This astronomy program covers constellations, the motion of the earth, and the names of stars, as well as the sky as seen throughout all the seasons, including the “Summer Triangle” and the fall and winter zodiacs. Since the constellations are named after many characters in Greek mythology, D’Aulaires Greek Myths is a great resource to have on hand with this program. The Book of Astronomy was developed with 3rd graders in mind, but it can be used with older students just as well.
“We love the connections between the mythology and the Greek and Latin we are learning. These connections help everything ‘stick’ in their minds, and they love to see how everything is interconnected in some way.” – Gail