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Exploring Creation with Astronomy Notebooking Journal
Astronomy Notebooking Journal

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Ages: 6-12
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Exploring Creation with Astronomy Notebooking Journal
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You Don't Need This Book
Really! However, for some of you, it may be the most useful science supplement you can buy, and that is why we are excited to offer it.

How the Young Explorer Series Uses Notebooks
The Young Explorer Series is our favorite science program for young scientists, and with good reason. The Charlotte Mason approach provides lots of information in a readable, engaging format. Lessons are designed to be spread over multiple weeks, with significant portions devoted to hands-on experiments and to notebook keeping.

Notebook Keeping Explained
Notebook keeping is simply a system for assisting your child to document what he has learned in each lesson. With the use of this book or even an ordinary 3-ring binder, your child will write out the highlights of the lesson. If your child doesn't enjoy writing, don't let that discourage either of you. The author of this book encourages you to have your child dictate his thoughts to you or illustrate them.

Notebooking Works!
Regardless of how you implement it, this approach helps your child to think through what he has learned, distill it down to its most basic level, and communicate it effectively. If he can't communicate it well, he probably doesn't really grasp it.

Two Approaches to Notebooks
When it comes to what notebook you use, your options are as varied as your children. We suggest one of two approaches. The cheapest option is to visit your local discount store and pick up a 3-ring binder. Then, print out the PDF to use as starter pages, punch holes, and begin.
For some of you, though, the time involved in a shopping trip, the cost of printing out forty-odd pages, and the effort of getting them all hole-punched and placed in order in the notebook is a bigger expenditure than simply purchasing a ready-to-use notebook. It is for your family that we offer this great tool.

A Wide Variety of Content
With over 150 ready-to-use pages, as well as 30 pages of full-color supplements, the spiral-bound Astronomy Notebooking Journal includes:

  • A daily Schedule for completing the reading, activities, and projects, utilizing a two-days-per-week plan.
  • Fascinating Facts Templates for your student to record what he has learned with both words and illustrations.
  • Templates for completing the Notebooking Assignments.
  • Review Questions, which can be answered orally or as a written narration.
  • Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice.
  • Project Pages for the student to keep a record of projects completed.
  • Take It Further ideas for additional activities, projects, experiments, books, or videos that correlate with the lesson.
  • Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books, which the student may wish to create, encouraging him to record facts and information learned in each lesson. These are then placed on the Miniature Book Paste Page to display in his notebook.
  • Field Trip Sheets to document astronomy-related field trips he enjoyed during his studies.
  • A Final Review with fifty questions the student can answer either orally or in writing to show off what he knows about astronomy at the end of the course.
  • Please note: This is the student journal only--the textbook is required!

    Download PDF samples:
  • Astronomy Journal Sample
  • Young Explorer Scope & Sequence
  • Young Explorer FAQs

  • Publisher's Information
    158 + Miniature Books projects pages
    Apologia Educational Ministries
    Made In:
    Consumable: Yes
    Reproducible: No
    Faith-Based: Yes

    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: 11 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Fun even for younger ages who like to write! May 31, 2014
    Reviewer: Kristina W.  
    I accidentally bought the wrong notebooking journal for my first grader. She ended up not wanting me to exchange it because she loved the crossword puzzles! she's a good reader and writer, so I let her keep it and work on the things she could do. It worked great for us!

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    Love this December 31, 2013
    Reviewer: katie.smithwilson  
    Love that this is available. It breaks down the assignments which I love so that I know I am not pushing to much! He loves that he has a workbook. Usually what I do as I am reading I have him pick out facts about what he thinks in interesting and I also add a few items also!

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    LOVE THIS November 4, 2013
    Reviewer: Anna R.  
    This has been a great curriculum for my 3rd grader and 7th grader. Honestly, even the "pre-k-er" likes it. The notebooking journal has so many activities in it that we have barely scraped the surface. There are enough projects to pick through and do the ones that are most enjoyable for your child. The reinforcement is great and has really aided in retaining knowledge from the lessons. Couldn't be happier!

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    Well done! January 15, 2013
    Reviewer: Jessie  
    This is really well put together and makes learning so much fun!!

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    Must-have for us! June 1, 2012
    Reviewer: Jen  
    The Apologia notebooks have become must-haves for EACH one of my kids! I am a frugal shopper, and normally avoid buying the same workbook for each child. We will normally read the book and I will quiz them as we go along. We bought a notebook at a used book sale one year and I was so impressed with the knowledge my kids retained after doing the reviews, answer the questions, drawing up pictures of the projects that they had done that we buy workbooks for each of our children for Apologia science every year. They are also proud to flip back through the books and see their pictures and re-read the information they had written before. Perfect addition to complete an already loved curriculum!

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