New Course Offering: Astronomy

by CAITLIN HOGGE

March 10, 2014

The Astronomy course counts for a high school science credit

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This high school astronomy course is experiment and research driven and has students monitoring observations of their surroundings for weeks at a time. Students will be asked to use common and inexpensive household items to conduct laboratory and field investigations. During these investigations they will use the scientific methods learned, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.

COURSE OVERVIEW
Throughout the two semesters of the course students will study the following topics:
- astronomy in civilization
- patterns and objects in the sky
- our place in space
- the moon
- reasons for the seasons
- planets
- the sun
- stars
- galaxies
- cosmology
- space exploration

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Students who successfully complete Astronomy will:
- acquire knowledge within a conceptual framework
- conduct observations of the sky
- develop critical-thinking skills

Sign up for Astronomy today!

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