Grade level: appropriate for 1st – 4th grade, target grade is 2nd
Product type: a printed copy of the Student Pages to use with the RSO Earth & Space level one course.
What are the Student Pages? The RSO Earth & Space Level One Student Pages provide an additional copy of all of the pages from the Earth & Space course that are consumable. This includes all of the lab worksheets and all of the “For My Notebook” reading pages found in the main textbook. The Student Pages are intended for those using the textbook with more than one student. They do not provide anything “extra” to the course.
RSO Earth & Space 1 Course Description
You will find R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey (RSO) to be unlike any other science curricula available. Most notably, it is secular. Only scientific inquiry and theory based on empirical and measurable evidence are understood to be valid and standard science in all of our RSO courses.
Also, RSO courses are written specifically for home and small group use. Packed full of serious science and loads of fun, RSO is an incremental program that gently builds on itself and incorporates mathematics, scientific method, and science terminology. Created with the science novice in mind, you don’t need any science background to teach RSO.
In RSO Earth & Space (level one), the topics include weather, seasons, the earth, minerals, rocks, our solar system, and space. Students study the weather and atmosphere with several hands-on labs including making an anemometer, a rain gage, and water cycle in a bowl. Rocks and minerals are studied in depth with students identifying their samples through the same tests used by geologists. Each planet in our solar system is studied individually as students make their own planet book. Earth & Space has recently been revised to include changes to the status of Pluto and the definition of planet.
The following is a list of topics your child will learn during the year while completing Earth & Space (level one). Each topic and/or subtopic will include 1 to 3 lessons complete with lesson story, labs, reading, and other activities. Each topic will take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to complete. Remember your child will also be having a whole lot of fun. Also included in this scope are laughing, playing, digging, exploring, reading, singing, and begging for more RSO!
RSO Earth & Space (Level 1) Scope and Sequence
- Weather and Seasons – monitoring weather, understanding seasons
- The Water Cycle
- The Earth’s Interior – crust, mantle, outer core and inner core
- The Earth’s Surface – water and land
- Minerals – what they are and how to identify them
- Rocks and the Rock Cycle – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
- Erosion – wind, water, ice, and biological erosion
The Solar System
- The Earth/Moon System
- The Solar System – the sun, planets, and asteroid belts
- The Planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
- Pluto is studied as a dwarf planet
- Stars, Comets, Meteoroids and Asteroids
- What’s Not in Space?
Important Copyright Information: If you choose the eBook version of this course, you are purchasing a license to use the PDF for your own children. You may make copies for your own children, but you may not share (email, download, print and distribute, resell, etc.) this eBook or any portion of this eBook to others.
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