Full Year Course 2024-25
Time: Wednesdays @ 9:00 CT
Instructor: Melissa Grande
“He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord and abundant in power.” – Psalm 147:4-5
Embark on a cosmic journey this fall in high school Astronomy! This full year course brings the wonders of the universe to life with an eclectic blend of project-based learning, multimedia content, student collaboration & traditional lectures. Students will explore the depths of space with an overview of celestial bodies & phenomena, telescope basics and the history of space travel. Other topics covered will include Aerospace current events, careers in Astronomy and various Aerospace topics including ISS, drones & spacecraft. This class will be taught from a decidedly Christian worldview, with the understanding that Astronomy is a helpful & effective tool when understood as part of God’s bigger design. Successful completion of this course will earn students 1 Science or Elective credit.
Successful completion of a high school level science and math is required.
REQUIRED TEXTS AND RESOURCES:
- Mead (or similar) composition notebook, writing utensils (multicolored pencils or erasable pens recommended).
- OpenStax “Astronomy” online web book. This will be used as an additional resource. Students are not required to purchase the printed edition. Students will need to create a student account. https://openstax.org/details/books/astronomy-2e?Book%20details
- Ability to stream or borrow various movies & documentaries. The final multimedia list is pending (will be updated later this spring), but preliminary titles include: Hidden Figures, WALL*E, Apollo: Missions to the Moon.
- Access to current events relevant to Astronomy & Aerospace.