Virtual Astronomy & Space Academy

Kevin Manning
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(49)
Learn from a real astronomer! Really cool photos and video clips of the universe and space travel along with some fun hands-on activities.

Class experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 3
Course Objectives & Learner Outcomes

        Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

        A. Define basic terminology used in astronomy and the space sciences.
             1.	Subatomic particles
             2.	Planets & moons
             3.	Stars & constellations
             4.	Star clusters, nebulae & galaxies
             5.	Supermassive black holes
        B. Understand and state important concepts and principles.
	     1.        Space exploration
	     2.        Colliding galaxies
        C. Apply principles to scientific calculations.
	     1.        Speed of light
        D. Interpret charts and graphs in evaluating scientific data.
	     1.        Faces of the Moon
        E. Demonstrate skill in the use of instruments and scientific reasoning.
	     1.        Particle accelerator
Homework Offered
Each student will receive a PDF packet. Part of that is a Daily Observation Log. Read the instructions and after it gets dark outside on the first clear night, record all objects you identify in the sky with just your eyes. Though no grade will be assessed, this will help you become more familiar with the night sky. If you can, make more observations to record using optical aid such as binoculars or a telescope.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
A provided PDF packet will need to be printed out, and includes a cover, a daily observation log with instructions, various objects we can view in the sky, and two STEM hands-on activities that only require a pen or pencil.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Any books on astronomy, and Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(49)
Learn from a real astronomer!  I teach exciting astronomy classes about different aspects of the universe using incredible photos, awesome video clips, and fun STEM hands-on activities.  My passion about the universe really shows.
•	Astronomer and... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
45 min

Average rating:4.4Number of reviews:(10)
Completed by 57 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 5-10
1-18 learners per class

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