Step 3 - Science 2 - Earth Sciences

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Step 3 - Science 2 - Earth Sciences

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Secular science!
  • Introduces and explores Earth Sciences!
  • Hands-on activities make science relevant to the student!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

My daughter has friends who are public schooled and home schooled. All her friends made positive comments on her (Steps) course.  One of her public schooled friends asks every visit to see what is new in the science notebook.  She says my daughter “gets to learn so much more” than she ever learns. K.O., Homeschool Mom
The second Science course for Step 3 students, ages 9-10 who read fairly well, and for older students still developing literacy before starting Step 4 studies

The basics of geology, oceanography and meteorology (weather and atmosphere) are covered in much greater detail than is usual for students in this age group. Through a powerful, hands-on approach, the young student comes to understand the scientific basics of the world he lives in.

The course specializes, as do all STEPS courses, in developing the student's understanding and ability to think and form his own ideas and opinions. The course is fun and challenging, and is built to increase the student’s vocabulary and knowledge of geography, as well as of science.

(This course requires the student to get the inexpensive workbook, Discover! Oceanography .)  35 big lesson plans plus tests and answer guides, some 40-55 hours of work for the student, about a semester.

This course includes:

  • What is geology
  • What are elements
  • What is a universe, a galaxy and a solar system
  • What is a planet
  • Planet Earth
  • Continents and oceans
  • Tectonic Plates
  • Volcanoes
  • The crust of Earth
  • The Mid-Ocean ridge
  • Types of rocks
  • Earthquakes
  • What is Oceanography
  • Lakes, Rivers, other bodies of water
  • The water cycle
  • Tides and Currents
  • Life in the oceans
  • What is weather
  • Seasons
  • The sun and its influence on weather
  • Clouds
  • Heat and cold
  • Storms

Just wanted to say thanks once again! My DS14 has gone from 'hating' school science to now being fascinated and actually considering aiming for a career in zoology eventually! For a kid who had no goals at all as far as further education he's now excited when he talks about working with animals in the future. Your science curriculum has shown him that science doesn't need to be boring and dry. We now have big long discussions about all kinds of scientific theories and chemical reactions.

He was just in his bedroom doing his creative writing and all I could hear were chuckles. It's so exciting to see him enjoying learning! I never thought I'd ever see this. He wrote a 1400 word essay the other day because he just didn't want to stop!  
A.R., Homeschool Mom
I really like Steps, and appreciate their approach to learning. My 2 oldest children did this course, with minimal input from me. I observed and guided and monitored, but they did the work. A great way to learn the basics of science, and personal responsibility.
  C. A., Homeschool Mom
My 9 year old daughter is absolutely loving this course.  She loves the hands on lessons and is having a blast while learning so much. She is so excited with it right now that it's all she wants to work on these days. Thanks for an engaging and fun course.  S. W., Homeschool Mom

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