Intro to Astrophysics (Download)

Intro to Astrophysics (Download)


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Grades 11-12

With Intro to Astrophysics homeschool curriculum, your 11th and 12th grade level students will explore the science behind how God created the universe to work. This advanced study of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology reveals that only an omnipotent and omniscient God could create and sustain the cosmos. This course requires both the student text and teacher guide. Prerequisites include Elementary Algebra and either Intro to Astronomy or Survey of Astronomy.

A Look Inside

SKU K246-2
Manufacturer Master Books
Title Intro to Astrophysics (Download)
Subtitle A Study of God's Universe From A Biblical Perspective
Contributors Danny Faulkner
Page Count 380
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC

Take homeschool high school science to the next level! Your 11th-12th grade level students can now study astrophysics from a biblical worldview using Master Books Intro to Astrophysics curriculum set. This course reveals the magnificence of our Creator by combining the study of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. (Look for the pre-requisites listed below.)

The study of the heavens is the science that the Bible most explicitly mentions. This advanced science curriculum is filled with Scriptures to reveal the biblical perspective of the sun, planets, galaxies, black holes, dark matter, gravity, and more. Each chapter includes a Worldview: Through the Lens section to help your student compare the creationist perspective and evolutionist theories on the topic of study. This helps the student to both form a Christian worldview and understand the perspective of evolutionists.

Captivating full color photos fill the course. Your entire family will want to explore them with your astrophysics student.

Course Features

  • Designed for grades 11-12
  • 1 Science Credit
  • Daily Schedule, Project Supply List, Answer Keys
  • Exercises, Projects, Worldview in Focus Days
  • Lessons, Quizzes, Cumulative Tests

Course Objectives

  • Understand the nature of astronomy and astrophysics, focusing on the history of the universe.
  • Discover details about our solar system, including the sun, the terrestrial planets, and the Jovian planets.
  • Formulate a foundational understanding of the nature of galaxies, black holes, and dark matter.
  • Contrast various theories based on evolutionary scientific perspectives with science based on biblical truth.
  • Develop a creationist perspective of the heavens, involving properties of stars, stellar structure, and more.

Course Requirements

  • Intro to Astrophysics Student Text
  • Intro to Astrophysics Teacher Guide


  • Elementary Algebra
  • Intro to Astronomy or Survey of Astronomy

Table of Contents

  • 1. What Is Astronomy?
  • 2. Aspects of the Sky
  • 3. The History of Astronomy
  • 4. Light and Telescopes
  • 5. Introduction to the Planets: The Earth
  • 6. Our Nearest Neighbor: The Moon
  • 7. The Terrestrial Planets
  • 8. The Jovian Planets
  • 9. Small Solar System Bodies
  • 10. The Sun
  • 11. An Introduction to the Stars
  • 12. Finding the Gross Properties of Stars
  • 13. Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • 14. Tests of Stellar Evolution Theory
  • 15. The Final States of Stars
  • 16. Our Galaxy: The Milky Way
  • 17. Galaxies
  • 18. Cosmology
  • 19. Toward a Creationary Astronomy
  • Glossary
  • Index
Review by Dustie
This astrophysics course takes the student on a journey of learning about the universe. Delving into astronomy, chemistry, and physics through the lens of a biblical worldview, the student is challenged to think critically about the origins of creation and other complex subjects regarding the cosmos.
This is definitely an upper level high school course. A foundational understanding of the scientific method, as well as a foundation in mathematics is necessary for success in this course. That said, it is a completely fascinating, awe-inspiring, and faith- building course! The student will gain understanding of stars, planets, the moon, the sun, the galaxy, and so much more.
The supply list is in the teacher guide. You will need a telescope for the hands on portion of this course. However, most of the other supplies needed are easier to obtain. The schedule is also included in the teacher guide, and for such a complex subject, it is broken apart into easily digestible segments. The worksheets, quizzes, and tests are contained in the teacher guide, as well. These seem to follow the text well, and they are concise, which is great for the student or parent who is overwhelmed by cumbersome book work. One helpful resource within the teacher guide is information on Christian astronomers. As usual, the answer key is also in the teacher guide.
It is so refreshing to have a course like this that looks to scripture for answers to some of the deepest questions about the universe. Any student taking this course is sure to grow in knowledge and awe of the awesomeness of God.

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