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The Geology Book, Lesson 1

Planet Earth

by Dr. John Morris on January 1, 2002
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These lessons are geared for middle-school students. Each lesson contains a series of questions to answer that pertain to the reading assignment.

Introduction

These lessons are geared for middle-school students. Each lesson contains a series of questions to answer that pertain to the reading assignment. There is a section of each lesson for advanced students. Teachers should start with the Scripture lesson.

It is important that teachers prepare themselves by reading the stated pages prior to having the student read the weekly assignment. If a child is not able to read yet, parents may wish to read the text to the student.

Text

  • Pages 4–10

Scripture

  • Genesis 1:1–31
  • Genesis 3:17–21
  • Romans 6:23
  • Romans 8:22

Questions

  1. What is the difference between “origins” and “operational” science? (See our Science section for information.)
  2. There are two ways of thinking about the unobserved past. What are they?
  3. Where is the true history of the earth found?
  4. In what order did God create the heaven and earth? (E.g., describe what He created on Day 1, Day 2, etc.)
  5. What are some “not so good” things that were not part of the original creation?
  6. Write a short paragraph answering the question “What is sin?”
  7. There are nine planets circling the sun. Name them in order starting with the one closest to the sun.
  8. List 5 things that confirm that the earth was designed for life by a wise and powerful God.
  9. What are the main “zones” into which the Earth is divided?
  10. What is the earth’s crust composed of? What are the two categories into which it is divided?
  11. What is the purpose of the earth’s atmosphere?

Terms

  • Principle of uniformity
  • Principle of catastrophe
  • Asthenosphere
  • Basaltic rock
  • Sedimentary rock

Activity

Throughout the text, two views of Earth history will be compared. Keep a chart of the comparisons. (See page 4.)

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