ASTRONOMY SCA100 Length/Credit: Full Year/1 Credit Grades: 11, 12 Diploma Category: Physical Science, Lab Science, 3rd Credit of Science
Ever wonder about the nighttime sky? The stars? The planets? The universe? If yes, this is the class for you! In this course, you will learn about the constellations, our solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, galaxies, and the universe. We’ll also explore the history of astronomy and how astronomers learn so much about the objects in our sky that are so far away. Astronomy is interdisciplinary – we will learn some physics and chemistry in order to understand how our universe has changed over time. We will visit the IHS planetarium, do hands-on labs, create our own constellations, launch water-bottle rockets and look at the heavens through a telescope when weather permits. You will need to bring some basic math skills like algebra, geometry and the ability to understand scientific notation, but you’ll leave with a sense of our place in the universe.
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science