General Science 1: Survey of Earth & Sky (Curriculum Pack)


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In General Science 1: Survey of Earth and Sky, junior high and high school students will explore God’s glory on display in the scientific study of oceans, astronomy, weather and minerals. With full-color, fascinating textbooks, your student will learn scientific facts and principles that support the authority of God’s Word and His role as Creator. The course allows one core area of science to be studied per quarter. Lessons are scheduled five days a week and should take 30 – 45 minutes to complete.

What’s Included

1 x General Science 1: Survey of Earth & Sky (Teacher Guide)
1 x The New Ocean Book
1 x The New Weather Book
1 x The New Astronomy Book
1 x The Mineral Book
SKU M029-1-SET
Manufacturer Master Books
Title General Science 1: Survey of Earth & Sky (Curriculum Pack)
ISBN 13 9781683440291
Page Count 5 Books Included
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Weight (in lbs) 8.2

An Engaging Science Course

This study of science will captivate your student’s heart as they explore the earth and sky in this uniquely designed course! From weather, water, minerals, and stars, your student will discover the handiwork of their Creator as they explore scientific facts, principles, and their application to our lives. Through engaging full-color text, fascinating illustrations, worksheets, and activities, your student will connect with the fascinating world of science!

In General Science 1 your student will:

  • Create a Mineral Notebook, Milky Way model, and develop research and analysis skills
  • Explore oceans, astronomy, weather, and minerals
  • Grasp a deeper understanding of the ocean tides, waves, and currents
  • Learn about the dynamics of planets, stars, galaxies, and models for the cosmology of the universe
  • Discover the importance and patterns of the jet stream, the global water cycle, and why water runoff is essential to the food chain
  • Find out the properties of minerals, where they can be found, and how they are used, along with fun facts
  • and so much more!

General Science 1 Curriculum Pack Includes:

General Science 1 Teacher Guide

  • Suggested Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Worksheets
  • Quizzes & Tests
  • Answer Key

The New Ocean Book

Explore Earth’s final frontier—the oceans! These dark and sometimes mysterious waters cover 71 percent of the surface area of the globe and have yet to be fully explored. Under the waves, a watery world of frail splendor, foreboding creatures, vast mountains, and sights beyond imagination await your student as they:

  • Gain an understanding of the ocean tides, waves, and currents
  • Explore the vast world of giant squids and other sea “monsters”
  • Discover the impact of weather systems and the Great Flood on Earth’s land and seas

The New Astronomy Book

The universe is an amazing declaration of the glory and power of God! Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vastness of the universe is incredible to study, understand, and even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Students will discover the mysteries and marvels of space as they:

  • Learn the best ways to observe the heavens
  • Explore the dynamics of planets, stars, galaxies, and models for the cosmology of the universe
  • Discover what we know and are still trying to discover about planets, moons, and comets within our own solar system.

The New Weather Book

From the practical to the pretty amazing, students will learn what weather is, how it works, and how other forces impact it! Learn why storm chasers and hurricane hunters do what they do and how they are helping to solve storm connected mysteries. Discover what makes winter storms both beautiful and deadly, what is behind weather phenomena like St. Elmo’s Fire, as well as:

  • Find out how forecasting is done, what “engine” drives weather on Earth, and why
  • Discover the importance and patterns of the jet stream, the global water cycle, and why water runoff is essential to the food chain
  • Learn the classifications of clouds, what causes ball lightning, the life cycle of thunderstorms, and amazing weather facts!

The Mineral Book

Learn about the order and beauty of minerals shaped by the Creator! Minerals are a gift of God’s grace—and everyday we touch and interact with them from the diamond in an engagement ring to the copper shell of a penny! Discover where different minerals are found and how they are used, as well as:

  • The first mention of minerals in the Bible
  • Symbolic & current uses
  • Even the mention of minerals in Heaven!

Course Features:

  • 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5x per week
  • Perforated, 3-hole punched worksheets
  • Recommended Grade Level: 7th - 12th
  • 1 Year / 1 Credit
Perfect for Independent learning!
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I've used General Science 1 with two kids in middle school. This was a perfect choice for learning to be more independent learners! The lesson plans were easy to follow and the textbooks were engaging.
Almost too easy
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We used this for middle school and it seemed too easy to find the answers. The book is easy to read and understand, has lots of nice pictures that make it enjoyable but the questions weren't challenging enough for my child. We appreciated the layout and the way it was planned for each day.
Wonderful Set
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These beautiful books are comprehensive and easy to follow and scale for students level. I used them for my 6th, 8th and 9th grader in the same school year. I highly recommend
Great for students
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This is a great curriculum. We are using it for 7th grade. However, because this is set up for grades 7-12, there are some things that could be a bit more teacher friendly. The textbooks are well laid out in what info is geared towards older/HS students vs what is for middle school. The teacher guide, where all the worksheets, quizzes, and tests are located have no such distinction. It would be so helpful for parents teaching a middle schooler to know what vocab words and questions are coming from the HS sections so we can decide if we want our middle school student to be responsible for those. As of now, the only way to know is to basically find the answers in the book yourself.
Great overview
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We appreciated the general overview of different subjects in science. Astronomy, Minerals, and Ocean were favorites; Weather was more dry, but still very informative and we pushed through. The worksheets were basic and helped gauge comprehension. The pictures and diagrams are engaging. A great foundation before studying upper level sciences.
Absolutely Excellent!
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Our 14-15 year old son has been thrilled with this program; it has changed his entire disposition toward science! We switched from a very tedious, what he calls boring (and overwhelming program that also had videos), to this beginning in November. We bought the videos by Brian Young to accompany the pkg, and we love this!
Very interesting, perfect length, really gets us both thinking, so easy, so affordable! There's no doubt we have found the curriculum we want to continue using through high school. Our son says he'd love to meet Mr. Young some day! I highly recommend adding the videos, they add a whole new dimension to an already very engaging program.
As for (me) the teacher, the lesson plan books and are the most helpful thing. MasterBooks stood out for us from the time we tried it back in 4th grade with Passport to the World. He loved that series so much he read the books at night before bed during and after the program. This approach has been like night and day for us compared to all the others we've tried over the years. We really look forward to our days, gone is the overwhelm! He's learning SO MUCH MORE with this than he did and engages conversation almost every evening. What a blessing!
Great for struggling learners!
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My daughter has convergence insufficiency, which presents like dyslexia, and went through vision therapy to help correct it. Her reading has improved significantly but she still struggles a bit. I intended on using another popular science curriculum which I used with her older brother - but I thought it would be too technical and over her head. I found Master Books General Science 1 and she has LOVED it! The layout, images, illustrations, and charts are SUPER helpful. The activities are great with a few choices on what the kids can do - she prefers the ones that copy illustrations from the book. :)
Beautiful books!
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We absolutely love this set! The books that come with it are so beautiful, the pictures are amazing. Very good science course especially for my non science lover.
Great Experience!
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I used this with my 8th grade twins. They really enjoyed the program, especially The Astronomy Book. I really liked the daily breakdown in the Teacher's Guide to keep us on schedule. I also added in the videos from Master Books Academy, which helped us understand the material better. We highly recommend General Science 1.
Interesting Study
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My son is enjoying this set. There is a lot of fun and interesting information.
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