of Contents

Unit One

Lesson 1
& 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 12

Chapter 11–12 (pp. 74–79)


The Weather Book, by Michael Oard.


Observing the Weather (pp. 74–77)

Vocabulary Words

weather vane
weather balloons
rain gauge

Discussion Questions

  1. Locate the vocabulary words in the glossary. Write the definition for each.


Weather Observation
You are able to observe the current weather situation in just about any part of the world by logging on to weather.com. For one week, chart the weather pattern of a place on the opposite side of the world from where you live. How does it compare to the weather in your area?
Weather Vane
  • 8 in (20 cm) piece of cardboard
  • cellophane tape
  • paper
  • wooden dowel
  • modeling clay
  • spool
  • thermometers
  • small container
  • distilled water
  • cheesecloth
Condensation Experiment
  • hot water
  • glass jar
  • ice cubes
  • metal tray or plate
Cloud Photography
  • camera
  • paper
  • pen or pencil
  • glass bottle
  • glass jar
  • coloured water
  • marker (or ruler and tape)


God, Creation, and You (pp. 78–79)

Discussion Questions

  1. God gave Adam dominion over His creation (Genesis 1:28). How should we apply the ‘dominion mandate’ to our lives today?
  2. Define ‘pantheism.’ How is this different from the Biblical view of God?
  3. Even more important than caring for the Earth itself is caring for the eternal lives of those who live on the Earth. How are you involved in sharing the good news of the Creator who became our Savior with those around you?

Answer Key

Observing the Weather (pp. 74–77)

  1. See glossary.

God, Creation, and You (pp. 78–79)

  1. We have the responsibility of caring for the Earth, as far as it is possible for us to do so, by cleaning up pollution or litter, etc. See also Creation and Conservation and Environmentalism Q&A.
  2. Pantheism is the belief that everything is God. The Bible teaches that God and His Creation are distinct (Genesis 1, John 1:1-3), and that the essence of idolatry is giving worship to created things instead of the Creator (Exodus 20:4-6, Romans 1:23,25).