Typically counted as 1 elective credit for high school students.
Exploring Creation with High School Astronomy
Help your student understand the true vastness of all God’s creation with Apologia’s new high school elective course, Exploring Creation with High School Astronomy. This homeschool high school astronomy course travels through our universe making connections for students to contemplate without the pressure of exams that core science materials require.
This course was designed as an elective for high school students in 9th – 12th grades. All you need to complete this course is this All-in-One Student Textbook and Workbook. There is no separate Student Notebook. As there are no labs or exams with this course, it should not be used to replace biology, chemistry, or physics courses that are typically studied in the high school years. Rather, it was specifically written to expand a student’s knowledge of topics typically not taught in high school. As such, its easily read, conversational style can enhance a student’s high school studies without additional burden.
Exploring Creation with High School Astronomy is a journey that starts with the mysteries of the universe. What are space, matter, antimatter, cosmic rays, dark matter, dark energy, black holes, and wormholes? It goes back in time to investigate the history of astronomy. What did the early stargazers see and understand? How did technology advance what we see and investigate? How does that technology work? And how does this change our model of our solar system and our knowledge of the universe? It then investigates the science of our Sun, planets, and other astronomical objects that reside in our solar system, galaxy, and the universe. It ends with a lesson on celestial navigation, learned from stargazers long ago but still a valuable tool today.
Specific topics include:
Space and Interstellar Space
Normal Matter, Antimatter, and Dark Matter
Black Holes and Wormholes
The History of Astronomy
The Model of Our Solar System
The Sun and The Electromagnetic Spectrum
The Inner Planets
Types of Telescopes
The Outer Planets
Dwarf Planets and the Asteroid Belt
Stars and Constellations
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Exploring Creation with High School Astronomy has 14 modules. The modules are ~25 pages long, on average. As there are no labs or exams, students are expected to read the text and complete the On Your Own questions to ensure they have comprehended the materials.
A student could easily finish the course in a semester, reading one module per week. This would be a 14-week course plan. However, it is also acceptable that a student would plan to read through a module every two weeks at his or her leisure. This would make a 28-week course.