Exploring Creation with Astronomy 2nd Edition MP3 Audio CD

Exploring Creation with Astronomy 2nd Edition MP3 Audio CD

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Item #: 063959
ISBN: 9781940110745
Grades: K-6

Publisher Description:

This MP3 CD contains a complete audio recording of the course Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition, as read by the author, Jeannie Fulbright. This is the perfect accompaniment to the book for students who are auditory learners, struggling readers, or have other learning disabilities that make reading difficult. It can also be used for students who are not reading on their own yet, or for the entire family to enjoy together.

Please note that this is not a standard CD. It is an MP3 CD. This means that in order to listen to this CD, you must play it in an MP3-compatible CD player or on a computer. Please note that although this audiobook is a direct reading from the textbook, occasionally words or sentences have been altered in this recording to ensure a high-quality listening experience, and the words in the book, therefore, may not track exactly with the words of the audio.

Please note that this item is not returnable once opened!

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.


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

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We play this while I prep lunch so we can all listen to it. With 10 kids it is essential that my hands continue to work, but I can still be present, push pause and explain if needed, and keep up with what they are learning so I can effectively guide them and answer questions. Invaluable for our family.
Julia M on Jun 21, 2022
So I don't have to do all the reading aloud for this subject.
Elania P on Aug 17, 2020
We play this while I prep lunch so we can all listen to it. With 10 kids it is essential that my hands continue to work, but I can still be present, push pause and explain if needed, and keep up with what they are learning so I can effectively guide them and answer questions. Invaluable for our family.
Julia M on Jun 21, 2022
The audio helps our daughter with comprehension as she is still growing in that area.
Heather M on Jul 7, 2021
So I don't have to do all the reading aloud for this subject.
Elania P on Aug 17, 2020
We have used this curriculum for other subjects and Love it.
David W on Jul 31, 2020
easy to listen on the go.
User on Jul 27, 2020
I thought it would be helpful in reading the textbook while I would perhaps be occupied with younger children or be a good change of pace in learning.
Laura S on May 24, 2020
help with reading
Roselyn G on Jul 17, 2018
I wanted to be able to listen to the textbook if I wanted too. It will also help my son read and pronounce large words and he can replay a section if he wishes without me rereading it.
Sarah G on Jun 17, 2018
To help a learning reader.
Tracy M on Jun 2, 2018
Thought this would be a great choice for listening in the car, to and from activities.
Sarah M on Feb 4, 2018
We love these audio cds. My daughter listens to them while she reads along in the book. It helps her to learn to pronounce the more difficult words and scientific names correctly. We can also play them in the car to refresh the material on a busy week.
Melissa R on Dec 20, 2017
This will be great for review times when my kids like to hear the same information from various chapters while having snacks or lunch.
Vicki M on Sep 26, 2017
what our co op is using and my kids are auditory learners
Lora Ann H on Aug 21, 2017
Highly recommended on homeschool websites.
Leena K on Aug 20, 2017
Purchased this to go along with the book for a child with dyslexia.
Donna H on Aug 13, 2017
It allows me to homeschool on the go
Betheney B on Sep 12, 2016
I love to have the audio version of books so that my kids can work independently. Homeschooling with 3 kids (ages 1, 6, and 8) has it's challenges. I love to have the option to have them listen and read along with the textbook. Science may never get done without the audio!
User on Aug 30, 2016
Purchased to have an alternate way to "read" the textbook - mainly to use when traveling
Kim H on Aug 16, 2016
Brings textbook to life. Kids can listen in the car or at home. Using it as a supplement to other science curriculum.
Kristi M on Aug 2, 2016
The audio helps our daughter with comprehension as she is still growing in that area.
Heather M on Jul 7, 2021
We have used this curriculum for other subjects and Love it.
David W on Jul 31, 2020
Can the MP3 be used by itself without textbook/workbook for K-6?
Jennifer on Sep 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I suppose so but it would be much better to have the book since there are so many photographs. I put the MP3 into my computer, give my kids the book, and walked away. The disc read it to them and they turned the pages and read along. If you're thinking about a car ride, or something, I guess that would be ok to just listen. But, I'd highly recommend getting the book. My kids also got a lot out of it doing the workbook and I kept all the minibooks and pasted them into a lapbook.
How are the tracks laid out on this CD? Is it one track per lesson? One track per daily reading assignment as listed in the student notebook?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The individual tracks are broken down by BOLD section paragraphs so about 15-28 per lesson c2016 2Ed. So for Lesson 1, the audio begins on page 14 with 1 track for WISDOM FROM ABOVE and then the next one for WELCOME, THE NIGHT SKY, THINK ABOUT THIS, etc. They are listed as 01001, 01002, to 01017 etc.
Exploring Creation with Astronomy Textbook (2nd edition)
Exploring Creation with Astronomy Textbook (2nd edition)
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This cd has made science come to life and allowed me to focus on my littles while my oldest reads his lesson.
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