Astronomy for the Logic Stage

Course Description


Single-semester course. This class studies astronomy at a logic-stage level by making use of Astronomy for the Logic Stage Student Guide (Well-Trained Mind Press edition), and The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (KSE), as well as numerous instructor-assigned supplemental materials.  Students will use various internet-based sources, time lines, summaries, and outlines to learn about astronomy, from the earliest stargazing to the newest scientific discoveries. 

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Required texts:

  • The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, 3rd ed. New York: Kingfisher, 2012. ISBN 9780753458860
  • Astronomy for the Logic Stage Student Guide, Well-Trained Mind Academy Ed. Niceville, FL: Elemental Science, 2016. ISBN 9781935614517 (Available through Well-Trained Mind Press)

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 20 students.

Designed for grades 6-8.

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