Experience Astronomy equips students with foundational concepts in astronomy. Our elementary level course is for families with students 6-11 years old and can be taken by students all over the globe—in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
For millennia, people have been intrigued by the question: “What’s out there?” In Experience Astronomy Level A, your elementary student(s) will adopt a classical method of studying the night sky and discover the answers to the questions…
Why do we see what we see in the sky?
How do the sun, moon, stars, and planets move…and why do they move that way?
This preview includes a sample from the first half (Lesson 1) and second half (Lesson 24) of Experience Astronomy Level A. You can also download the accompanying pages from the Student Adventure Guide for these lessons.
Lesson 1: Why God Loves Astronomy
God is the creator of the sun, moon, and all the stars in the sky. God gave us the lights in the sky to give us the rhythms of day and night, to help us mark the seasons of the year, and to give us light so we can see. In Lesson 1, we help students explore these concepts at a level they can understand.
Lesson 1: Memory Video
This is the “memory video” for Lesson 1. All main video lessons are complemented with a short memory video, telling students facts they should memorize before the next lesson.
Lesson 24: Saturn – Put a Ring On It
Ancient people believed Saturn was the planet furthest away from the Earth as it moved slowly through the sky. But what they couldn’t see was all of Saturn’s beautiful rings that make it the most recognizable planet in the solar system.
Lesson 24: Memory Video
This is the “memory video” for Lesson 24.
Preview the Student Adventure Guide
Check out Lessons 1 & 24 in the Experience Astronomy Elementary: Student Adventure Guide. You’ll receive supplemental pages with each lesson, including:
- Optional Reading Lists
- Hands-On Activities
- Handwriting Pages
- Memory Cards
You decide how much, or how little to use with your family!
Experience Astronomy Elementary in 3 Easy Steps…
WATCH ENGAGING VIDEO LESSONS
Login to your online classroom each week and let your kids watch the engaging video lesson that will introduce them to basic astronomy principles. Watch together as a family, or each child can watch on their own!
ENGAGE IN FUN ACTIVITIES & ASSIGNMENTS TO MAKE SCIENCE COME ALIVE
With each lesson you’ll be provided with hands-on activities, creative play, memory work, and more. You decide what to integrate into your lesson and what to skip. Customize the course to fit your family’s unique needs.
EXPLORE LIVING BOOKS FROM RECOMMENDED READING LISTS
Further your children’s education and love of astronomy by using some (or all) of the books on the reading list. Choose from the list of living books and use them as read-alouds for the family or independent reading assignments for each of your children.