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Astronomy

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Semester 0.5 credit course
Elective credit
Science credit
Grades 11 - 12

ASTRONOMY

General Description

Prerequisites: None

This course explores the nature and processes of the universe.  Students use the science and engineering practices of the NGSS to understand the solar system, stars, black holes, galaxies, and the timeline of the universe. Observational equipment, techniques, and history are also presented as well as the nature of electromagnetic spectra, calculations of astronomical distances, and space exploration history.
 

Theory of Action

The goal of science education at EHS is to engage our students through student choice. Each course is designed to encourage scientific literacy and critical thinking through relevant topics and authentic experiences in the lab and classroom.