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Wonders of the World Series: Seven Natural Wonders

Wonders Natural

This is the one of three installments in the Wonders of the World Series. They can be taken in any order.
Other courses in the series include:

Seven Ancient Wonders   
Seven New Wonders

Next Level Homeschool presents the another installment of our Wonders of the World series with the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Unlike previous classes, which focused mainly on the history of manmade wonders, this class focuses on environmental and geographical concepts. Students can expect to learn about each of these natural wonders, how they were formed, how humans have influenced them, and why they are important enough to be considered wonders.

While this class is part of a broader series, there are no prerequisites, and each Wonders class can be taken in any order that works best for the student.

No live classes- view lessons on YOUR schedule. In general, expect 1.5-2.5 hours to work through the lesson plan each week, and an additional 2-5 hours working on assignments (it really depends what assignment your child chooses to do and how they manage their time). For classes with two levels, the material is the same for both- the depth of the assignments differs. Younger students should usually be placed in Level 1. Older students, or younger students who want more of a challenge, should be placed in Level 2. Each lesson consists of a fully narrated PowerPoint presentation with images and videos to enhance the topics. Students will have access to our learning management system, Canvas, for viewing their lesson, printing worksheets, taking quizzes, viewing/submitting assignments, participating in discussions, and viewing grades/feedback. Read more details about class format. 

Week 1 – Introduction to the Seven Natural Wonders and the Aurora Borealis
The first week serves as an introduction to the topic. We will discuss how and why each of these wonders was chosen for this list, and there will be a brief introduction of each wonder. From there, we begin our deeper look into each wonder, beginning with the Aurora Borealis.

Week 2 – Mountainous Wonders
This week’s lesson discusses the two mountains on our list: Mt. Everest and Paricutin. The formation of both mountains will be the first thing we learn about, but we will also be following the effects these mountains have on the environment around them and how humans have interacted with them.

Week 3 – Freshwater Wonders
The third week of the class is based around Victoria Falls and the Grand Canyon. Both wonders were created by the moving of fresh water over long periods of time, and we will learn more about those processes.

Week 4 – Oceanic Wonders
Unlike the previous week, our final week of wonders come from the ocean. The Great Barrier Reef and the Harbor at Rio de Janeiro provide students with a look at some of the most visually striking wonders in the list, and we will be studying the impacts of environmental damage that both wonders have experienced.

Course Features

  • Schedule TBD
  • Activities Science
  • Lessons 4
  • Suggested Ages 10-17 One Level