Astronomy Part 2
Part 2 of Astronomy takes a step outside planet Earth and takes an in-depth look at the discovery and exploration of the Milky Way galaxy. Students will analyze the Big Bang theory and evidence that supports the creation of our solar system. Students will then explore the creation and properties of terrestrial and gaseous planets, and they will recognize what makes each planet unique. Lastly, students will explore foreign bodies of the solar system, such as meteors, asteroids, comets, and asteroid and comet impacts. This course will utilize interactive labs and a textbook. It is recommended that students successfully complete Astronomy Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.
|Course Title (District):||Astronomy Part 2|
|Course Title (NCES SCED) :||Astronomy|
|Course Provider :||Genesee ISD|
|Content Provided By :||Lincoln Learning Solutions|
|Online Instructor Provided By :||Lincoln Learning Solutions|
|Standards Addressed :||Michigan Merit Curriculum|
|Academic Terms :||Open Entry / Open Exit, Semester|
|NCES SCED Code :||
How To Enroll:
|Enrollment Website :||https://www.gennet.us|
|Email :||[email protected]|
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Additional Course Information:
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- Phone: 810.591.4401
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|The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning.||Fully Met|
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|The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress.||Fully Met|
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|Students have access to resources that enrich the course content.||Fully Met|
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|Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways.||Fully Met|
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|The grading policy and practices are easy to understand.||Fully Met|
|The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities.||Fully Met|
|The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules.||Fully Met|
|Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course.||Fully Met|
|Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs.||Fully Met|
|Technology Requirements and Interoperability||Rating||Comments|
|All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified.||Partially Met|
|Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified.||Fully Met|
|The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately.||Fully Met|
|The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards.||Fully Met|
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Review Conducted By: Genesee ISD
Date of Review: 08/01/2014
Examine the different observations that lead up to the discovery of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Determine the structure of the galaxy by analyzing the components and mass of the galaxy.
Determine how the galaxy formed by analyzing the properties of star populations.
Determine how to classify the galaxies in our universe by examining the three main types of galaxies and how they are organized.
Determine how to measure the properties of galaxies by examining Hubble Law and Hubble Constant.
Determine how to measure the properties of galaxies by discussing the different ranges of galaxy masses.
Discuss supermassive black holes by examining their characteristics and how they form.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
Discuss a theory of how the universe was created by analyzing moments of the Big Bang.
Determine how the universe is expanding in dimensions of both space and time.
Discuss how scientists are exploring and observing our universe at the large-scale to help confirm known theories of the universe and the Big Bang.
Determine what makes up the solar system.
Analyze different techniques used for dating and estimating the age of celestial objects.
Analyze the formation, growth, and development of planets in the solar nebula.
Discuss planets orbiting other stars, and discover what astronomers know about other planetary systems.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
Compare different types of terrestrial planets by discussing different properties of the terrestrial planets.
Discuss how Earth has been changing and evolving since it formed.
Discuss the evolution of Earth’s moon by analyzing theories of moon formation and stages of development.
Discuss how Mercury has evolved into the planet it is today by analyzing its geological and atmospheric features.
Analyze the different geological and atmospheric features of Venus by comparing it to the properties of planet Earth.
Discuss how Mars has evolved into the planet it is today by analyzing its geological and atmospheric features.
Discuss the comparative planetology of Venus, Earth, and Mars by comparing and contrasting the evolution of the development of these planets.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
Compare different types of Jovian planets.
Discuss the difference between meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites by determining their origins and analyzing their compositions.
Discuss the properties, geology, origin, and history of asteroids.
Examine the properties, geology, origin, and history of comets.
Analyze the physical bases needed for life on Earth.
Analyze the different theories of the origin and evolution of life on Earth.
Recognize the effort for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) by identifying different ways that humans attempt to communicate with intelligent beings on other worlds.
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|Enrollments earning 60% or more of the total course points are considered course completions and will be charged the final 20% payment.||Semester|
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