Earth Science Curriculum

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Earth Science Curriculum

References that you will need: DK Earth Eye Wonder(Spine),  Janice VanCleave’s Earth Science for Every Kid (Experiments) ,Enchanted Learning (membership to this site would be helpful), Geology for Kids Online

Other books that you may find helpful  DK Eyewitness Explorers Rocks and Minerals, DK Smithsonian Rock and Fossil Hunter, DK Eye Wonder Rocks and Minerals, The Wonders Inside the Earth, The Complete Guide to Rocks and Minerals 

Lesson 1. Introduction to the Earth

Qur’anic Ayat – Al-Baqarah – 2:22

Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allâh (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped). (Al-Baqarah 2:22)

Rd. Earth – Where are we?  pages 4,5

Rd. Me on the Map, I Love Our Earth, Where do I Live?, Exploring the Earth with John Wesley Powell, One Grain of Sand

Experiment- Precision page 10-11

Contributions of early Muslims to the field of Earth Sciences

Islamic Evidence for the Earth being round

Islamic Evidence that the Sun Revolves around the Earth

Earth Science Part 1 (Intro) Video

Intro to the Earth(activities are at the bottom of the page)

Interrelating Earth Science, Geography, and Art


Lesson 2. Crust to Core

Qur’anic Ayat: Al-An’am – 6:11

Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Travel in the land and see what was the end of those who rejected truth.” (Al-An’am 6:11)

Rd. Earth- Crust to core pages 6,7

 Rd. Planet earth/inside out  1st Mulberry ed.
  Gibbons, Gail.
, How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World, The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

Rd. Geology for Kids-The Earth Inside Out

Experiment-Wobbler pages 12-13

Label the continents

Cross Section of Earth Coloring Page

Lesson 3. Moving World

Qur’anic Ayat: Al-Haqqah – 69:14

And the earth and the mountains shall be removed from their places, and crushed with a single crushing, (Al-Haqqah 69:14)

Rd.Earth -Moving world pages 8-9

Rd. Our Patwork Planet, Jim Bridger: Man of the Mountains

Experiment-Rub-a-Dub page 54-55, Shifting page 56-57

Plate Tectonics

Earth Science (Plate Tectonics) video

Lesson 4. The tips of the World

Qur’anic Ayat: An-Nahl – 16:15

And He has affixed into the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you, and rivers and roads, that you may guide yourselves. (An-Nahl 16:15)

Rd. Earth-The tips of the world pages 10-11

Qur’an on the Mountains

Rd. Earth’s Mountains, Amy’s Travels, Living on a Mountain

Rd. Geology for Kids-Earths, Rocks, and Landforms

Experiment-Folds pages 70-71, Easy Over pages 72-73

Mountain Coloring Page

Lesson 5. The Fire Mountain

Qur’anic Ayat: 

Ta-Ha – 20:105

And they ask you concerning the mountains, say; “My Lord will blast them and scatter them as particles of dust. (Ta-Ha 20:105)

Rd. Earth-  The fire mountain pages 12-13

Rd. Welcome to Hawai’ Volcanoes National Park, Into the Volcano, Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth

Experiment- Spurt pages 84-85, Squirt pages 86-87


Volcano minibook

Ring of Fire

Earth Science (Volcanoes) video

Ring of FireDiscovery Channel video

National Geographic Volcano Videos

PBS Kilauea Video

Lesson 6. Earthquakes

Qur’anic Ayat: Az-Zalzalah – 99:1-8

When the earth is shaken with its (final) earthquake. (Az-Zalzalah 99:1)
 And when the earth throws out its burdens, (Az-Zalzalah 99:2)
(Az-Zalzalah 99:2)

And man will say: “What is the matter with it?” (Az-Zalzalah 99:3)
That Day it will declare its information (about all what happened over it of good or evil). (Az-Zalzalah 99:4)Because your Lord has inspired it. (Az-Zalzalah 99:5)
That Day mankind will proceed in scattered groups that they may be shown their deeds. (Az-Zalzalah 99:6)So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it. (Az-Zalzalah 99:7)And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it. (Az-Zalzalah 99:8)

Rd. Earth- Earthquake pages 14-15

Rd. Quake! : disaster in San Francisco, 1906, Earthquakes, Mama: A true story,Selvakumar knew better

Experiments-Stretch page 68-69, Detector page 74-75, Slower page 76-77,  Quick pages 78-79

