Science 1A – Optional Practical Application – Star Gazing
For Semester One – While studying the cosmos, we suggest that the student and his family learn the night sky.
How you do this is up to you, but can add greatly to the course, and to your life.
Yes, there are videos in the course which penetrate further than you and I can see, but getting a personal experience with the night sky and being able to identify planets, stars, and constellations is highly satisfying and rewarding.
We suggest the purchase of one or more of the following, and of course, the binoculars – or if you really get into amateur astronomy, try a telescope! Ask around and find an amateur astronomer in your area. It helps to have a guide in the beginning.
Resources: Available on amazon
Constellation Finder: A Guide to Patterns in the Night Sky with Star Stories from Around the World. $5.95
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Night Sky: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Stargazer! (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide) $9.99
Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes! $13.49
Field Binoculars: Binoculars 20×50, High Power Binoculars for Adults and Kids with Low Light Night Vision, Compact Waterproof Binoculars for Bird Watching Hunting Travel Football Stargazing BAK-4 Prism FMC Lens (Black) Magnification 28 Price $29.99