Astronomy: High School Curriculum (2nd Semester) - Black Holes and Big Bangs
In this interactive 16 week course students will learn the second semester of High School Astronomy including the death of stars, black holes, Einstein's relativity and the Big Bang.
US Grade 9 - 12
This class will cover the basics of Astronomy second semester according to the curriculum put forth by the state of Texas. Topics include: Week 1: The Death of a Star-We will discuss the life cycle of a star and what happens to small, medium and giant stars at the end of their lives. -activities include videos, creating a "Visit The Sun Advertisement", drawing and labeling the features of the Sun Week 2:Pulsars In this week we will cover the discovery of Pulsars and we will discuss Neutron...
I have a Master's in Liberal Arts from St. John's College. I worked as Assistant to the Director of Laboratory Science at St. John's for 5 years and I have been a high school science teacher for the last 13 years. The last eight years I have taught Astronomy to well over 900 students.
Homework OfferedHomework is offered every week but it is optional. The homework will consist of worksheets, short essays, and labs. If the homework is completed and submitted to me then I will grade it and offer feedback. If a letter grade or number grade is requested then it will be assigned to the work otherwise the student will receive feedback on what was done well and what needs to be worked on.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedStudents will receive formative assessments throughout the 16 week class.They are optional and they are done as take home assignments. At the end of the 16 weeks students will receive a summative semester exam. Any student wishing to receive a grade for the class must complete the semester exam.
Grades OfferedGrades are optional. Students may take the class for either no grade, a pass or fail grade or a letter grade. Grades are calculated as shown below… Attendance 15% Participation 15% Homework 20% Semester exam 50% All students who desire a letter grade must complete the semester exam to receive a letter grade. Letter grades will be given in the form of a report card. If a different method of grading is desired that can be discussed as well.
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield Packing for Mars by Mary Roach Astronomy Today 4th edition Prentice Hall www.nasa.gov Astronomy TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) Curriculum www.space.com
Meet the teacher
"Hello. I am Mr. Blue and I will be your science teacher today!" are the words I said every school day for the last 12 years. then The pandemic hit... During this last year many of my teaching colleagues complained about having to teach remotely...
$18weekly or $288 for 16 classes
1x per week, 16 weeks
Completed by 19 learners
Live video meetings
3-16 learners per class