DIVE Into Earth Science
with State of the Art Self-Paced Courses
Watch the Introductory Lesson below to see how the eLearning courses work.
Hosted in our state-of the-art eLearning campus, this self-paced course offers several advantages over the CD and Download formats. All homework, facts practice, and quarterly reviews are interactive learning activities that are completed online, automatically graded and the grades are stored in an online gradebook. Parents can reset assignment and change grades anytime.
Also, there is no CD to lose or damage, and you can access your course anywhere, from any computer, tablet, or iOS device.
Although this is a 32 week course, this subscription is for 12 months which allows plenty of time to complete the course and allows extra time for planning, vacations, illness, etc.
After purchasing this course for the first child in your family, a Sibling Subscription can be purchased for the other children in your family at a reduced rate. Select the blue Sibling Subscription icon to the right for more details.
NEW! iOS and Android Compatible
Tablet, Android, iOS Device, Mac, or Windows XP and higher
Speakers or headphones
Prealgebra (or Saxon 8/7) completed or taken along with Earth Science
Can be used as a middle or high school course
Internet Access Required*
*Does not require high-speed internet as our courses have a low frame/per second ratio
Since this is a 32-week course with a 12 month subscription period, you have plenty of time for lesson planning, sickness, vacations, etc. This is a self-paced course. No deadlines or due dates are activated at login.
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 for high school students. 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 for your family.
DAY 1: COMPLETE DEFINITIONS
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), LAB WORKSHEET
EVERY 8 WEEKS THERE IS A QUARTERLY REVIEW
VIDEO LECTURES AND LABS AVERAGE 20 MINUTES EACH
Engaging Video Lectures Increase Understanding
Featuring colorful pictures and graphics, Dr. Shormann teaches every lesson on a digital blackboard. During the lecture, students take notes and work problems with him, pausing and rewinding as needed.
The video lecture has all the required information so there are no required reading assignments. The definitions, facts practice, video lecture, review questions, and video labs will provide ample opportunities to learn everything they need to know.
With DIVE Earth Science, students will learn to wisely discern between scientific research and natural history research. DIVE Earth Science teaches students about the power of our God, who is powerful enough to create a universe in 6 calendar days! Biblical history is trusted as true history. Another goal of DIVE Earth Science is not to support current consensus views, but to teach students how to search for truth. We have much to learn about our past and present, and DIVE Earth Science aims to provide a solid education for the next generation of explorers!
Video Labs Spark Interest
The weekly video labs teach students everything from how to use Google Earth to how to build and fly a model rocket. Many lab activities include experiments that teach the student to use the scientific method.
During the video lab, Dr. Shormann demos the lab procedure with the camera very zoomed in. Students are required to work in their lab manual recording data, making calculuations, etc.
At the end of each lab, the student grades their work using the video solutions. The student should grade their own work as this is part of the learning process.
Middle School or High School Course
Typically recommended for 7th or 8th grade, this course can be modified for use as a high school course by administering the quarterly reviews as exams and adding quarterly reports on a related topic.
Complete Digital Course
Digital Download Format
- Teacher's Guide and Assignment Chart
- 56 video lectures (2 20min lectures/week)
- 28 video labs (1 30min lab/week)
- 56 Digital Worksheets (2/week)
- Printable Lab ManualVideo solutions (worksheets and lab exercises)
- Digital flashcards
- Quarterly reviews
- Q&A email service with Dr. Shormann Grading Calculator (auto-calculate grades)
- Solutions Manual (step-by-step solutions)
- Supplemental Resources List (found here)
- Answer Key
A printable PDF of this lab is included with your DIVE course. We sell it spiral bound with heavy covers as a convenience for those who do not want to print the 118 pages at home.
Syllabi and Course Instructions
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Fantastic Earth Science course!
Posted by Michelle on 16th Nov 2017
Personally, I think most of what is taught in earth science courses is boring BUT Dr. Shormann makes this topic so much more interesting. He's very engaging and I absolutely love how he always ties what he's teaching back to the truth of scripture. This is a challenging course and I was nervous that my 7th grader would struggle but he's doing very well and I believe it is because of the way the course is laid out and the fantastic way Dr. Shormann teaches. Finding his courses has been a great blessing!
DIVE Earth Science
Posted by Unknown on 6th Dec 2015
Great course for my 7 th grader. She's really learning how to take notes & study for upper level courses. I think it's great preparation for high school.
Igniting a passion for a career in science
Posted by Bobbie Wallace on 13th Nov 2015
We tried another curriculum, and it did not ignite my children with a passion for Science like DIVE has done. My daughter looks forward every day to learning something new about the earth, rocks and minerals. She now wants to be a seismologist, and the lectures, although challenging, and the note taking not her favorite, she is eager to learn. I especially am very grateful for the biblical approach, as I hear Dr. Shoreman talking about how great is our need to learn about the things God has given to us so we can take care of those things. Thank you Dr. Shoreman and DIVE staff. My daughter says "I recommend it because it has a great hands on program for the visual learners. Also .. it's good!".
Posted by Deborah on 20th Sep 2014
This program is very well laid out and organized. My son really looks forward to his Science class. The independent nature of this program makes it very easy for him to stay on top of his lessons. The automatic grading makes my life easier as well. The diagrams and pictures are well done. It is a challenging and engaging program! Thank you!
Wonderful alternative for science course
Posted by Helen on 12th Oct 2013
My son likes the organization and lectures. It is not boring, and structured very straight forward and thoughtful, using review questions, digital flash cards, etc. I appreciate that it is God and Bible centered and based. Thank you!
Wonderful Science Program
Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2012
My son really didn't care for Science until we started this program. I find that the more he is challenged the more he is determined to succeed and this course was just what he needed. This course is presented well and is a great aid to homeschooling.
Engaging and challenging content
Posted by Belinda Watkins on 13th Sep 2012
My son is excited to begin science class each day. Other curriculum didn't challenge him. He actually talks about the things he is learning. I am extremely pleased with the class. I wish all his subjects were able to be purchased through DIVE
Posted by Kimberly S Ayers on 12th Sep 2012
I am very happy with DIVE Earth Science.
I was able to get my son started in a matter of minutes. It was planned out, organized and had very good instructions on how to get started. The material is easily understood and manageable. It is a computer based curriculum that I can afford without compromising quality. It is God centered and honoring. I am very thankful for the program.
Excellent tool for homeschooling.
Posted by Mardie on 10th Sep 2012
My 14 year old son uses DIVE into science as his science lessons. It is the only subject that he actually looks forward too each day.
It is excellent in that is all computer based and we love that it has the Christian view on everything. It is very informative and interesting.
Excellent if you are looking for a science resource for your homeschooled child..
Excellent Science Course
Posted by Debbie on 22nd Jun 2012
This is the most awesome science course I have seen for Earth Science. It is jam-packed with interesting facts and beautiful photographs. As a mom it is easy to use, and the grading is done for you so you always know where your student stands. My student really enjoyed doing the work because it was on the computer. The immediate feedback when she got an answer wrong really helped her pay better attention.