SCIENCE, HEALTH, AND SAFETY
- “Good & Beautiful” style science, health, and safety unit study packets are faith-based and designed for Grades K-6.
- Each packet includes lesson extensions for Grades 7-8. (In 2020 or later, we anticipate releasing high school science courses.)
- These unit studies can be done “family style.”
- Each lesson is designed to take 40-60 minutes.
- New units are added throughout the year.
- Physical units are printed in high-quality on 80# coated paper for vibrant images.
- Helpful Tip: Downloads are always final sales. If you change your mind and want the physical unit (which people often do), you cannot refund your download and will need to pay full price for the physical unit.
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Read-Aloud Book Packs: Many of the science lessons include a list of completely optional read-aloud story books that may be read to the children at any point during the lesson. The lessons include all of the information necessary for the children to learn and understand the unit concepts. The optional read-aloud books provide additional information to complement the unit, if desired. To save you time and money, we offer Read-Aloud Book Packs for some of the units. These book packs include our top picks for some units in the lesson. Our books packs cost less than buying the books individually on Amazon.com. We only sell the books in packs, not individually.
Explore the basics of chemistry in this 14-lesson unit (146 pages). Through simple experimentation, interactive learning, and text, children will discover how our world is affected by molecular level changes. In addition, children will develop smart “lab-style” habits and appreciate the hard work and dedication of historically significant people in chemistry. This unit is designed to match the open-and-go, faith-based approach that The Good and the Beautiful curriculum is known for, with hands-on learning that is essential for studying chemistry. Recommended for Grades 5-7, though some younger children may enjoy participating. (Note: Most The Good and the Beautiful science units are family style for Grades K-6. See our 3-year scope to see the few units that are specifically for Grades 5-7).
Lesson 1: Introduction to Chemistry
Lesson 2: The Scientific Method
Lesson 3: Scientific Measurement
Lesson 4: States of Matter
Lesson 5: Phase Transitions
Lesson 6: Atoms, Elements, and Molecules
Lesson 7: Chemical and Physical Properties
Lesson 8: Identifying Chemical Changes
Lesson 9: Elements and the Periodic Table
Lesson 10: The Atom
Lesson 11: Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Bonding
Lesson 12: Conservation of Mass
Lesson 13: Mixtures and Pure Substances
Lesson 14: Properties of Water
Energy: Heat, Light, and Sound
In this 84-page unit children will come to understand heat, light, and sound as gifts from God and essential parts of life on earth. Including mini books, informational texts, and many exciting hands-on experiments and projects, this unit will have your little scientist asking for more! Plus, bonus informational texts and assignments for children grades 7-8 are included, making this a great unit for the whole family. Note: It is recommended that you complete the Introduction to Energy unit first.
Fourteen lessons cover the following topics:
- properties of heat
- the sun as an essential source of heat and light
- heat sources
- heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation
- heat conductors and insulators
- properties of light
- reflection and refraction
- light and shadows
- light and color: the visible light spectrum
- properties of sound including production, pitch, and volume
Lesson 1 – What is Heat?
Lesson 2 – The Sun: Heat & Light Source
Lesson 3 – Heat Sources and Production
Lesson 4 – Heat Transfer
Lesson 5 – Heat Transfer Continued
Lesson 6 – Heat Conductors and Insulators
Lesson 7 – Temperature
Lesson 8 – What Is Light?
Lesson 9 – Light and Shadows
Lesson 10 – Reflection, Refraction, and Absorption
Lesson 11 – Light and Color
Lesson 12 – Sound
Lesson 13 – Volume and Pitch
Lesson 14 – Unit Project
Introduction to Energy
Help your young scientists’ minds come alive as they learn what energy is and how it is applied in their everyday lives. Written from a Christian, Bible-based point of view, children will gain a greater appreciation for the natural laws God organized upon this earth. Involving both interesting lessons and hands-on experiments, this is a must-have curriculum for your home school classroom. This 75-page unit is written as an introduction and overview of energy subjects. It is suggested as a prerequisite to the physics units in The Good & the Beautiful curriculum: Heat and Light, Sound, Gravity, Forces and Motion, Simple Machines, Electricity, and Magnetism (which are coming in the future). The unit also includes a 19-page extension for grades 7-8.
Lesson 1 – What Is Energy?
Lesson 2 – Atoms, Molecules, and Forms of Energy
Lesson 3 – Forms of Energy: Experiments
Lesson 4 – The Transfer of Energy
Lesson 5 – Potential and Kinetic Energy
Lesson 6 – Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy
Meteorology: Weather and Atmosphere
Packed with experiments and activities, this science unit explores weather and atmosphere in detail. The packet includes 121 pages and is designed to help children gain knowledge of meteorology as they recognize God’s hand and feel the wonders of this world. This unit is very hands-on and requires more supplies and prep time than some other science units.
