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Sibling Subscription: After purchasing DIVE Earth Science at full price, a sibling subscription ($20) can be purchased for each child in your household when they are ready to take the course: Sibling Subscription for DIVE Earth Science
Student Placement: Placement Info & Tests
DIVE Into Earth Science
with State-of-the-Art Self-Paced Courses
Watch the Introductory Lesson below to see how the eLearning course works.
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.
DIVE Earth Science teaches all the concepts found in a typical middle grades Earth Science curriculum, plus a whole lot more! With a special emphasis on the ever-broadening field of flood geology, this course teaches students to look for the pattern of Creation, Flood, and Ice Age that is present everywhere on our Earth’s surface.
DIVE Earth Science trains your child 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. The 32-week course is broken down into four major sections: Earth Science Basics, Flood Geology, Limnology and Oceanography, and Astronomy and Meteorology. Table of Contents
56 video lectures (2 20min lectures/week)
28 video labs (1 30min lab/week)
56 Digital Worksheets (2/week)
Printable Lab Manual
Video solutions (digital worksheets and lab acitivities)
Q&A email service with Dr. Shormann Grading Calculator (auto-calculate grades)
Solutions Manual (step-by-step solutions)
Supplemental Resources List (found here)
- Sample Lessons
- No reading assignments Learn More: Teacher's Guide
A computer or device with a current version of Safari or Chrome: 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 Learn More
Internet Access: Requirements
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. Students work in their lab manual recording data, making calculations, etc. DIVE Earth Science Lab Manual
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.
Optional: Lab Kit
A printable PDF of the lab manual is included with your DIVE course. For those who do not want to print the 100+ pages at home, we sell a hard copy printed in full color and in three-hole punch paper with color cardstock covers and free USPS Priority Mail shipping to US addresses. Learn More: DIVE Earth Science Lab Manual