Exploring Creation with Astronomy Notebooking Journal
for Exploring Creation with Astronomy
You Don't Need This Book
Really! However, for some of you, it may be the most useful science supplement you can buy, and that is why we are excited to offer it.
How the Young Explorer Series Uses Notebooks
The Young Explorer Series is our favorite science program for young scientists, and with good reason. The Charlotte Mason approach provides lots of information in a readable, engaging format. Lessons are designed to be spread over multiple weeks, with significant portions devoted to hands-on experiments and to notebook keeping.
Notebook Keeping Explained
Notebook keeping is simply a system for assisting your child to document what he has learned in each lesson. With this book, your child will write out the highlights of the lesson. If your child is young or doesn't enjoy writing, you can instead use the Junior version of the Notebooking Journal, available separately. Regardless of which Notebooking Journal you use, this approach helps your child to think through what he has learned, distill it down to its most basic level, and communicate it effectively. If he can't reiterate it well, he probably doesn't grasp it.
A Wide Variety of Content
With over 150 ready-to-use pages, as well as 30 pages of full-color supplements, the spiral-bound Astronomy Notebooking Journal includes:
View Exploring Creation with Astronomy sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Notebooking Journal sample pages, Table of Contents, Supply List, and more).
Pages: 158 + Miniature Books projects pages
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
Old Schoolhouse EE Award 2015 1st Place Winner!
Practical Homeschooling 2015 Reader Award Top Ranked by Homeschoolers!
One of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 2015!
About.com Readers' Choice Winner!
I accidentally bought the wrong notebooking journal for my first grader. She ended up not wanting me to exchange it because she loved the crossword puzzles! she's a good reader and writer, so I let her keep it and work on the things she could do. It worked great for us!
Love that this is available. It breaks down the assignments which I love so that I know I am not pushing to much! He loves that he has a workbook. Usually what I do as I am reading I have him pick out facts about what he thinks in interesting and I also add a few items also!
This has been a great curriculum for my 3rd grader and 7th grader. Honestly, even the "pre-k-er" likes it. The notebooking journal has so many activities in it that we have barely scraped the surface. There are enough projects to pick through and do the ones that are most enjoyable for your child. The reinforcement is great and has really aided in retaining knowledge from the lessons. Couldn't be happier!
This is really well put together and makes learning so much fun!!
The Apologia notebooks have become must-haves for EACH one of my kids! I am a frugal shopper, and normally avoid buying the same workbook for each child. We will normally read the book and I will quiz them as we go along. We bought a notebook at a used book sale one year and I was so impressed with the knowledge my kids retained after doing the reviews, answer the questions, drawing up pictures of the projects that they had done that we buy workbooks for each of our children for Apologia science every year. They are also proud to flip back through the books and see their pictures and re-read the information they had written before. Perfect addition to complete an already loved curriculum!