Lesson 1 – The Creation of Weather
Lesson 2 – Introduction to Seasons
Lesson 3 – Why We Have Seasons
Lesson 4 – The Earth’s Atmosphere
Lesson 5 – What Is Weather?
Lesson 6 – Measuring Weather
Lesson 7 – What Is Air?
Lesson 8 – Air Pressure
Lesson 9 – Air Temperature
Lesson 10 – Temperature Affects Air
Lesson 11 – Wind
Lesson 12 – What Are Clouds?
Lesson 13 – Types of Clouds
Lesson 14 – Rain
Lesson 15 – Thunder and Lightning
Lesson 16 – Snow, Hail, and Blizzards
Lesson 17 – Severe Weather: Tornadoes
Lesson 18 – Severe Weather: Hurricanes
Lesson 19 – Forecasting Weather
Lesson 20 – Unit Conclusion
This 110-page unit explores the wonders of space science with our unique, “good and beautiful” style. Fun, interactive lessons and lots of beautiful mini books help children gain knowledge and increase appreciation for the majesty and wonder of God’s creations. This unit requires a smaller amount of prep time and supplies than other units, making it a good unit to do when you don’t have a lot of time for preparation.
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Space
Lesson 2 – Stars
Lesson 3 – The Solar System and the Sun
Lesson 4 – The Terrestrial Planets: Mercury and Venus
Lesson 5 – The Terrestrial Planets: Earth and Mars
Lesson 6 – The Moon and Its Phases
Lesson 7 – Gravity and the Tides
Lesson 8 – Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and Meteoroids
Lesson 9 – The Gas Giants: Jupiter and Saturn
Lesson 10 – The Gas Giants: Uranus and Neptune
Lesson 11 – The History of Astronomy
Lesson 12 – Galileo
Lesson 13 – Space Exploration: Part 1
Lesson 14 – Space Exploration: Part 2
Lesson 15 – Space Exploration: Part 3
Lesson 16 – Constellations
This unit has one suggested (optional) read-aloud: Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick. If desired, read some of this excellent, 95-page book during each lesson of the unit. The book is well-written, engaging, and features nice black and white illustrations.
Q: Does this unit support an old earth or a young earth theory?
A: The unit supports creationism from a general Christian viewpoint, but it does not point to an old earth or young earth theory, keeping that subject vague and allowing you to fill in the blanks with your own beliefs on this particular subject.
Water and Our World
This one-of-a-kind unit will have your children exploring the ins and outs of water! Throughout the unit, children will be engaged in hands-on activities and experiments that explore properties of water, such as capillary action, surface tension, and more! This 87-page unit also takes a detailed look at the changes water goes through as it passes around and through our world. Children will learn how water shapes our world and ways in which water is used to generate power and electricity.
1 – All About Water
2 – States of Water
3 – Evaporation, Condensation, and Precipitation
4 – The Water Cycle
5 – Bodies of Water
6 – Water Shapes the Earth
7 – Oceans, Currents, and Tides
8 – Icebergs and Glaciers
9 – Groundwater
10 – Water Power
11 – Clean Water
Explore the fascinating world of insects, spiders, and crustaceans with this thorough, 71-page unit. Students will have fun learning as they complete hands-on activities and assignments in their science notebooks. This unit requires very few supplies and very little prep time. Most lessons have older children lesson extensions for grades 7-8.
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Arthropods
Lesson 2 – Introduction to Insects
Lesson 3 – Oral Presentations
Lesson 4 – Insect Stations: Mosquitoes, Fireflies, Termites, Silkworms
Lesson 5 – Bees and Wasps: Part 1
Lesson 6 – Bees and Wasps: Part 2
Lesson 7 – Entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre
Lesson 8 – Butterflies: Part 1
Lesson 9 – Butterflies: Part 2
Lesson 10 – Ants
Lesson 11 – Insect Defenses
Lesson 12 – Arachnids
Lesson 13 – Crustaceans
Kingdoms and Classification
Cells, fungi, mold, bacteria, protists, classification–children explore all of these things and much more in this engaging family-style science unit. 110 pages.
