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Astronomy 2: Advanced Astronomy & Astrophysics With Observatory Telescopes!

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Quantum Physics for Kids
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Building on Astronomy 1, we'll explore advanced astronomy & astrophysics topics while using observatory telescopes to capture astronomical phenomena, including the famed Messier Catalog! ( STEM / STEAM / Summer / Space / academic )

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
12 lessons//12 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Session 1: Origin of Our Solar System
In our first class, we will learn about how our Solar System formed and work on the Slooh Quest "Are We Alone."
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Session 2: Rocky Planets and Their Moons
In this session, we will discuss the composition of rocky planets and moons. We will also work on the Slooh Quest "Apollo Astronauts."
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Session 3: Comets, Meteors, Asteroids, Oh My!
In session 3, we will learn about comets, meteors and asteroids. We will also work on the Slooh Project "Tracking Near-Earth Asteroids."
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Session 4: The Interstellar Medium
In this session, we will explore the 3 domains of space, the space between planets & galaxies and famous nebulae. We will also begin working on the Slooh Quest "Messier Challenge."
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Session 5: Supermarket of Stars
In session 4, we'll learn about various types of stars, and we will begin working on the Slooh Quest "Stars Like Ours."
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Session 6: How Do We Classify Stars?
In this class, we will investigate classification of stars. This session investigates the famous map of stars known as the HR Diagram. The map categorizes different types of stars based on temperature & color. We will also work on the Slooh Quest "Life & Death of Stars."
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Session 7: Escape Velocity & Universal Law of Gravitation
In session 7, we will learn about the concepts of escape velocity and how it relates to the universal law of gravitation. We will continue working on the Slooh Quest "Messier Challenge."
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Session 8: Black Body Radiation: Stefan-Boltzmann Law, Wein Law
In this class, we will investigate black body radiation, including Stefan-Boltzmann Law and Wein Law. We will continue working on the Slooh Quest "Messier Challenge."
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Session 9: Black Body Radiation: Planck's Law & Planck Energy
In session 9, we will continue investigating black body radiation, including Planck's Law & Planck Energy. We will continue working on the Slooh Quest "Messier Challenge."
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Session 10: Kepler's 3rd Law and Distances Between Stars
This session introduces students to Kepler's 3rd Law and we'll learn about distances between stars. We will also continue working on the Slooh Quest "Messier Challenge."
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Session 11: How to Build a Galaxy
This session investigates how galaxies form. Students who have completed the Slooh "Messier Challenge" can being the "Caldwell Challenge."
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Session 12: The Stuff The Universe Is Made Of
Our final session discusses the origins of the universe and cosmology. Students who have completed the Slooh "Messier Challenge" can being the "Caldwell Challenge."
Week-by-week course topics:
Session 1: Origin of Our Solar System
Session 2: Rocky Planets and Their Moons
Session 3: Comets, Meteors, Asteroids, Oh My!
Session 4: The Interstellar Medium
Session 5: Supermarket of Stars
Session 6: How Do We Classify Stars?
Session 7: Escape Velocity & Universal Law of Gravitation
Session 8: Black Body Radiation: Stefan-Boltzmann Law, Wein Law
Session 9: Black Body Radiation: Planck's Law & Planck Energy
Session 10: Kepler's 3rd Law and Distances Between Stars
Session 11: How to Build a Galaxy
Session 12: The Stuff The Universe Is Made Of
This course is taught by Quantum Physics for Kids instructor Prof. Mark Baraket (M.S. Astrophysics), a professional astronomer with a commitment to teaching the next generation of scientists. Quantum Physics for Kids is dedicated to introducing young students to the amazing world of quantum physics, invention & science research! We've been offering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) classes and creating educational materials for students of all ages for over 15 years. We're excited to share this course content with more students through Outschool. 
Homework Offered
No required homework, but students will be encouraged to utilize the class handouts and continue using the remote telescopes between class sessions.
Assessments Offered
Learner progress will be assessed through class participation and student image-taking of astronomical phenomena.
Grades Offered
Recommended course materials: $30/year Student Subscription to Slooh remote telescope services to use during the course. A link to sign-up at the discounted student rate will be emailed upon registration. 

If you already purchased Slooh for the beginning Astronomy with Observatory Telescopes course, then you can continue using your existing account without purchasing again. (The $30 Student Subscription is good for 1 year of access.) 

Note: If your learner is not interested in capturing their own telescope images, it is also possible to take this course to learn about Astronomy, without using a Slooh telescope account.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This course utilizes the remote telescope service "Slooh" to provide access to live telescope images during class time and between classes for optional homework activities. The cost to use the Slooh telescope tools is $30 for a 1-year student subscription. A link to the Slooh website is listed in the 3rd party tools section.
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,257)
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We're excited to support your child in exploring quantum physics, science and inventions! Our classes are designed to get kids excited about physics and its impact on our lives, while supporting students in developing critical thinking skills. Our... 
Group Class

$18

weekly or $216 for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
50 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
5-12 learners per class

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