PLP: Intro to Speleology & Paleontology (Download)
Are you and your child bored by the average science curriculum? Do you want to study something unique and unusual? Try an out-of-the-ordinary science course focused on caves and fossils! Liven up your homeschool curriculum with this exciting speleology and paleontology curriculum that approaches both subjects from a strong biblical worldview. In the first half of the course, discover how caves are formed, explore different examples from around the world, and learn how the subject connects to biblical history. Then, dig deeper into the history, type, and preservation science of fossils, sifting through facts and photos in an exploration designed to spark interest!
Features: Each suggested weekly schedule has two to three easy-to-manage lessons which combine reading, worksheets, and vocabulary-building opportunities including an expanded glossary for each book. Designed to allow your student to be independent, materials in this resource are divided by section so you can remove quizzes, tests, and answer keys before beginning the coursework. As always, you are encouraged to adjust the schedule and materials as you need to in order to best work within your educational program.
Workflow: Students will read the pages in their book and then complete each section of the study guide worksheets. Tests are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade. Younger students may be given the option of taking open book tests.
Lesson Scheduling: Space is given for assignment dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. For example, the parent may opt for a M-W schedule rather than a M, W, F schedule. Each week listed has five days but due to vacations the school work week may not be M-F. Please adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an “X” in the box.
Two titles from the best-selling Wonders of Creation Series are combined for a full year of study. The Cave Book discusses how caves form from a creationary model, as well as cave creatures, unique features, and caving. The Fossil Book instructs students on the formation of fossils from the biblical account of the Flood and the way one can be involved in fossil hunting. Combined with the Parent Lesson Plan, you will have a detailed calendar for each week of study, reproducible worksheets, quizzes and tests, and answers keys to help grade all assignments.
Introduction to Speleology and Paleontology
This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.
Semester 1: Speleology
Explore deep into the hidden wonders beneath the surface as cave expert Dr. Emil Silvestru takes you on an illuminating and educational journey through the mysterious world of caves. Discover the beautiful, thriving ecology, unique animals, and fragile balance of this little-seen ecosystem in caves from around the globe. The Cave Book will teach: a creationary model for how caves form, a history of how caves have been used by humans for shelter and worship, how old caves really are, the surprising world of Neanderthals and their connection to modern humans, how to make a stone axe, just how long it really takes for cave formations to form, unusual animals that make caves their home, examples of how connected caves are to mythology of many cultures, the climate and geologic processes and features of caves and karst rocks, the process by which ice caves form, exploration, hazards, and record-setting caves, how caves form, and features above and below the surface.
Semester 2: Paleontology
Fossils have fascinated humans for centuries. But where did they come from, and how long have they been around? These and many other questions are answered in this remarkable book. The Fossil Book will teach: the origin of fossils, how to start your own fossil collection, what kinds of fossils can be commonly found, the age of fossils, how scientists find and preserve fossils, how to identify kinds of fossils, how the Flood affected fossil formation, the Geologic Column Diagram, the difference between evolutionists’ and creationists’ views on fossils, the “four Cs” of biblical creation, the different kinds of rocks fossils are found in, and coal and oil formation. Learning about fossils, their origins, and how to collect them can be both fun and educational.
|Title||PLP: Intro to Speleology & Paleontology (Digital Download)|
|Publisher||New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc.|
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