Exploring Creation with Astronomy Notebooking Journal (2nd edition)

Exploring Creation with Astronomy Notebooking Journal (2nd edition)

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Item #: 019865
ISBN: 9781940110752
Grades: K-6

Product Description:

This is the 2nd edition of the Notebooking Journal, designed to accompany the 2nd edition of the textbook, Exploring Creation with Astronomy.

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.

The full-color Notebooking Journal and Jr. Notebooking Journal (sold separately) are both designed to form a permanent record of work for the course and each contains a schedule, activities, copywork or coloring activities and more. Each Notebooking Journal contains a suggested daily schedule at the beginning. You can still decide on the pacing, as there is a different number of daily assignments per lesson. Each Daily Assignment has items listed in two colors: green for textbook reading assignments and blue for notebook assignments. 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 designed for use with outside resources. Students can draw, make lists of books they've read or movies they've watched, record information on additional experiments you may have completed, or make scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included in the Notebooking Journal (the Jr. Notebooking Journal features coloring pages instead). 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.

Publisher Description:

A perfect complement to Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition, the Astronomy Regular Notebooking Journal, 2nd Edition, provides everything your student needs to complete this study of astronomy. Not only does it include all the helpful and creative features of our other Notebooking Journals in the Young Explorer Series, but if you purchased the Apologia Science Kit that corresponds to this title, there are extra activities for your student.

This Regular Notebooking Journal will serve as your child’s notebook, providing a place for him to complete every assignment in the text. He will illustrate and record fascinating facts and information learned during each lesson, complete the notebooking assignments on specially designed templates, record experiments, activities and projects, complete vocabulary crossword puzzles, put together beautifully designed miniature books, and more!

A detailed daily schedule is included in each of our Regular Notebooking Journals and Junior Notebooking Journals and makes planning a breeze! This schedule lists the pages to read in the textbook and the pages to complete in the journal.

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.


