Saturday we headed up to Arrowhead Mountains to visit the Mountain Skies Astronomy Village Observatory and Science Center.
First we stopped off for some fun at the village
Then we headed to the lake for an early dinner.
We ate at a restaurant with a beautiful view of the Lake and it just so happen that Ziggy Marley was there playing live. I love Reggae so that was nice, but then after awhile It brought quite the crowd...so we left.
The kids were really excited to look through the big telescope but unfortunately it was very foggy:(
We listened to a lecture....which was very interesting and the kids learned a lot....
but when they started talking about the "big bang" and having life on other planets my kids were shooting me the "look" and I would turn to them and blurt out Gen 1:1 haha...we could only take so much of that non-sense and if I had to hear that the world is a billion years old one more time, I was gonna scream...so we left. Plus being that it was 10pm and we couldn't see a thing (the fog was so thick) we headed down the hill trying to keep our eyes on the faded yellow line in front of us. The kids all thought they were going to die.
So this week the kids and I are studying an awesome book by Jason Lisle called Taking Back Astronomy. "the heavens declare creation and sciecne confirms it" It's an amazing book! Science textbooks that I read when I was in school are so different than textbooks kids are reading in school today. Science is always changing but yet the bible has never changed but has never been wrong. It's a history book which has demonstrated its accuracy time and time again. For example the bible has always said the earth is round...did you know that? I love that I can teach my children from science books that I pick. Sitting in that classroom I can see how children can be so confused. If you raise them to know God but then send them to school to learn about things such as the big bang and evolution. We are going to be studying from these books. and these books
I plan to use MFW as my base curriculum but I want to be able to mix and match to what my children show interest in. We are very into creation vs. evolution so I believe AIG will be great for us and will sow the seeds of love and respect for Jesus the Creator. I think us christian parents need to start our kids science education early—before evolution-laced secular media claims more hearts by creating distrust of the Bible and disbelief in God.
I plan to blend many different curriculum's together. I'm feeling a bit more brave this year haha...I'm so excited to shop for all our new books for next year!
Now I better go finish up that banana cream pie from Marie Calendars because my kids need the tin can to help them catch micrometeorites and I can't let them down now can I?