The delight you want to cultivate in your homeschool isn’t something you have to search for—it’s right under your nose.
It’s 9am. Time to gather the kids. Yes, you can wear your PJs.
But when your 8-year-old looks at the “to do” list, does he cheer…or maybe die a little inside?
When you’re teaching reading…writing…arithmetic and trying to squeeze every last drop out of that boxed curriculum,
You may be leaving out the one critical thing for turning your kids into lifelong learners:
And the one subject you’re leaving out?
It’s the missing link that could pull it all together.
Science isn’t optional. It isn’t extra. It isn’t a “nice” thing to teach if you can find the time.
Because when you use science to unlock smiles, excitement, and “When can we learn this, Mom??”
…you’re giving your kids a solid education that’s also inspired.
Engage young minds… and put the FUN back into homeschooling!
Experience Astronomy Elementary in 3 Easy Steps…
Step 1: Watch Engaging Video Lessons
Login to your online portal each week and let your kids watch the engaging video lesson that will introduce them to basic astronomy principles.
Step 2: Engage in Fun Activities and Assignments to Make Science Come Alive
With each lesson you’ll be provided with hands-on activities, creative play, memory work, and more. You decide what to integrate into your lesson and what to skip. Customize the course to fit your family’s unique needs.
Step 3: Explore Living Books from Recommended Reading Lists
Further your children’s education and love of astronomy by using some (or all) of the books on the reading list. Choose from the list of living books and use them as read-alouds for the family or independent reading assignments for each of your children.
Our science curriculum was stale. I wanted to spend time with my son on a subject we could enjoy together…
I loved getting outside with my son and doing the observation activities. The videos always had something that we really related well to and could remember. And I really enjoyed the teaching on classic mythology—it’s something Christian curricula is often afraid to touch, but it opened up lots of good discussion about worldview. (Review of upper level course)Cindy R.
What’s Included in the Elementary Program?
30 fun video lessons so you can take a break from teaching and still give your kids a solid education
Dozens of hands-on activities you and your child can to do together that will bring the lessons to life
Recommended reading lists with books that can be read aloud or assigned as independent reading to further your child’s understanding of astronomy and build reading skills
Memory work to strengthen your children’s minds and commit important foundational facts to their long-term memory
Copywork that accompanies every lesson to reinforce key concepts while practicing handwriting skills
Lessons can take as little as 15 minutes, or expand to a few hours of fun and learning! The lessons are flexible to fit your family’s schedule.
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I was concerned enrolling my kids in Experience Astronomy wouldn’t be a good use of our financial resources…
However, by my estimate, each week’s lesson costs just a few dollars per week—an excellent value! (Review of upper level course)Tammy
You’ve got questions… we’ve got answers!
How long will I have access to this course?
You’ll have lifetime access to the course. This means you can pace your kids through the course any way you want or go back and use the course with more kids later on.
Which class is right for my child: the elementary or the upper level course?
The elementary-level course is designed for students in the elementary grades.
- Video lessons are shorter than the upper-level videos and taught using simpler language for younger viewers.
- The concepts taught in the elementary course are more basic, whereas the upper level course includes the basic concepts and goes much deeper.
- Activities in the elementary course include more hands-on creative projects whereas the upper-level has weekly outdoor observation activities (often in the late evening or early morning) which are more appropriate for those looking for an observational/lab science.
- Reading assignments for the elementary course are living books that can be used as read-alouds or assigned as independent reading, geared towards students ages 6-11. The recommended reading for the upper-level is a textbook geared more towards teens.
- Supplemental activities for the elementary course include things like copywork and memory cards, suitable for elementary level students.
Does my child have to view the course videos on specific days or times?
Nope! Everything is recorded and will be available for you to watch on your time schedule.
After enrolling, when will I get access to the course materials?
We’re working hard to make this course amazing for you! By the first week of September the first 6 weeks of course material will be available in your online portal with more lessons being added each month as they’re finished.
Do you teach about creation or evolution in this course?
While this class touches on the reasons why God created the stars, it does not get into concepts about the age of the universe or scientific theories about the beginning of the universe. The course does not touch on how to interpret the days of creation in Genesis 1. The focus of the class is to discover the motions of the heavens, not the creation or history of the heavens.
Can I take this course if I live outside the United States?
You sure can! We’ve made sure to make the lessons applicable to those worldwide. We’re excited to welcome our friends in other countries to join us as we study the stars—both northern and southern hemispheres.
What additional books or supplies will I need for this course?
We’ll provide you with a reading list of living books that you can purchase or borrow from your local library. You’ll also have an activity you can complete with each lesson, but we’ve tried to ensure these activities use supplies that are typically found around the house or those that are easily accessible.
Please note: The books and activities are completely optional. The program is completely customizable and you can do as much or as little as you like!
Can my public or private school child enroll in the course?
Of course! While it certainly is a great course for homeschoolers, this course is great for any student who wants to learn more about astronomy whether they’re homeschooled, public schooled, or private schooled. You have the flexibility to complete the course whenever you’d like!
Access Your Lessons on Any Device…
Registration will reopen in the spring of 2018
Experience Astronomy is more than a science class.
It’s the gateway to engaging young minds and unlocking a love of learning.
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