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.
- Pages 14–17
- Psalm 33 (memorize verse 6)
- Genesis 1
Questions to answer:
- Discuss the scientific and Biblical problems with accepting cosmic evolution.
- When did God make moons and planets?
- Is the “Solar System” mentioned in the Bible?
- Which aspects of astronomy fall under the realm of “operational science”? Which come under “origins science”?
- Discuss the Biblical and scientific problems with the “big bang” idea. (See “What are some of the problems with the big bang hypothesis?” under Get Answers: Astrophysics for more information.)
Words to know
- Cosmic evolution
- Big bang
The Astronomy Book mentions a phenomenon called “red shift” but doesn’t (at this point) discuss it. For more information on “red shift,” see these articles:
How is red-shift explained?
NOTE: Parents/teachers may wish to read these articles and summarize them for younger students.