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Exploring Creation with Astronomy
Exploring Creation with Astronomy

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Ages: 6-12
Grade Levels: K-6

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy
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 Pluto, the student will learn details about all nine planets (or is it eight? -- your student will have to decide) 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!

About the Young Explorer Series:
When we decided to offer our customers a boxed curriculum, we knew that our eclectic approach to science needed a bit of fine-tuning, so we knew we needed Young Explorer, Jeannie Fulbright's elementary science program. Not only does this in-depth curriculum, with its gorgeous, full-color pictures and captivating, God-exalting text, sparkle in comparison to the mainstream, dry-bones science program, it utilizes what we believe is the most sensible method to teaching science, the immersion approach.

While other science programs, with their yearly superficial overviews, quickly become tedious as children encounter the repetitiveness of topic matters, the Young Explorer science immersion program will allow your family to enjoy the depth and riches that genuine science can give. Most home-taught children who enjoy science are being taught with a science immersion program.

Because this program utilizes a combination of the Charlotte Mason and classical methods, you can count on each Young Explorer book to acknowledge the evidence of Creation, have easy-to-follow lessons that are self-contained, include hands-on activities, and support National Standards of Science. Recommended for ages six through twelve, but written with a fourth-grader in mind, you may find that your older children will enjoy doing the coursework on their own, while younger, less confident readers will prefer parental involvement.

Although the author encourages you to select books based on topics and not grade level, she also favors the following sequence due to the difficulty of the subject matter: Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1: Flying Creatures, Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures, Zoology 3: Land Animals, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry and Physics.

Every hardback book comes with eye-popping, full-color pictures; recommended activities and projects; and engaging, conversational text.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2017 First-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Download PDF samples:
  • Astronomy Sample
  • Astronomy TOC
  • Astronomy Lab List
  • Young Explorer Scope & Sequence
  • Young Explorer FAQs

  • Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook.

    Publisher's Information
    Apologia Educational Ministries
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    Awards and Endorsements:
    Old Schoolhouse EE Award 2015 1st Place Winner!
    Practical Homeschooling 2015 Reader Award Top Ranked by Homeschoolers!
    One of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 2015!
    About.com Readers' Choice Winner!

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 26 Write a review.

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    Exploring Creation With Astronomy February 7, 2017
    Reviewer: Izabella Gircsis, age 8 from Ft Carson, CO  
    I loved it! We had so many fun projects and field trips. I learned a lot about space and the planets. My mom said she wishes she would have bought the CD.

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    Exploring Creation With Astronomy January 19, 2017
    Reviewer: Samuel, future chef, age 7  
    I love learning about space!! I like to teach other people too. The problem I have with it is it's so much reading and sitting still. Reading makes me really bored because it's boring. I prefer science with lots of experiments. I like watching Myth Busters and I want to do science like them! I need to move a lot, so all the reading makes my mind wander. I think this is a good book for kids who like a lot of long blah, blah, blah reading, but it needs more experiments and projects, and fun stuff, and moving for kids like me!

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    Exploring Creation With Astronomy January 17, 2017
    Reviewer: Jess  
    I like that this is not so tough that the kids can't follow along. This is something that we can use and stretch out for more than one years of use.

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    Exploring Creation With Astronomy January 16, 2017
    Reviewer: Luke, future "Army pilot Astronaut", age 5  
    I like it because it shows me what I can see in outer space. It gives me projects to do that help me go to the moon even though mom says I can't go in real life yet.
    It's exciting to see all the planets. I'm excited to be the first person on Mars. But there's too much reading in my book. I like doing the projects better.

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    will never use another science book again May 23, 2015
    Reviewer: Victotiaporter10  
    In love with apoliga science books. My 4 kids love and enjoy it. Wish I had the young explorers series growing up.

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