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Introductory Astronomy

School Year: 2019-2020
Subject: Science
Course ID: CAOT79032
College Concurrent: No
School District: Big Horn County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Wyoming Connections Academy
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Connexus
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Connections Academy
Credits: 0.5
Hathaway Success Course: Yes
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Sep 03, 2019 - Jun 05, 2020
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
In this course the student will explore a broad range of astronomy topics, including the planetary system, stars, galaxies, and the universe. The student will also apply the scientific method and examine the evolution of scientific ideas. By the end of the course, the student will be able to Assess the nature, scope, and evolution of the Universe Apply fundamental concepts underlying astronomy Evaluate the evolution of scientific ideas in astronomy Analyze data to determine patterns, relationships, perspectives, and credibility
Course Prerequisites:
None
Required Materials: None
Course Accessibility: None
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly