Take a few moments to look up at the glorious night sky and appreciate the majestic beauty of God’s vast universe. Astronomy is one of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring of all of the sciences, but it can be hard to find a junior high-level curriculum for it that is easy-to-use, factual, and presented from a biblical worldview. Our Introduction to Astronomy course meets all of those requirements, though, and will captivate any stargazer. Using the comprehensive, photo-filled The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky as its base, students will soon find that the stars are just a glance away! This course will teach students the basics for how to see the stars (with or without binoculars or telescope), the times to see specific galaxies and celestial objects, and most importantly, how to determine what they are looking at during certain times of the year.
Features: Each suggested weekly schedule has three easy-to-manage lessons which combine reading, worksheets, and vocabulary-building opportunities including an expanded glossary for each book. Designed to allow your student to be independent, materials in this resource are divided by section so you can remove quizzes, tests, and answer keys before beginning the coursework. As always, you are encouraged to adjust the schedule and materials as you need to in order to best work within your educational program.
Workflow: Students will read the pages in their book and then complete each section of the study guide worksheets. Tests are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade. Younger students may be given the option of taking open book tests.
Lesson Scheduling: Space is given for assignment dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. For example, the parent may opt for a M-W schedule rather than a M, W, F schedule. Each week listed has five days but due to vacations the school work week may not be M-F. Please adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an “X” in the box.