These lessons are geared for younger students. Many lessons will, however, include activities for the older student.
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.
- 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).