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

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.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
19 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 17 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times


Sun, Oct 2

Oct 2 – Dec 30 (17 weeks)
Flexible Time
1 learner enrolled

Sun, Jan 1, 2023

Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2023 (17 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


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. Laboratory exercises include experiments in light properties, measurement of radiation from celestial sources, and observations.
Mrs. Collins is a certified science and gifted education teacher, with 22 years of experience. 
Students will be given various projects to complete outside of class time. 
paper spiral notebook pencil markers, crayons, or colored pencils 10 small posterboards (or use notebook paper or a cardboard box piece) chalk ruler or measuring tape metal pan flour marbles items to make a 3-d solar system shoebox for diorama foil notecards metal pan flour chocolate powder marbles
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. Quizlet is free, so please create an account for your child to use. Creating an account will save their work on the site. I will use Quizlet, using my teacher subscription, and then share the link with your child on the Outschool class page. Students can use the Quizlet link to practice notecards, listen to the notecards be read for our auditory learners. play the matching game for our gamer students, and then take a practice test for assessment purposes. Quizlet grades all assessments, and students will be able to retake all assessments til they are happy with the grade given. Visit to create a student account beforehand. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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 22 years of experience.
19 total reviews
30 completed classes

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