Table
of Contents

Unit One

Lesson 1
Introduction
& Ch 1


Lesson 2
Chapter 2
Part 1


Lesson 3
Chapter 2
Part 2


Quiz 1

Unit Two

Lesson 4
Chapter 3

Lesson 5
Chapter 4

Lesson 6
Chapter 5

Quiz 2

Unit Three

Lesson 7
Chapter 6

Lesson 8
Chapter 7

Lesson 9
Chapter 8

Quiz 3

Unit Four

Lesson 10
Chapter 9

Lesson 11
Chapter 10

Lesson 12
Chapter 11-12

Quiz 4

The Weather Book
by Michael Oard

Lesson 1

Introduction & Ch 1
(pp. 4-7)

Textbook

The Weather Book, by Michael Oard.

Text

Introduction (pp. 4-5)

Vocabulary Words

atmosphere
climate
blizzard

Discussion Questions

  1. Locate the vocabulary words in the glossary. Write the definition for each.
  2. Name three ways weather can affect our daily lives.
  3. Paul says, ‘All things were created by God, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible’ (Colossians 1:16). Would you consider wind to be invisible? Why?
  4. How is the Holy Spirit like the wind?
  5. How long have seasons existed on the Earth?
  6. As a result of Adam and Eve’s sin against God, the weather was affected. What do you think the weather would have been like if man had never sinned?

Text

Chapter 1—God Created (pp. 6-7)

Vocabulary Words

ultraviolet light
carbon dioxide
ice age
tide
nitrogen
ozone
oxygen
pollution water
vapor
latitudes

Discussion Questions

  1. Locate the vocabulary words in the glossary. Write the definition for each.
  2. What effect does the moon have on the Earth?
  3. What would happen to the Earth if the moon were farther than 240,000 miles away?
  4. Why do the sun and moon look the same size in the sky even though they’re not?
  5. The Earth spins on its axis once every day. Why is that just perfect for our weather on Earth?
  6. Why is the tilt of the Earth important to our weather?
  7. What percentage of various gasses comprise our atmosphere?
  8. Why is it important for fair-skinned people to apply sunscreen when out in the sun for extended periods of time?
  9. How many meteors hit the earth’s atmosphere each day?
  10. What happens to most of these meteors?

Answer Key

Introduction (pp. 4­5)

  1. See glossary.
  2. Accept reasonable answers. Examples: daily activities, how we dress, our moods, work to be done, travel, play.
  3. Wind is invisible because we cannot see it. We can feel it and see the effects of it around us.
  4. Accept reasonable answers. See John 3:8.
  5. Seasons have come and gone since at least Genesis 1:14.
  6. Accept reasonable answers. Examples: Perhaps beautiful with year-round growing seasons.

God Created (pp. 6­7)

  1. See glossary.
  2. The moon causes tides in the ocean.
  3. The oceans would become very polluted.
  4. The sun is 400 times the size of the moon and 400 times further from the Earth.
  5. If the Earth were to spin slower, the light side of the Earth would be too hot and the dark side would be too cold. If it were to spin faster there would be fierce winds on the face of the Earth.
  6. A smaller tilt would result in the higher latitudes being too cold which would bring about an ice age. A greater tilt would result in unstable climates.
  7. Oxygen 21%; Nitrogen 78%; Argon 0.9%; Water vapor and carbon dioxide 0.15%
  8. The sun emits dangerous ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer and damage skin, hastening the effects of aging.
  9. 20 million.
  10. Most burn up before they hit the ground.

Additional Resources

The Moon: The Light that Rules the Night
The Sun: Our Special Star


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