Exploring Creation with Astronomy Junior Notebooking Journal (2nd edition)

Exploring Creation with Astronomy Junior Notebooking Journal (2nd edition)

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ISBN: 9781940110738
Grades: K-2

Product Description:

This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

The text is formatted differently from first edition it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue "Think about this and "Wisdom from Above boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with "What do you Remember? where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for "What do you Remember? questions.

Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. "Take it Further pages are now drawing, making lists of books you've read, movies you've watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

Because of the content changes, first edition products won't work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

Publisher Description:

This beautifully designed full color notebooking journal is the perfect companion to the Astronomy 2nd edition textbook. The activities in this notebooking journal provide everything your child needs to complete the assignments in the course. In addition to a suggested lesson schedule, it serves as your child's individual notebook and provides a place for them to complete assignments, record their experiments, and display their work.

Please note: The first edition Notebooking Journals do not coordinate with the updated textbook.

This Notebooking Journal is for grades 3rd/4th to 6th.

In the second edition textbook and notebooking journals, you will find:

  • Biblical wisdom used throughout the textbook
  • Infographics to help children see information in an understandable format
  • 14 lessons updated with current scientific data
  • Wisdom from Above and Think About This callout boxes which give special attention to God as Creator
  • A new color-coordinated schedule for the textbook, notebooking journals, and lab kit
  • Fresh layouts for activities found within the textbook
  • All new full-color illustrations
  • Space to journal each textbook and notebook activity

Now in the 2nd edition, chapters include, "What is Astronomy?," "The Sun," "Mercury," "Venus," "Earth," "The Moon," "Mars," "Space Rocks," "Jupiter," "Saturn," "Uranus," "Neptune," "Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets," and "Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel." Chapters 11-14 are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. The text is formatted differently from first edition - it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, and the notebooking journals in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue "Think about this" and "Wisdom from Above" boxes give special attention to the Creator, and questions are scattered throughout. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations. Every chapter is rounded out with "What do you Remember?" for review. Appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for "What do you Remember?" questions.

The Astronomy 1st/2nd edition supply kit from Nature's Workshop still contains the supplies for all of the activities which are printed in the text.

Notebooking journals (sold separately) are now in full color and color-coordinated. Notebooking Journals are for mid- to upper-elementary students who can write independently. Junior Notebooking Journals are for early elementary students or those who are still developing writing skills. These feature activities that require less handwriting and more coloring. A suggested schedule is provided at the beginning, with 71 daily assignments, and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors - green for textbook reading assignments, and blue for notebook assignments. Pages in the Notebooking Journals are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows Lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows Lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. "Take it Further" pages are now drawing, making lists of books you've read, movies you've watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. Answer keys are provided for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

The Textbook and Regular Notebooking Journal have been reprinted with new, updated covers. The content is essentially the same except the reference to the Astronomy Lab Kit has been removed. At this time, the Junior Notebook has not been updated.

Because of the content changes, 1st edition products are not compatible with the 2nd edition.

~ Donna

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Astronomy:

This book covers the nature of astronomy, the structures of the solar system (from the Sun to Pluto, including the moon and asteroids), stars, galaxies, and space travel. Some of the fun notebook assignments include making a mnemonic phrase, a comic strip, an advertisement, and writing a play. With interesting activities and projects including making a telescope, solar eclipse, craters, moon phases, and an astrometer, children are sure to remember the information they are learning.



Category Description for Apologia Science (K-6):

This popular elementary science series was originally created when Jeannie Fulbright, author and homeschool mom, was looking for a quality elementary science series that was creation-based using the Charlotte Mason approach. When she didn't find the curriculum she was looking for she decided to create her own. These books use the classical and Charlotte Mason methodology including narration and notebooking to develop critical thinking, logical ordering, retention, and record keeping. The series has since expanded to cover more science topics. New for 2021 is Earth Science, authored by Rachel Yunis, author of Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology.

Since the Charlotte Mason method is employed, every lesson is organized with a narrative, notebook work, an activity, and a project. The student notebook is emphasized in the lessons. Activities and projects bring the lessons to life and use simple household items. While the author's intent is for the parent to read these books to elementary students, a student with a 4th-grade reading level could read these books on their own. The books come from a strong creationist viewpoint, including sections called "Creation Confirmation" and Scripture interwoven throughout the book. Apologia recommends spending an entire year covering each book, taking about two weeks to explore most lessons (some lessons may require more time).

Notebooking Journals were a later - and welcome - addition to the series. As they complete the courses, students were encouraged to compile a notebook to collect and display the information they are learning. The Apologia Notebooking Journals now provide a place for the student to complete every assignment, to record experiments and to display work. Included are weekly lesson plans, templates for recording fascinating facts and assignments, and scripture copywork in both print and cursive models. In addition to full-color Miniature Books (for recording facts and information and pasting directly into the notebook), there are optional ideas (Take it Further in Astronomy; Dig in Deeper in Botany; Fly Higher in Zoology, etc.) for lots of additional activities, projects, experiments, books or videos, all of which correlate with specific lessons in each course. Along these lines, the Personal Person project in both of the Anatomy notebooks is special providing clear vinyl overlays of each body system. Be prepared to cut these out, though.