Earthquakes and Tsunamis info

Tsunami Activities

Earthquake videos

Lesson 7. The rock cycle

Qur’anic Ayat:
Al-Baqarah – 2:74

Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or even worse in hardness. And indeed, there are stones out of which rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which split asunder so that water flows from them, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of Allâh. And Allâh is not unaware of what you do. (Al-Baqarah 2:74)

Watch a video of rocks weeping

Rd.Earth-The rock cycle pages 16-17

Rd.  Let’s Go Rock Collecting, Rocks in His Head, If You Find a Rock, Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough

Experiments-Spoon pen pages 34-35, Crunch pages 36-37, Sedimentary Sandwich pages 38-39, Line-up pages 40-41

Earth Science Minerals Video

Earth Science Rock Cycle Video

Rock Cycle Video (Simple Explanation)

Color the Rock Cycle

Sedimentary Rock

Identify Rock Types Game

Make Land Art with Rocks

Lesson 8. Vital Survival

Qur’anic Ayat: Al-Baqarah – 2:164

Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the water (rain) which Allâh sends down from the sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its death, and the moving (living) creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and the earth, are indeed Ayât (proofs, evidences, signs, etc.) for people of understanding. (Al-Baqarah 2:164)

Rd. Earth- Vital Survival pages 18-19

Qur’an on the Clouds

Rd. Flash, Crash, Crumble, and Roll, Down Comes the Rain, DK Eyewitness Explorers Weather, One Well: The Story of Water on Planet Earth, The Man Who Named the Clouds

Experiments- Spacey pages 120-121, Soggy pages 150-151, Drops pages 164-165, Vanishing Water pages 172-173

The Water Cycle

The Clouds

Earth Science (Water) Video

Lesson 9. Down to Earth

Qur’anic Ayat: Ta-Ha – 20:6

To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth, and all that is between them, and all that is under the soil. (Ta-Ha 20:6)

Rd. Earth- Down to Earth pages 20-21

Rd. Dirt: Jump Into Science, A Handful of Dirt

Rd. Geology for Kids-Examining the Soil

Experiment- Sampler pages 42-43

Soil Layers

Label Soil Layers

Lesson 10. Nature’s Sculptures and Flow of water

Qur’anic Ayat: Ibrahim – 14:32

Allâh is He Who has created the heavens and the earth and sends down water (rain) from the sky, and thereby brought forth fruits as provision for you; and He has made the ships to be of service to you, that they may sail through the sea by His Command; and He has made rivers (also) to be of service to you. (Ibrahim 14:32)

Rd. Earth- Nature’s Sculptures pages 22-23 and Flow of water pages 24-25

Rd. Sand (Jump Into Science), Swift Rivers, Down the Colorado, Letting Swift River Go

Rd. Geology for Kids-Introduction to Erosion

Experiments- Wash Out pages 100-101, Speedy pages 102-103,

Grand Canyon Coloring Page

The Process of Erosion video

Grand Canyon Introduction PBS video

Lesson 11. Underworlds

Qur’anic Ayat: At-Tawbah – 9:40

If you help him (Muhammad SAW) not (it does not matter), for Allâh did indeed help him when the disbelievers drove him out, the second of two, when they (Muhammad SAW and Abu Bakr) were in the cave, and he (SAW) said to his companion (Abu Bakr): “Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allâh is with us.” Then Allâh sent down His Sakînah (calmness, tranquillity, peace, etc.) upon him, and strengthened him with forces (angels) which you saw not, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowermost, while it was the Word of Allâh that became the uppermost, and Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:40)

Rd. Earth- Underworlds pages 26-27

Rd. Journey to the Bottomless Pit, Maroo of the Winter Caves, I Wonder Why Stalactites Hang Down

Experiment- Dripper 30-31

Exploring Caves

Cave and Caverns Coloring Page

Forbidden Caverns Activity Page

Cave Formation Video

Spring Eternal: Florida’s Fountain of Youth PBS video

Lesson 12. The Power of Ice

Qur’anic Ayat: 

An-Nahl – 16:81

And Allâh has made for you out of that which He has created shades, and has made for you places of refuge in the mountains, and has made for you garments to protect you from the heat (and cold), and coats of mail to protect you from your (mutual) violence. Thus does He perfect His Grace unto you, that you may submit yourselves to His Will (in Islâm). (An-Nahl 16:81)

Rd. Earth- The Power of ice pages 28-29

Rd.  Glaciers : nature’s icy caps, Danger-Icebergs, Trail by Ice

Experiment-Flowing Ice pages 82-83

Glacier Coloring Page

Earth Science (Harsh Climates) video

PBS Extreme Ice

Lesson 13. The Mighty Wave

Qur’anic Ayat: Hud – 11:42

So it (the ship) sailed with them amidst the waves like mountains, and Nûh (Noah) called out to his son, who had separated himself (apart), “O my son! Embark with us and be not with the disbelievers.” (Hud 11:42)

