Middle School Astronomy

Instructor: Jay Dane

Fridays 9:30-11:30

This is a new course designed to capture the interest of budding astronomers. In this class, students will explore the questions you may not even know you had. Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining? Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and universe. This course introduces students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Additional topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the sun and stars. Using online tools, students examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space.

Textbook:

Focus On Middle School Astronomy

Student Textbook (soft or hard cover is fine)
Keller PhD, Rebecca W. 
ISBN 10: 193611447X / ISBN 13: 9781936114474