Astronomy

Take a deep dive into our solar system.  Using NASA’s website, we will explore our Sun, the planets within our solar system, past research, and current research.

Lessons include:

  • Brief history of astronomy
  • The Sun
  • The planets of our solar system
  • The International Space Station
  • The Hubble Telescope
  • Current research topics

 

Prerequisites

A love of science.

Level

 The class is designed for elementary students.

Materials Required
  • No text required.  Students must be able to access NASA’s website.
  • Parental support is encouraged.
  • Students in the Live class will need a quiet environment and a working microphone.
  • We screen websites heavily before posting links.  However, websites are in control of the advertising on said sites, not Willow Scholars.  Parental supervision is highly recommended.
Class Description
  • The Astronomy course is a 50 minute lecture based course. There are two (2) components to the course: the live webinar and the asynchronous classroom assignments.
  • All topics are chosen from the nasa.gov website. Students are expected to ask questions and provide feedback to each other.
  • Additional assignments may include related video, websites, analysis and small projects.
  • Parents are highly encouraged to support the student.
  • We screen websites heavily before posting links.  However, websites are in control of the advertising on said sites, not Willow Scholars.  Parental supervision is highly recommended.
Duration

The course is a 16 week course offered in the Fall.

Costs

The 16 week session is $234.00.