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This 110-page unit explores the wonders of space science with our unique, “good and beautiful” style. The goal of this course, through fun, interactive lessons and lots of beautiful mini books, is to help children gain knowledge and increase appreciation for the majesty and wonder of God’s creations. This unit requires a smaller amount of prep time and supplies than other units, making it a good unit to do when you don’t have a lot of time for preparation.
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Space
Lesson 2 – Stars
Lesson 3 – The Solar System and the Sun
Lesson 4 – The Terrestrial Planets: Mercury and Venus
Lesson 5 – The Terrestrial Planets: Earth and Mars
Lesson 6 – The Moon and Its Phases
Lesson 7 – Gravity and the Tides
Lesson 8 – Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and Meteoroids
Lesson 9 – The Gas Giants: Jupiter and Saturn
Lesson 10 – The Gas Giants: Uranus and Neptune
Lesson 11 – The History of Astronomy
Lesson 12 – Galileo
Lesson 13 – Space Exploration: Part 1
Lesson 14 – Space Exploration: Part 2
Lesson 15 – Space Exploration: Part 3
Lesson 16 – Constellations
The Good and the Beautiful curriculum takes a general Christian worldview, focusing, not on the doctrine of any particular Christian church, but on high moral character and basic Bible principles such as gratitude, honesty, prayer, and kindness. Parents can add in their own doctrinal beliefs as desired.
The curriculum is reviewed by members of many different faiths to make sure that the curriculum does not include doctrine specific to any Christian church. We have reviewers and users of the following denominations and more: Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nazarene, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and Seventh Day Adventists.