We are so excited to partner with Space Center Houston for their annual Homeschool Day! Welcome Houston Space Center attendees (and all the Moms that wish we could have attended)! We hope you had a blast at Homeschool Day and that this field trip was able to stir your children’s imaginations, that it stimulated their curiosity about Astronomy, and that it will serve as a catalyst to encourage their study of Astronomy and space.
Our team member Liz, the Hesitant Housewife, is giving a presentation on behalf of Hip Homeschool Moms. Be sure to meet her! Liz is sharing about how many of us got started homeschooling, what we consider and investigate when choosing what curriculum we plan to teach, and how to get connected with other homeschoolers both locally, regionally and nationally. Hip Homeschool Moms has become a valued and trusted resource for moms when making these often difficult homeschool decisions. Join our community on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and on Instagram to become a part of the new face and voice of homeschooling!
To celebrate our partnership with Space Center Houston, we have joined with two of the best and most recognized homeschool science resources to offer these fantastic Astronomy prizes. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter!
First Five Winners
The first five winners will receive prizes donated by Apologia. Each winner will receive an Astronomy Textbook and one Astronomy Notebook of their choice. Apologia Astronomy is a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of astronomy for grades K-6. Content covered includes the major structures of our solar system, details about each planet, the Earth’s moon, the asteroid belt, stars and galaxies outside our solar system, space travel, astronauts, and more! Apologia offers science curricula for students from kindergarten through high school. Be sure to visit their site to learn about their fantastic Science Curriculum!
The Grand Prize Winner
The Grand Prize has been graciously donated by Edmund Scientifics. What a fabulous way to study space… with your own telescope! The Astroscan, has been their best selling introductory telescope for thirty years. The Astroscan is an affordable, high-performance telescope that is easy-to-use, maintenance-free and completely portable. Its wide field of view, bright images and usability make it an excellent telescope for beginner and expert stargazers alike. Be sure to visit their website to see the details of this amazing telescope! And while you are there, don’t forget to check out Sky Talk, Edmund Scientifics’ amateur astronomy blog written by James Mullaney, astronomy author, speaker and consultant who has published nearly 1,000 articles and nine books on observing the wonders of the heavens.
The grand prize winner will also receive the set of Astronomy textbooks from Apologia as well. So, with the grand prize, you have everything you need to start your Astronomy study immediately while your children are excited about the possibilities and inspired to dive into this study!
We hope you will visit and “like” the Hip Homeschooling Mom’s Facebook page and become part of our growing community! Thank you to Liz, our Hesitant Housewife, Space Center Houston, Edmund Scientifics, and Apologia for the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic day!
Leave us a comment and tell us about your child(ren)’s favorite astronomy lesson or activity!