This intermediate level science course combines grade-level content with a user-friendly, interactive design that works for all types of students. Each chapter begins with a pre-reading activity that helps students organize their ideas and alerts them to key concepts. Also included are learning objectives, key terms, and a reading check to cement learning.
The Set includes the hardcover Student Text, Homeschool Parent Guide CD-ROM, and Chapter Resources CD-ROM. The CD’s include daily lesson plans, teaching suggestions, answer keys, and additional teaching materials.
There are 7 units that cover: the world of earth science and models of the earth; the earth’s resources, rocks, minerals, and fossils; plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes; weathering, soil formation, the flow of fresh water, and erosion and deposition; oceanography; atmosphere, weather, and climate; and astronomy. Please note: since this course is from a secular publisher, it assumes an old earth and treats evolution as fact instead of theory.
Please note: This program is designed for a group classroom situation. While the curriculum can be used by homeschoolers, some of the labs included in the course require equipment and supplies that are no longer readily available. In some cases, online interactive exercises can be accessed that may include material suitable for virtual labs. Unless a student is going to pursue a medical or science field in college, these labs are not necessary to complete the course.
The Student Textbooks in this series that Pearson Learning has released to Homeschoolers contains online supplemental information and activities scattered throughout the textbook. To date, Pearson has not figured out how they are going to release the access codes in a way that is feasible for the homeschooling market. We have opted to still carry this series since the online resources are supplemental and the course content is contained in the Homeschool Bundle you receive.
Holt Earth Science Set
Grade: 6, 7, 8, 9
Topic: Science, Earth Science