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This introduction to Astronomy curriculum guide contains homeschool materials for use with The Stargazers Guide to the Night Sky.
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Intro to Meteorology & Astronomy
Features: Each suggested weekly homeschool 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 needed 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. Simply adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an “X” in the box.
This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.
The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky by astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle is the foundation for this full year of study. The focus of the course is on practical star gazing and understanding the patterns of God’s brilliant creation in the skies above. Find Orion, a well-known constellation, and within it you can easily see the red supergiant star Betelgeuse over 3000 trillion miles away without binoculars or a telescope! At 60,000 times the diameter of Earth, it is a celestial sight! Or marvel at our galaxy, the Milky Way, shining brightly overhead in late summer as you see the dark patches of dust as well as light spots containing entire star clusters!
Learn the best ways and optimal times to observe planets and stars. Discover how you can choose the best telescope for you. Incudes 150 beautiful, full-color star-charts and other easy to use illustrations for success. “How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do I find Saturn? What sorts of objects can be seen with binoculars?”
These questions and many more are easily answered with the helpful tips and basic understanding of astronomy presented in this book. Take a few moments to stand and look up at the glorious night sky, appreciating the majestic beauty of God’s vast universe.