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Exploring What God Has Made (Elementary Living Science)
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Dig deeper into fascinating general science topics that relate to each day of Creation in this elementary living science course. (Grades 4–6) See full description →
Explore the miraculous variety of what God has made in Creation!
Dig deeper into fascinating general science topics that relate to each day of Creation. Through great elementary living science books, helpful experiments, nature study projects, and a personal nature notebook focused on the days of Creation, your child will explore light, weather, water, rocks and minerals, plants, space, aquatic life, winged creatures, creeping things, land animals, and the human body.
Complete this one-year study with your student or assign portions for independent work.
Exploring What God Has Made will
- Nurture within your child a sense of wonder at God’s Creation,
- Cultivate a habit of careful observation that will serve your child well, and
- Lay the ground work of personal experience that will support future science studies.
“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all…” (Psalm 104:24).
Note: Exploring What God Has Made (for grades 4–6) elaborates and expands on many of the science topics that were introduced in Discovering What God Has Made (for grades 1–3) but features different animals, birds, insects, and plants, as well as a different schedule. Your student can enjoy either or both of these living science studies. The chart below compares the schedule and topics for each study.
|Discovering What God Has Made (2 days per week)||Exploring What God Has Made (3 days per week)|
|Day 1||Weeks 1-3, Lessons 1-6|
Overview of Creation, light, shadows, rainbow
|Weeks 1-2, Lessons 1-6|
Overview of Creation, evolution, light
|Day 2||Weeks 4-6, Lessons 7-13|
Water cycle, weather
|Weeks 3-5, Lessons 7-15|
Weather, properties of water
|Day 3||Weeks 7-10, Lessons 14-23|
Rocks, soil, plants, mushrooms
|Weeks 6-14, Lessons 16-40|
Rocks, minerals, gems, plants
|Day 4||Weeks 11-14, Lessons 24-33|
Plants, day and night, solar system
|Weeks 14-15, Lessons 41-45|
|Day 5||Weeks 15-19, Lessons 34-47|
Water animals, birds, insects
|Weeks 16-21, Lessons 46-63|
Water animals, birds
|Day 6||Weeks 20-34, Lessons 48-79|
Spiders, worms, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, human body
|Weeks 22-35, Lessons 64-104|
Invertebrates, insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, human body
|Day 7||Weeks 35-36, Lessons 80-82|
|Weeks 35-36, Lessons 105-107|
- Rocks & Minerals field guide
- Trees field guide
- (optional) Birds field guide
- Insects & Spiders field guide
- Reptiles & Amphibians field guide
- (optional) Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock
- All About Light and Sound (Physical Science Readers) by Connie Jankowski
- Exploring the Sky by Day: The Equinox Guide to Weather and the Atmosphere by Terence Dickinson
- The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes by Kenneth Libbrecht
- A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick
- Oceans by Seymour Simon
- Rocks, Minerals, and Gems by John Farndon
- Plant Reproduction: How Do You Grow a Giant Pumpkin? (Show Me Science) by Cath Senker
- The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups by Gina Ingoglia
- The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth by Anita Silvey
- The Sun by Seymour Simon
- The Planets of Our Solar System by Stephen John Kortenkamp
- Look to the Stars by Buzz Aldrin
- A Pod of Killer Whales: The Mysterious Life of the Intelligent Orca by Vicki León
- Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster by Mary M. Cerullo
- Pagoo by Holling Clancy Holling
- Kolea: The Story of the Pacific Golden Plover by Marion Coste
- Thunder Birds: Nature’s Flying Predators by Jim Arnosky
- For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas
- Life in a Bucket of Soil by Alvin Silverstein and Virginia Silverstein
- Bugs and Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter by Amy S. Hansen
- Sneed B. Collard III’s Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards by Sneed B. Collard III
- Face to Face with Frogs by Mark W. Moffett
- Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool by Doug Wechsler
- The Snake Scientist (Scientists in the Field) by Sy Montgomery
- Big Cats by Nic Bishop
- Marsupials by Nic Bishop
- Face to Face with Elephants by Beverly and Dereck Joubert
- The Brain: All About Our Nervous System and More! by Seymour Simon
- Eyes and Ears by Seymour Simon
- Guts: Our Digestive System (2006 Edition) by Seymour Simon
- The Heart: Our Circulatory System (Revised Edition) by Seymour Simon
- Lungs: All about Our Respiratory System and More! by Seymour Simon
- Bones: Our Skeletal System by Seymour Simon
- Muscles: Our Muscular System by Seymour Simon
Flight: The Genius of Birds video from Illustra Media
Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies video from Illustra Media
(optional) Spiders! Ogres, Allies & Architects video by Mike Snavely (available from Mission: Imperative at https://www.missionimperative.org)
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Yulia Korotysh –
In 2021 I started homeschooling my 3d grader. I spent most of the time on Basic subjects and we did very little Science. What would you recommend to do: Cover Science in Creation 1-3 grade or 4-6 grade?
Tamara Bell –
How wonderful! Easing into subjects is a great way to begin home education. No matter your child’s level of science experience, if there are no special circumstances, we recommend using the guide that is age appropriate. If she is in 3rd grade, you can utilize Discovering What God Has Made. If she is in 4th grade, please feel free to use Exploring What God Has Made.
We are so excited to start this curriculum this year with our family! Most excited about introducing science through the days of creation. Studying with the awe of God and savoring these topics in light of that which is good and beautiful displays His mighty acts. Thank you SCM for putting this together for us and generations to come!
We are starting with Discovery, but some of the books are hard to find and maybe they’ll be hard to find a few years from now, so I bought the books for Exploring so we will have them for next time or reference anyway for our first time through.
We used this for 5th grade.
Probably a bit “late” but we dug in deeper on several areas where my son was interested so this made a great year of science for us. I had previously purchased some unit studies (before I discovered this) and I was able to incorporate some of the activities from those.
I love that this goes through the 7 days of creation and solidifies how God created it all.
I did not buy all the books and I still feel we had an excellent year of science that wasn’t boring, time-consuming, or full of useless facts.