Earth Science 7+


Years 7-8

Texts

Exploring Creation with Physical Science (Apologia).  Includes Earth Science and middle school Physics.

Fall Syllabus – with daily reading plan (2nd edition)

CK-12 Earth Science for Middle School
Earth Logic: Our Dynamic Earth (hands-on).  Review here.

Living Books

Geology / Ecology

The Sea Around Us (Carson)
Shaping the Earth (Patent)
Roadside Geology of … [Your State] (Patent)

Atmosphere

Eric Sloane’s Weather Book and Book of Storms
Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather


Years 9+

Texts

CK-12 Earth Science for High School
The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science and good reviews here.
Exploring Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology

Living Books

Geology / Ecology

Earth Story: The Shaping of our World and the DVD series if you live in Europe
The Practical Geologist: Introductory Guide to Basics of Geology
Exercises in Physical Geology (hands-on)

By John McPhee

Basin and Range
In Suspect Terrain
Rising From the Plains
The Control of Nature
Annals of the Former World

Atmosphere

Clouds in a Glass of Beer (hands-on)
A Field Guide to the Atmosphere

 

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