Having used Memoria Press in the past, I knew the quality I would expect from their Book of Astronomy Set and I was eager to dig into it with my 8-year-old for science class.
The Book of Astronomy Set is a two book set, which includes a teacher and student book. The set retails for $31.90 on the website and can be used for an entire year of science. The book covers stars, constellations, zodiacs, and the solar system. It brings in some Greek myth as well as sticking to the Classical model of education that Memoria Press is known for. This set has been developed with third graders in mind, but can be easily adapted to meet the needs of your students.
The book is broken up into four units. The first unit covers motions of the Earth, names of the t15 brightest starts, the summer sky and constellations, and the Summer-Fall zodiac. The second unit dives into the winter sky, constellations, and zodiacs. The thirs unit is the spring sky, constellations, and zodiacs. The final unit focuses on the solar system, planets, moons, and comets. Each unit focuses on helping kids memorize facts and learn to find objects in the sky with skill.