Astronomy 2nd Edition Textbook


This award-winning homeschool astronomy curriculum from Apologia, Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition, presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of astronomy for grades K-6. Content covered includes a tour of the solar system while learning about stars, the Sun, the planets, the moon, meteors, asteroids, galaxies, and astronauts.



Homeschool Astronomy – Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition, Textbook


Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition, is a homeschool science course for elementary grades K-6  and part of our Young Explorer Series authored by Jeannie Fulbright. For over 11 years in a row, The Young Explorer Series has been voted the #1 homeschool science for elementary grades.

Explore the farthest reaches of God’s creation with this new and revised edition of our award-winning astronomy course. With many hands-on activities to help young scientists retain what they learn, our science curriculum uses the Charlotte Mason methodology to introduce elementary-level students to the wonders of our solar system, the stars, and beyond. Our tour of the universe begins with our sun, the planets, the asteroid belt, dwarf planets, and the Kuiper belt. Then we set off across the stars to explore galaxies, nebulae, and even black holes as they reveal the marvel and might of our loving Creator.

This title is part of the Young Explorer Series, authored by Jeannie Fulbright.   

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What Does Astronomy Cover?


There are 13 lessons included in this one-year astronomy course. A detailed daily lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journals.

Lesson topics include:

  • Gravity
  • Our Solar System
  • Clocks, Calendars, and Seasons
  • Astronomers and Astronauts
  • Solar Flares, Auroras, and Sunspots
  • Rotation and Revolution
  • The Moon’s Phases
  • A Comet’s Orbit
  • Jupiter’s Rings
  • Galaxies
  • Constellations


What Do I Need to Use This Homeschool Astronomy Course?


To complete this astronomy course, we recommend the hard-cover textbook and spiral Notebooking Journal (grades 4-6) or the Junior Notebooking Journal (grades K-3).

This astronomy course for elementary grades is packed with a variety of hands-on activities, experiments, and projects. These can be completed with household materials.

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What Are Some of the Activities in This Astronomy Course?


The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive!

A Sampling of the course projects include:

  • Build a model solar system
  • Make a solar eclipse
  • Make a compass
  • Make a telescope
  • Watch a meteor shower
  • Launch a rocket
  • Make clouds
  • Locate constellations


What is the Daily Schedule for Astronomy?


We have provided a detailed daily schedule for astronomy in the front of each Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal. This schedule outlines what to read and what activities to complete, as it fits your family’s needs.

We recommend that you spend approximately 35 weeks covering this book, devoting 2 days per week to the course.


Additional Information About Apologia’s Young Explorer Series:


New to Apologia’s Young Explorer Series for K-6 homeschool science?  Visit the Young Explorer Series information page to learn more.



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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 11.25 × 8.75 × 0.9 in

Jeannie Fulbright



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Young Explorers, Astronomy

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