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good book
Yichao D on Sep 8, 2022
Lindsay B on Aug 26, 2022
good book
Yichao D on Sep 8, 2022
required for co-op
Valerie F on Aug 29, 2022
Lindsay B on Aug 26, 2022
teaching astronomy from a biblical world view
Meagan C on Jun 28, 2022
These are so helpful for my kids to do alongside the textbook. Wonderful to have that writing reinforcement with the concepts and the have them write about things they are excited about.
Julia M on Jun 21, 2022
I chose this for note booking experience, simple and nice layout I think my student will enjoy. I think it will help up with future note booking as well.
Jennifer A on May 3, 2022
I like the colorful mini books and activities in these notebooking journals which help solidify what my kids have studied into memory.
Kari W on Feb 27, 2021
My son loves astronomy and we enjoy these books.
APRIL H on Sep 15, 2020
My daughter thought the book looked fun, and we are in a science co-op that is studying the book. I thought some of the ideas might be nice to use in class.
Daphne B on Sep 13, 2020
recommendation from a friend
Robert P on Aug 29, 2020
Excellent resource for our Astronomy studies!
Carly C on Aug 29, 2020
I forgot to put it in my HUGE order. I'm already failing homeschool life....
Jennifer E on Aug 24, 2020
we enjoy this series
Angelique M on Aug 21, 2020
This is one of the best science curriculums we've ever used!
Roxanne W on Aug 19, 2020
it looks fun and i can use the same text for my second and fourth graders.
Carrie L on Aug 11, 2020
I am trying to combine my children this year, and the different levels will allow me to teach 4 of my children at once.
Lena Q on Aug 3, 2020
Wanted something to help reinforce the science my 5th grader will be learning this year.
Rachelle O on Jul 20, 2020
I have a 2nd and 3rd grader
Kassandra F on Jul 9, 2020
For my 5th grader
Mackenzie W on Jun 7, 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 because I wanted my 4th grader to have his own notebook for copywork and lab notes.
Antonina D on Apr 14, 2020
We started using an audio download for this book and it's really good but we have the old edition of the textbook and it doesn't work to follow along because it's different. So I'm ordering the new edition of the textbook. It looks like it's really nice with good pictures throughout.
Jolynne W on Apr 14, 2020
This will be used with the textbook.
Sheryl F on Apr 7, 2020
We are using the Exploring Astronomy text book that goes along with this notebooking journal.
Sarah M on Feb 19, 2020
I needed the second edition of this. I already have the first edition.
michele k on Feb 4, 2020
homeschool group choice
Lisa C on Jan 5, 2020
Our coop is using it this year
Diane K F on Sep 7, 2019
I ordered just one Notebooking journal so I could examine it more thoroughly and decide if I want to use it in the classroom.
Debra H on Sep 5, 2019
Several people from my homeschool support group said the notebooks really added to their and their kids' experience with the material. Includes planning helps for mom as well.
User on Aug 19, 2019
What a great companion to the textbook!!
Debbie R on Aug 10, 2019
We used the junior NB this year. LOVE IT!!! I think my student is ready for the regular notebook.
Marie G on Mar 7, 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
For a co op class
emily M on Sep 14, 2018
Goes well with book , and helps students organize daily lesson goals.
Wendy L on Aug 21, 2018
Jamie A J on Aug 15, 2018
homeschool curriculum
Laura P on Aug 15, 2018
notebooks are such a great way to enhance this learning experience! They are beautifully colored, not the boring black and white that I normally print out for them.
Kimi on Aug 9, 2018
required in co-op class
Dana K on Aug 3, 2018
teaching this class in fall at homeschool co-op and i am supplying the journals
shannon p on Jul 11, 2018
Needed it for homeschool coop
Lisa G on Jul 7, 2018
Looking forward to doing this study in our homeschool co-op. These notebooks always offer lots of great ways to reinforce what we're learning!
Kristen H on Jul 5, 2018
Recommended by teacher
Lisa G on Jul 1, 2018
I like having the note booking journal to keep all the science together with everything right there.
Rachael W on May 20, 2018
We like having all the notebooking work in spot. It's more organized and easier to transport.
User on Apr 28, 2018
To enhance our science lessons
Katie S on Apr 9, 2018
Amazing hands on activity book for our reading.
Leslie S on Mar 19, 2018
Part homeschooling curriculum
Eleshia L on Feb 1, 2018
decided it would be very valuable to accompany textbook- thank you!
kim t on Jan 31, 2018
These notebooks are great for the course
Tiffany K on Jan 16, 2018
It goes with the textbook
Cassandra on Sep 23, 2017
required for co-op
Valerie F on Aug 29, 2022
teaching astronomy from a biblical world view
Meagan C on Jun 28, 2022
can you use the 2nd edition journal notebook with the 1st edition text? I have the first edition text and 1st edition notebooks are no longer available.
A shopper on Mar 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Per the publisher, it's not possible to use 2nd edition material with 1st edition text. I'm sorry. There were numerous changes in the 2nd edition.
Will this work with first edition text Book?
A shopper on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are some significant changes between the two editions so I suspect it will be frustrating trying to use this journal with the 1st ed text but you will probably find some options for overlap.
Does it list additional books you can read about the topic?
User on Aug 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am looking at it right now and I don't see any book lists or additional resources. The 1st edition did, but not this 2nd edition.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Fun Way to Learn Science
Color and fun!
May 21, 2020
over 6 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Prefer the 1st edition layout much more
I used the 1st edition with my oldest son and we loved it. The layout was so easy to follow and went well with our schedule. I ordered the 2nd edition now that my youngest is doing astronomy this year. I find the layout of this notebooking journal harder to follow. It is taking me longer to figure out how to divide the lessons up into our schedule. Last week my son had a melt down over doing his science and that has never happened before. It is frustrating for the both of us.
August 26, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Keep yourself organized!
I like the apologia science programs and love using the notebooks. It makes it easy place to put all science work in one place.
June 20, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Much improved from 1st edition!
We have the first edition and decided to order this 2nd edition due to updated information. It is more colorful and more enticing to dive into, my daughter is excited to get started.
October 10, 2016
over 6 years ago

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