Break the concept of the universe into manageable bites! This user-friendly text covers the earth, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and weather in 24 lessons in 30 weeks. Each unit includes vocabulary words; Scripture quotes; coloring pages; resource list; timeline prompts; reviews; hands-on activities (building models, simulating volcanoes and more). Lessons include conversational text that clearly explains new concepts in a friendly tone spoken directly to the student; notes in the margin explain unfamiliar words or concepts. A review follows with questions that may completed written or orally and chapter activities. Unit "wrap ups" ensure all work is finished before moving onto a unit quiz. 360 indexed pages, softcover. Answers included, along with many reproducible supplemental activities. For grades 3-6.