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Concepts and Challenges in Earth Science Teacher's Manual (99 Pages)...$25.00


We use Concepts and Challenges in Earth Science (c) 1986 or 1989 which has excellent presentations and fits well with the aim of our program. This text concentrates on basic formation, not on the accumulation of complex data. Each lesson is a two page spread that introduces the student to a science concept. At the end of each paragraph throughout the lesson are 'Questions in Blue' which help the student to focus his attention on the concept being presented. There are also additional questions at the end of each lesson that enable the student to test his mastery of the concept. These lessons provide excellent practice in the study of dialectic. The Teacher's Manual contains complete daily lesson plans, tests, answer keys to the tests, and answer keys to the questions in the text for Concepts and Challenges in Earth Science.

MODG strongly recommends that families purchase our 5th Grade Science, 7th Grade Science or 8th Grade Science (a series), or that they purchase the Earth, Life, and Physical books, and not a combination from the two sets as the two sets basically carry the same information, but arranged differently.  The texts for the Earth, Life, and Physical books can be purchased from used books suppliers. MODG does not recommend 3rd or 4th edition Concepts and Challenges materials.

Current Edition: © 2010.

Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.

Book List

Science
  • Essential 2
    • Concepts and Challenges in Earth Science
      Bernstein, Schachter, Winkler, & Wolfe
      Globe Book Company
      ISBN: 0870654624
    • Non-printable version available as an online syllabus resource
    • Concepts and Challenges in Earth Science Teacher's Manual
      Hayden, Margaret
      Mother of Divine Grace School — 99 Pages

Sample

Week 1

Day Assignment
1 Measuring, Chapter 1. Today, start by reading the two-page presentation; answer in writing (with complete sentences) the “questions in blue” (these are the questions at the end of each paragraph indented by an arrow) at the end of each paragraph. Do the Answer These. Read Finding Out More. (Note: Almost every chapter has a section called Answer These, and a section called Now Try These. We do not ask younger students to do all the Now Try These or Answer These. So often we will not include one of these sections in the plan, since typically we expect 5th Graders to use this text. However, if you have a student in Grades 6-8, and are using this text with them, please have them do all Answer These and Now Try These sections.)
2 Measuring, Chapter 2. Read the two-page presentation; answer in writing (with complete sentences) the “questions in blue” (these are the questions at the end of each paragraph indented by an arrow). Do Answer These.
3 Measuring, Chapter 3. Read the two-page presentation; answer in writing (with complete sentences) the “questions in blue” (these are the questions at the end of each paragraph indented by an arrow). Do Answer These.
4 Studying the Earth, Chapter 1. Read the two-page presentation; answer in writing (with complete sentences) the “questions in blue” (these are the questions at the end of each paragraph indented by an arrow). Do Answer These and Now Try These.
5 Studying the Earth, Chapter 2. Read the two-page presentation; answer in writing (with complete sentences) the “questions in blue” (these are the questions at the end of each paragraph indented by an arrow). Do Answer These. Read Finding Out More.