Apologia’s award-winning Astronomy curriculum is written for elementary students and has no prerequisites. Because young students learn best when they are interested in a topic, the Young Explorer Series was designed so that each course can be used in any order.
Using hands-on activities to help your young scientist retain what they learn, Apologia’s elementary science curriculum uses the Charlotte Mason methodology to introduce the wonders of our solar system, the stars, and beyond. In this course, your student will explore and learn about the sun, planets, asteroid belt, dwarf planets, the Kuiper belt galaxies, nebulae, and even black holes as they reveal the marvel and might of our loving Creator.
What’s Included In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition, Super Set?
This Apologia Super Set includes:
When used together, these items provide your student with an optimal homeschool learning experience.
We believe that your child’s education is at its best when their learning begins with a spark of curiosity. Through practical concepts and things in their world students will learn and experience that science isn’t just a class–it’s a means for them to discover their world and its Creator!
Your young explorer will begin by learning about the sun, the planets in our solar system, the stars, galaxies, and space travel. Their awareness of the beauty of the universe and its Creator will expand as they expand their studies to the far reaches of what we can see out in space.
Lesson Plans and Daily Schedule Included
There are 14 lessons in this elementary Astronomy course. Detailed lesson plans, as well as a suggested daily schedule, are included in the Notebooking Journal. This will set you and your child up for success as you both work through the course, while also providing flexibility to meet the needs of your family.
This course covers the following 14 lessons:
- Lesson 1: What is Astronomy?
- Lesson 2: The Sun
- Lesson 3: Mercury
- Lesson 4: Venus
- Lesson 5: Earth
- Lesson 6: The Moon
- Lesson 7: Mars
- Lesson 8: Space Rocks
- Lesson 9: Jupiter
- Lesson 10: Saturn
- Lesson 11: Uranus
- Lesson 12: Neptune
- Lesson 13: The Kuiper Belt and Dwarf Planets
- Lesson 14: Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel
Hands-on Learning with Experiments and Activities
Packed with vivid photos and graphics that bring Astronomy to life, the Student Textbook and Notebooking Journal team up to provide engaging hands-on experiments and activities to help make learning stick.
Students will build a model solar system, make a solar eclipse, compass, and telescope, watch a meteor shower, launch a rocket, make clouds, and locate constellations. All of the activities and experiments use easy-to-obtain household items and truly make the lessons come alive!
One Notebooking Journal for All Ages
Apologia’s junior and regular notebooking journals are being revised and combined into one notebooking journal designed for all ages from K-6th. These updated journals encourage and simplify multi-age family learning.
NOTE: The updated notebooking journals do not include primary handwriting lines, so if you have younger students, you may wish to add the handwriting guidelines or have them dictate to you what they wish to have written. Learn more about adapting a notebooking journal for your youngest explorer.