Here is a creation unit study for children in the elementary grades. I did a similar unit study with my children when they were in kindergarten. I wished that we could have done it in later years.
As you probably know unit studies combine academic subjects under a central theme. The creation unit will combine language arts, science and some history under the theme of creation.
A creation unit study starts with the seven days of creation. This study will look at each of the seven days of creation and what was created on each day. This study is a broad overview. Each day of creation could be expanded and studied more in depth. If you spent one week on each day you would be done in six weeks and one week to finish up any loose ends.
For your creation unit study here is a list of books you might like to read. The Creation Institute sells books both for children and adults. Your public library or church library may have copies to borrow.
The Amazing Story of Creation from Science and the Bible by Duane T Gish, PH.D is a science book for young people.
The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible by Paul Taylor is about dinosaurs before and after the flood. The book has pictures of dinosaur fossils.
The Genesis Record by Henry Morris is a reference book on Genesis for adults or maybe high school students.
The Institute for creation research has a series of books called The Wonders of Creation. The books in the set are The Astronomy book, The Cave book, The Fossil Book, The Geology book, The Ocean Book, and The Weather Book.
For simple science experiments look in the children's section of the library. There is usually a lot of experiments that would show the days of creation in the science fair section.
To begin your creation unit study read Genesis 1:1- 2:25 in the Bible.
God created light. He made day and night. Genesis 1:3-5
Bible: Look up verses that deal with light such as Psalms 27:1, Matthew 5:14, 16 John 1:4-9, John 8:12. Look up other verses.
Science: Do some experiments dealing with light and energy. Kids science experiments has a lot of simple experiments. It has experiments on bending light and reflecting light. Refer to the site, Kids Science Experiments, several times thoughout your creation study. The site also has experiments on plants, your senses and matter.
Electronics for Kids shows how to make a battery with a lemon, how to make a circuit, and other easy experiments that deal with electronics.
Usborne also has several books that deal with light and energy.
History: Read about Thomas Edison. How has technology changed the way we get and use energy? How energy was used 100 years ago?
Language Arts: Write about your day. What do you do in the day? What do you do when it gets dark? Write a letter to a friend telling them that Jesus is the light of the world. Write a short report about Tomas Edison. What else did he invent?
Books to read: Talk about Book Day and Night, Usborne
Art: With adult supervision make a candle.
God created the heavens and the dry land. Genesis 1:6-10
Bible: Read other passages that state that God is the creator of heaven and earth. Psalm 102:25, Job 38:4, Hebrews 1:10.
Science: Study about the atmosphere and the water cycle. Study weather. A diagram of the water cycle can be found at USGS.
MCWA kids has several experiments that deal with water. One is to make a miniature water cycle.
Weather Wiz kids is written by a television meteorologist. It has a lot of information about different weather conditions. There is some experiments such as making fog, clouds, and a tornado in a bottle.
You could also study about rocks and the earth. Kids Geo.com has information about geography and geology. The site also has some games.
History: Learn about how weather is tracked. Learn about people that watch and predict the weather. Weather wiz kids talks about what a meteorologist does.
Language arts: Read poems about rain. Write a report about what a meteorologist does. Write a poem about the weather.
Art: Make a hot air balloon.The site lists the materials needed and has a balloon template that you can print.
To continue your creation unit study go to part 2