Exploring Creation with High School Astronomy All-In-One Course

Exploring Creation with High School Astronomy All-In-One Course

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ISBN: 9781946506719
Grades: 9-12

Product Description:

Discover the beauty of God’s universe with this one-year elective course. It can be used as a stand-alone elective or as a complement to a high school Physics course. Beginning with the mysteries of the universe, this course explores the history of astronomy, our solar system, the sun, moon, orbital mechanics, telescopes, dwarf planets, the universe, stars, galaxies, and celestial navigation. Two modules are also devoted to a study of the planets. The text provides a total of 14 modules, which gives the student about 2 ½ weeks to complete each module for a one-year overview of astronomy.

Considered an all-in-one course, the softcover Textbook contains everything the student needs. The course is designed to encourage self-study, so it is written to the student and includes ‘On Your Own’ Questions (OYO). While there are no math requirements for the course, where appropriate the readings are supported by related mathematical equations. Within the text, the author works out every mathematical explanation in detail making it understandable for students. For learners with upper-level math skills, some OYO questions are math centric. Students do not need to complete these questions to receive credit for this course. Answers to the ‘On Your Own’ Questions are included in the back of the book.

There are no labs/lab kits and no tests for this course. If you chose to use this as a stand-alone elective course, you may wish to have the student create projects, design experiments or complete some other activity to assess learning for the transcript. 490 pgs, pb. ~Deanne

Publisher Description:

Have you ever been blessed with the opportunity to look up at a night’s sky so glorious that you forgot that your feet are fixed upon the Earth? Brand new to Apologia Science, this high school elective astronomy course is designed specifically to help your student sense the mystery of our Creator within the mysteries discovered by scientific study of our universe.

This elective text travels through our universe making connections for students to contemplate without the pressure of exams that core science materials require. Our Creator founded the Earth with wisdom and established the heavens by understanding. Trusting in the providence of our God, Exploring Creation with High School Astronomy uses the scientific and mathematical constants of the universe to reveal the beauty of creation.

Experiencing God’s signature, in all of its majesty, brings us closer to our Creator and inspires us to strive for greater things. Astronomy is the perfect complement to Physics study where the mathematical levels are similar. Because there are no tests, however, any high school student would benefit from this elective course. The curriculum consists of the written text and questions that students answer “On Your Own.” This allows students to check their comprehension levels before moving on. While some questions are mathematical in nature, students who do not have the mathematical skill can skip them and still gain full insight into the universe and their unique place within it.



Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. The main component of each course is the textbook. Please note that most textbooks have switched from hardcover to softcover format. The student text includes all the student reading, instructions for labs, "On Your Own" exercises, and fifteen to twenty "Study Guide" questions at the end of each chapter. Unlike many upper-level science texts, we have found these to be extremely readable! The text has a conversational tone, and concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Plenty of helpful diagrams and pictures are included which add interest and break up the text. Answers to the "On Your Own" exercises are also included with discussion at the end of each chapter. The labs are designed to be done easily, and most require only household items to complete; unlike high school courses, like Bob Jones which require investing in some lab equipment and chemicals to complete the labs. Where a microscope or dissecting materials are required, a reasonably-priced complete kit of materials is available, for ease in collecting the items.

The Solution Manual contains test questions for each chapter, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. For some courses, a separate Perforated Tests booklet is available; please note that this is only necessary if you want an extra copy of the test questions.

TheStudent Notebooks are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering the On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

MP3 Audio CDs are also available for most courses. The audio files are in MP3 format, and will require an MP3-compatible CD player to use (these can also be run on most computers). Tests, study guides, and answers are not included - this is simply an audio version of the text.

Apologia also offers Video Instruction for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology and Advanced Biology. These have transitioned to USB flash drive format. Sherri Seligson, author and scientist, is your host and takes you to interesting locations, incorporating animated diagrams (over 20 hours of instruction) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. The content is more of a summary of the textual information found in each section of the modules than a narration of the text. Students will either see Sherri Seligson on location or in a lab during the speaking portions or they will see animated illustrations and examples. Sherri takes students through each lab and talks about what needs to be done and the results of the experiments.

