Intro to Astrophysics (Teacher Guide)


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Grades 11-12

With Intro to Astrophysics homeschool curriculum, your 11th and 12th grade level students will explore the science behind how God created the universe to work. This advanced study of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology reveals that only an omnipotent and omniscient God could create and sustain the cosmos. The Teacher Guide is required for course completion. It includes the master supply list, suggested daily schedule, exercises, assessments, and answer keys.

SKU M247-9
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 1.63
Title Intro to Astrophysics (Teacher Guide)
Subtitle A Study of God's Universe From A Biblical Perspective
ISBN 13 9781683442479
Contributors Danny Faulkner
Binding Paperback
Page Count 267
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Take homeschool high school science to the next level! Your 11th-12th grade level students can now study astrophysics from a biblical worldview using Master Books Intro to Astrophysics curriculum set. This course reveals the magnificence of our Creator by combining the study of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology.

The Intro to Astrophysics: A Study of God’s Universe from a Biblical Perspective Teacher Guide is required for course completion. The worksheets keep student learning exercises interesting by including fill in the blank, short answer, matching, and more. The suggested schedule recommends the student read and complete worksheets on alternate days, which helps with retention of the material.

The full-color Intro to Astrophysics Teacher Guide includes:

  • Master Supply List
  • Suggested Daily Schedule
  • Exercises
  • Assessments
  • Answers Keys
Great Curriculum
Review by Ashley
Intro to Astrophysics
Teacher Guide
This is a workbook that goes along with the Intro to Astrophysics book off Masterbooks it gives you the worksheets that a parent can use to see if their student is learning and taking in the course. It also gives you a Master supply List for the project that are also in the book that your student can get a little hand on time with the course. It not only has the worksheets it has the assessment, a suggested daily schedule exercises, appendix, and an answer key. Which always come in handy when it comes in grading.
Very detailed!
Review by Lexie
This course is an upper level course perfect for high schoolers interested in studying more in depth about the stars from a creationist point of view. It is set up to be used over a 180 day school year, with most days alternating between reading a lesson and then the next day doing a worksheet or activity. The worksheets and answer keys are in the teacher's guide, so I suggest getting that to go along with the text. There are 19 chapters that are studied that cover a wide range of topics such as the history of astrology, stellar structure and the evolutionary theory, galaxies, lights and telescopes, and many more. The text has many very vivid pictures that reinforce the teaching point. As a parent trying my best to prepare my child to tackle evolutionary world thinking from the world, I love how this book presents the flaws with evolutionary theories. Learning how the stars point to our amazing creator is vital, and I feel this text does an outstanding job at it.
Review by Crystal
This is a fantastic curriculum that I am so excited to start! Although it is a high level course, the content is written in an engaging and interesting way. There are full color, highly detailed pictures throughout. Charts and diagrams also help explain each lesson. I love how the author helps the student see the glory of God through His creation throughout the text.

My favorite part is the Worldview: Through the Lens sections of each lesson. This shows the difference between what creationists and evolutionists believe about each topic, helping the student to both form a Christian worldview while also understanding the perspective of evolutionists.

The Teacher Guide is really well done. The worksheets are a mix of fill in the blank, short answer, matching, etc, keeping the activities from being monotonous. The suggested schedule has the student reading and completing worksheets on alternate days, which helps with retention of the material.
This is a feast of understanding of stars, planets, and galaxies!
Review by Kathleen C
This course is intended for 11th-12th grade students and covers Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology.
Astrophysics considers what is learned in Astronomy but goes deeper into how the universe began and how God sustains His creation. Cosmology is the chronology and nature of the universe as a whole.

Just the right mixture of data and equations that someone looking for more than an Introduction to Astronomy will love. The author clearly explains each topic and how they relate to God's great purpose and design.

If you are interested in Astronomy and want more than just introductions, buy this course. The author does a great job of sharing his deep understanding of the topic so that it is enjoyable to understand. Well worth the journey!

Teachers Guide Includes: Worksheets, quizzes, tests, and grading suggestions

There is a great variety of Worksheets:
Complete the Diagram, Glossary Terms, Fill in the Blank, Matching, Short Answer, Calculation, Projects, Appendix, and Answer Key

Student Book Includes:
Many colorful photos, charts, graphs, and images
Feature section--interesting stories
Definitions throughout with thorough explanations
Bible verses throughout
Excellent Science Course
Review by Becky V.
This Teacher Guide is part of the Intro to Astrophysics course. It is an excellent advanced high school level course (11th-12th grade, 1 science credit) that takes you on a study of God's universe from a biblical worldview. It is highly recommended to have taken Elementary Algebra prior to beginning, as well as either Intro to Astronomy or Survey of Astronomy. In this course, you will learn what astronomy is and the history of it, and will cover topics that include the planets, solar system bodies, the sun and stars, theories, galaxies, and much more.

