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Throughout this unit, you will be learning all about how rocks and minerals are formed, what they look like, where they are found, why they are important, and so much more! By the end of the unit, you will be able to identify rocks right in your own backyard! So grab your gloves, safety goggles, and rock hammer and let’s go rockhounding!
Each lesson in the Teacher’s Guide begins with a few review questions from the day before to help you remember everything you’re learning. Then you will be digging even deeper in your student books with daily science, history, and Bible pages. You will perform experiments such as growing your own crystals, lighting a bulb using conduction, observing the process of oxidation, building a bone model, and so much more! You’ll also be learning about some historical rocks and minerals from around the world, such as Plymouth Rock, Stonehenge, and an underground cave of giant crystals.
In Middle School and High School levels, you will notice that your student book pages have a line to record time at the top; this is to help you track credits. Generally you need to spend an hour a day in each subject in order to apply your credits, so take your time with your pages and log your time so you can use it for your transcript if you need one!
The writing project: Students will create a comic book series about a rock. You will learn how to include illustrations, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, jokes, puns, and alliteration to make your comic even more fun and interesting!
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What to buy? You can purchase a leveled bundle with one student notebook of your choice and the Teacher's Guide, or the full family bundle that includes all levels with the Teacher's Guide. If you have more than one child you are buying for, it is more economical to get the full bundle to re-use in the future with your kids at older levels. All digital bundles come as an instant download in PDF format for you to print at home.
How long are units designed to last? Each unit is designed to be 4-5 weeks. Our main units and most of our mini units include 20 lessons and can be done as a 4-day school week (lasting 5 weeks) or a 5-day school week (lasting 4 weeks) to offer flexibility. You're in control! Set a schedule that works best for your family and your pace will dictate how quickly you complete any given unit.
Teacher's Guide: 144 pages
Pre-Reader: 60 pages
Early Reader: 144 pages
Early Elementary: 152 pages
Upper Elementary: 130 pages
Middle School: 160 pages
High School: 166 pages