Prerequisites: Chemistry, Algebra 2

Grades: 11, 12

Credit: 10 Credits

Astronomy helps students develop a clear understanding of the universe and the Earth's place in it. In Astronomy, students study characteristics and life cycles of stars, formation of the solar system, comparison of planets, orientation and placement of the Earth in the Milky Way galaxy, formation of galaxies, and theories about the formation of the universe. Students will also conduct field and laboratory investigations. In addition, students will learn a rich history of development of our knowledge about the universe. They will use their imagination to wonder and contemplate the meaning and the vastness of the universe. This course will inspire the students’ curiosity and yearning for knowledge.