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Astronomy: One Full Year Condensed Into A Flex Semester-Join Anytime! 17 Weeks

Want to learn about the stars and features of our solar system? Join our highly interactive class as we learn together in this astronomy course. This is a full semester condensed year long credit course, with 17 weeks of instruction and labs.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
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Completed by 9 learners
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Charged upfront
$13 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 17 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

This course will provide the student with an introduction to the concepts of modern astronomy, the origin and history of the Universe, and the formation of the Earth and the solar system. Students will compare the Earth's properties with those of the other planets and explore how the heavens have influenced human thought and action. The course gives a description of astronomical phenomena using the laws of physics. The course treats many standard topics including planets, stars, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and black holes. 
Mrs. Collins is a certified science and gifted education teacher, with 23 years of experience. 
Students will be given various projects to complete outside of class time. Each week 5 mini tasks will be given to complete. The students should complete the tasks in order for success in the class.
 6 files available upon enrollment
paper spiral notebook pencil markers, crayons, or coloring pencils 2 small posterboards (or use notebook paper or a cardboard box piece) chalk ruler or measuring tape metal pan flour marbles chocolate powder items to make a 3-d solar system-stryofoam balls, paint, paintbrush, ruler shoebox for diorama foil notecards metal pan flour light source or lamp large ball (basketball or any type of large ball for experiment) clear cups food coloring tape scissors 12-inch (30-cm) round latex balloon A permanent felt-tip marking pen 24-inch (60-cm) piece of string ribbon wooden skewer or wooden dowel rod calculator shaving cream watercolor paint set paint brush shaving cream construction paper ribbon
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will be provided periodic assessments, but these are optional. Parents can grade students in regard to completion of assignments or by using the assessments. All assessments will be presented on Quizlet and Quizizz. Both programs are free.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Please carefully read the class description, review the supply list, and reach out if you have questions. 
Outschool disclaimer: Please look over the supply list and do not use any items the child maybe allergic to. 
Class Information For Parents:
I am only a small piece of your homeschool puzzle. My goal is to provide your family quality curriculum, fun labs, crafts and assessment tools. I have over 23 years of experience in the classroom and homeschooling my own children. Over the years I have taught in the private, public and college setting providing quality labs and curriculum. I currently write science curriculum for 3 states to be used in public school classrooms. Over the years I have improved my craft by taking countless professional development on assessment methods, how to integrate technology into the classroom, and hands-on activities that promote learning. I am now taking my experience to provide quality curriculum for homeschool families. 

Third Party Tools: In my classes I use the following at times to help with comprehension: YouTube summary videos, Loom (I create how to videos), Quizizz, Quizlet, Nearpod, Flipgrid, Google Docs, and Google Slides. Outschool would like us to list all third party tools we may use in the class description. 

Assessments: Because my classes are flex, the option for live testing is not included. Instead I have a paid premium teacher membership to Quizizz and Quizlet. When it is time for an assessment I provide the student a website link and special code to take the test. Quizizz and Quizlet both grade test immediately for the family and allow the student the option to retest for a higher grade. Then students are asked to write down the grade, test name and date in their spiral on the "test score" page. All flex parents are asked to look at the spiral and test score page periodically to keep informed and to see how well the student is progressing in the class. If you are participating in a co-op that requires live testing, please let me know. I have a special Outschool one day option add-on that you can use for live testing. You can simply request the time/day for live testing that works for you. I have found that some flex parents use my Quizizz/Quizlet tests, but some families opt out of testing so it is whatever works best for your family. But I do provide the assessments if you would like to use them. Once the student is on the testing site via my special code they may also use the site for test over other subjects also. 

How To Grade: I recommend that parents add up all of the test scores at the end of the session, and divide by the number of test to get the final average for the class. At the end of the class I provide a general letter of completion that can be used for your records or charter/private/co-op use. If you need me to put a specific average on the letter, I am more than happy to just let me know the average your child has or seen me a list of their test scores to average.

Ga Virtual Astronomy
Holt Astronomy Textbook

Curriculum will be uploaded to the classroom, but the above was used by the instructor to create assignments. 


Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
Lives in the United States
Come learn about science from a certified teacher with 23 years of experience.
77 total reviews
196 completed classes

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