Junior Notebooking Journals are a simplified version of the orignal Notebooking Journals and require less handwriting but have the same reinforcing activities. These books include coloring pages, project pages, and cut and fold miniature books (same ones as in the version for older students). There is space for notebooking assignments (more drawings, no questions to answer) and scripture copywork (shorter verses to copy either in manuscript or in beginning cursive). Biblical quotations are from the NASB, KJV, NIV or NKJV.

To complete the books all you will need to provide is scissors, glue, colored pencils, a stapler, and a few brass fasteners. There are plenty of activity options in the journals, but keep in mind that based on your student, you may not want to complete every activity. Work can be tailored to each student by simply tearing out unwanted pages from the spiral-bound book. Serving both as a uniquely expressed record of the student's work and as a prized reminder of acquired knowledge, these books will become a homeschooling heirloom.

For convenience, we now offer either Advantage Sets or SuperSets. Advantage Sets include the textbook and either the Junior or original Notebooking Journal. SuperSets include the text, the MP3 Audiobook CD and either the Junior or the original Notebooking Journal.

We also offer lab kits from Nature's Workshop for the elementary courses. Kits contain most of the materials for the experiments, and are conveniently packaged by lesson in the corresponding book (sold separately). There are still a few items you will need from around your house, but with these kits the list becomes extremely short. ~ Janice / Jerry


Category Description for Apologia Science:

Apologia Science courses are written from a Biblical worldview with the homeschool in mind. At the elementary level, courses follow a Charlotte Mason-inspired methodology, with lessons organized around narration, notebooking exercises and hands-on activities or projects. Children at different ages can use these together, learning at their own level. Each course is designed to be teacher-student interactive, so teacher involvement is fairly high at this level. At the junior high and high school levels, science courses are more traditional in nature, with the textbook written to the student. Teacher involvement time at this level is much less than at the elementary level. Textbooks contain student reading, lab instructions, "On Your Own" questions and Study Guide questions. A Solutions Manual provides the answers to these and the test questions. Lab kits are available separately for both the elementary and upper-level science courses which include most of the harder to find items you will need.

Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
K
Grade End
2
ISBN
9781940110738
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Apologia
Weight
2.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.5" x 1.25"
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co-op class req.
Brooke C on Jul 17, 2021
hybrid school curriculum
Irina R on May 25, 2021
co-op class req.
Brooke C on Jul 17, 2021
I have been using this book with my 6 & 7 year olds (and we have all been enjoying it immensely) and my 3 year old has been joining in and requested his own notebook so I ordered this so he can learn along with the older siblings.
Kathryn K on Jul 14, 2021
hybrid school curriculum
Irina R on May 25, 2021
Needed an extra for my other daughter
Darcey C on Oct 11, 2020
My son thought the book looked fun, and we are in a science co-op that is studying the book.
Daphne B on Sep 13, 2020
we enjoy this series
Angelique M on Aug 21, 2020
Last year we used the Biology journal & it made things more fun & helped with memory recall
Katie B on Jul 23, 2020
Science for Homeschooling for 2nd Grade
Amanda B on Jul 19, 2020
I have a kindergartner that I am excited to introduce to Science!
Kassandra F on Jul 9, 2020
Required for school.
kellie H on Jul 1, 2020
Using for an interest based handwriting practice
Jennifer E on May 26, 2020
For use with the textbook. It is just very convenient to have all the activities and materials in one place.
Laura S on May 24, 2020
After starting the first edition that we were gifted, we liked it so much we decided to upgrade to the 2nd edition.
Tabitha F on May 17, 2020
I chose this journal for my 2nd grader so that he can feel like his older brother as he does work in his own journal.
Antonina D on Apr 14, 2020
I already have this text and notebooking journals for my older students and am very impressed. My Kindergartner requested one and I opted to order her one to pick and choose from the activities, according to her ability.
Jeanne M on Apr 11, 2020
This is a great notebook that allows my youngest homeschooler to learn right alongside her older siblings!
Candace K on Oct 3, 2019
Excited to try this!
Erin M on Jul 29, 2019
Kids love the junior notebook
Jennifer G on Jun 14, 2019
My boys are 6 and 7 and are not reading yet and working on writing so this notebook journal seemed to be a good fit.
Jennifer D on Mar 11, 2019
Trying out yet another science curriculum. Hope this one works.
Kristina C on Jan 21, 2019
Love the fact I can use this alongside the textbook. Love the colourful pages and activities to go with what the kids are learning! I showed them a sample of the book and they're super excited to get their own workbooks.
Rachel B on Jan 15, 2019
free shipping
KerryAnn M on Sep 4, 2018
to go with the class I am teaching
Angie A on Aug 21, 2018
For a class that I wanted my daughter to take.
Rachael V on Aug 14, 2018
Interested in the journal. It looks like a fun way to walk through Astronomy with my daughter.
Jennifer B on Aug 2, 2018
required
Roselyn G on Jul 17, 2018
This seems like a good edition to the textbook.
Sarah G on Jun 17, 2018
To give my child the ability to express her understanding of God's creation in her creative expression.
Tracy M on Jun 2, 2018
To enhance our science lessons
Katie S on Apr 9, 2018
I enjoy the hands on materials that come with this book and my son is in 1st grade so he needs the junior notebook level
kelli b on Mar 21, 2018
Amazing hands on activity book for my younger children in addition to our reading.
Leslie S on Mar 19, 2018
I bought the student study book and wanted the workbook for my hands on learner. It is also almost $10 cheaper on here that anywhere else.
Amy R on Feb 23, 2018
Bored with current science curriculum.
Sandra R on Jan 8, 2018
it was the cheapest
Shelly S on Sep 5, 2017
Required for School
Mlima M on Aug 21, 2017
what our co op is using
Lora Ann H on Aug 21, 2017
daughter's class
Symantha R on Aug 15, 2017
see above
Jeff B on Jul 12, 2017
I want to put a good biblical foundation in my children's minds while they are still little and teach them science the right way.
Samantha C on Jan 20, 2017
To help my daughter apply what she is learning in the textbook. She loves it and it was a great price!
Bethany W on Nov 14, 2016
I wanted the Junior notebook for my young girls to have a way to write down what they are learning. I am looking forward to using this to increase the learning process.
Sarah K on Aug 6, 2016
This helps my children to get further engaged on what the textbook is teaching.
Susie C on Jul 18, 2016
recommended by friends
Amy E on Jul 10, 2016
I thought this would be a great addition to the textbook. My children are taking a class with our co-op using the textbook, but we will do this notebook at home along with the co-op classes.
Megan P on Jul 9, 2016
I have been using this book with my 6 & 7 year olds (and we have all been enjoying it immensely) and my 3 year old has been joining in and requested his own notebook so I ordered this so he can learn along with the older siblings.
Kathryn K on Jul 14, 2021
Needed an extra for my other daughter
Darcey C on Oct 11, 2020
Will this notebook work with the first edition textbook?
User on Dec 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No it won't work with it. The 2nd edition textbook has new content and the pages will be different than what the journal refers to. This notebook goes with the 2nd edition.
Do you absolutely need to purchase the lab kit or are the items needed for experiments easily found in the store?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2017
Exploring Creation with Astronomy Junior Notebooking Journal (2nd edition)
Exploring Creation with Astronomy Junior Notebooking Journal (2nd edition)
Exploring Creation with Astronomy Textbook (2nd edition)
Exploring Creation with Astronomy Textbook (2nd edition)
BEST ANSWER: You can certainly accumulate the items from things around the house or from local stores. The items are not hard to locate. I did find it very helpful for our family, that our son could simply go to the lab kit, pull out the pre-packaged accessories for that lesson, and proceed with the experiment without my needing to gather items from around the house. It is incredibly convenient to have the work done for you, but it is not a necessity. If you choose not to purchase the kit, I would encourage you to take the time to assemble the needed items at the beginning of the year so that the experiments don't sneak up on you and catch you unprepared!
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Rated 2 out of 5
not pleased with 2nd edition updates
We have used Botany (1sti ed), all 3 Zoology texts and notebooking journals, and enjoyed them very much. The updates made to the notebooking journals are poor in my opinion. The pages with alternate activities and book/movie suggestions have been removed. In the Jr notebooking journal the suggested schedule lacks page references. Each lesson schedule uses an entire page... what a waste of colored pages! Instead of modeling a lab report, activity results are summarized into "What I did" and "what I learned". There's an optional "science activity kit" scheduled that it says are noted in the text but it's not. I think the oversimplification as well as colorization has cheapened the material and makes me very hesitant to purchase any other second edition books put out by Apologia. This is frustrating because up to this point I have really enjoyed their science curriculum.
February 9, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Apologia is a great curriculum. These notebooks are not necessary but add a lot of fun to each of the lessons in the textbooks
January 2, 2021
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun
Fun and engaging!
May 21, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I am enjoying using this notebook for narrating and handwriting, as well as the mini books. I have 2 boys sharing it - ages 8 and 10. There is plenty for them both.
April 4, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I bought this for my 1st grader, he loves the activities!
January 19, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Science kit needed
Something not mentioned on any site is about the science kit needed to complete 14 activities throughout the lessons. So please keep this in mind before ordering. I never knew until I started putting my lesson plan together and am now a month behind since no one has the kit available.
August 25, 2016


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