Unlike our Integrated Chemistry & Physics, Biology, and Chemistry courses, DIVE Earth Science does not have textbook reading assignments. All the required reading content is built into the course: digital terms and definitions flashcards, digital facts practice quizzes, video lectures, printable notes, video labs, and lab activity pages. To provide middle schoolers with a developmentally appropriate transition from a textbook based curriculum to a lecture based course, Dr. Shormann strongly recommends against adding textbook reading assignments. However, if the student wants to learn more about a specific topic in the course, a list of optional books and videos by lesson is provided in the DIVE Earth Science Teacher's Guide.
For detailed information about how each course component works, watch the Getting Started video posted on the DIVE Earth Science Teacher's Guide