The Young Explorer Series is a 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 notebook keeping.
Notebook keeping is simply a system for assisting your child in documenting 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 think through what he has learned. It distills it down to its most basic level and communicates it effectively. If he can't reiterate it well, he probably doesn't grasp it.
With over 150 ready-to-use pages, as well as 30 pages of full-color supplements, the spiral-boundAstronomy Notebooking Journal includes:
A daily schedule for completing the reading, activities, and projects, utilizing a two-day-per-week plan.
Fascinating facts templates for your student to record what he has learned with words and illustrations.
Templates for completing the notebooking assignments.
Review questions, which can be answered orally or as a written narration.
Scripture copywork, with both print and cursive practice.
Project pages for the student to keep a record of projects completed.
Take it further ideas for additional activities, projects, experiments, books, or videos that correlate with the lesson.
Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books, which the student may wish to create, encouraging him to record facts and information learned in each lesson. These are then placed on the Miniature Book Paste Page to display in his notebook.
Field trip sheets to document astronomy-related field trips he enjoyed during his studies.
A final review with fifty questions the student can answer either orally or in writing to show off what he knows about astronomy at the end of the course.
Explore the Curriculum
See sample pages from the Core Text, Notebooking Journal, Table of Contents, Lab Supply List, and more.