Virtual Astronomy & Space Academy
Learn from a real astronomer! Really cool photos and video clips of the universe and space travel along with some fun hands-on activities.
US Grade Kindergarten - 3
Virtual Astronomy & Space Academy is a one-time introductory class giving an overview of our awesome universe and the technology used to understand its nature such as telescopes and space exploration. It is offered for ages 5-13. This class will help generate interest and foster scientific literacy in children through the delivery of an awe-inspiring, educational, and entertaining astronomy program. Truly breathtaking images, video clips and fun STEM hands-on activities make for an...
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 OfferedEach 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.
1 file available upon enrollmentA 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
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...
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Completed by 57 learners
Live video meetings
1-18 learners per class