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Signs and Seasons Classical Astronomy Curriculum
Learn astronomy from a Biblical perspective. Signs and Seasons, Understanding the Elements of Classical Astronomy, is a middle school and high school science course for learning astronomy from a Biblical perspective. Written by Jay Ryan, Signs and Seasons is a hardbound book with over 400 drawings that make clear the visual appearances of the sky. I like the way many of the pictures show the stargazer in relation to the horizon and the constellation. Many times I been frustrated trying to find stars with typical constellation diagrams.
The goals of Signs and Seasons are to introduce the celestial basis for timekeeping and navigation from the Sun, Moon, and stars; to show that Classical Astronomy was part of the average person's knowledge throughout history until clocks and other instruments replaced that need; to teach readers to identify the stars and constellations and distinguish them from planets through visual lessons; and to acquire skill at astronomical observation and recording results through field activities in the text.
Signs and Seasons Curriculum
Signs and Seasons Observing the Elements of Classical Astronomy
Signs and Seasons is a systematic study of Classical Astronomy from a Biblical perspective. It can count for 1/2 credit of high school astronomy if your student reads the book and does the field activities in the text. High school students will create a field journal.
You can teach this as a multi-level course with your family and observe the night sky together in the northern hemisphere.
Hardbound, recommended for ages 13 and up, but usable by all ages with adult guidance.
Sale Price $36.95
Signs and Seasons Field Journal
Signs and Seasons Field Journal and Test Manual
The companion workbook to Signs & Seasons was created for high-schoolers to establish 120 hours of field work for a full high school astronomy credit with a final letter grade. With this journal, your student can document time and activities related to the course.
Field observations can be recorded in the Field Journal section. It has handy tables and sketch boxes for recording observations of the night sky and sketching the appearances of the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets.
Maps for recording the movements and positions of the celestial bodies are also included. A separate volvelle section is included for creating pre-made, copy-and-cut-out "volvelles" -- traditional astronomical calculating instruments for modeling the motions of the celestial bodies.
In the Test Manual section there are eight tests for the chapters in Signs & Seasons. An Answer Key is included.
Softcover (perfect binding)
Sale Price $14.49
"Author Jay Ryan presents a crystal-clear understanding of the night sky. The excellent, extensive graphics raise the bar for other astronomy books. The unique balance between modern and historical observations may well ignite a lifelong interest in stargazing."
- Donald B. DeYoung, author of Astronomy and the Bible,
President of the Creation Research Society
Subscribe to The Classical Astronomy Update at their website.
- The Classical Astronomy Update is a free astronomy newsletter from Jay Ryan, the author of the new Signs and Seasons astronomy curriculum. "Stay aware of astronomy events visible with the unaided eye, and learn to understand the seasonal changes in the sky."