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ASTRONOMY

Grade: 11-12

Credit: 0.5 unit
PREREQUISITE:
2 credits of science

NOTE: Also offered through R-7 Online Academy
Astronomy is a research/project/activity-based course, which requires attention to detail, good organization and self-motivating
skills. Students will be expected to research, write, make presentations and communicate what they have learned. There will be
several readings that are highly technical. Night viewing labs may be required as a part of the course. Astronomy is designedto
give the students a basic understanding of the universe around them. Students will compare and contrast the planets and their
characteristics. A study of the natural satellites and their characteristics will also be a part of the curriculum. A general introduction
to stars will be presented with a detailed study of our own star the sun. Students taking this course should have a high level of
interest in the universe and atmospheric conditions around them.