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Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Apologia Educational Ministries
Publication Date: 2004
Availability: In Stock
Series: Exploring Creation
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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Notebooking JournalJeanne FulbrightApologia Educational Ministries / 2009 / Other$16.19 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 47 Reviews
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Homeschool Specialists' Review
The elementary level is designed for kindergarten through grade 6, and some of the activities also offer different versions for younger or older students so you can customize it for your child. There are notebooking journals available that include all the questions from the textbook and additional exercises, such as crossword puzzles, to reinforce the lessons. We used the notebooking journal, as well as a junior notebooking journal for younger students not as proficient in reading and writing.
My favorite part of this book is the experiments and hands-on activities. Who wouldn't love to build a rocket or create a cloud? (And we're talking a real cloud, not a cotton ball cloud!) It even includes the classic "burn a leaf with a magnifying glass" activity. All three of my younger brothers used this book, and when I asked them about it, they responded, "It was awesome!" All in all, a wonderful and informative textbook! 176 pages, hardcover from Apologia.
Paula DeckerMichiganAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful Textbook!October 3, 2014Paula DeckerMichiganAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Purchased this to study with my two children, and we all love it! The text is presented in a way that is interesting, easy to understand, yet challenging too. I love that my children are learning about science from a Christian perspective, and they can see how an awesome Creator designed it! The accompanying journal notebook is a great way for children to record what they learned and enjoyed most; you can choose how many activities you want to use.
BenandJess5 Stars Out Of 5Exploring Creation with AstronomyAugust 22, 2014BenandJessQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Good friends that are also homeschooling moms said they have loved the Apologia series. So we tried it. The book far exceeded our expectations of content and interest for the whole family!
MrsMVPJessBritish ColumbiaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Resource!October 9, 2013MrsMVPJessBritish ColumbiaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love how this book is put together! The contents and style are very appealing. I really feel like the author loved what they were doing when they created this! It's a good investment.
RuthieAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5FantasticOctober 4, 2013RuthieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My children love these science books and beg to study science. As a child I dreaded science. To have found academically sound books full of truth, which children enjoy, thrills my heart! My 6th grader will often read them to her younger siblings without me. My kindergartener will join in, cheerfully. My high schooler, has her own books & studies; but, will read this for free reading... I highly recommend this book & the entire series!
DaisyCitronelle, ALAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Apologia's the Best!September 13, 2013DaisyCitronelle, ALAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is our second year using Apologia for Science. We enjoyed last year (Zoology I) and are absolutely loving this year (Astronomy). Both years I asked my student what he'd like to study and then purchased that particular curriculum. That's one of the beauties of Apologia, there's no set order in which to use their Science curriculum. This allows the student to explore subjects that correlate with their current interests and allows the the teacher to assist in the process. (I have encouraged waiting to complete the Botany and Anatomy books until my student is a little older.) Our family loves being able to educate our children with Christian curriculum that is well designed, thought through, and ties everything back to our Creator. Apologia's the best! =)
Q: does this curriculum come with tests?
No, this curriculum does not offer testing.
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Submitted: July 04, 2004
Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jeannie Fulbright. I am a veteran homeschooling mom with four children. I am a graduate of the University of Texas. Though I minored in science, my emphasis was in writing. I write for many homeschool publications. I also speak at homeschool conferences and smaller homeschool groups. My husband and I live with our family in Georgia.
What was your motivation behind this project? The Lord placed upon my heart a calling to write this series when I couldn't find Charlotte Mason style "living books" that taught science from the Biblical Creationist perspective. I also wanted science to be easier to fit into a busy homeschooling day. One only needs to pick up the book and begin reading; no teacher's manual, no additional resources are needed. One book is all the whole family needs to become amateur astronomers!
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? My hope is that Christians will be blessed by the God-glorifying text that continually points them to their Creator. I pray that students will be grounded in a the thoroughly biblical worldview presented throughout this book. My dream is that the solid foundation formed and the strengthening of their faith through this will arm students to be defenders of the faith as they enter the battle zone.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? This book was written to give homeschool parents a way to teach in-depth creation science to all their children at once. My desire was to write a book that you could cuddle up on the couch with and read to every elementary student in your home at once. The older students will grasp more than the younger students; but they will all learn and enjoy science at their own level. And the information is interesting enough for even high school students to learn (mom and dad too!). The text is written in a conversational style that is engaging to the reader. Concepts such as nuclear fusion are explained in a way that even a five year old could understand. And what a delight to hear your five year old explaining to his grandparents how nuclear fusion is evidence for Creation! The activities are often separated between younger students and older students. Every lesson begins with reading from the text. After that the child works on his notebook, which is essentially the creating of his own astronomy book. Then a creative exercise to help with retention is introduced. Every lesson ends with a relevant hands-on project. Spending your science year studying astronomy will both challenge and bless your family. Your students will come away with a deeper understanding of God's universe and the evidence therein for Creation. Your faith will be strengthened as you see God's perfect design and the beauty He placed in His starry hosts. Dr. Jay Wile, my editor and publisher, has done an excellent job of tightening up all scientific concepts and making the book beautiful.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Please email me with any questions or comments. It is always such a blessing to hear from you!