Lesson 1: Our Planet / What’s in Space / Our Moon. We did this chapter over drill weekend. Bean seems to be taking a shine to the subject (she was like this with last year’s science too). We haven’t done any experiments yet, but that is because I forgot to buy the VanCleave book. I’m not terribly a fan, but the book of experiments I want from the library is checked out, and I would like to start doing them soon.
(Didn’t read them, but they looked good when I flipped through them)
Uncovering Earth’s Crust
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Earth’s Crust (iTunes)
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Moon (bought it)
A Closer Look at Space: The Moon (DES+)*
Uncle Percy’s Adventures in Space: The Moon (DES+)
Uncle Percy’s Adventures in Space: Earth (DES+)
*I broke down and bought a subscription for Discovery Education Streaming Plus through Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op. So far, it’s proven to be worth it. There are A LOT of videos on it that tie in to both history and science.
Lesson 2: Earth From Space / Day and Night. This was a fairly quick lesson because I still don’t have an experiment book. It’s a race to see which copy makes it to me first: the one I bought for $4 on Amazon, or the one from the library system. We’ll be playing experiment catch up once one of them gets here.
Bean was interested in the space portion of this, specifically watching astronauts try to drink water while floating in the space station.
TLC Elementary Science: Liftoff Into Space “Exploring Space” (DES+)
Elementary Video Adventures: Space “Satellites” (DES+)
Space Exploration: International Space Station (DES+)
TLC Elementary Science: Liftoff Into Space “Night and Day” (DES+)
Elementary Video Adventures: Space “Living in Space” (DES+)
Elementary Video Adventures: Space “The Space Shuttle” (DES+)
People and Space “The Astronauts” (DES+)