I am excited about our science this year. My younger kids decided they wanted to learn about Astronomy. What better curriculum to use than Apologia’s Exploring Creation through Astronomy! This past week, the kids and I have been reading lesson one in the Astronomy book.
The kids have learned what Astronomy is and why God created the Universe. We talked about God making the planets and what scientists have named them. We also talked about why scientists don’t consider Pluto a planet anymore.
We have learned words such as; gravity, constellations, instinct and gravitational pull.
The kids and I read about the scientists Nicolas Copernicus and Galileo Galilei, who believed the sun was the center of the solar system and the planets revolved around the sun.
However, I think the best part of the lesson was at the end and getting to make our own Solar System. The kids and I had a great time trying to blow up the balloons to the dimensions that they gave us. While we didn’t hang the balloons like they suggested, still had a fun time with the project.
The kids are really enjoying the Apologia Astronomy and can’t wait to read the second lesson and work on the project. I am just happy that we are having fun and learning about science!
What are you using for science? Are you and the kids having fun?