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CD-ROM for DIVE Earth Science Course

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CD-ROM Version. Complete curriculum with video lectures and labs that teach every concept on a digital blackboard. Includes video solutions to worksheet and lab activities, a digital workbook, and much more!

Self-Paced eLearning Course is recommended over the CD-ROM

eLearning, CD, or Download: What's the difference?

 

CLICK ON PRODUCT VIDEO TAB ABOVE OR CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SAMPLE LECTURES AND LABS. SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW TABLE OF CONTENTS, SAMPLE LAB WORKSHEETS, LAB SUPPLY LIST, AND OPTIONAL RESOURCES.  

This course trains children to enjoy God's great Earth while equipping them to stand against evolutionism and Old-Earth superstitions that infect natural history displays at most museums and geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon. It covers four major areas: Earth Science Basics, Flood Geology, Limnology (Freshwater Ecosytems) and Oceanography, and Astronomy and Meteorology. Click here to view our Earth Science eLearning course that does all the grading and record keeping for you!

 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • TYPICALLY RECOMMENDED FOR 7th/8th GRADE
  • MEETS OR EXCEEDS STATE REQUIREMENTS
  • PREALGEBRA (MATH 8/7) COMPLETED OR CONCURRENTLY
  • TAUGHT FROM A BIBLICAL,  SIX DAY CREATION FOUNDATION 
  • ALL MAC OS OR WINDOWS XP COMPUTER AND HIGHER AND SPEAKERS ARE REQUIRED
  • TEXTBOOK NOT REQUIRED
 
WHAT'S INSIDE? EVERYTHING YOU NEED!
  • 56 VIDEO LECTURES (2 PER WEEK)
  • 28 VIDEO LABS (1 PER WEEK)
  • 56 DIGITAL WORKSHEETS (2 PER WEEK)
  • DIGITAL LAB MANUAL WITH SOLUTIONS
  • Q & A EMAIL SERVICE 
  • GRADE CALCULATOR
  • LAB SUPPLY LIST
 
 
HOW DOES IT WORK?

The course is set up on a 32 week schedule with two lectures, two worksheets, 20 definitions, and one lab to complete each week. Every 8 weeks there is a Quarterly Review, which can be used as an exam. The lecture and lab videos average 20 minutes each. Labs can be completed hands-on but it is not required. Here is our recommended schedule but feel free to adjust foyour family.

 

DAY 1: COMPLETE DEFINITIONS & DIGITAL FLASHCARDS

DAY 2: LECTURE A, WORKSHEET A, WATCH VIDEO SOLUTIONS

DAY 3: LECTURE B, WORKSHEET B, WATCH VIDEO SOLUTIONS

DAY 4: WATCH VIDEO LAB (HANDS-ON NOT REQUIRED), COMPLETE LAB WORKSHEET, WATCH VIDEO SOLUTIONS

Every 8 weeks there is a Quarterly Review.

Video Lectures and Labs average 20 minutes each.  

 

Click Here to View the Sample Earth Science Lab Manual

 

LABORATORY SUPPLY LIST
 
NATURE'S WORKSHOP has created a Lab Kit for this course. You can view it here.  
 
“How many hands-on labs should my child do?” As many as you have time/money for. Watch the video lab and complete the lab manual for the remaining labs. Your child will learn more than most of their peers even if they don't do any of labs hands-on.  

 

* -1st Semester Supplies   **-2nd Semester Supplies
 
HARDWARE STORE
 *Bag of play sand, 50 lb, $5.00

 *Silicon sealant, 1.5 oz, $3.00

 *Muriatic Acid, 1 gal, $5.00 - Optional

 **Brooder reflector with clamp and 250 Watt heat lamp, $15.00

 **Elmer’s regular glue ($1.00) or wood glue ($2.00)

 HOBBY STORE

 **Plaster of Paris, 5 lb, $4

 *Air dry clay, 1 lb, $10

 *Plastic beads, about ¼  inch diameter, small bag, $1

 *Metal beads or split shots, about ¼ inch diameter, small bag, $1Copyright 2012, DIVE, LLC

 *Compass for drawing circles(drawing compass, not a magnetic compass), $3

 *Ruler, $1

 **Protractor, $1

 GROCERY STORE

 *Plastic tapered cups, clear, (Solo 9 oz, pkg of 20), $2

 * 1LB table salt, $1

 *2 boxes corn starch, $1

 *Popcorn, $1

 **Food coloring, assorted, $1

 DEPARTMENT STORE l (Walmart, Target, etc)

 *Air popcorn popper, $20, or just buy a bag of popped corn for $2.00

 *Scientific calculator, $10

 A (Petco, Petsmart, etc)

 *Plastic tubing, 3/16” or ¼” inside diameter, cut to length, 5 ft, $5

 AMAZON/INTERNET (click on each to go to website)

 *Magnetic Compass (Brunton Classic) $10

 *Rock and mineral test kit, $8.00

 *Contour line kit, $20.00 (Use tray for several other lab activities)

 *Classroom Collection of Rocks/Minerals, $45

 It is important to get this particular kit. There are a lot of 50-rock kits, but they may have 10-20 rocks that don’t match the ones used in the DIVE lab activities.

 **Lab thermometer (2), $9.00 each You can get by with 1, it will just take twice as long to complete the experiments (Lab 3.1 and 4.1).

