At a Glance:

  • Format: Self Paced
  • Course Dates: Available to Begin Anytime
  • Minecraft Activities: Yes, optional
  • Graded: Yes


Description:

This 26 lesson class follows the textbook Exploring Creation with Astronomy (Young Explorer Series) by Apologia. Class includes weekly lessons, textbook assignments, Minecraft adventures, and quizzes.  Students will need the textbook to complete this course.  Students will learn all about astronomy at a level that is understandable to them.

About the Curriculum:

From Apologia: “This book covers the major structures of our solar system, starting with the sun and working towards Pluto. Along the way, the student will also learn about Earth s moon, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt. After that, students 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.”

Rewards:

Students will earn a diamond armor badge on the SKrafty EDU system for completing this course as well as various coins for completing lessons, topics, and quizzes.

Additional Activities:

Each lesson includes a Minecraft activity which helps to review the topics they are learning and so the student can continue learning in a different way!  In this course students will build a rocket, a space station, the planets in the solar system and more!  While the Minecraft activities are optional, they are strongly encouraged.

Students will earn badges as they complete quizzes and a Diamond Armor badge when they complete the whole class.


Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy Report Card

2

Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 1 What is Astronomy?

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 2 The Sun

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 3 The Sun Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 4 Mercury

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 5 Mercury Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 6 Venus

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 7 Venus Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 8 Earth

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 9 Earth Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 10 The Moon

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 11 The Moon Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 12 Mars

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 13 Mars Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 14 Space Rocks

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 15 Space Rocks Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 16 Jupiter

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 17 Jupiter Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 18 Saturn

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 19 Saturn Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 20 Uranus

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 21 Uranus Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 22 Neptune

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 23 Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 24 Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 25 Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 26 Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel Continued

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 27

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Lesson 28