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Classification
Lesson 2 – Levels of Classification
Lesson 3 – Discovery of Cells
Lesson 4 – Cell Functions
Lesson 5 – Archaebacteria and Eubacteria Kingdoms
Lesson 6 – Protista Kingdom
Lesson 7 – Fungi Kingdom: Mushrooms
Lesson 8 – Fungi Kingdom: Mold and Yeast
Lesson 9 – Plantae Kingdom
Lesson 10 – Animalia Kingdom
MICROSCOPE: This unit introduces the use of microscopes. In this unit there are several microscope activities. The Botany unit and Rocks and Minerals unit will also use a microscope. The microscope greatly enhances the lessons, but if you do not have a microscope, this unit can still be completed by skipping the microscope activities. A cheap microscope may not work well enough to complete the activities. Buy our top-recommended microscope on Amazon.com (search for model # M150C-I).
The Human Body Part 1
This unit explores nine of the main systems of the body. Children learn the purpose of each body system, what the main organs of the system are and their specific functions, and how the organs work together in order for the system and body to function as a whole. This 83-page unit includes lesson extensions designed for students Grades 7-8. The Human Body Part 2, which will be released at a future date, will cover the topics of genetics and illness and disease, and it will take a closer look at some of the different types of cells within the body.
Lesson 1 – Our Bodies
Lesson 2 – The Skeletal System
Lesson 3 – The Muscular System
Lesson 4 – The Respiratory System
Lesson 5 – The Circulatory System
Lesson 6 – The Nervous System
Lesson 7 – The Digestive System
Lesson 8 – The Urinary System
Lesson 9 – The Immune System
Lesson 10 – The Integumentary System
Maturation and Sexual Reproduction
Teaching children all about their growing bodies can be a difficult topic for many parents to approach. With this 8-lesson unit (57 pages), children will come to understand the changes that take place as they mature, learn how to care for their bodies, and discuss God’s beautiful design for reproduction. Children will enjoy learning in a loving and secure environment with open discussion about topics that might otherwise be uncomfortable. With a helpful Q&A section, parents can feel confident in teaching their children about the beauty of growing and becoming an adult. Because every family is different, this unit is designed to be used at any school age that the parent deems appropriate. Some parents may choose to introduce some of the concepts at an early age and save other lessons for later when their child is ready; other parents will feel that their child is ready to complete the entire unit.
Lesson 1 – Our Sacred Bodies: Male Bodies & Puberty
Lesson 2 – Our Sacred Bodies: Female Bodies & Puberty
Lesson 3 – Menstruation
Lesson 4 – Sexual Intercourse and Living Virtuously
Lesson 5 – The Gestation and Birth of a Child
Lesson 6 – The Dangers and Destruction of Pornography
Lesson 7 – The Harmful Effects of Pornography
Lesson 8 – Personal Hygiene
Suggested (optional) read alouds for this unit include Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids by Kristen A Jenson and Gail Poyner and Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds
by Kristen A. Jenson
What are the images like in the unit? This unit is very detailed in the information it contains. However, beyond a few tastefully illustrated diagrams of sexual anatomy, there are no images or illustrations that show nudity. Parents who want their children to see more detailed images can easily supplement with a picture book on the subject. A full sample of the unit is available below so you can be aware of everything in the unit prior to purchase.
How do I determine if my child is ready for this unit? A gradual and gentle sex education can be achieved by observing each child’s questions and curiosity. Study each child; watch how they react; listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in determining what, when, and how much to share with each child. Create an ongoing dialogue with opportunities for children to ask questions whenever they have them. Younger children may not be ready to learn everything in this unit. We strongly suggest that you, as parents, read through this entire unit ahead of time. Use a highlighter and a pen to take notes and mark certain passages that you want to emphasize, or even cross off parts that you disagree with or that make you feel uncomfortable. Throughout the unit, discussion questions are underlined. As you pre-read the unit, write down notes and questions that you would like to discuss with your child/children. Think of personal experiences you wish to share and make notes. Pray for guidance to know how best to teach this unit with each child. Plan which lessons you will teach each child now and which lessons you will wait to teach until the child is older.
Make sure that important safety knowledge has not slipped through the cracks in your home. This short, open-and-go unit covers information that all children should know and review. The physical unit comes with a 4″ x 6″ refrigerator safety magnet that the children fill out during one of the lessons. 50 pages.
Lesson 1 – Fire Safety
Lesson 2 – Water and Electricity
Lesson 3 – Earthquakes and Natural Disasters
Lesson 4 – God Gave Me a Body
Lesson 5 – Home Alone
Lesson 6 – Kitchen and Cooking Safety
Lesson 7 – Internet and Peer Pressure
The only optional read-aloud book recommended for this unit is I Said No!, available on this website for $9.49 or Amazon.com for $12.95.
Note: This unit does not have extensions for Grades 7-8.