 *100 mL graduated cylinder, $10.00

 *Digital pocket scale, 100g, $25.00

 *Tornado tube, $3.00

 **Alpha III model rocket launch set, $23.00

 **A8-3 engines, $10.00

 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS 

 Cardboard about as wide and tall as a shoe box (Lab 2.4, 2.5 and 2.7)

 String or fishing line (Lab 2.7, 4.2)

 Foam 1-inch thick that you could squeeze into the bottom of a shoebox-sized container (Lab 2.7)

 2 Tacks, some string, and another piece of cardboard (Lab 4.5)

 AA batteries and a small Philips head screwdriver (lab 4.6).Total for all supplies = $264 Total if all you need are Amazon/Internet supplies = $172

Also, there is a GPS used in Lab 2.1 and an oxygen meter used in Lab 3.7. These are expensive instruments($250+) and you are not expected to purchase them. Your child will learn plenty about these technologies by just doing the video lab.

 

Optional Resources

If your child (or you!) express a special interest in a topic, you may want to consider researching the following Internet links and/or purchasing the materials listed. DIVE does not currently sell any of the materials listed, but you can find them easily enough at a homeschool conference and/or online.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the Internet links contain highly speculative statements about past and future events that are usually presented as “scientific fact.” Be skeptical about this information!

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Internet links
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Books/DVDs

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Minerals

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Earth’s interior1; Earth’s Interior 2; Compass and Map

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The Geology Book by Dr. John D. Morris

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Rocks and Minerals; Igneous Rocks; YouTube video on Supercritical Fluids; Topographic Map Symbols

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Water and Oceans; Oceans and Coasts

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The Ocean Book by Frank Sherwin

5

NOAA education resources

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The Weather Book by Mike Oard

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NASA “Image of the Day”

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The Astronomy Book by Dr. Jonathan Henry

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Topographic Map Symbols; Gold; YouTube video on gold panning

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9

Natural History in the Christian Worldview, a paper by Dr. John K. Reed

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Read Genesis, Chapters 1 and 2; God of Wonders DVD

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In the Beginning by Dr. Walt Brown, online book

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In the Beginning by Dr. Walt Brown; The Genesis Flood by John Whitcomb and Henry Morris

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Experiments in Stratification video by Dr. Guy Berthault; Dr. Shormann’s YouTube video, Crushing Tiktaalik

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Living Fossils book and DVD by Dr. Carl Werner; Evolution, The Grand Experiment book and DVD by Dr. Carl Werner

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Internet links
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Books/DVDs

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Tas Walker’s Biblical Geology website

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Earth’s Catastrophic Past books by Dr. Andrew Snelling; Grand Canyon, Monument to The Flood DVD

13

Frozen in Time by Mike Oard, online book

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Frozen in Time by Mike Oard

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14

Dr. Shormann’s YouTube video, Novarupta

Mount St. Helen’s DVD by Dr. Steve Austin

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trueorigin.org astronomy links

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Thousands...Not Billions by Dr. Don DeYoung; Starlight, Time and the New Physics by Dr. John Hartnett

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Water Cycle

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God’s Design for Heaven and Earth: Our Weather and Water, by Debbie and Richard Lawrence (Answers in Genesis)

18

Nitrogen Cycle (terrestrial)

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National Data Buoy Center

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Mississippi River history

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Reservoirs, Lakes

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National Estuary Program

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Exploring Creation With Marine Biology, by Sherri Seligson (Apologia); Our Weather and Water

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Oceans

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NWS Jet Stream Weather School, heat, energy

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The Weather Book by Mike Oard; God’s Design for Heaven and Earth: Our Weather and Water, by Debbie and Richard Lawrence (Answers in Genesis)

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clouds, precipitation types

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climate, ENSO

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Doppler radar sites, thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, hurricanes

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Solar system

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The Astronomy Book by Dr. Jonathan Henry

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Sun, Moon

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Universe

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  1. Finally - the Christian based Earth Science curriculum I've wished for!

    Posted by April on 8th Dec 2014

    I had given up on finding a Christian-based Earth Science curriculum for my 9th grader that didn't require me to struggle to teach it myself, until a friend discovered DIVE. There are great, beautifully illustrated, Christian-based Earth Science curriculums out there, but unless you have a science background, it can be difficult to teach it yourself when you get to the upper grades. We especially struggled with the lab experiments. We would be all excited when the box of interesting-looking, colorful (and expensive) lab supplies arrived, but would soon be bogged down in trying to follow detailed instructions we couldn't figure out. DIVE Earth Science COMES WITH A TEACHER giving the lecture and demonstrating the labs while giving step by step lab instructions on CD ROM. The suggested weekly schedule breaks the lessons down into digestible pieces that don't overwhelm the student. The student learns to take notes during a lecture - a crucial skill they will need to have in college. They are encouraged to use their notes to take the review quizzes and they quickly learn that the better notes they take, the better they do on the quiz! The curriculum is affordable - $80. Lab supplies have to be purchased separately, but the good thing is that the teacher says you can do as many or as few of the experiments as you want or can afford because they can watch the experiments on the video. Of course, you are encouraged to do as many as you are able since we do learn more by doing. Overall, I have been very pleased with this curriculum and highly recommend it!

  2. Your Earth Science Curriculum is terrific!

    Posted by Debbie on 22nd Jun 2012

    I used your Earth Science CD-ROM and I love it. It is easy to use, the grading calculator is such a lifesaver for a mom with 5 kids, just plug in the grade and move on, the grade is there at the click of a mouse. My student loved doing the lesson each day and answering the questions right on the computer with immediate feedback at the end of the review questions.