Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What age group is the activity books designed for?

A: The activity books are designed for PreSchool through 2nd grade students. Each activity has a mini-lesson that can be used at the start of the activity. If you want to use the books with older students there is a section after many of the lessons titled Science Behind the Activity. Older students can research this information on the internet before doing the activity.

Q: What age group is the The Rock Cycle series designed for?

A: Generally speaking the Rock Cycle books are for students from 3rd grade through 7th grade. Teachers with multiple ages of students often pick these books for their Earth Science program because children of all ages love rocks and minerals.  The Rock and Mineral Field Guide is often purchased by geologists for their children to carry in a backpack when they go rockhounding.

Q: What grade level are the school books designed for?

A: The six school books are units of study designed for older students. Generally students in 8th through 12th grade can easily complete a book in six weeks. I found students really like the idea of starting a new book every six weeks. Students also like these books because they can complete each chapter with a minimum amount of help from their teachers.

Q: I would like for my students to complete a semester of Earth Science. What do I need to purchase?

A: A semester is generally 18 weeks. When students have science lessons three times a week for approximately 60 minutes they will finish three units of study in a semester. You can choose any three books for your students to complete for a semester credit of Earth Science.

Q: How long does it take to complete a chapter in the school books?

A: It usually takes about an hour to read the information, take the complete the short quiz, and do the activity.

Q: How long should it take to finish a school book?

A: If your students spend one hour three times a week they will finish the book in six weeks. 

Q: What is included in each chapter of the school books?

A: Each chapter includes written information about a specific topic, a short quiz, and an activity or experiment.  

Q: I did not receive my ebook.

A: It was sent to your email address. Look in your spam or junk folder for the ebook.