Rd. Earth-The mighty wave pages 30-31

Qur’an on the Deep Seas and Internal Waves

Rd. Savage Waters: The Restless Sea

Experiment- Bump pages 192-193

Hokusai Coloring Page

Lesson 14. The Ocean Floor

Qur’anic Ayat: Al-An’am – 6:63

Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Who rescues you from the darkness of the land and the sea (dangers like storms), when you call upon Him in humility and in secret (saying): If He (Allâh) only saves us from this (danger), we shall truly be grateful.” (Al-An’am 6:63)

Rd. Earth- The Ocean floor pages 32-33

Rd.  Diving to a Deep Sea Volcano, Awesome Ocean Science


Ocean Tipping Point PBS video

Lesson 15. Earth’s treasures

Qur’anic Ayat: Aali Imran – 3:14

Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; women, children, much of gold and silver (wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present world’s life; but Allâh has the excellent return (Paradise with flowing rivers, etc.) with Him. (Aali Imran 3:14)

Rd.Earth – Earth’s treasures pages 34-35

Rd. Exploring Earth’s Treasures

Experiment- Sinkers pages 44-45

Gem stone Coloring Page

Gold Discovery Coloring Page

Lesson 16. Earth’s Ingredients

Qur’anic Ayat: Al-Ma’arij – 70:8

The Day that the sky will be like the boiling filth of oil, (or molten copper or silver or lead, etc.). (Al-Ma’arij 70:8)

Rd. Earth- Earth’s ingredients pages 36-37

Rd. What’s So Bad about Gasoline?

Experiment- Wash away pages 46-47

Oil Tanker Coloring Page

Lesson 17. Ground Detectives and Different World

Qur’anic Ayat: Al-Isra – 17:49

And they say: “When we are bones and fragments (destroyed), should we really be resurrected (to be) a new creation?” (Al-Isra 17:49)

Rd. Earth-Ground detectives pages 38-39 and Different worlds pages 40-41

Rd. Fossils tell of long ago  Rev. ed.

Experiments- Prints pages 48-49, Gulp pages 50-51

Types of Fossils

Fossil Coloring Pages

Islamic information about Dinosaurs

Lesson 19. Planet pollution and Protection

 Qur’anic Ayat:  Az-Zalzalah – 99:4

That Day it will declare its information (about all what happened over it of good or evil). (Az-Zalzalah 99:4)  

Rd. Earth- Planet pollution pages 42-43 and Planet protection pages 44-45

Rd. Earth Smart: How to take care of the environment, Listening to Crickets, Where Once There was a Wood,It’s my earth, too : how I can help the earth stay alive,  

Nature and the Environment

Make a paper mache globe

12 responses to “Earth Science Curriculum

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  3. As salaamu alaykum, this is jayyid, masha Allah. I love the corresponding ayaah of the week.

  4. Wa alaikum as salaam, alhamdulillah, jazakillah khayran. May Allah grant us our own Islamic based curriculum for homeschooling our Muslim children. Ameen

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  6. As Salaam Alaikum,
    This is WONDERFUL!!!!

    • Wa alaiakum as salaam,

      Jazakillah khayran.

      Insha Allah, I hope you and your children can benefit from it!

      • As Salaam Alaikum,
        How do you do this? This really makes science come ALIVE! Alhumdulilah! I must increase my knowledge so that I can this with all the academic subjects.
        Although I don’t really like the term “Islamizing” (which is just centering all academic subjects you teach around Allah), this is what I strive to do, even though I often struggle at it. You have made this easier for me. Thanks again.

        As Salaam Alaikum,

      • Wa alaikum as salaam Candace,

        I find it easiest to integrate Islam with science and history. You can take a key word within any topic basically and do a search for it in the Qur’an and find at least one ayat that relates, masha Allah. It is quite amazing actually! Plus, it helps to remember that everything connects and interrelates, insha Allah. Hope that helps.

  7. Salaam Sis,

    mashaALLAH, this is great! I agree, the ayah of the week is excellent.

  8. Salam Sister,

    I came upon your website while researching for an Islamic Education Curriculum for my children’s school. I am a volunteer there. It is a small school, self funded. By any chance, do you have anything about The Solar System?

    • As salaam alaikum Suri,

      Jazakillah khayran for stopping by. May Allah reward you and others like you who volunteer time in their Islamic communities.

      I’m sorry, but I don’t have an space curriculum available.

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