Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What is Your First Thought When You Think of Stars?

We got the pleasure to review Book of Astronomy Set  by Memoria Press

Surely it must mean the ones in the sky right? Oh you were thinking Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton? Hmm...

When we are teaching our kids more about socio-cultural meanings of the word "star" versus knowing more about the stars in the sky, what does that say about us? Guess what, they are learning more about socio-cultural meanings and realities of what it means to be a star not so much from us even but from what they experience around them.

When it comes to "The Stars"...

We are more apt to name the whose-who of Hollywood than pass the test on what constellations are in the sky. What kind of irony is that? 

It is a GOOD thing we love the Stars in this house!
We could watch the science channel all the time. 

In fact, I remember the first time I took my son into my astrophysics class in college. It was a blast and even though my son was an infant, he must have absorbed so much while I was taking that class because if you asked him what he wanted to be it would be astronomer, astronaut, or baseball player. 

Logic, Greek Myths and Astronomy Memoria Press Review

So when we got the chance to review this...

It was a no brainer! 

What we Like:
* The teacher guide helps you teach and know what you are teaching so it is fun for you. I don't know if I am just an astronomy geek but I definitely loved this. 
* You can take this outside and show them at night what they are learning 
* You can use this year round to show the stars in the sky and how they are laid out during each season of the year
* Teaches about each constellation- things I didn't even know. 
* They do a dot to dot constellation so it teaches them about the lines in the constellation
* Teaches them about the Greek myths that go with the constellations
* Teaches about the solar system
* Breaks the planets down by the materials in which they are made of
* Most thorough astronomy plan that is easy to do and understand for parents and kids
* My kids really liked doing this and it didn't feel like school but a fun activity

What we Didn't Like:

* That we couldn't do it at the camp out with our boy scouts because it was rainy! This is definitely a lesson that you can take with you camping or in the dark. One of the best ways to learn. 
* That each kid didn't get a booklet and we didn't have ability to scan but they were at least all able to learn it

I can't wait to...

Use this year round! 

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Logic, Greek Myths and Astronomy Memoria Press Review

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