Introduction to Astronomy
This one-semester course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the formation of the solar system, unique features of planets, reasons for life on Earth, properties of stars and their evolution, characteristics of the Milky Way, types of galaxies, theories of cosmology, and advantages of space exploration.This course includes 17 lessons and six Course Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities. The lessons cover the following topics:The first two lessons discuss the history of astronomy from ancient times to modern times and the movements of the Sun, Moon, planets, stars, and constellations in the sky. The next two lessons describe the formation of the solar system and the laws of Kepler and Newton. The next two lessons describe the role of the Sun and Moon in the solar system. The next two lessons describe the causes of seasons on Earth and the reasons for life on Earth. The next two lessons discuss asteroids, comets, meteors, and the tools used in astronomy. The next two lessons discuss the properties of stars and the life cycle of stars. The next two lessons discuss the characteristics of the Milky Way and the types of galaxies. The next two lessons discuss various theories of cosmology, and advantages and disadvantages of space exploration. The final lesson discusses the benefits of modern astronomy.You will submit the Course Activity documents to your teacher, and you will grade your work in the Lesson Activities by comparing them with sample responses. Each lesson also has a multiple-choice mastery test. A multiple-choice end-of-semester test completes the course.The Course Activities (submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are major components of this course. They will guide your learning as you work through this course.
Instructor Embedded Cost: 275
Content Only Cost: See Course Details
How To Purchase This Course
Districts wishing to purchase this course should contact the course provider directly (see contact information above) and reference the contract in the "attachments" portion of the page linked here. If you are purchasing an Instructor Embedded course, please note that online instructors need not be certified in the state of Oklahoma. They must be certified to teach the content in at least one state or teach the subject at a college or university. To enroll a student in the course, you will need to obtain from the course provider (a) the instructor’s name; (b) the state through which the instructor is certified, and (c) the instructor’s certification number. If the instructor is employed to teach the subject at a college or university, you will need to obtain that institution’s iPEDS number. This information will be recorded in the SIS when you enroll a student in the course. When enrolling a student in a Content Only course, you must indicate in the SIS the name of the person monitoring the course.