The Teacher’s Guide includes the scope and sequence, a recommended weekly lesson schedule, exercises and projects, quizzes and tests, a supply list, and answer keys. It covers 19 lessons over 36 weeks. A quiz is taken after every lesson completed, occurring about every other week. There are 4 tests taken throughout the course that cover content from 4-6 lessons each. There are also 4 Worldview in Focus Days that take you into a deeper look at the lives and interests of Christian astronomers.

I would highly recommend this course for any student with a desire to deepen their study of God’s universe. It is an advanced course that will challenge them, but is thoughtfully planned out to not overwhelm. The exercises help review and reinforce the material covered in a simple manner through activities that include matching, fill in the blank, short answer, defining terms, and completing diagrams, to name a few. There are also four projects to complete for a more hands-on experience during this course. Most important, you are always brought back to God’s purpose and design in His creation throughout this entire course.
Review by Yulia
This is a Teacher's guide and a part of the set of the Intro to Astrophysics. The Teacher Guide includes the suggested daily schedule, exercises, quizzes, tests, and an answer key. I like that this Teacher Guide is colorful, not just black and white which makes the course more enjoyable.

Even though this course is definitely advanced, the suggested daily schedule breaks each lesson into 3-4 parts. Each part is followed by an exercise. It makes it manageable to comprehend and solidify the information before the student moves to the next part. There are quizzes after each lesson as well and a total of 4 tests in the whole course. The course is worth 1 credit for a high school student.
Wonderful Course
Review by Laurie
The author of this course Dr. Danny Faulkner has written several other books we have in our home library. Titles like The Heavens: A Different View and The Created Cosmos. So my high school daughter is familiar with him as an author and enjoys his writings. So when she found out this course was coming to Master Books she was ecstatic. We got this course as soon as it became available. We quickly realized the course is set up similarly to the General Science Series. She appreciated that because that course was her favorite all throughout middle school.
The course itself is well laid out and packed with scientific vocabulary, which is fantastic for collage bound students. The textbook is filled with color pictures and diagrams, great for visual learners. The absolute best part of this course is a deeper understanding of Astronomy based on biblical truth.
Great upper level HS course for a math and science lover!
Review by Sara
It is so exciting to see Master Books come out with courses that have been missing a biblical perspective for a long time! This course is definitely an upper level science course and covers astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. If your child did well with previous upper level math and physics courses and has knowledge of the scientific method, this may be a great choice for your student. This course is 5 days a week, taking about an hour to complete with lesson quizzes and tests included in the teachers guide. There is a project each quarter with a master supply list in the front of the teacher’s guide, a daily schedule, and worksheets are fill in the blank, short answers and diagrams for their daily assignments. The course book is beautiful and has amazing graphics and color and will be great on the shelf for my younger kiddos to look through after completion.
Review by Dustie
This astrophysics course takes the student on a journey of learning about the universe. Delving into astronomy, chemistry, and physics through the lens of a biblical worldview, the student is challenged to think critically about the origins of creation and other complex subjects regarding the cosmos.
This is definitely an upper level high school course. A foundational understanding of the scientific method, as well as a foundation in mathematics is necessary for success in this course. That said, it is a completely fascinating, awe-inspiring, and faith- building course! The student will gain understanding of stars, planets, the moon, the sun, the galaxy, and so much more.
The supply list is in the teacher guide. You will need a telescope for the hands on portion of this course. However, most of the other supplies needed are easier to obtain. The schedule is also included in the teacher guide, and for such a complex subject, it is broken apart into easily digestible segments. The worksheets, quizzes, and tests are contained in the teacher guide, as well. These seem to follow the text well, and they are concise, which is great for the student or parent who is overwhelmed by cumbersome book work. One helpful resource within the teacher guide is information on Christian astronomers. As usual, the answer key is also in the teacher guide.
It is so refreshing to have a course like this that looks to scripture for answers to some of the deepest questions about the universe. Any student taking this course is sure to grow in knowledge and awe of the awesomeness of God.

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