Science Shepherd's homeschool Earth Science curriculum for elementary and early-middle school grades is a video-based program with integrated workbooks, similar to our best-selling Introductory Science. Taught by homeschool dad Dr. Scott Hardin, Earth Science introduces students to the biblical and secular worldviews and how those beliefs impact the study of science before studying various aspects of earth science, including the structure of the earth, glaciers, volcanology, oceanography, and more. Along the way, Dr. Hardin highlights how scientific observations support the creation account in Genesis.
The Earth Science Video Course is presented in two tracks - Level A or B - to better tailor the learning experience to each student. Level A includes 121 lessons and Level B features 161 lessons (all lessons from Level A, plus more) for a more in-depth course. Level B presents students with more detailed discussions in select topics such as minerals, glacial features, lava, ocean salinity and more. Each Level is presented in an easy-to-follow 35-week schedule with 4.5 minute videos (average) that is great for independent study.
During or after each homeschool Earth Science video lesson, students complete workbook assignments to help reinforce key concepts. In addition to including content for the extra Level B video lessons, Workbook Level B is also written to be slightly more challenging than Workbook Level A. Optional hands-on activities are included in both workbook Levels.
Earth Science Level A is recommended for grades 2-4 or ages 7-10.
Earth Science Level B is recommended or grades 4-6 or ages 10-12.
These recommendations are flexible and meant only as guidelines. When selecting the right Level for your student(s), consider their reading level and critical thinking. The free course preview and Workbook samples can also help you choose the appropriate Level (see below).
Multiple students? If you will need Level A and Level B material, simply purchase an Earth Science Level B Bundle and add additional Level A Workbooks and an Answer Key as needed.
Watch a sample lesson video below, or access a free preview of the Earth Science Video Course through our online student learning portal. The preview includes 3 complete lesson videos and the corresponding pages for Workbook Level A and Level B so you can easily compare and select the right Level for your student.