This week we are studying the parts of the Earth in Classical Conversations science. We had a wonderful set of science experiments in CC and we have extended our studies to home. Here’s what we are doing this week.
Monday – The Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth. Both my 2nd grader and my preschooler enjoy the Magic School Bus series and we love watching them to coincide with what we are studying in Science for Classical Conversations. We have a Discovery Streaming Plus subscription that we use to view all The Magic School Bus episodes, which makes it nice. But you can find them at the library and online or you can purchase them through a great bargain on The Homeschool Buyers Co-Op once in a while, so keep an eye out and sign up to join to get announcements of new deals.) – If you don’t have access to the videos, you would get the corresponding book from the library. They are great as well.
Tuesday – We had Classical Conversations so we did an experiment in Janice VanCleave’s 201 Awesome Magical, Bizarre & Incredible Experiments,which we use each week in Classical Conversations. We did one about how the tilt and rotation of the Earth affect the seasons. We used play-doh as the earth and a pencil for the axis. The kids thought that was fun!
Wednesday – Today we are doing our copywork for science. We typically use a sentence from the Classical Acts and Facts Science Cards that go along with our science topic. Our science copywork sentence this week is:
The Earth’s crust is the outermost layer of our planet and is less than 1% of the Earth’s volume.
Thursday – We usually watch The Magic School Bus episode again and talk about it and do a worksheet or project to go along with it. We will also watch another Discovery Streaming movie about the Earth called A First Look: Earth, which goes over the parts of the Earth and explains their importance. This video is geared toward K-3 and produced by Discovery Education. I also found some great stuff on National Geographic for Kids that we are looking at.
Friday – We don’t typically do science on Friday; however, sometimes we watch another Discovering Streaming video if the kids want to or something that is about the topic on Netflix. If we are working on a lapbook to go with our Science, we will work on that as well.
Do you have any good resources for studying the Earth?