EXPLORING CREATION WITH ASTRONOMY
Instructor: Joell Morris
Monthly fee: $25
Materials fee: $16
Class time: 10 am
Required Textbook: Exploring Creation with Astronomy (SECOND EDITION) by Jeannie Fulbright
What is Astronomy? Why did God create the universe? Should Pluto really be a planet? And what does it take to become an astronaut? We will find the answers to these questions and many more as we study Exploring Creating with Astronomy!
Exploring Creation with Astronomy is another of the courses in the wonderful Young Explorer Series by Apologia. These courses are designed to be easy to use for elementary students and the textbook is written in a conversational style directly to the student to make it appealing to them. Additionally, this new edition of the text has been updated with more current scientific information, is more colorful and has great current satellite images to help grab your child’s interest. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, and enjoy many hands on projects and experiments throughout the course. On average, we will spend 2 weeks on each lesson.
This book begins with a lesson on the nature of astronomy, and then it covers the major structures of our solar system. Starting with the sun and working towards Neptune, the student will learn details about all the planets in the solar system. Along the way, the student will also learn about Earth’s moon, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt. After that, the student will move outside our solar system and learn about the stars and galaxies that make up God’s incredible universe. Finally, the student will learn about space travel and what it takes to be an astronaut! Some of the activities and projects include making a solar eclipse, simulating the use of radar to determine a hidden landscape, making a telescope, and making an astrometer to measure the brightness of a star.
Your student will need the textbook, Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd edition by Jeannie Fulbright. Notebooking journal is optional.