Astronomy for Middle School

Invite your seventh- to ninth-graders to turn their eyes to the skies! In this comprehensive one-year introductory course, astrophysicist Jason Lisle shows students how to recognize stars (with or without the aid of a telescope); identify galaxies and celestial objects; and comprehend the patterns of God's brilliant creation throughout the year. Includes hardcover textbook and lesson plans with reproducible work sheets, quizzes, and tests.

Astronomy for High School

Study the deeper questions of the universe from a biblical perspective. MasterBooks’ Intro to Astrophysics examines astronomical questions like the origin and history of the universe, how it works, and how phenomena like black holes, dark matter, and gravity work, and how they are used by God to sustain his creation. With an emphasis on the principles of modern physics, this course gives students the opportunity to reflect on the concepts in astrophysics from a creationist perspective. Lessons also include details about our solar system from the sun to the terrestrial and Jovian planets and the smaller interplanetary bodies in between. The Student Book contains lesson reading assignments. The Teacher Guide provides a weekly lesson schedule of assigned reading and worksheet assignments, the student worksheets, cognitive thinking exercises, a test, and answer key for all the student work and test. 380 and 260 pages, softcovers. Grades 11 – 12.

This set includes:

  • Intro to Astrophysics Student Book
  • Intro to Astrophysics Teacher Guide

Discover the wonders of the night sky with this science curriculum comprised of some of Master Books' bestselling astronomy resources! The "Survey of Astronomy Parent Lesson Planner" ties the resources together through a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, quizzes & tests, and an answer key to tie the curriculum together. Lesson planner pages are grouped by type, rather than by lesson, so parents can easily remove tests and answer keys.

Worksheets include vocabulary definitions, short answer questions, and activities; the book page numbers and day number are on the top of the worksheets for easy assignment tracking. Test questions include definitions and outlines that require multiple answers.

Our Created Moon features unique and fascinating facts that will allow students to gain new insight about the history, purpose and design of the moon. The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky covers the science of the stars, planets, moon, and sun through a mix of informative textbook chapters, star-charts to help students find their way around the sky, instructions on how to use a telescope, and helpful advice on learning to see in the dark. The Created Cosmos DVD probes the reaches of space, revealing the awesome power of our Creator through the acclaimed Creation Museum planetarium program designed by astrophysicist Jason Lisle. Taking Back Astronomy covers distant starlight, uniformitarianism and other theories have all been used to 'prove' the big bang theory, working through myriads of astronomical concepts that in fact could only be explained by the presence of a divine creator.

This course covers 1 year of science (worth 1 credit). The parent lesson guide is reproducible for homeschool families and small classrooms with under 10 students. Line-listed answer keys. Glossary included. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 10-12.

This kit includes:

  • Survey of Astronomy Parent Lesson Planner
  • The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky
  • Taking Back Astronomy
  • Our Created Moon
  • Our Created Moon DVD
  • Created Cosmos DVD

More MasterBooks Resources

Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vast expanse of the universe is one that we struggle to study, understand, or even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Now take an incredible look at the mysteries and marvels of space in The New Astronomy Book!

  • Discover the best ways to observe the heavens, along with up-to-date astronomical data and concepts.

  • Learn about the dynamics of planets, stars, galaxies, and models for the cosmology of the universe.
  • What we know and are still trying to discover about planets, moons, and comets within our own solar system.

    Includes a 24-inch, full-color, pull-out poster. 96 pages, hardcover.

Join astronaut Irwin for the ultimate adventure! As much a spiritual journey for Irwin as a scientific undertaking, his 1971 trip to the moon made history. In this vivid memoir, he recounts his boyhood, work as a test pilot, survival of a near-fatal crash, astronaut training, and his once-in-a-lifetime mission to Earth's satellite where God's loving presence filled the lunar landscape. Ages 10 to 12. 46 pages, hardcover.

Do the latest scientific findings support the argument for a created cosmos? Creationist astronomer Faulkner says yes! Looking at recent and historical developments in cosmology from a biblical perspective, he reviews theories on the universe's origin; analyzes the contributions of Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and others; offers a thorough discussion of the big bang theory; and more. A superb supplement to an upper-level science curriculum. Includes study questions. 143 pages, softcover.