The Focus On Middle School Astronomy Student Textbook introduces students to the scientific discipline of astronomy. Students will learn about the history of astronomy, telescopes and space tools, how the Moon creates tides, the chemistry of the Sun, the planets in our solar system, other solar systems, our Milky Way Galaxy, other galaxies, nebulae, comets, asteroids, and more. The Focus On Middle School Astronomy Student Textbook has ten full-color chapters with many illustrations and includes a glossary and pronunciation guide at the back of the book. The Student Textbook is suitable for grades 5-8 and can be used as a supplemental textbook for high school. (Softcover 96 pages) Hardcover available ($20 upgrade)
Note: The Focus On Series is a one-semester introductory science curriculum that focuses on one science subject at a time. In this single subject curriculum students will gain a solid basic understanding of science concepts and terminology to prepare them for further study. For a more in-depth, yearlong curriculum, see our Building Blocks Series.