GEOLOGY Unit Study Science Curriculum Free Unit Study
STUDENT WORK Independent Study Assignments
Introduction to Geology PART 1 BJU Space and Earth Science B Student Edition Our copy used but almost new was purchased from AbeBooks for $4
Concept: The Earth's Design Earth's Structure Earth's History
MINERALS day 1 INTRODUCTION: watch this video Mineral Identification read: What is a mineral also read your textbook Chapter 1.1 watch: Minerals write: Minerals are defined by five criteria; ______________ day 2 read: Chapter 1.2 (or read this page) watch: Identify Minerals view: Explore this site write: 6 characteristics that are used to identify minerals ______________ day 3 Read: Chapter 1.3 Write: Complete the Main Idea Concept Map on Page 31 of your text
To your notebook add this information Page Title: Igneous Rocks Compare and Contrast intrusive rocks extrusive compare contrast What are the difference between magma and lava? (hint: location) ___________________________ day 7 WATCH: https://youtu.be/za_B_c5v1CA READ: Metamorphic Rock Facts Article WRITE: To your Notebook add this information reference page 60 of text Page Title: Metamorphic Rocks Name 2 of the three things form metamorphic rocks Name 2 examples of foliated metamorphic rocks Name 2 examples of non foliated metamorphic rocks ___________________________ Day 8 Chapter Final :Complete the Concept Map on Rocks Page 61
Earth's Energy and Mineral Resources Watch: COAL Gas Energy Sources WIND ENERGY Day 10 LABS *hands on activities/labs: build solar powered cricket and car from kit *explore wind 'power' from kit Types of coal (hardness and use) from kit
Earthquakes Forces inside the Earth Features of Earthquakes People Earthquakes
Volcanoes Types of Volcanoes Igneous Rocks Features Famous Volcanos
TEACHER RESOURCES Classroom unit studies from science institutes and universities
RECOMMEND PURCHASE: Space and Earth Science B Student Edition Our copy used but almost new was purchased from AbeBooks for $4
I use a basic classroom science text as the base of all my unit studies. This year I am using an OLD 2002/2005 Glencoe Science book called Earth Materials nad Processes. Its pre-common core and is used for grades 6th and up. I found it for $4 at Abebooks.com but there are free online copies available. (search google Air Around You pdf). This isn't a dry textbook and chapter review unit study. I have provided links to interactive note booking, you tube videos, computer animations, simulations and computer interactive. In addition I have provided art lessons that we used during various parts of our science study. I meet the challenge of teaching concepts to a variety of learning styles and ages using plenty of interactive resources.
Radioisotope Dating of RocksThe radioisotope methods—long touted as irrefutably dating the earth as countless millions of years old—have repeatedly failed to give reliable and meaningful absolute ages for Grand Canyon rocks.
Folded Rock LayersIn the walls of the Grand Canyon, we can see that the whole horizontal sedimentary strata sequence was folded without fracturing. The only way to explain how these sandstone and limestone beds could be folded, as though still pliable, is to conclude they were deposited during the Genesis Flood, just months before they were folded.
The Mineral CarbonCarbon is found in all living things. Like a Swiss Army knife, carbon is extremely versatile. Add carbon to iron, and you get steel. Add carbon to hydrogen and oxygen, and you can produce everything from alcohol to sugar and gasoline.
Creation and Geologic LayersIn one day, our infinitely wise, all-powerful Creator laid down some dirt layers 30 miles thick that are now deep in the geologic record and foundational to the landmasses we live on. These provide us with an abundance of resources, which we use to worship and serve Him for His purposes and glory.
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Atmosphere Unit Study (2 - 3 weekly lessons) Weather (3 weekly lessons onweather patterns and forecasts) Climate (biomes) (1 weekly lesson - we did Biomes last year through our Geography Unit study)
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