These lessons are geared for younger students. Many lessons will, however, include activities for the older student. Parents/teachers will easily find the answers to questions in the text, and should prepare themselves by reading the stated pages prior to having the student read the weekly assignment. If a child is not able to read yet, parents may wish to read the text to the student.
- Introduction, page 5
- Glossary, pages 77–78
- How can we see distant stars in a young universe?
- Moving with the Planets
- Are stars forming today?
- Genesis 1:1–19
- Psalms 147:4
Questions to answer:
- On which Creation day did God create the sun, moon, and stars?
- In Astronomical Insights the author describes the Pleiades and Orion. Have the student write a brief research paper on these constellations. Younger students may draw these constellations.
- What is a “constellation”?
- In “How can we see distant starlight?” we read about stars being many light years away. What is a light year?
- In Moving with the Planets, the author discusses several astronomers. Have the student write a short essay on the contribution of each astronomer (Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Brahe, Einstein).
- In Are stars forming today? three types of nebulae are discussed. What are they? Give a short description of each one.
Words/phrases to know:
- Have student draw a picture of Day 4 of creation.
- You might want to take your child/student to a planetarium to get an overall view of the stars, planets, constellations. Caution: We know of no planetarium that presents the development of the lights in the heavens as recent (less than 10,000 years ago).