Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I or IMP 1
This astronomy course investigates a number of the different components of
the universe. Major topics include the celestial sphere, the solar system,
the life of the stars, and a study of the organization and possible origins
of the universe. A planetarium visit and evening observation activities
outside of class will be required. Evaluation will include tests, quizzes,
homework, laboratory reports and projects.
Honors Option: Students electing the Honors Option should
be comfortable using algebra and geometry to solve multi-step problems.
Some homework and laboratory assignments will require supplemental
independent reading and sophisticated computational skills. Quizzes and
tests will include mathematical analysis of concepts in astronomy.
Curriculum Map for Astronomy