Why This Class
As a parent, you want your student to feel limitless in their potential—you want their mental horizons to be as broad and deep as the universe itself. With that in mind, this course helps your student expand their perspective on life and the world by deepening their knowledge and appreciation of astronomy.
Mentors in this course help students see how advances in technology are enabling new astronomical discoveries every day. Students explore cosmology and the concepts of light and matter that illuminate the universe’s mysteries, take a tour of the planets and other objects in our solar system, and discover the quest for more “Goldilocks planets” like Earth. In the process, they learn about the elements that comprise our solar system and the life-sustaining traits that make Earth unique.
By completing this course, students awaken to a new level of understanding about humanity’s place in the universe and the role of technology in expanding astronomy’s horizons. They feel empowered to “think big” on a larger scale than ever before.
What is the origin of the Big Bang Theory?
How can learning about the cosmos and the planets and other celestial bodies in it enlarge your perspective?
Why is Earth such a unique place in the universe?
What are the planets? The meteors? Comets?
What are the latest discoveries in our solar system? In the universe?
Astronomy: A Self-teaching Guide by Dinah L. Moche
This course requires additional supplies. Please see the book list in SIS for details.
Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman) -12th (Senior)
Prerequisites: Astronomy A
Estimated Weekly Hours: 5