
  • 14 lessons

 

Student Journal Grades 3-6 (PDF)

$9.99
Details

PDF for self-printing

Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the Weather and Water 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.

  • PDF for self-printing
  • 32 pages
  • Full-color

Student Journal Grades 7-8 (PDF)

$9.99
Details

PDF for self-printing

Each student grades 7–8 needs their own copy of the 64-page Weather and Water 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.

  • PDF for self-printing
  • 64 pages
  • Full-color

How the Unit Works

Required Course Items

Course Book One Per Family

Details:

The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the 98-page Weather and Water 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.

Student Journal Grades 3-6 One Per Student

Details:

Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 32-page Weather and Water 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.

Student Journal Grades 7-8 One Per Student

Details:

Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 64-page Weather and Water 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.

Optional Suggested Reading

Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack

Details:

Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Weather and Water study. Purchase above.

Includes:

  • Wild, Wild Wind by Shannen Yauger
  • Changing Weather—The Story of June Bacon-Bercey by Ashlee Klemm
  • The Schoolhouse Blizzard by Shannen Yauger

The Beauty of Weather by Elle Staples and Shannen Yauger

Details:

We recommend this book as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8. The beauty of weather has captured the imaginations of artists throughout history. Through awe-inspiring artwork and thought provoking questions, the beauty of our world’s incredible weather patterns comes alive in this remarkable collection of landscape paintings from artists around the world. Purchase above.

Written by Elle Staples and Shannen Yauger

Correlated reading—add additional learning and fun to your Weather and Water studies!

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