|Astronomy Principles Section WL|
MA NCES Code:
|Science - General|
|Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|Physics recommended but not required|
|Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356); Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
(see additional details below):
This course is an introduction to astronomy. Student will learn how to observe the sky we see and how it appears to change over time. Then they will learn more about the planets of our solar system and the structure and life of stars. Lastly students will study the Milky Way galaxy as well as those beyond and end by looking to the future.
Student will be evaluated on weekly contributions to discussions, reading assignments, regular observation assignments in their Sky Watch journal and other activities and assignments. Activities will involve virtual labs, web inquiries, and using planetarium software. There will be a mid-term and final project.