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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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Product Code: 288-191

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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 2016 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: 22 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    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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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    Disappointed February 4, 2015
    Reviewer: homeschooling m.  
    We were so thrilled to find an astronomy textbook written from a Christian world view; however, we quickly became disappointed with the overall quality of the "scientific" facts it presented. I found that the author took every opportunity to talk about how we have a young earth - often times when it wasn't even related to the chapter. While doing this, there were often very backhanded comments directed towards other scientist with a different viewpoint. I strongly feel that as Christians we should present our convictions in love and not in a way that would make others feel talked down to. Very, very disappointed with the quality of this text. Information presented was often outdated as there have been no updates to the text in over 10 years. While I share the authors convictions that Our Creator did amazing things while creating our universe, I cannot condone the tone of voice used while discrediting other viewpoints.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    NOT Secular August 22, 2014
    Reviewer: Mary C.  
    I knew there may be some references to God when purchasing this text for my son. We have no problem with Christianity, we are Christians, but I didn't want to use a Christian curriculum because we believe our children should make up their own mind about their faith. I had to spend a day going through this text and the work book taking out the very very religious text and will be doing some supplementing for some lessons that have a very biased view on life. If you want to teach your child what scientists (in general) believe to be true you will need to do the same.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Great, even for kindergarten siblings! May 31, 2014
    Reviewer: Kristina W.  
    I did Astronomy with my first grader, and then I decided to buy my kindergartener a notebooking journal as well and have them do it together. It worked out amazingly! They learned an amazing amount of facts, which they might not completely remember, but they also were exposed to many concepts about the universe that I don't believe they will forget. We purchased a plastic glow in the dark solar system that we put in their room for the year, and that made it even more fun to remember the names of the planets. I'm not expecting my young elementary students to remember all the facts, but we emphasized over and over through the year that God made the world and the universe in a marvelously complicated and beautiful way.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Flexibility April 25, 2014
    Reviewer: Elizabeth S.  
    We have really enjoyed this science book. It is written on a level that is good for a variety of ages because the information is complex but well explained, including vocabulary words that may otherwise cause a child to tune out what is being stated. One of the best features for my family is that chapters and sections can easily be split up or added together without huge gaps (i.e. you don't study light waves, then gravity, then solar flares--unless you choose to) but you can stop mid-section pretty easily and pick back up a few hours or days later without it feeling choppy, because paragraphs are well organized and complete thoughts. It makes it easier for us to fit it into our ever-changing schedule.

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