In Astronomy: God's Universe, we've teamed up with Pastor Josh Watson again (Unearthing the Bible) to create a fascinating study of the marvelous work God has created in the heavens.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1
Our homeschool astronomy curriculum for upper-elementary grades and up is video-based (streaming or DVD) with an integrated workbook, just like our best-selling Introductory Science. In Astronomy: God's Universe, students learn about the solar system and planets before venturing deeper into space to explore the stars, galaxies, nebula and more that God has created. Along the way, a special focus is given to discussing the merits of the creation and big bang origin models to clearly show that - scientifically - the big bang model fails while the creation model is consistent with astronomical observations.
The Astronomy: God's Universe Video Course is offered in two tracks - Level A and Level B - to help you tailor the learning experience to each student. Level A includes 66 lessons, with over 7 hours of content, and Level B features 95 lessons, with over 11 hours of content (all lessons from Level A, plus more). Level B students encounter more detailed discussions in select topics such as binary stars, dark matter and energy, relativity and more. Each Level is presented in an easy-to-follow, 36-week schedule that is great for independent study.
As part of each Astronomy: God's Universe lesson, students complete workbook assignments to help reinforce key concepts. In addition to including content for the extra Level B video lessons, Workbook Level B is written to be slightly more challenging than Workbook Level A. Optional hands-on activities are included in both workbook Levels.
Astronomy: God's Universe Level A is recommended for grades 5-7 or ages 10-13.
Astronomy: God's Universe Level B is recommended for grades 7-9 or ages 12+.
Older students who have not studied astronomy may find the material insightful and challenges their critical thinking.
These recommendations are flexible and meant only as guidelines. When selecting the right Level for your student(s), consider their reading level and critical thinking. The free course preview and Workbook samples can also help you choose the appropriate Level (see below).
Enrolling multiple students? If you will need Level A and Level B material, simply purchase an Astronomy: God's Universe Level B Bundle and add additional Level A Workbooks and an Answer Key as needed.