System requirements for USB drives: USB port (PC or Mac), media player capable of playing mp4 files, and an internet browser. DVD requirements: DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.

We now offer SuperSets and Advantage Sets which include multiple items. Advantage Sets include the text, solutions manual (with a copy of the test), notebooking journal, and the MP3 Audiobook CD. SuperSets include everything in the Advantage Set (text, solutions manual with tests, otebooking journal and MP3 CD) plus the Video Instruction USB Flash Drive.



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
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781946506719
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Apologia
Weight
3.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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This looks amazing and I will use it with my kids whether the co-op does or not.
Rebekah E on Mar 10, 2022
My son chose this course. He thought it looked interesting.
Elise C on Sep 21, 2021
This looks amazing and I will use it with my kids whether the co-op does or not.
Rebekah E on Mar 10, 2022
New course, it appears super interesting! Cannot wait to start. My son is 15 and think it will be just great for him.
Robyn B on Sep 27, 2021
My son chose this course. He thought it looked interesting.
Elise C on Sep 21, 2021
Daughter wanted to study Astronomy in High School
Elizabeth O on Sep 21, 2021
A creation centered astronomy course was what we were looking for
Leah F on Sep 17, 2021
I chose this Astronomy program because my child really enjoyed the grade 1-6 Apololgia Astronomy textbook years ago when she was in 4th grade.
Mary Pat O on Sep 16, 2021
Student interested in Astronomy.
Barbara K on Sep 2, 2021
We've been using the Exploring Creation since my 11th grader was in 7th grade. It's good, solid science that he can do somewhat independently.
Erin K on Aug 13, 2021
ALL IN ONE AFFORDABLE
Lori W on Aug 5, 2021
We are excited there's an astronomy course for high school!! Wish it had a lab to go with it! I think us moms are more excited than the kids!! Lol!!
Gwendy G on Jul 31, 2021
For my 12th grader who in interested in pursuing a science major and has already completed Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Possibly using for just one semester.
Jennifer S L on Jul 31, 2021
Seems like a great choice for our senior who has met her science requirements but still wants to learn more in this area.
Karina D on Jul 29, 2021
My son is now in High School and I want a Christian Based book for Astronomy
Amor R on Jun 18, 2021
New course, it appears super interesting! Cannot wait to start. My son is 15 and think it will be just great for him.
Robyn B on Sep 27, 2021
Daughter wanted to study Astronomy in High School
Elizabeth O on Sep 21, 2021
Why is this listed as an elective course? Would it count as a high school science credit? And why are there no tests?
A shopper on Apr 9, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Per the description:

There are no labs/lab kits and no tests for this course. If you chose to use this as a stand-alone elective course, you may wish to have the student create projects, design experiments or complete some other activity to assess learning for the transcript.
Could this be used instead of a physics course for a non-science minded student?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes! There's some math involved, but there are no labs or tests. Read the module and answer the On Your Own Questions. That is all. My daughter is a senior this year and is reading through Module 4 at the moment. Hopefully this is helpful! God bless!
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Excellent curriculum
Mary Pat
I really like this astronomy curriculum for my 9th grader. It’s comprehensive and packed with interesting information about our universe.
October 17, 2021
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9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So far my daughter is really enjoying the book. She is on Module 3 and learning lots.
October 3, 2021
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9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Outstanding!
I've been searching for a textbook that would help my teenage son pass the Astronomy DSST test. When I saw this newly released book, I compared the table of contents to the suggested areas of study on the DSST exam and they matched perfectly. Other Astronomy courses that I looked into did not cover all of the necessary information for the DSST test. I HIGHLY recommend this textbook, it is very thorough and engaging with interesting graphics. My son recently passed his Astronomy DSST test, thanks to this book.
July 15, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago


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