Take your elementary students on an exploration of life science, earth science, and physical science with the Learning About Science Collection, Level 3. These nine books study some of the different types of animals, photosynthesis, what’s going on inside plants, the ocean zones and some of its many animals and plants, what makes the weather, tools forecasters use to measure weather, how certain types of weather form, the types of rocks, the uses of specific rocks and crystals, types of landforms, types of energy, and sources of energy. Students can personalize each book by coloring the illustrations and tracing the key words in the space provided. Incorporate some fun and handwriting practice into science. Review activity sheets with answer keys are included. 175 pages total. Available in print and cursive handwriting versions. Ages 8-10.
This collection is a great introduction to numerous core science topics. If you wish to make it a full-year science curriculum, you may wish to add things such as books from the library, unit studies, and experiments or hands-on activities. See a preview of each title at the links below.
All measurements are given in both English and metric. This title does not discuss origins or the age of the earth. If you would like to explore the topics in this book from a Creation science worldview, a free download is included with links to numerous free resources to help you do that.
The following titles are included:
Kinds of Animals and How They Live: Introduce students to 9 different types of animals and 32 specific animals in this life science unit. Study vertebrates, invertebrates, arthropods, and more, and learn about what makes them all different and what some groups have in common. Students can personalize this book by coloring the illustrations and tracing the key words in the space provided. Incorporate some fun and handwriting practice into science. A review activity sheet with answer key is also included. 18 pages total. Types of animals include: vertebrates, invertebrates, fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, arthropods, and mollusks.
What’s Going on Inside Plants? How do plants get their food, and how do they transport it to all the parts that need it? Why do plants move toward water, light, and sometimes other objects? Learn about the processes of photosynthesis and transpiration as well as the shapes of leaves, vascular and nonvascular plants, the parts of a plant’s vascular system, and tropisms with this life science unit. Students can personalize this book by coloring the illustrations and tracing the key words in the space provided. Incorporate some fun and handwriting practice into science. A review activity sheet with answer key is also included. 16 pages total.
Life in the Ocean’s Hidden Zones: Help students discover the hidden zones of the ocean and learn about the animals that live there in this life science unit. All five zones of the ocean (sunlight, twilight, midnight, abyssal, and trenches) are explored as well as thirty-seven different animals and plants. Students can personalize this book by coloring the illustrations and tracing the key words in the space provided. Incorporate some fun and handwriting practice into science. A review activity sheet with answer key is also included. 21 pages total.
Forecasting and Understanding the Weather: Show your students what weather is, some of the tools forecasters use to measure it, and how certain types of extreme weather form. Discover the three elements of weather—sunlight, water, and air—as well as air temperature, air pressure, humidity, and air masses. Look at tools including the thermometer, anemometer, wind sock, weather vane, barometer, barograph, rain gauge, and weather balloon, and take a closer look at 14 types of weather including blizzards, dust storms, earthquakes, floods, fog, droughts, hurricanes, ice storms, mud slides, thunder and lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and wildfires.
Discovering Rocks, Minerals & Crystals: Dig into the types of rocks that make up our planet as you learn about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Learn what makes up minerals and what a crystal is. Plus, take a closer look at 23 specific rocks and crystals and their uses including granite, basalt, diorite, felsite, conglomerate, sandstone, shale, limestone, dolomite, marble, quartzite, serpentine, schist, agate, amethyst, carnelian, diamond, hematite, kyanite, rhodochrosite, sulfur, tourmaline, and turquoise. Students can personalize this book by coloring the illustrations and tracing the key words in the space provided. Incorporate some fun and handwriting practice into science. A review activity sheet with answer key is also included. 18 pages total.
Exploring the Earth’s Landforms: Take a closer look at 32 of the earth’s landforms with this earth science unit that explores bays, beaches, buttes, canyons, capes, caverns, cliffs, deltas, deserts, sand dunes, polar deserts, glaciers, geysers, gorges, hills, gulfs, islands, isthmuses, lakes, mesas, mountains, block mountains, fold mountains, oases, peninsulas, plains, plateaus, rivers, rock arches, valleys, volcanoes, and waterfalls.
Energy and Its Many Forms: Explore the five main types of energy (light, heat, sound, electrical, and chemical) and some of our sources of energy. Discover light energy and prisms; reflection and refraction; concave and convex lenses; and transparent, translucent, and opaque objects. Take a look at thermal energy and discover heat, conductors and insulators, expansion and contraction, temperature, conduction, convection, and radiation. Learn about how sound waves work and the differences between loud, soft, high-pitched, and low-pitched, sounds. Discuss electricity, atoms and electrons, circuits, switches, amps, and volts. Understand the role of chemical energy in our lives, and learn about 8 common sources of energy. Take a look at fossil-fueled steam electric power plants, hydroelectric plants, nuclear power plants, solar energy, wind turbines, tidal power, geothermal plants, and biofuel.
A Closer Look at the Science of Snowflakes: Is there more to snow than meets the eye? What is the difference between a snow crystal and a snowflake? Dive into this earth science unit to discover these answers and many more. Learn how a snowflake begins with water vapor and cools until it forms a delicate snow crystal. Take a closer look at some of the shapes of snow crystals including stellar plate, sectored plate, simple star, branched star, stellar dendrite, triangular crystal, column, needle, and needle cluster. Students can personalize this book by coloring the illustrations and tracing the key words in the space provided. Incorporate some fun and handwriting practice into science.
Beetles and Butterflies: Is a bug just a bug, or is there more to the world of bugs than meets the eye? Help students discover the fascinating world of beetles, moths, and butterflies in this life science unit. More than two dozen beetle species are explored including what makes them unique and some basic information on how to identify many of them. A review of the life cycle of a beetle is also included. Students then discover some of the differences between moths and butterflies, learn about four species of moths, and more than a dozen species of butterflies.
Discussion Helps: Free discussion guide to help you explore the topics in the Learning About Science Level 3 series from a Creation science worldview.