Textbook:

The Astronomy Book

The Astronomy Book

by Dr. Jonathan Henry

The second book in the highly successful “Wonders of Creation” series. The Astronomy Book soars through the solar system! The reader will acquire a wealth of knowledge on subjects such as supernovas, red shift, facts about planets, and much more. Enhanced with dozens of color photos and illustrations including official NASA shots!

Introduction:

These lessons are geared for younger students. Many lessons will, however, include activities for the older student. Parents/teachers will easily find the answers to questions in the text, and should prepare themselves by reading the stated pages prior to having the student read the weekly assignment. If a child is not able to read yet, parents may wish to read the text to the student.

Read:

Scripture:

  • Genesis 1:1–19
  • Psalms 147:4

Questions to answer:

  1. On which Creation day did God create the sun, moon, and stars?
  2. In Astronomical Insights the author describes the Pleiades and Orion. Have the student write a brief research paper on these constellations. Younger students may draw these constellations.
  3. What is a “constellation”?
  4. In “How can we see distant starlight?” we read about stars being many light years away. What is a light year?
  5. In Moving with the Planets, the author discusses several astronomers. Have the student write a short essay on the contribution of each astronomer (Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Brahe, Einstein).
  6. In Are stars forming today? three types of nebulae are discussed. What are they? Give a short description of each one.

Words/phrases to know:

  • Nebula
  • Light-year
  • Constellation

Activities:

  • Have student draw a picture of Day 4 of creation.
  • You might want to take your child/student to a planetarium to get an overall view of the stars, planets, constellations. Caution: We know of no planetarium that presents the development of the lights in the heavens as recent (less than 10,000 years ago).

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