Apologia Astronomy Book

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Fourteen lessons that will give any child (or adult) an appreciation for the immense space beyond the borders of our earth and the Creator who spoke it into being. The heavens truly declare the Glory of God! By lesson - 1. What is Astronomy? 2. The Sun 3. Mercury 4. Venus 5. Earth 6. The Moon 7. Mars 8. Space Rocks 9. Jupiter 10. Saturn 11. Uranus and Neptune 12. Pluto and the Kuiper Belt 13. Stars and Galaxies 14. Space Travel
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Apologia Astronomy Book
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Carla's Notes:

Astronomy is the first book written by Jeannie Fulbright and is also the shortest and easiest of the elementary series. This is the best book for first timers, especially if they are younger students. The vocabulary is not as difficult as some of the later books. Since this book is shorter, (it has the same number of lessons as the rest of the books, but the lessons are shorter) some students complete the book in just one semester and start on a second book later in the school year. This topic is a great one to explore during the summer months when the warm summer nights beckon us outside to marvel at the heavens.  One summer,  our family combined Exploring Creation with Astronomy with Jay Ryan's Signs and Seasons, and the whole family learned to read the summer night sky.  It was a wonderful experience that we all remember fondly.

The projects in this book are just plain ole' fun!  My personal favorite is the film canister rockets of Lesson 10.  Of course, making ice cream in Lesson 12 comes in as a close second!  Four lab supply kits are available for this book from Creation Sensation - a Deluxe Family Kit, a 2nd Student Kit, a Priority Kit (less expensive, but you have to find some of the items yourself) and custom built co-op kits for groups.

Exploring Creation with Astronomy is a wonderful book to use in a co-op!  If you are considering using this book in a co-op setting, do not think that you will need to meet at night. The children will be learning so much at your meetings that they will surely be drawn to look at the night sky on their own. The lessons and projects are easy to use in a group setting.  Bring a laptop and add free images and activities from the NASA website. Be sure and schedule a field trip to a planetarium sometime during the co-op. For a closing celebration, pool your funds and purchase a model rocket that the kids (and adults!) can take turns launching. 

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Apologia Astronomy Book

"Apologia Astronomy Book"

Alba Gaston on 6/5/2011 6:09:54 PM

Comments: My son is a science buff but Astronomy is probably one of his favorite aspects of science. He is special needs and sometimes seems to hyperfocus on things, astronomy has been one of those things for years now. I was actually nervous about starting this with him because I feared it would only add to his perseverations. It was quite the opposite. Jeannie's thoroughness on the topic left him satidfied at the end of the year!! Not even his neuro can believe it. He's moved on to learning abuot other ... More details

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Apologia's Exploring Creation with Astronomy

"Apologia's Exploring Creation with Astronomy"

Dena Johns on 6/17/2010 5:26:46 PM

Comments: We started using Exploring Creation with Astronomy late in the year, and how I wish we'd have started sooner! The kids ages 12 and 9 love it! They read it on their own and have even told their friends how interesting it is and how they love it! I'm so pleased.

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Apologia Astronomy Book

"Apologia Astronomy Book"

Shanda Palsulich on 6/17/2010 12:40:26 AM

Comments: I am a homeschooling mom with a bachelor of science degree. My eight year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed going through this book together. We both learned a lot from Jeannie's lessons.

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