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Self-Paced eLearning Course for DIVE Earth Science

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12 month subscription. Please allow 2 business days to set up your eLearning course(s). To login, follow the steps on your order confirmation email.

For detailed information on what to enter in the fields below, please see Instructions for Student Information


STUDENT EMAIL: List an email address in the “Student Email” field that is not used by ANY other student in the eLearning campus. Don't have one? Learn More

Sibling Subscription: After purchasing DIVE Earth Science at full price, a sibling subscription ($22) 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.


 sibling-image-icp-and-earth-science.pngHosted 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. 


Course Description

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


Course Contents

  • 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 Manual

  • Video solutions (digital worksheets and lab acitivities) 

  • 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)

  • Glossary

  • Answer Key

  •  Sample Lessons



  • 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



How Do I Purchase & Access My Course?
To purchase this course, enter your student's name and email address, then click Add to Cart. Please allow 2 business days to set up your eLearning course(s). To login, follow the steps on your order confirmation email. Your 12-month subscription starts when the student's profile is set up.
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.
Sample Weekly Schedule

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.









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.


While students can simply watch the video labs and complete the activity sheets in the included Lab Manual, Nature's Workshop has created a Lab Kit for DIVE Earth Science.  A lab supply list is included in the Teacher's Guide.





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 

While students can simply watch the video labs and complete the activity sheets in the Lab Manual, Nature's Workshop has created a Lab Kit for DIVE Earth Science.  A lab supply list is included in the Teacher's Guide.



Lab Manual 
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





Important Policies: 1. Because they contain downloadable files, accessed courses can't be refunded or exchanged. 2. Try it before you buy it! A sample lessons with the first two weeks of lessons are available at 3. A unique email address is required to enroll each student. 4. Please allow 2 business days to set up your eLearning course(s). To login, follow the steps on your order confirmation email.

Product Reviews

  • 5
    Our three kids have been raised using DIVE math and science.

    Posted by Amy S on 29th Aug 2023

    This is our last year since our youngest is taking Calculus and Physics. Thank you for these programs and for helping our kids develop a love of math and science. You all have made a huge difference in our success with educating our kids! The older two are in college, chasing their dreams and this would not have been possible without DIVE. Our kids have been (informal) math tutors for their friends for years now. Your methods make so much sense to our kids but also to their friends when they are struggling to understand concepts. Our kids lovingly nicknamed Dr. Shormann Dr. Mathman when they were little. I still hear them refer to Dr. Shormann that way when they are quoting him. You’ve blessed our family! We appreciate you more than you know! Thank you!

  • 5
    Saving grace for a busy homeschool mom

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Dec 2022

    We have used this with our 2 teen girls. It has been one of the best curriculum choices of our last 8 years of homeschooling. We also love Shormann math as well.

  • 5
    Excellent Earth Science course for middle school students

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Nov 2022

    I highly recommend Dr. Shormann's DIVE Earth Science course. His course materials and lectures are engaging for students and help them come away with a greater appreciation of God’s creation. The course is a great way for middle school students to prepare for high school level science. The lab manual and lecture notes provide guidance and structure for them as they watch the online videos. I recommend purchasing the lab manual. My only "complaint" is that the lecture notes are only available digitally. Instead of printing the 174 pages, I made a copy of the file from Google Docs and have my son take his notes online. Thank you, Dr. Shormann, for creating these middle and high school science courses that give all glory to our marvelous Creator.

  • 5
    Beyond pleased

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Sep 2022

    I would just like to thank you for your courses. This is our first year using Shormann products and we are beyond pleased. My son is using Dr. Shormann's lessons with Saxon and we both LOVE it! My daughter is using Dr. Shormann's Pre-Algebra and Earth Science courses. We are so very thankful to have found you. God has greatly blessed our homeschool through you.

  • 5

    Posted by Marissa Deerkop on 12th Aug 2021

    We love DIVE self-paced eLearning science course(s)! While the lab kit is optional, I highly recommend it...Lab day is our favorite day!

  • 5
    son loves it

    Posted by Tara on 25th Oct 2019

    My 7th grade son is loving this course and learning a lot. And I enjoy the fact that it is auto-graded! Thank you DIVE!

  • 5
    Very Pleased!

    Posted by April on 31st Mar 2019

    “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 VIDEO. 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!

  • 5
    Top Notch Curriculum

    Posted by Hannah Fraley, PhD on 15th Feb 2018

    As a professor myself PhD-prepared, I am SO grateful to have come across this amazing top-notch curriculum for my middle-schooler who I homeschool. We struggled to find math and science curriculum that is cutting edge and rigorous until we found DIVE. I count it as a privilege that our son has access to a PhD-prepared scientist teaching the lessons, such as Dr. Shormann. Homeschool should be cutting edge, no less rigor than other types of schooling public or private. Our son has a learning disability (dyslexia) also and Dr. Shormann has unlocked our child who now says he wants to be a scientist or mathematician. Without Dr. Shormann's curriculum our son would not have access to his full potential nor would he be now on an AP math and science track for high school.. Thank you Dr. Shormann for creating DIVE and for your dedication to high quality rigorous curriculum for homeschoolers! Thank You, Dr. Hannah E. Fraley, PhD

  • 5
    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!

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