Geology and Astronomy

Charles Kovacs


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  • A useful resource for Steiner-Waldorf teachers
  • Suitable for Steiner-Waldorf classes 6 and 7 (age 11-13)

A wonderful introduction for children to the rocks, soil and mountains of Earth alongside the movement of our universe, written in Charles Kovacs's warm and expressive style.

Floris Books
Steiner-Waldorf Education
160 pages
Publication date:
30 Apr 2020
Waldorf Education Resources


A wonderful introduction to geology and astronomy for children which is written in Charles Kovacs's warm and expressive style.

The first part of this book describes the different kinds of rocks, soil and mountains found on our planet, and explores how they came into being. This section deals with the depths of the earth, and the long ages of time.

In contrast, the second part examines the heights of our universe, in the movement of the sun, moon and stars. These bodies give us our sense of day, month and year.

Throughout, Kovacs links the phenomena he's describing with human experience, how they affect people in different parts of the world.

This is a fascinating and engaging resource for teachers and home schoolers which is used in the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum for 11-13 year olds.


Charles Kovacs (1907-2001) was born in Austria. He left his native country in 1938 and joined the British Army in East Africa. After the War, he settled in Britain, and in 1956 he took over a class at the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh, where he remained a class teacher until his retirement in 1976. His extensive lesson notes have been a useful and inspiring resource material for many teachers and are available as books from Floris Books.

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