Our BIG list of Earth Science resources

Earth Science Bundle

Soon we will dive into the study of Earth Science, and we have compiled a list of our favorite resources to share with you! 

Of course, our favorite hands-on resource is our 12-week Earth Science Bundle. If you are new to us, our science bundles include a Parent Guide chock full of discussion starters to help you guide a meaningful conversation based on the Scientific Method, scientific background to read aloud, connections to Scripture, and, of course, instructions for fun, and easily achievable, hands-on projects. Our bundles also include Student Lab Notebook, where students can hypothesize, record data, and interact with Scripture. 

This is easily the most cost-effective resource, since our 12-week bundle includes everything you will need for a meaningful dive into Earth Science for just $1.65 per week! Classical Conversations families will be especially excited to know that each week is specifically designed to match up with Cycle 1 memory work! (For a complete Cycle 1 match-up, check out our 21/22 School Year Pack!)

Here are some of the other general Earth Science resources that we love! Our 12-week Earth Science Bundle includes additional resource ideas that match-up specifically with each week for additional help!

*Note: Most of these resources have been personally reviewed by me, but not all. Biology resources, especially, often include an evolutionary theory viewpoint, and that is true of some of the resources below.

General Resources

“The Ultimate Book of Planet Earth,” by Anne Sophie Baumann. A pop-up and lift-the flap title for Middle Elementary and younger. 

The Geology Book,” by John D Morris 

Big Book of Earth and Sky,” by Bodie Hodge 

Everything Rocks and Minerals,” National Geographic Kids

My Awesome Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals: Track and Identify Your Treasures,” by Gary Lewis 

World of Wonder: Mountains,” by Charlotte Guillain and Chris Madden

Mountains,” by Seymour Simon

Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro,” by Geronimo Stilton

Volcano and Earthquake,” DK Eyewitness

Erupt!” National Geographic Kids

Eyewitness Ocean,” by DK 

Ocean Anatomy,” by Julia Rothman 

Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia,” Smithsonian

Ultimate OceanPedia,” National Geographic Kids 

The Big Book of the Blue,” by Yuval Zommer

Weird but True Ocean,” National Geographic Kids

Icebergs and Glaciers,” by Seymour Simon

Earth: The Definitive Guide,” Smithsonian

Geology for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Rocks, Minerals, and the Earth Beneath Our Feet,” by Meghan Vestal

Earth: Our Created Home,” by the Institute for Creation Research 

US National Parks: Lands of Wonder,” by DK Eyewitness

Living Books and Read Alouds

Geology

Journey to the Center of the Earth,” by Jules Verne. A classic science fiction novel for Upper Elementary and older.  

Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth,” by Joanna Cole. A fun picture book fiction for Middle Elementary and younger. 

A Drop Around the World,” by Barbara McKinney. Beautifully illustrated picture book for Middle Elementary and younger. 

Footprints in the Ash: The Explosive Story of Mount St. Helens,” by John Morris and Steven Austin. A living book read-aloud for all ages describing how the systems of the Earth are interconnected, while debunking evolutionary geology theory. 

Julie the Rockhound,” by Gail Langer Karwoski

A Rock is Lively,” by Dianna Hutts Aston

Christian Heroes Then and Now: Footprints Over the Mountains, Sundahr Singh,” by Janet and Geoff Benge. The biography of an Indian missionary who trekked through the Himalaya Mountains. A powerful story; some mysticism of the native culture is included.  

My Side of the Mountain,” by Jean George. A fictional work, but worthwhile literature that could pair as a complementary read-aloud. 

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay,” by Alexandra Stewart

“You Wouldn’t Want to Climb Mount Everest,” by Ian Graham 

Where is Mount Everest

Volcanoes

I Survived: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens,” by Lauren Tarshis

Vacation Under Volcano,” Magic Treehouse #13

The Magic School Bus Blows its Top” 

What Was Pompeii?

Will it Blow? Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens,” by Elizabeth Rusch 

Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens,” by Patricia Lauber

How Hot is Lava and Other Questions about Volcanoes,” by Kelly Smith

Footprints in the Ash,” by Steve Austin and John Morris

Earthquakes

Can You Survive an Earthquake?” by Rachael Hanel 

What Was the San Francisco Earthquake?” by Dorothy Hoobler

Magic Treehouse: Earthquake in the Early Morning,” by Mary Pope Osborne

If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake,” by Ellen Levine

Dig to the Centre of the Earth: An explorer’s guide to the world beneath our feet,” by Dougal Stewart

Oceanography 

The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor,” by Joanna Cole

Otis and Will Discover the Deep,” by Barb Rosenstock 

Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep Sea Submersible Alvin,” by Michelle Cusolito

Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea,” by Steve Jenkins

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharpe Maps the Ocean Floor,” by Robert Burleigh 

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle,” by Claire Nivola

“Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau,” by Jennifer Berne

Who Was Jacques Cousteau” 

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist,” by Jess Keating

Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist,” by Evan Griffith 

Glaciers and the Arctic 

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Perilous Expedition in Antarctica,” by Meredith Hooper

The Arctic Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure,” by Martin Sandler

The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Innovations,” by Alootook Ipellie

Ice Drift,” by Theodore Taylor. A fictional story for ages 8-12 set in the Arctic. 

Alfred Wegener,” by Greg Young

Erosion

Erosion: How Hugh Bennett Saved America’s Soil and Ended the Dust Bowl (Moments in Science),” by Darcy Pattison

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever,” by H. Joseph Hopkins

The Rainforest Grew All Around,” by Susan Mitchell

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