We love the Apologia Young Explorer Series! When we first started using this, the fabulous notebooking journals did not exist! I had to find my own resources to create lapbooks and notebooks! Follow us in this series as we highlight freebies to go along with each book in the series!
Exploring Creation with Astronomy was one of the very first books in the Young Explorer Series! They now have regular Notebooking Journals and Junior Notebooking Journals available that accompany this series.
Description of Exploring Creation with Astronomy (from Apologia website)
This book begins with a lesson on the nature of astronomy, and then it covers the major structures of our solar system. Starting with the sun and working towards Pluto, the student will learn details about all nine planets (or is it eight? – your student will have to decide) in the solar system. Along the way, the student will also learn about Earth’s moon, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt. After that, the student will move outside our solar system and learn about the stars and galaxies that make up God’s incredible universe. Finally, the student will learn about space travel and what it takes to be an astronaut!
Here are some great FREE resources and ideas to use when studying Astronomy:
Map of the Moon and Moon Facts Poster
Summer Constellation Map Northern Hemisphere
Planet Cards and Constellation Lacing Cards
Printable Star Finder
Solar System Worksheets
Solar System Comics – Earth and Mars
FREE Space Pack from 3Dinosaurs
FREE Constellations Sewing Cards
FREE Printable: Solar System Model
Fun Activities ~ alot of these can be used with your little ones that are too young to do Science, but can still participate with the activities:
The Solar System in Snack Form
Oreo Cookie Phases of the Moon
Constellation Art With Rocks and Sidewalk Chalk
DIY Constellation Light Box
Erupting Moon Dust – to keep little ones busy during Science
Moon Dust Paint Recipe
Make Your Own Milky Way Model
Launch a Rocket from a Spinning Planet
Neil Armstrong Activity
Make an Oatmeal Container Planetarium
Moon Phases Animation from Interactive Education
Here are some affordable options available through Currclick to print and create your own lapbooks or notebooks:
Exploring Creating with Astronomy Vocabulary Cards Was
Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy Lapbook Package Was
Be sure to check back each Thursday as we highlight more books from the Apologia Young Explorer Series!