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Earth Science is designed to draw students into close engagement with the subject matter and provide a solid education while fostering a sense of wonder and responsibility for God’s amazing world.
Written for middle school-aged students, this book includes all the popular characteristics of Novare textbooks: smaller profile; vibrant, original, and relevant graphics; lucid conversational prose, and an approach that connects students with real-world science as stewards of God’s creation.
And of course, Novare’s guiding principles of Mastery, Integration, and Kingdom perspective are woven throughout the text. Mastery learning methods are present in the way key concepts, definitions, and skills are repeated. Students rehearse and reencounter prior concepts as they learn new content with a view toward more thorough retention. We also integrate relevant subjects where possible such as mathematics, history, language skills, measurement and more. This both enhances the reading and demonstrates the connections that exist between all subjects.
Novare’s Kingdom Perspective is evident in the attribution of the marvels of creation to God’s creative power. Author Kevin Nelstead regularly draws the reader to appreciate the intricacy and excellence of God’s works, tying in scripture without becoming heavy-handed.
Earth Science should be about much more than learning about rocks and mountains and the seasons. Think about God’s exciting mandate to steward and exhibit vice regency over creation! The best Christian curriculum will bring students into the wonder of God’s astounding creation and foster the mind of a gracious and caring steward.
Within the context of the fascinating study of landforms, minerals, and planetary phenomena, many other timely and important topics are covered including conservation of natural resources, climate change, pollution, environmental justice, with the current scientific consensus concerning geologic history.
This text, like our others, includes learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, Learning Checks along the way to review what has been covered, and exercises at the end of each chapter. There is no teacher’s manual, workbook, test book, or separate experiment manual for this text. All supplemental materials are included on the Digital Resources for Earth Science.
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