Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The New Astronomy Book

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
  • Length: 96 pages
  • Technicality: Layman
  • Ages: 7 and up
  • Publisher: Master Books
  • Published: 2014
  • SKU: 10-1-604
  • ISBN: 9780890518342

The universe is an amazing declaration of the glory and power of God!

Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vast expanse of the universe is one that we struggle to study, understand, or even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Now take an incredible look at the mysteries and marvels of space in The New Astronomy Book!
  • Discover the best ways to observe the heavens, along with up-to-date astronomical data and concepts
  • Learn about the dynamics of planets, stars, galaxies, and models for the cosmology of the universe
  • What we know and are still trying to discover about planets, moons, and comets within our own solar system.
If you watch the stars at night, you will see how they change. This speaks to the enormity and intricacy of design in the universe. While the stars appear timeless, they instead reflect an all–powerful Creator who speaks of them in the Bible. Many ancient pagan cultures taught that the changing stars caused the seasons to change, but unlike these pagan teachings, the Book of Job gives credit to God for both changing stars and seasons (Job 38:31-33). When Job looked at Orion, he saw about what we see today, even though he may have lived as much as 4,000 years ago.

Our best-selling Wonders of Creation Series is getting even better!

The series is being developed with an enhanced educational format and integrated with a unique color-coded, multi-skill level design to allow ease of teaching the content to three distinct levels. The New Astronomy Book has been developed with three skill levels in mind. These can be utilized for the classroom, independent study, or homeschool setting and also be customized per the abilities of the student.
Book includes a 24-inch, full-color, pull-out poster!

 My Impressions:

My kids have fallen in love with the Wonders of Creation series ever since they read The Ecology book.So when this one showed up on my front door steps I was really excited to get to dig into with them. Just like the Ecology book, and all other newer Wonders of Creation books, this one provides three levels of learning. For us moms that have kids of various ages and stages in their education this is a great resource to tailor fit  multiple levels while only using one curriculum source.  Each level in found on each page, but in its own color. So you can have multiple children reading their own section at one time if you needed to while not bothering the others. Level One (white) is for your basic learner and focuses on appealing to the natural curiosity of children by asking "Wonder Why?"  Level Two (purple) is for the middle grades and gives your child a deeper understanding of the way the universe works together and independently. It also starts to focus on vocabulary development and comprehension using the Mission Log. Once your child reaches Level 3 (black grid) they are developing an advanced knowledge of the universe, vocabulary, theories and concepts and advancement in space studies. This is great for the high school student in the family.

On top of providing rich knowledge about our universe, the author does an amazing job linking everything back to the Creator of the universe. On every page there is "The Stars of Heaven" section that gives you a bible verse specifically related to what you are reading about, tying everything together to point to God.

Hard covered with beautiful illustrations are found on every page that really draw you into what you are reading and make you realize how great our God really is. The pages have a matte finish that make it easy for little hands to turn pages and prevents the pages from becoming stuck together.I the back there is a glossary of terms and a list of other books within the series. To end it all off the last page is actually a three page fold out of the Exploration of Our Solar System.

With both a freshman and junior in high school and a 2nd grader that fell in love with this book it is an easy one to recommended to parents, students and science lovers around the world. 

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